Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar was established in 1979 with its erstwhile name "Government College, Itanagar" with an objective of imparting higher education to young and inquisitive and women of the state at a point of time when the opportunity was scare in the locality.
It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B" Grade.
The founders had an ambitious endeavour not merely to make it a centre of offering Degrees but also to let the youths explore new areas of knowledge, providing a platform for budding leadership in all walks of life, preparing them for future challenges in personal and social spheres and grooming them as competent human resources who in turn could promote the high social ideals such as equality, social justice, communal harmony and cultural plurality.
During its 36 years of glorious existence, the students, the faculty members, the non-teaching staff and the college authorities have been working towards these ideals and goals and presently it remains one of the premier institutes of Higher Education in the State with a legacy of excellence in teaching and learning process.
The college was re-christened as "DERA NATUNG GOVERNMENT COLLEGE" in the year 2001 to commemorate the voluminous contributions of the visionary and illustrious leader, late Dera Natung, who served as one of the most dynamic Education Ministers for all round development of education in the State.
The college initially started in Govt Higher secondary School building, Itanagar, and fulfilled the educational pursuits of a handful of students with four departments viz. English, Hindi, Economics and History in the evening shift.
In 1986, it relocated to its present sprawling campus with a huge Administrative and Academic Block and continued both in the night and the day shifts till 1990 when the Night shift was finally done away with. Since then the college has made a splendid progress in terms of infrastructure, student strength, faculty position, encouraging student performance & academic research.
The college has a team of learned and dedicated teachers comprising of 13 departments and has a well-stocked library with about 31,094 titles and a Reading Hall. A big play ground with an open stadium developed under UGC fund provides ample facilities to students to nurture their skills in games and sports, athletic activities and other events for development of recreational and healthy environment in the campus.
An Auditorium in the heart of the college facilitates the cultural, literary and indoor sports’ skills of the students besides the conduct of awareness programme, counselling, workshop, seminar etc. The college has a Computer Centre to train students in basics of computer education.
A UGC funded Remedial Coaching Cell takes care of the economically and educationally backward students in improving their standard. The college has well equipped NCC and NSS units which groom and guide students to imbibe spirit of discipline, unity, patriotism and social responsibilities. The cadets and volunteers serve the nation in various spheres with confidence.
General Guideline for Students:
|Bachelor of Arts||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Anthrolopology||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Economics||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Education||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in English||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Geography||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Hindi||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in History||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Arts in Political Science||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Science in Botany||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Science in Chemistry||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Science in Mathematics||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Science in Physics||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Science in Zoology||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|