Department of English & Communication

Associate Professor
Lyngwa. Sanda, N

Sanda Nichell Lyngwa is an Associate Professor and currently the Head of Department of the Department of English and Communication, Shillong.  She completed her Master’s degree in Linguistics from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong, and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Shillong. She joined MLCU in August 2006, and completed her PhD in English Language Education in a thesis entitled English Language Teaching in Teacher Education Colleges in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya: A Study’, from EFLU in 2011. Sanda is a member of the Working and Academic Committee of MLCU.

Assistant Professor
Marbaniang, Fabian W

Dr. Fabian Marbaniang is an Asst. Professor in the Department of English and Communication, Shillong. He has completed his Ph. D from The English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) Shillong. He received his M. Phil Degree in 2010 from EFLU for his work on A Study on Learning Strategies among the Higher Secondary Students in the East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya.  Prior to working in MLCU, Fabian has had vast experience in the field of classroom teaching and lecturing at the high school level, the secondary , the higher secondary and the bachelor’s degree level.


Assistant Professor
Marak, Twinkle. K

Twinkle Koknal Marak is an Assistant Professor presently teaching English and Communication to U.G  and P.G level students at Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong. She completed her Masters in English Literature from NEHU, Shillong. Twinkle was the Campus Coordinator of Tura Campus for three (3) years prior to being transferred to Shillong in 2012.

Assistant Professor
Dhar, Dawanisa

Dawanisa Dhar is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Communication. She joined Martin Luther Christian University on the 16th Feb, 2012. She completed her Graduation (English Hons) from St. Mary’s College, Shillong in the year 2004 and her Post Graduation in English from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Shillong Campus in the year 2006. She has also completed her M.Phil in English Language Education (ELE) in May, 2013 from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU),Shillong Campus on the topic entitled Developing Communicative Skills for Business Management Students at the Under Graduate Level. She is currently doing her Ph.D (ELE) from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU),Shillong Campus. Dawan is an executive member of the English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI), Shillong Chapter.

Assistant Professor
Kingbawl, Lalrinmuani
Lalrinmuani Kingbawl is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Communications. She joined Martin Luther Christian University in March, 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Education from College of Teacher Education, PGT, Shillong in the year 2015, her Post Graduation in Linguistics from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in the year 2013, and her Graduation in English Literature from Sankardev College, Shillong in the year 2011.

Assistant Professor
Dhar,Chelmlyne
Dr. Chelmelyne Dhar is a faculty in the Department of English and Communication. She joined MLCU in September 2014. She is UGC-NET (Linguistics) qualified Asst.Professor. She received her Master’s degree in Linguistics in the year 2006. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2014 on her thesis titled “A Phonological and Lexical Study of Lamin and Shella varieties of Khasi: A comparative study” from Linguistics Department. NEHU, Shillong. She has been assisting the Department as teaching Assistant from March-April 2012. She was also involved in the Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) project organized by the Department of Linguistics NEHU, Shillong in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, The office of Registrar General, Indian Language Division, and Kolkata in September 2009.

Assistant Professor
Ralte, Lalnunsanga
Mr. Lalnunsanga Ralte is a faculty in the Department of English and Communication. He has completed his M Phil and Post graduation from NEHU. He has had experience as Assistant Lecturer in Christian Academy Hr. Sec School,  (2004-2017) and as Assistant Professor in William Carey University,  (Aug 2014-Nov 2015).

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and conserving its bio-cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable our students to become global citizens and by recognizing the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and the Christian community.

Our Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
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