Meghalaya: New Private University Bill introduced in Assembly
SHILLONG | Sep 06, 2019:
Meghalaya Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui today in the Assembly introduced the Meghalaya Private University Regulatory of Establishment and Maintenance of Standard Bill, 2019 on the first day of the Autumn session.
The new bill introduced in the House will replace the Meghalaya Private University Regulatory of Establishment and Maintenance of Standard Act, 2012. The Meghalaya Government has come up with the new bill with more stringent provisions for regulation of the private universities compared to the old Act.
The new bill was also meant to ensure conformity with the observations of the Supreme Court in Prof. Yashpal versus State of Chhattisgarh and others.
As per the statement of objects and intents the provisions of this bill, it is for regulating the private universities established under the acts of the state government and also other private universities offering courses in India in collaboration with foreign universities, formal and non-formal or distance education made by such private universities to ensure that these maintain the standard of infrastructures, teaching, research, examination and extension and services, fee structure, safeguarding the interest of the state as a whole and in particular of the student community.