Rajiv Gandhi University is a UGC recognized university located in Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The university id named after the youngest Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
Rajiv Gandhi University was formerly known as Arunachal University. It is the premier institution for higher education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and it recently completed 25yrs of its existence. Indira Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the university on 4th February 1984 at Rono Hills, where the campus is located. The University was declared as a Central University on 9th April 2007 as per notification of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.