The Meghalaya cabinet on Wednesday approved the St Xavier’s University Bill, 2020. The draft bill was brought by the education department and was approved by the cabinet.

The State government has set up a regulatory board under the Meghalaya Private Universities (Regulation of Establishment and Maintenance of Standards) Act, 2012. The board will ensure that the student community gets quality education and avoid commercialisation of higher education.

Speaking to mediapersons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that the bill would be placed in the autumn session of the State Assembly for consideration, which will commence on November 5.

Tynsong said the proposal to set up the university has been strongly recommended by the regulatory board.