APU Overview

“The APU aims to nurture young minds and educate them, so that they contribute to the nation’s development.”

Every great story begins with a genesis. The Apex Professional University owes its existence to the wisdom, benefaction and philanthropy of a far-sighted visionary – Prof. Dr. Dhanwant Singh Matharoo. As early as 1998, he founded Apex Education Group in Amritsar and it is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the “Golden Temple” in the western media), the greatest Spiritual & Cultural Centre.

Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh is a self financed university established by an Act (No. 7 of 2013) of State Legislature of Arunachal Pradesh, which received the assent of His Excellency the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on May 08th, 2013 and published in the Arunachal Pradesh gazette vide Notification No. LAW/LEGN–17/2012 Dated 10th May, 2013. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has accorded Apex Professional University as a state private university vide its letter F.No. 8-13/2013(CPP-I/PU) dated 28th June 2013.

Apex Professional University (APU) is a fully government recognized State University comes under section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and is empowered to award degrees specified in section 22 of UGC Act, 1956. Apart from it, the University is empowered to grant Diplomas, Certificates, Pre University Certificates (Secondary and Senior Secondary Level) and other academic distinctions in conformity with the provisions of the Apex Professional University Act (No. 7 of 2013), Statutes and Regulations notified by State Government in the Official Gazette.

The headquarter of University is situated in Pasighat, District East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh. The University has small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning and earning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections. Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, University is looking at the world through our own lens.
The Apex Professional University strives for inclusive access to excellence in higher education and research to emerge as premier University of the country at par with the best Universities of the World in terms of programme offerings, curricular framework, pedagogy, research, publications and integration with the world of work. The Apex Professional University Act 2012 provides that the University is to have Schools of Studies which shall consist of Faculties, Department and Centres of Studies.

The University offers Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) giving freedom to the students to choose his/her optional courses. CBCS is a cafeteria approach envisaged by University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide students and teachers horizontal and vertical mobility and to design his / her own programme of study with courses of his / her choice. CBCS provides students to enjoy academic mobility and transfer of credits across School/Faculties.

The University has Community College Scheme as it is a very effective and an efficient methodology of educating people with the help of real time working environment. The Community College will focus on skill development programs with in-hand training to ensure employability of outgoing students in tune with the current policy of the government of India to provide proper training for employability of the youth. The end objective of the program will be to ensure for employability to the students. The Community College is all about realizing the potentials of an individual and then adding wings to them to fly high to their pinnacles.

In accordance with the National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) notified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India), New Delhi vide notification no F. No. – 1-4/2011-VE dated 3rd September 2012, the University recognize the need and importance of facilitating the mobility of students from vocational educational institution, universities, colleges to the APU as they pursue their educational goals. The University will accept already earned credits by the candidates after recognition and establishing equivalence of such credits with each of the aforesaid bodies on individual basis.

The APU is committed to Equal Opportunities and seeks to maintain an environment which encourages all its members to contribute fully and on an equal basis to both the work and the life of the university.

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Arunachal Pradesh popularly known as land of rising sun is one of the budding states of the union of India located in the north eastern part of the country predominantly populated by the scheduled tribes’ people. It has an area of 83743 Sq.Km. and having international boundary with China to the north, Myanmar to the east, Bhutan to the west and States of Assam and Nagaland in the south. It is the largest state in area among the north east states. The state is full of turbulent rivers and rivulets crisscrossing the region. The major rivers in the state are the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap.

Most of the area of the state is under dense forest coverage of flora and fauna with inaccessible hilly terrain with a sparse population of 25 major tribes and numbers of sub tribes who are basically peace loving nature with rich traditional and cultural heritage inherited from their forefathers since time immemorial. The state has sixteen (16) districts at present and having a total population 1382611 as per 2011 census out of which 720232 are male and 662379 are female. The literacy percentage of the state as per 2011 census is 66.95 (male 73.69% & female 59.57%) which is below the national average.