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, 32 Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University. Out of these, 14 are government degree colleges 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), Govt. College (Yachuli),Government College (Seppa),Government Degree College, (Doimukh),Government Degree College, (Daporijo), Government Degree College, (Nyapin),Government Women College,Lekhi (Naharlagun),and Government Model College, (Geku) .[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

Faculty of Environmental Science

Faculty of Life Science
Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Faculty of Information Technology

Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies

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
          Dibang Hall of Residence
          Kameng Hall of Residence

Boys Hostels

          Subansiri Halls of Residence
          Lohit Halls of Residence
          Siang Halls of Residence
          Tirap Halls of Residence


Arunachal Panorama- the Festival of Diversity


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

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