St. Anthony's College, Shillong, is an educational institution of the Catholic Church, belonging to and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco Educational Society, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1890:No SR/SAC-227/91 of 1991. Guided by the religious and educational philosophy of St. John Bosco, the College founded in 1934, brings college education within the reach of the common man and woman. Ever since the college has been in the vanguard of higher educaiton in North-East India and has been recognised as one among the leading colleges in the country by the University Grants Commission.
Apart from University Grants Commission, the College has received due recognition from the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA), and DOEACC Society
The concern for ensuring quality in higher education let to the need for evaluation of performance of Universities and Colleges. Due to this concern, the initiative to set up a mechanism which will encourage self-assessmemt in institutions of higher learning and also assessment and accreditation by an external agency came from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an autonomous body by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in September 1994.