The current education system in Arunachal Pradesh is relatively underdeveloped. The state government is expanding the education system in concert with NGOs like Vivekananda Kendra. There are nine Government Colleges, affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly known as Arunachal University) which is the premier educational institution. Indira Gandhi Technical and Medical Sciences University would start functioning in Ziro from July. It would be the first private university in Arunachal Pradesh. It would be inaugurated by Chief Minister of state Nabam Tuki during a function. The university is being set up under the Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) mode. In this regard, an Act was also passed by the State Legislative Assembly in March this year.
University Chancellor P.R. Trivedi and Director Arvind Kumar Das after meeting the Chief Minister informed that the proposed inaugural function would commemorate the Dree celebrations as all the formalities including placement of the endowment fund of Rs 3 crore have been completed in accordance with the Act.Further, the Chancellor informed that a site measuring 150 hectares has been acquired for establishment of the university, which has been donated voluntarily by the villagers of Hong.While interacting with the Chief Minister, the chancellor requested him to facilitate adoption of the Ziro District Hospital by the University under a joint-venture project with a view to strengthen the cause of rural and urban medical facilities.