Rajiv Gandhi University

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Rajiv Gandhi University
Rajiv Gandhi University Logo.png
Former names
Arunachal University
MottoKnowledge Imparts mortality
Established4 February 1984; 35 years ago (4 February 1984)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Saket Kushwaha
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Rono-Hills, Doimukh
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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
AffiliationsUniversity Grants Commission (India)

Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) (Hindi: राजीव गांधी विश्वविद्यालय) (formerly Arunachal University) is the oldest university in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located in the Rono Hills of Doimukh village, about nine miles from the state capital, Itanagar. The foundation stone for the university was laid in 1984 by then-Prime Minister of India Late Smt. Indira Gandhi. The university was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi University in 2005 when UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was on a visit to the state[1].


Rajiv Gandhi University has been a Central University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India since 9 April 2007. It is an accredited university under the University Grants Commission.[2]

Affiliated colleges[edit]

Before the inception of Rajiv Gandhi University, colleges of Arunachal Pradesh were affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.


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
  • Bio-informatics centre
  • Centre for youth development and leadership Studies
  • Centre for Development studies
  • physical education centre

Students Housing[edit]

Girls Hostels

  • Pare Hall of Residence
  • Dibang Hall of Residence
  • Kameng Hall of Residence
  • Yomgo Halls of Residence
  • Subansiri Halls of Residence

Boys Hostels

  • Lohit Halls of Residence
  • Siang Halls of Residence
  • Tirap Halls of Residence
  • Panyor Halls of Residence
  • Tawanchu Halls of Residence
  • Tisa Halls of Residence( for PhD scholars)


Arunachal Panorama- the Festival of Diversity Uni-Fest V.C Trophy Inter-college Youth Festival


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