Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) (राजीव गांधी विश्वविद्यालय) earlier known as Arunachal University, established in 1984, is the oldest university in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh
. The foundation stone for the university was laid by the then Prime Minister of India
Late Smt. Indira Gandhi.
Before the inception of Rajiv Gandhi University, colleges of Arunachal Pradesh were affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. At present seven government degree colleges are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University, namely, Jawaharlal Nehru College
), Dera Natung Government College (Itanagar
), Indira Gandhi Government College (Tezu
), Donyi-Polo Government College, Kamki, Rang-Frah Government College, (Changlang
), Wangcha Rajkumar Government College, (Deomali
), and Govt. College (Yachuli).The university has been extending educational facilities to the students from the neighbouring states particularly Assam.