Rajiv Gandhi University


Rajiv Gandhi University
Rajiv Gandhi University Logo.png
Former names
Arunachal University
MottoKnowledge Imparts mortality
Established4 February 1984; 37 years ago (4 February 1984)
Vice-ChancellorSaket 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
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU

Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) (formerly Arunachal University) is the oldest university in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at Rono Hills in Doimukh town, about nine miles from the state capital, Itanagar. The foundation stone for the university was laid in 1984 by then-Prime Minister 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]

Organisation and Administration


Faculty of Agricultural Science
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

  • Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies
  • Institute of Distance Education
  • Center with Potential 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

Affiliated colleges

As of 2020, the university has 36 affiliated colleges.[3] Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh were previously affiliated to North Eastern Hill University. Notable colleges include:

Student life


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


  1. ^ https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/north-east/glory-for-sonia-on-arunachal-s-day-apang-dedicates-speech-at-statehood-anniversary-to-nehru-gandhi-family/cid/679645
  2. ^ [1] University Grants Commission (India) list of central universities in Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi University Affiliated Colleges". www.rgu.ac.in. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

External links

  • Official website