Institution Type: Central University. On December 7, 2006, The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for introduction of the Rajiv Gandhi University Bill, 2006 in the Rajya Sabha with such consequential amendments to convert the University into a Central University. It would meet the recommendations of the Department related Parliament Standing Committee on Human Resource Development to the extent acceptable to the Government.
Membership: The University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Doimukh was established in 1984 as Arunachal University. RGU is the premier institution for higher education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and has completed twenty five years of its existance. Ever since its inception, the university has been trying to achieve excellence and fulfill the objectives as envisaged in the University Act. The University got academic recognition under section 2(f) from the University Grants Commission in 1985 and started functioning in 1985.
Since then Rajiv Gandhi University then Arunachal University has carved a niche for itself in the educational scenario of the country following its selection as a University with potential for excellence by a high level expert committee of University Grants Commission from among universities in India. The University was converted into a Central University with effect from 2007 as per notification of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Campus of Rajiv Gandhi University –
The University is located atop Rono Hills on a picturesque tablel and of 302 acres overlooking the river Dikrong. It is 6.5 km away from the National Highway 52-A and 25 km away from Itanagar, the state capital. The campus is linked with the National Highway by a Dikrong bridge.
Facilities at Rajiv Gandhi University –
Seminar and Workshops
Women Techno Park
Faculties at Rajiv Gandhi University –
Faculty of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Commerce & Management
Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Faculty of Information Technology
Faculty of Languages
Institutes/Centre at Rajiv Gandhi University –
Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies
Centre for Excellence in Biodiversity
Institue of Distance Education
Address: Itanagar , Arunachal Pradesh, 791112
Phone: 0360 227 7253
Web : www.rgu.ac.in