Among the northeastern states of India, Arunachal Pradesh serves as one the greatest eastern boundary. The is bounded by China, Burma and Bhutan, and is a fascinating mosaic of ancestral people and wilderness.
It is one of the most pivotal centers of diversity of the Tibeto-Burmese languages, most of which are known only by the limited lists of words. It is considered to be the State of the mountains of the god Aruna. English was declared official language in 1994, after the failure to impose Hindi as official language, returning to the post-colonial status quo. With a dozen tibéto-Burmese dialects, Bengali is spoken and understood by a good part of the population, and especially by Bengalis, in the south, near the border of Bangladesh. Hindi language is spoken by about 5% of the population.
The region of Arunachal Pradesh contain 50% of the flora and fauna of India, making it an important place for global biodiversity. The Namdapha National Park, varies in altitude, giving it an incredible diversity of ecosystems and fauna. It includes leopards, snow leopards, tigers, and clouds. There are also no less than 500 species of birds.
A list of universities in Arunachal Pradesh would include:
- Arunachal University of Studies
- Apex Professional University
- Central Institute of Himalayan Cultural Studies
- Himalayan University
- Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University
- North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU)
- Venkateshwara Open University
- North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
- Rajiv Gandhi University