BA (Pass) in EnglishJawaharlal Nehru College
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Then known as North East Frontier Agency (NEFA), Arunachal Pradesh thus got its first College amidst euphoria to break out of the centuries old stigma of being the terra incognita (hidden land). The establishment of the Jawaharlal Nehru College was a major step taken by the authorities to lead the people of the state towards the new horizons by imparting higher education to them and since its establishment; the College has remained the alma mater for almost all who matter in the state in different walks of life.
The College started functioning on the banks of river Siang in the barracks of Assam Riffles, and was later on shifted to its present site on the Hill Top, situated at a distance of 3 kms. from Pasighat town in 1967. Initially the College was started with 8 faculty members and 42 students and only ‘Humanities' courses were taught; today the College has a teaching strength of 57 Lecturers and the student strength has increased to nearly 2000.The College was affiliated to Gauhati university since its inception in 1964, and then to the Punjab University in 1979.Presently it is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly known as Arunachal University) w.e.f 1985.It has 13 Departments under Humanities, Science and Commerce and both Pass as well as Honours courses is available to the students in all streams.
The College is spread over two campuses - the lower campus that is the residential area with all the hostels - 10 in number, two for girls and eight for boys, accommodation for the teachers and other staff, College Auditorium Cum Students' Centre and play ground. The upper campus is situated at a distance of about 500 meters from the lower campus and houses the administrative block, the teaching departments and the College library.