The cabinet on Wednesday a𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭. 𝐗𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎- Bill.
The bill will be introduced in the autumn session of the Assembly.
Addressing media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said after detailed discussion, the cabinet has approved the draft Bill, which will be placed in the autumn session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly for consideration.
He said the university will have to comply with all the conditions laid down in the Bill once it becomes an Act after passing in the Assembly.
On the location for setting up the university, Tynsong however said that is too early to say but the institution will set up its headquarters in the state.
Admitting that there are private universities, which are functioning from rented premises, the deputy chief minister said the government has constituted the Meghalaya Private University Regulatory Board (MPURB) to look into such issues.
He said the application of the St Xavier’s University was also sent to the regulatory board, which has strongly recommended that the draft Bill be considered in the Assembly.
Tynsong said the regulatory board was put in place after the state had faced some problems with the CMJ University.
“We learned through our mistakes as we have seen quite a number of these so called private universities they did nothing so we will not allow these kinds of things to happen (again),” he said.
Tynsong also assured that St Xavier’s University is one of the famous institutions throughout the country having its campuses at Kolkata, Delhi, and Guwahati, Assam.