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Recognition & Approvals

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Legal Status

Apex Professional University is an autonomous body set up by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh through Apex Professional University Act passed by the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Scheme.  After the ascent of His Excellency Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Apex Professional University Act 2012 (No. 7 of 2013) notified by Government of Arunachal Pradesh in the official Gazette of Arunachal Pradesh vide notification No. LAW/LEGN-17/2012 dated 10th May, 2013.

Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh is included in the list of approved Universities maintained by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU). APU is empowered to award Degrees as specified University Grants Commission (UGC),  Ministry of HRD, Government of India under section 22 of UGC Act, 1956. Apex Professional University (APU) has never affiliated any institution, nor study centre in any part of the country other than its main campus at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. 

Statutory University

APU is a Statutory University legislated by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh through Apex Professional University Act, 2012 (No. 7 of 2013)

Private University

UGC, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi has accorded its recognition to Apex Professional University (APU), Pasighat as a state private university.

Indian University

Apex Professional University (APU), Arunachal Pradesh is World’s first Indian Metaphysics University and promotes Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Studies.

Regulatory Approval

Apex Professional University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh is a Statutory University legislated by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and approved from the regulatory bodies of the Government of India as under:

  • University Grant Commision (UGC), New Delhi as State Private University.
  • Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi for conducting Integrated LLB and LLB;
  • Council of Architecture (CoA), NEw Delhi for B.Arch. 
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for conducting B.Ed.
  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi for conducting D.Pharma. 
  • Indian Nursing Council (IINC) approval is under process for B.Sc. (Nursing). 

Regulatory Clarifications

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi has given clarification that no mandatory requirement for approval to Conduct Technical and Management Programmes by Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh. 

University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has given clarification that for registering Private (External) Students not required any approval from UGC and Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi has given clarification that no requirement for approval to conduct B.Sc. (Agriculture / Horticulture and M.Sc. (Agriculture / Horticulture) by Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh. 

Memoranda of Understanding

Apex Professional University has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to set out opportunities for collaboration and positive academic engagement between universities / research organizations / Industry to mutual benefit, without establishing a formal legal relationship between the two institutions. 

  • Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) – University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati  
  • National Institute of Unani Medicines (NIUM), Ministry of AYUSH , Government of India.
  • Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana  (Yoga University), Bengaluru
  • Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (NSDC), New Delhi
  • Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, (NSDC), New Delhi.
  • Srinivas University, Mangalore

Apex Professional University (APU) has been ranked continuously as the best private university of the state by prominent ranking agencies.