Apex Professional University (APU), Arunachal Pradesh is statutory universities 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/LEGN17/2012 Dated 10th May, 2013.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has enlisted Apex Professional University (APU) as a state private university vide its letter F. No. 8-13/2013(CPP-I/PU) dated 28th June 2013 in accordance with section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956. As per Ministery of HRD, Government of India, Apex Professional University is empowered to award Degrees as specified in section 22 of UGC Act, 1956. The University is also empowered to grant the 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 Government of Arunachal Pradesh in the Official Gazette
The University has been granted membership of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. The AIU membership is beneficial for establishing the equivalence of certification with other member universities of AIU in India and abroad. The University has also obtained No Objection Letter from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for conducting Technical and Management Programme and India Council Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi for conducting Agriculture Programmes.
Apex Professional University (APU) is duly approved by Bar Council of India (BCI) New Delhi for Legal Education Programme and by Council of Architecture (CoA), New Delhi for Architecture Education. Apart from this, approval of National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) and Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi for Teacher Education Programme is under process.
Apex Professional University strives for inclusive access to excellence in higher education and research to emerge as a 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 empowered to register external (private) students in different courses as per the university norms.
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 main objective of the program is to ensure employability for 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