Rajiv Gandhi University

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Rajiv Gandhi University(erstwhile Arunachal University
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Established 4 February 1984
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang
Academic staff
Students 994
Location Rono-Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India
27°08′50″N 93°46′01″E / 27.14722°N 93.76694°E / 27.14722; 93.76694Coordinates: 27°08′50″N 93°46′01″E / 27.14722°N 93.76694°E / 27.14722; 93.76694
Campus Rural
Affiliations University Grants Commission (India)
Website www.rgu.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) (Hindi: राजीव गांधी विश्वविद्यालय) earlier known as Arunachal University, established in 1984, is the oldest university in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The foundation stone for the university was laid by the then Prime Minister of India Late Smt. Indira Gandhi.

Before the inception of Rajiv Gandhi University, colleges of Arunachal Pradesh were affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. At present seven government degree colleges are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University, namely, Jawaharlal Nehru College (Pasighat), Dera Natung Government College (Itanagar), Indira Gandhi Government College (Tezu), Government College (Bomdila), Donyi-Polo Government College, Kamki, Rang-Frah Government College, (Changlang), Wangcha Rajkumar Government College, (Deomali), and Govt. College (Yachuli).[1] The university has been extending educational facilities to the students from the neighbouring states particularly Assam.




Rajiv Gandhi University has been a Central University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India since 9 April 2007. Rajiv Gandhi University, formerly known as Arunachal University, was established by the state government of Arunachal Pradesh, in 1984. In 2005 the same has been renamed as Rajiv Gandhi University.


Faculty of Education

Faculty of Languages

Faculty of Social Science

Faculty of Basic Science

Department of Physics Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Environmental Science

Faculty of Life Science

Faculty of Management

Institute and Centers[edit]

  • Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies
  • Institute of Distance Education
  • Center for Excellence in Biodiversity
  • Computer & Information Center

Centre for Women Studies

Int. Scholarships[edit]

  • Scholarship in Europe. Link: [1]


Students Housing[edit]

Girls Hostels

          Pare Hall of Residence

Kameng Hall of Residence



  1. ^ "Higher educational institutes in Arunachal Pradesh" (PDF). Directorate of Higher and Technnical Education, Arunachal Pradesh. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 

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