Nagaland University Kohima


The Nagland University was established by the Nagaland University Act, 1989 of the Parliament on 6th Sept. 1994. It is the only Central University in the State having three campuses, viz., Lumami Headquarters, Kohima and Medziphema. At present the University is functioning from its Kohima Campus as Interim Headquarters.

The University has been assessed by NAAC for Quality Education

            Patkai Christian College affiliated to the University has been granted Autonomous status by the University Grants Commission in 2005. The Nagaland University in collaboration with various organs like State Government, UGC, NAAC and NGOs, has organized various workshops, seminars and training programmes in Nagaland.

Courses Offered

 School of Science

Department of Botany

  1. M.Sc Botany
  2. Research programme

Thrust area of research:
i) Reproductive biology and conservation of rare and endemic plants
ii) Microbiology
iii) Environmental Studies
iv) Conservation and Forest Biotechnology

Department of Chemistry

1. M.Sc

  • Organic
  • Inorganic
  • Physical Chemistry.

2. M.Sc -Full course in Environmental Chemistry
3.It is also planning to introduce some more new branches like Industrial Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry etc.
4.Research- Ph.D

  • Thrust area of research:
  • Spectroscopic Studies on Biochemistry of Lanthanides.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Properties of Inorganic and Co-Ordination compounds.
  • Thermochemistry of Co-ordination and Inorganic Compounds.
  • Radiation Polymer Chemistry.
  • Kinetics of Micelles.

Department of Geography & Resource Management

  • M.Sc
  • Ph.D

Thrust Areas of Research and Development

    • Natural Resource Management
    • Disaster/Hazards Management
    • Integrated Watershed Management
    • Identification of Mountain Geomorphological Processes and their Monitoring
    • Study of Agricultural and Allied Sectors, Social, Cultural and Human Resource Development Management

Department of Geology

i) M.Sc Geology (four semester course)
ii) Ph.D
Thrust area of Reseach:
Sandimentological palsontological, Structural, Economic and Landslide studies of Nagaland and other states.


Department of Zoology

i) M.Sc Zoology (four semester course)
ii) Ph.D
Thrust area of Research:
i) Fish and Fisheries resources of Nagaland
ii) Reproduction Biology & Endocrinology of Endemic Species
iii) Ecology, Biodiversity and Seasonality of Soil Arthopods in degraded and non-degraded forest ecosystem of Nagaland.
iv) Drosophilid genetics and biodiversity

School of Humanity & Education

Department of Education

  1. Master of Arts degree course in Education.
  2. B.Ed., and M.Ed.
  3. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
i) Educational research and findings
ii) Teacher Education
iii) Educational Testing, Measurement and Experimental design
iv) Educational Technology
v) Special Education
vi) Value Education

Department of English

i) MA in English
ii) Ph.D course.

Department Of Tenyidie
Research programme

School of Social Science

Department of Commerce

  1. Master of Commerce programme
  2. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
The Research areas undertaken by the Scholars for doctoral degree mostly on Infrastructual areas of this economy such as Government policies, transport sector, small scale industries etc.

Department of Economics

  1. Masters Programme.
  2. Ph.D. Programme

Thrust Areas

    1. Sustainable Development (Agriculture, Forestry, Urban, Environment and Industries)
    2. Poverty, Distribution of Income and Resources: Problems and strategies
    3. Demography
    4. Rural Development – Problems and strategies
    5. Infrastructure Development and Consraints

Department of History & Archaeology

  1. Masters Programme.
  2. Ph.D. Programme

Department of Political Science

  1. Masters Programme.(M.A)
  2. Ph.D. Programme

Thrust area of Research:
i) Development of Administration changes in the Villages of Nagaland
ii) Administrative mechanism of the British rule in the North-East India
iii) Human Rights and their violation in North East India
iv) Electoral Politics in Hill areas and people’s participation
v) Politics of South-East Asian Countries and Indian Sub-continent

Department of Sociology

  1. M.A.
  2. M.Phil
  3. Ph.D.

School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD)

Department Of Agricultural Economics

  1. Agricultural Economics,
  2. Statistics
  3. Computer Application at UG and PG levels.
  4. Ph.D

Thrust Areas of the Department:
Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics and Computer Application Research priority has been given on:
Agricultural  Marketing,
Agri-business Management,
Agriculture Finance,
Management based programmes,
Cost of cultivation,
Computer Application,
Applied Statistics and
Multi-variate Analysis.

Department of Agricultural Engineering

  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics and Agricultural Engineering to the students of PU(Agri.) and B.Sc (Agri.).
  3. M.Sc (Agri.) students of soil convervation.
  4. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
i) Application of Soil and Water Engineering for improvement of hill agriculture.
ii) Small farm implementation suitable for hill agriculture.

Department of Agricultural Extension

  1. B.Sc (Agri.)
  2. M.Sc -Rural Development and Planning.


Department of Agronomy

  1. M.Sc
  2. Ph.D

Department of Entomology

  1. M.Sc(Ag) -Entomology
  2. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
i) Identification of Key pests in different crops of the state.
ii) Pest management in field and horticultural crops in storage rice
iii) The department had initiated for enhancement of more studies on productive Entomology

Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding

The department of Genetics & Plant Breeding is responsible for the courses in
(a) Agri Botany & Pant Breeding
(b) Genetics and Plant Breeding
(c) Elective courses in Plant Breeding
(d) Bio-Technology
(e) Crop physiology course
(f) Environmental Science & Agro-ecology course to B.Sc
(Ag) and the Teaching course to Genetics and Plant Breeding to M.Sc(Ag).
Thrust areas:
i)Collection and evaluation of Landraces.germplasm of Nagaland.
ii)Plant Breeding.
iii)Ecology and Environment

Department of Horticulture
Thrust area of Research:
The important thrust areas identified by the department for carrying out research are namely, evaluation of germplasm for exploitation in cultivation practice, evolution of needbased cultural practices of various, post harvest handling treatment and storage of fruits, vegetables and plastic culture.

Department of Plant Pathology

  1. Post Graduate courses (Minor) in Horticulture
  2. Post Graduate course programme in Plant Pathology
  3. Ph.D

Thrust area of research:
i) Microbial Ecology
ii) Mushroom Technology
iii) Survey investigation and Management of important plant diseases in NE region.
iv) Biological control.

Department of Rural Development and Planning

  1. M.Sc (Agri)
  2. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
i) Rural Entrepreneurship Development
ii) Training needs assessment of the Tribal Farmers.

Department of Soil Conservation

  1. M.Sc(Agri) soil conservation programme
  2. Ph.D

Thrust area of Research:
i) Long term soil fertility management of terraced land
ii) Area specific soil conservation strategies and issues
iii) Sustainable agriculture
iv) Shifting cultivation
a) Soil erosion and productivity.

NU School of Engineering & Technology and School of Management

Department Of Information Technology
Thrust Areas of Research:

  1. Information Systems Development
  2. Computer Networks
  3. Distributed Systems
  4. Web Technology
  5. Programming

Department Of Computer Science & Engineering
Thrust Area of Research

  1. Wireless Technology
  2. Networking
  3. Programming
  4. Software Engineering

Department Of Biotechnology
Thrust Areas of Research:

  1. Microbiology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Recombinant DNA Technology
  4. Plant and Animal Tissue Culture
  5. Industrial Biotechnology
  6. Stem Cell Technology

Department Of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Thrust Areas of Research:

  1. Electronic Circuit design
  2. Microprocessor and Advanced Microprocessor
  3. Digital Signal Processing
  4. Communication System Engineering
  5. VLSI
  6. Mobile, Satellite and Fiber Optic Communication

School of Management

Admission Process

Admission is any course would be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the admission test; if and where, no test in conducted, admission would be made on the basis of aggregate total marks secured by the candidate in / at the qualifying examination and marks obtained by the candidate in eligibility subject
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Nagaland University
(Central University)

P.B. 341,
Kohima 797 001

Tel : 0370-2290488, 2290331
Fax : 0370-2290246
Email : [email protected]
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VC : Prof K Kannan
Reg: Dr. T Vihienuo