The draft bill was brought by the education department and the same was approved by the cabinet.
The bill will be placed in the autumn session of the State Assembly on November 5.
Speaking to media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “St Xavier’s is one of the most successful uni-versities in the country. The Calcutta Jesuits have established St Xavier’s University, Kolkata at New Town in Kolkata in 2017.”
The St Xavier’s University Meghalaya will be run by the Jesuits of Kohima Region work-ing in the North East. Before submitting the Letter of intent to the Government, a team of Jesuits visited other Jesuit universities in the country. This is the third Jesuit University in the country after Xavier University Bhuba-neswar (XUB), Odisha and St Xavier’s University Kolkota (SXUK) West Bengal.
The Meghalaya government has set up a regulatory board under the Meghalaya Private Universities (Regulation of Esta-blishment and Maintenance of Standards) Act, 2012.
The regulatory board will ensure that private universities maintain the standards of infra-structure, teaching, research, examination, and extension of services, fee structure, and safeguard the interest of the state.