Higher education plays a crucial role in national development and socio-economic transformation of the society. It is the quality higher education that decides the quality resources of the country. Higher education would help people of north east to form a larger picture of the issues and help them overcome their regional or cultural insecurities. The problems of poverty and unemployment cannot be solved unless we create job opportunities for employment. The present study is aimed at analysis and highlights the role of higher education in eradicating socio-economic problems of North East India.