The Department of Physics, NIT Meghalaya was established in 2010. The department has actively imparted education to the students of B. Tech 1st and 2nd years in theoretical aspects of various areas along with related experiments to provide greater understanding of the subjects that would help to became better engineers. The PhD programme in the Department is successfully running in the domain of Material Science with special emphasis on Liquid Crystals, Metal Oxide semiconductors, Semiconductors nanostructure and devices and sensors. The Department has also started M. Sc. programme from 2015-2016 session with special emphasis on the applied aspects of Physics.

 Vision: The vision of the department is to contribute to scientific research and technical education through excellence in performance, innovations in research and teaching, and to serve as a valuable resource for industry, society, country and the world.

 Mission: The mission of the department is to create a synergy of high quality teaching with cutting-edge research to develop human potential to its fullest extent, to create man-power who are intellectually can capable and comprehend concepts in Physics and apply them in fundamental and fields to meet the present and future challenges in science and technology