Union Cabinet has
approved 10 new NITs in various parts of the India. NIT, Arunachal Pradesh is one of
those new NITs to be mentored by NIT, Durgapur. NIT Arunachal Pradesh shall be
temporarily housed in Yupia, the district headquarters of the Papum Pare district of
Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the same
district. An all weather road to the other parts of the country connects Yupia.
Initially it is proposed to have three departments in the institution viz. Electrical
Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Computer
Science and Engineering with an intake of 30 each.