Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), earlier known as Arunachal University is the oldest university in the state. It offers postgraduate courses in more than 39 disciplines along with M.Phil, Ph.D and PG Diploma programs. There are 35 colleges affiliated to the university that are spread across the entire state. The admission to different courses are initiated in the months of June & July. Aspirants seeking admission can apply online by visiting the official website of RGU. This university also imparts education through distance learning. For further information visit Institute of Distance Education, Rajiv Gandhi University Admission.
Rajiv Gandhi University reserves 60% seats for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for ST candidates. 9% seats for OBC (Non-creamy layer), 3% for SC, 3% for differently abled and 5% for wards of Ex-servicemen candidates. Left 20% seats are open for other category candidates.
The M.A course is available in a number of specializations such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Mass Communication, Political Science, Sociology and Tribal Studies. In case of M.Sc there are specializations like Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing, Physics and Zoology.
Candidates with graduation degree under 10+2+3 pattern from RGU or UGC recognized university. The candidate must have minimum 45% marks in Major/Honours or 50% in Pass course in the concerned discipline or as one of the elective subjects.
Also, candidates holding degree in Social Science or Science can apply for the courses of Anthropology, Sociology and Mass Communication.
There is a relaxation of 5% for SC, ST and OBC (NCL) holding Honours or Pass course degree. Candidates with B.Ed. degree having minimum 45% marks are also eligible for the course of M.A in Education.
B.Ed program is of two years duration covered in four semesters. The admission is based on merit with 30 seats reserved for deputed teachers, 35 seats for direct admission and remaining 35 seats for paid admission.
M.Ed programme is of two years covered in four semesters. Out of 20 seats 10 seats are for paid admission and remaining 10 seats for direct admission. The admission is purely on merit basis.
Candidate with graduation degree under 10+2+3 scheme with 50% marks in M.A/M.Sc/M.Com/B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/B.Tech/BE (with mathematics) from RGU or UGC recognized university is considered eligible for the course.
Candidates with B.Ed. degree from RGU or any other UGC recognized university with minimum 55% marks are eligible to apply for the course.
BCA and MCA are three years courses covered in six semesters while M.Tech, MBA and MSW are of two years duration with four semesters each. For admission to M.Tech program, candidates with valid GATE score are given preference.
In case of M.Tech in Electronics and Computer Engineering AIMETE and IETE graduates can also apply. The MBA and MSW applicants have to appear for a written test followed by personal interview. Applicants have to appear for a round of group discussion in case of MSW programme.
No. of Seats
10+2 with Math/statistics as a compulsory subject or 3 years diploma in Technology or engineering.
BCA or any other bachelor’s degree with Math/Statistics as a compulsory
subject at 10+2 level.
Computer Science & Engineering
B.Tech or B.E or M.Sc
in Computer Science/IT or MCA from a recognized institution.
Electronics & Communication Engineering
B.Tech or Electronics Engineering or MSc. in Electronics or IETE or AMIETE
Bachelor’s Degree or
equivalent with minimum 50% aggregate in any discipline.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in any discipline.
RGU offers M.Phil & Ph.D program in Anthropology, Hindi, Economics, Political Science, Tribal Science, Mass Communication, History, Geography, Commerce, Botany and Zoology. Admission is based on the score of RGUMPET followed by Personal Interview. UGC/CSIR-JRF holders are exempted from the entrance test and have to appear for the personal interview only.
No. of seats
A candidate should hold master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks. Final year students can also apply for the entrance test but are requested to produce their qualifying certificate before the announcement of entrance test results.
Application forms can be acquired and submitted in four ways as discussed below:
Once the forms are submitted the candidates are requested to check their application status on the university website. The important documents (Xerox or scanned copies) required are:
|Course||Eligibility||Total Fees/ year||Detailed Fee Structure|
|M.Phil||Post Graduation||₹8,250||Check Here|
|Ph.D||Post Graduation||₹11,400||Check Here|
|Availability of RGUCET Application Form||29 May - 08 Jun, 2020|
|Application form for M.Phil & Ph.D Programs||09 May - 24 May, 2020|
|Entrance Test in Ph.D. and M.Phil in Tribal Study||11 Jun - 12 Jun, 2020|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College