William Carey, University, Adjunct Campuses, DCI, DEC, INC, MCI, NCTE, UGC

No. LL(B). 11/2005/50:- The William Carey University Act, 2005 (Act No. 13 of 2005)

is hereby published for general information.


As passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly


Received the assent of the Governor on the 6
(Published in the Gazette of Meghalaya Extra-Ordinary, issued dated 13


To establish and incorporate University in the State with emphasis on providing high quality and industry relevant education in the areas of Management, I.T, Bio-Technology, Education, Environment and other Scientific study and research sponsored by ACTS Academy of Higher Education affiliated to ACTS Ministries, Bangalore, India and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Meghalaya in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Short title and commencement


CHAPTER 1 Preliminary

1 (1) This Act may be called William Carey University Act, 2005

(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the date of notification is issued by the State Government.

2 (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates:

  1. i)  “Academic Council” means the Academic Council of the University;
  2. ii)  “Act” means William Carey University Act, 2005;
  3. iii)  “ACTS” means acronym for Agriculture, CraftsTrades and Studies;
  4. iv)  “Adjunct Campuses” means campus or campuses which are attached to the University in addition to the main campus;
  1. “AICTE” means the All India Council for Technical Education established under Section 3 of the All India Council for Technical Education Act, 1987;
  2. vi)  “Affiliated College” means a college or an institution which is affiliated to the University in accordance with the guidelines issued by the UGC;
  3. vii)  “Annual Report” means the Annual report of the University as explained in Section 44 of the Act;
  4. viii)  “Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the University as explained in Section 20 of the Act;
  5. ix)  “Board of Management” means the Board of Management of the University as explained in Section 21 of the Act;
  6. x)  “Chancellor” means Chancellor of the University as explained in Section 13 of the Act;
  7. xi)  “Constitution College” means a college of an institution maintained by the University;
  8. xii)  “DCI” means the Dental Council of India;
  9. xiii)  “DEC” means the Distance Education Council;
  10. xiv)  “Development Fund” means the Development Fund of the University as explained in Section 42 of the Act;
  11. xv)  “Distance Education System” means the system of imparting education through any means of information technology and communication such as multimedia, broadcasting, telecasting, online over internet, other interactive methods, e-mail, internet computer, interactive talk-back, e-learning, corresponding course, seminar, contact program or a combination of any two or more of such means;
  12. xvi)  “Endowment Fund” means Endowment fund of the University as explained in Section 40 of the Section;

xvii) “Employee” means employee appointed by the University; and includes teachers and other staff of the University or of a constituent college;

  1. xviii)  “Faculty” means faculty of the University;
  2. xix)  Finance Officer” means Finance Officer of theUniversity as explained in Section 17 of the Act;
  3. xx)  “General Fund” means General Fund of the University as explained in Section 41 of the Act;
  4. xxi)  “INC” means Indian Nursing Council;
  5. xxii)  “MCI” means Medical Council of India;
  6. xxiii)  “NCTE” means National Council for Teacher Education;
  7. xxiv)  “Prescribed” means prescribed by the Statutes;
  8. xxv)  “Principal” in relation to a constituent college, means the Head of the constitution college includes, where there is no principal, the Vice-Principal or any other person for the time being appointed to act a Principal;
  9. xxvi)  “Regional Center” means a center established or maintained by the University for the purpose of co- ordinating and supervising the work of Study Centres in any region and for performing such other functions as may be conferred on such center by the Board of management in accordance with the guidelines issued by the UGC;

xxvii) “registrar” means registrar of the University as explained in Section 16 of the Act;

xxviii) “Rules” means the Rules of the University;

  1. xxix)  “Sponsor” means the ACTS Academy of Higher Education, which is affiliated to ACTs Ministries, Bangalore, India;
  2. xxx)  “State” means the State of Meghalaya;
  3. xxxi)  “State Government” means the State Government ofMeghalaya;
  4. xxxii)  “Statutes” means the Statutes of the University;

xxxiii) “Study Centre” means a center established, maintained or recognized by the University for the purpose of advising, counselling or for rendering any other assistance including training, conducting contact classes and administering examinations required by the students in accordance with the guidelines by the UGC;

xxxiv) “Teacher” means a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor/ Lecturer or such other person as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in a constituent college or institution and includes the Principal of a constituent college or institution, in conformity with the norms prescribed by the UGC;

xxxv) “UGC” means the University Grants Commission established under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956;

xxxvi) “University” means the William Carey University established under this Act;

xxxvii) “Vice-Chancellor” means Vice-Chancellor of the University as explained in Section 14 of the Act; and

xxxviii) “Visitor” means the Visitor of the University as explained in Section 12 of the Act.

The University and its Objects

(2) An application containing the proposal to establish a University shall be made to the State Government by the Sponsor.

(3)The proposal may contain the following particulars, namely:-

(a) The objects of the University along with the details of the Sponsor;