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Arunachal Pradesh University: First in the State, Forefront in Education

The Arunachal Pradesh University shall endeavour through research education, training, and extension to play a positive role in the socio-economic development of Arunachal Pradesh, and based on the rich heritage to advance the culture of its people. Towards this, it shall undertake:

(i) to strengthen and diversify certificate and diploma course related to the needs of employment, and building the economy of the region on the basis of its natural resources;
(ii) to introduce relevant undergraduate courses for enhancing knowledge and skills;
(iii) to provide or arrange training in the various arts, crafts and skill of the region raising their quality and improving their availability to the people;
(iv) to provide or arrange training of teachers required for such activities or institutions;
(v) to provide training and other facilities to equip persons for different categories of jobs;
(vi) to provide suitable postgraduate courses of study;
(vii) to undertake and organize research to develop the creative potential of its people, optimal use of the resources of the territory particularly that which is related to regional development; and
(viii) to provide for counseling and guidance and facilities for helping in placement of students.

In furtherance of the fulfilment of the above objectives and activities the University shall function in close collaboration of the State Government and concerned institutions in the State and the country.

The Arunachal Pradesh University in Pasighat is the lone State University of Arunachal Pradesh, which was established on 1 July 2022 (Notification No. HTE-17/16/2022-HTE-BR-HTE dated 27 May 2022) under the Arunachal Pradesh University Act, 2012 (Act-5 of 2012) of the State Legislature of Arunachal Pradesh (Notification No. LAW/LEGN-13/2012, dated 16 April 2012) as a State University and is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under Section 22 of the UGC Act 1956, by conducting courses through its own departments, its constituent colleges and/or through its affiliated colleges in regular mode with the approval of concerned statutory bodies and Statutory councils, wherever it is required. The name of the University has been included in the list of Universities established as per Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 maintained by the UGC on its website www.ugc.ac.in (UGC F.No.9-11/2022(CPP-I/PU 21 July 2022).

Shri Nabam Tuki, the then Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, laid the foundation stone of Arunachal Pradesh University on 11 January 2013, in the presence of the Education Minister Shri. Bosiram Siram; Union Minister Shri. Ninong Ering; Lok Sabha MP Shri. Takam Sanjay; Parliamentary Secretaries Shri. JK Panggeng, and Shri. Padi Richo; MLA Shri. Ralom Borang, Shri. Bamang Felix, Shri. Alo Libang, and Dr. Tangor Tapak; Shri. Padi Hinda (VP, APCC); Prof. Tamo Mibang (VC, RGU); Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Pasighat Shri RK Mishra; Superintendent of Police (SP) Shri Pushpendra Kumar; HODs from various institutes, Universities and Colleges, and prominent educationists of the state.

Arunachal Pradesh University is surrounded by thick evergreen tropical forests and overlooks the mighty Siang River. The University is situated at the corridor of migration of present inhabitants from the north, taking the Siang River as a guide in their journey to the south. Adi, Galo, and other indigenous communities with rich oral literature, particularly in the history of their migration, inhabit this land.

Pasighat, name given by Britishers where the University is located, is one of the oldest towns in the state which was founded in the year 1912 by British India. It is well connected to cities like Guwahati and Itanagar through National Highway NH 515 and Dibrugarh by Bogibeel Bridge. The city also has an airport, and the nearest railway station is at Murkong Selek, Assam, about 40 kilometers from Pasighat. Pasighat is one of the best-connected cities in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

His Excellency, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik PVSM, UYSM, YSM (RETD.) inaugurated the first academic session of this University on 23 August 2023. So far, the Arunachal Pradesh University, Pasighat offers five post-graduate courses i.e., Commerce, Education, Economics, Social Work, and Tribal Studies. The courses are designed keeping in mind the mission of the University that emphasizes on socio-economic development and promotion of the cultural heritage of the state of Arunachal Pradesh through research, education, and training. The university is working towards designing and offering more postgraduate courses that shall promote and produce intellectuals who will empower society through their knowledge. The University envisages to grow into world class university while taping hidden talents among the people.

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