Meghalaya means the “abode of clouds” in sanskrit. It is 23rd most populous state in India. Universities in the state are University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya(USTM), Meghalaya; North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong; CMJ University, Shillong; Mahatma Gandhi University, Nongpoh, Meghalaya; Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya; The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Meghalaya; Techno Global University, Meghalaya; University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya; William Carey University, Meghalaya.
Some of the notable colleges in the state are Indian Institute of Management, Shillong; Regional Institute of Science and Technology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences; National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, Indian Institute of Professional Studies, National Institute of Fashion Technology. National Institute of Fashion Technology Shillong offers two courses in fashion design and accessory design.
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong is a well known college in Meghalaya for pursuing MBA.