East Jaintia Hills District constitutes the eastern most part of Meghalaya and covers a geographical area of 2126 sq.kms. Khliehriat is the headquarters of newly created East Jaintia Hills District and covers a distance of 100 kms from state capital. The National Highway leading to Badarpur (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Aizawl (Mizoram) and Imphal (Manipur) passes through it. It has inter-District border with West Jaintia Hills District, inter-state border with Assam and international border with Bangladesh. Besides the floating population, the District is inhabited by diverse castes, creeds, communities, tribes and ethnic groups who have their own distinct culture, religion and language. The population comprises 1, 22,436 persons spreading in 206 villages. The literacy rate of the District is 53%.

The Society for Higher Education is a non-profit organization founded in April 1992 of erstwhile Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division (Now East Jaintia Hills District) with the aim to bring higher education within the reach of underprivileged people of the area. In this respect, late Rev. T. Dkhar (President) and late Rev. S. W. Lyngdoh (Secretary) initiated the efforts to establish “Jaintia Eastern College” at Khliehriat.

Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat, was established on the 1st August 1992 at Pre-University Courses in Arts stream and was inaugurated by late O. L. Nongtdu, the then Home Minister, Govt. of Meghalaya on the 21st October 1992. It was then upgraded to Degree Courses in the year 1993.

As a humble beginning, the college started its classes with 60 (Sixty) students, 7 (Seven) lecturers and 2 (Two) non-teaching staffs. At present, it has 746 (Seven Hundred Forty Six) students with 34 (Thirty four) teaching staff. 7 (seven) non-teaching staffs to assist the college administration are engage.

Jaintia Eastern College is a Co-Educational institution affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong and is recognized by UGC u/s 2(f) and 12(B). It provides various academic amenities to attain Bachelor degrees in the fields of Arts and Commerce, where as science stream also will be introduced soon.

The college is a reputed educational institution in the area. In the last 25 years, it has produced many eminent personalities who have excelled themselves in the field of politics, academics, bureaucracy, judiciary, etc. Though the college has no mechanism to track the whereabouts of the past students yet it is noteworthy to mention that a good number of them progressed successfully in life.

The college not only ensures academic development of the students but also provides with opportunities to prove themselves by means of extracurricular. Moreover, in the field of games and sports, the college has made a name for itself.

Besides the existing sub-committees of the college, Music and Cultural Committee is working continuously towards promotion of cultural activities and also conduct a six month course in Khasi Traditional Music. The Career Guidance and Counseling Cell makes its presence felt by providing amount of necessary information and guidance to the students as when as and as and when required. The National Service Scheme (NSS) and Red Ribbon Club (RRC) units of the college are taking keen part in Community Development Programmes in collaboration with the District Administration and other agencies. Through these cells, the college is extending services to the community through the active involvement and participation of the student volunteers. Furthermore, the college was felicitated as 'Best NSS Unit by NSS Cell, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 2014.

Our college was appreciated by esteemed peer team members during NAAC accreditation process in April 2016 regarding potentialities and excellent progress. We are proud to say the college is accredited with grade ‘B’. With this grade, the college fulfilled the criteria and was granted Rs 2 (Two) Crore by RUSA Meghalaya for development of infrastructures to further enhance teaching learning process at UG level.

The college had made immense progress in the field of teaching learning process by absorbing the modern method of teaching like introducing ICT based classrooms in the Commerce Department. Moreover, in the upcoming academic session all departments will be upgraded to ICT mode of teaching. Besides advanced equipments, Internet facility, digital and computerized library, science laboratories, extension activities like garbage management, psychological counseling centre, etc. are planned. Apart from the above, conveyance fee, tuition fee concession and other facilities for educational purpose were also provided to the needy students.

Free Computer Education trainings on supported by RUSA, Meghalaya, Govt. of Meghalaya and NIELIT, Shillong, Govt. of India are conducted to cater the needs and enhance the skills of the students. Computer Laboratory was upgraded and improved to accommodate more students and improve the learning atmosphere. Regular maintenance of equipments, generator backup and campus safety measures are installed.

The young and highly qualified faculty members spare no efforts to educate the students on various subjects. The students are also reciprocating by their achievements in academic performance.

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