Martin Luther Christian University was established in July 2005. It is the first full-fledged Christian University in Shillong
, the capstone to more than two centuries of Christian education in the country. The university is named after Martin Luther (1483–1546), the father of reformation, the first Christian leader to promote higher education for the general populace.
As a development university, Martin Luther Christian University recognizes its opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development of the region, participating in vocational education, health care, information and communication networks, agrisciences, environmental protection, disaster education, peace studies and developmental projects.