Education in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, one of the states in the North Eastern part of India has a uniform education structure. Education in Arunachal Pradesh is evolving with every passing day and interestingly, Arunachal Pradesh is an important center where research related to Yak is being carried out. To facilitate research work in this field, the National Research Centre on Yak, popularly referred to as ICAR has been set up.

The literacy rate of Arunachal Pradesh (as of March 31st 2011) is 66.95%. The literacy rate has shown significant improvement as it was 54.74% earlier according to the 2001 Census.

Education system

The education system in Arunachal Pradesh comprises different stages of education that are as follows-

  • Primary level of education constitutes education imparted from Class I to Class V
  • Middle stage of education comprises education imparted from Class VI to Class VIII
  • Secondary stage of education is for students belonging to Class IX and Class X.
  • Higher secondary stage is for students belonging to Class XI to Class XII

There are as many as 68 higher secondary schools, 137 pre-primary schools, 1280 primary schools, 103 high schools, and 329 middle schools in the state.

The state also has several professional educational institutes offering a wide range of academic programs for students to choose from.

Students can avail education free of cost until the age of 14. This measure has been taken to “universalize” education in the state.

Schools in Arunachal Pradesh

The medium of instruction in schools and colleges in the state is mostly English. Schools are either affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board (ICSE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The schools conduct their own admission test and enrollment is also carried out depending on the marks obtained in the last examination.

Don Bosco School is the only ICSE School in the state. The other schools are affiliated to CBSE.

Names of few schools in Arunachal Pradesh are listed below-

-Government Secondary School (Koyu East Siang, Post Tali Lower Subansiri, Godak Lower Subansiri, Wakka -Tirap, and Paglam Dibang)

-Boum Kakir Mission School in Midphu Papum Pare

-Donyi Polo Mission School in Sagalee Papum Pare

-Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya in Rhep Lower Subansiri

-Army School in Tenga Valley

The above mentioned schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Arunachal Pradesh colleges

Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh offer a wide range of academic programs at the undergraduate, post graduate as well as Ph.D levels. Given below are names of colleges in Arunachal Pradesh offering bachelor’s programs in Arts, Commerce, and Science. Also given are the courses offered.

Arunachal Pradesh B.A colleges

Name Courses Affiliation Type Address
Rajiv Gandhi University B.A in Economics, English, Hindi, History, Mass Communication, Political Science, University Rono Hills, Itanagar, Itanagar- 791112, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh, Telephone +91 360 2277253, Fax +91 360 2277889,
Indira Gandhi Government College (AICTE approved) B.A in Economics Rajiv Gandhi University Co-education Tezu, Lohit, Lohit- 792001, District Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, Telephone 03804 224345
Dera Natung Government College (approved by All India Council for Technical Education) B.A in English, Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, and Political Science Women New Itanagar, Papum Pare, Itanagar- 791113, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh, Telephone 360 2212516, 2211171

Some Top Colleges:-

Top MBA & MCA colleges in Arunachal Pradesh

Top B.Ed colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • DEPTT of Education Arunachal University
  • Hills College of Teacher Education
  • Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar

Top Arts colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • Dera Natung Government College
  • Donyi-Polo Government College
  • Government College, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Indira Gandhi Government College
  • Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat

Top Commerce colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • Tezpur College, Tezpur
  • Dantuluri Narayana Raju College, Bhimavaram
  • Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu
  • Don Bosco College, Itanagar
  • Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat

Top Law colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • Arunachal Law Academy

Top Medical colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • Donyi-Polo Government College

Top Science colleges Arunachal Pradesh

  • Dera Natung Government College
  • Donyi-Polo Government College
  • Government College, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Indira Gandhi Government College
  • Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat

Rajiv Gandhi University

also offers study programs in Education (B.Ed), B.Com, B.Sc in Geography, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Environmental Science, and B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.

Arunachal Pradesh B.Com colleges

Dera Natung Government College offers study programs in Commerce in addition to Rajiv Gandhi University.

Name Courses Affiliation Type Address
Dera Natung Government College Bachelor of Commerce Approved by All India Council for Technical Education Women New Itanagar, Papum Pare, Itanagar- 791113, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh, Telephone 360 2212516, 2211171

Arunachal Pradesh B.Sc colleges

Dera Natung Government College offers Bachelor of Science courses.

Name Courses Affiliation Type Address
Dera Natung Government College B.Sc in Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology Approved by All India Council for Technical Education Women New Itanagar, Papum Pare, Itanagar- 791113, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh, Telephone 360 2212516, 2211171

Few other colleges in Arunachal Pradesh offering study programs in Arts, Science, and Commerce are as follows-

-Tirap Government College in Tirap

- St Claret College in Lohit

-Rang Frah Government College in Changlang

-J.N College in Pasighat

-Itanagar Government College in Itanagar

Professional options in Arunachal Pradesh

Students have many options if they want to pursue a professional course in different fields. Given below are the names of few fields in which study programs can be pursued along with the college names. They are-

Research Institute in Arunachal Pradesh

National Research Centre on Yak or ICAR

Dirang 790 101

Arunachal Pradesh

Telephone +91 03780 22259/22218

Engineering colleges in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh has a number of engineering colleges. They are as follows-

-Mizoram Engineering College- Courses offered include B.E/B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

-Institute of Communication & Information Technology - Courses offered- Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering, and Electronics & Computer Maintenance Engineering.

-National Institute of Technology- Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and Electronics & Communication Engineering. Admission is through AIEEE.

Polytechnic colleges in Arunachal Pradesh

The list below provides names of polytechnic colleges in the state and the course curriculum.

-Arunachal Pradesh Polytechnic- Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Herbal Remedies and Cosmetology, Costume Design and Garment Technology, Information Technology, and Automobile Engineering

-Institute of Communication and Information Technology - Electronics & Computer Maintenance Engineering, Information Technology, and Telecommunication Engineering.

For admission into engineering colleges in Arunachal Pradesh a student has to appear for NERIST Entrance Examination. The entrance test is conducted by North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology.

The test is held in 3 levels- NEE1, NEE 2, and NEE 3. The examination requires a student to be at least 19 years old and Class X pass for NEE1, 10+2 qualified for NEE 2 and intermediate or diploma to appear for NEE3.

Homeopathy College- Medical Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh

The state has one Homeopathy college, North East Regional Homeopathic Medical College which is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University. The college offers B.H.M.S. The Medical Council of India regulates the activities of the medical college. Students enroll through admission tests and the government medical colleges have seats reserved for NRIs or foreign students.

Student accommodation

For accommodation purpose students can put up at the youth hostel that is located at Naharlagun. The contact number of the youth hostel is 0360 244730. However, it is better to find out the duration for which a student is allowed to stay on or other terms and conditions applicable for student accommodation at the youth hostel. Students are also offered accommodation in the college hostels.

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