Shillong: Meghalaya cabinet on Tuesday approved the ordinance where the Captain Williamson Sangma Technical University will be renamed to Captain Williamson Sangma State University.
Since Meghalaya does not have a state university, and all colleges are affiliated to NEHU, the state cabinet felt it necessary to change the technical university to a state university.
The change will now allow colleges in Meghalaya to have the opportunity to be affiliated to the new state university.
The Captain Williamson Sangma Technical (now State) University is in the final stage of completion and will soon be made operational.
Cabinet has approved the ordinance where the Capt. Williamson Sangma Technical University will be renamed to Capt. Williamson Sangma State University. pic.twitter.com/gaz1IzqpYA
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The University is located at Balalgre, near Damalgre in South West Garo Hills of Meghalaya, and was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 17 crore.
This is the first State University and has been named after the first chief minister of Meghalaya, Captain Williamson A Sangma.
The Meghalaya cabinet also accorded approval and sanction for 12 new college in the state.
The colleges which obtained approval of the state government are: Thomas Jones Synod College, Abong Noga College, Khrawsing Christian College, Ri War College, Loyola College, Balawan College, Mawsynram Border Area College, Selsella College, Seng Khasi College, Mendipathar College, Sngap Syiem Memorial College and Tikrilkilla College.