About University

FAQ – About University

1. What is Sangai International University (SIU)?
Sangai International University (SIU) is a Private University established in Arunachal Pradesh State by Act No. 3 of 2013 and is notified under the list of Private Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. It is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) model between the State of Arunachal Pradesh and Apex Foundation, Bangalore, the first of its kind in the country. As per with Sangai International University Act, representatives of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and University Grant Commission, Ministry of HRD, Government of India form part of the Senior Management of the University.

2. Is the University recognized by the Government?
Indian law allows for three types of universities: Central, State (both public and private) and Deemed. Central universities are established by an act of Parliament at the central level while state universities are set up through an act of the state legislature. Deemed universities (or deemed-to-be universities) are institutions which are not originally universities but are given this status by the Central Govt.

Sangai International University (SIU) will be established as a state private university under the Sangai International University Act, 2012 (No. 7 of 2013) and recognized by UGC in accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(f) of University Grant Commision Act, 1956 and empowered to award degrees in term of section 22 of UGC Act,1956.

3. Is Sangai International University rated by any accreditation agency (NAAC)?
Sangai International University will have to seek NAAC accreditation. Newly established universities become eligible for the NAAC accreditation only after graduating two batches.

4. What do you mean by External Students?
In accordance with section 2(j) of the Sangai International University Act, 2012 “External Student” means a private student who is registered at University for an award (Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programme) but study independently outside the University.

5. What is the difference between External Student and Distance Education Student?
There are many ways in which external Programme is different from Distance Education and it is important that you understand how it will work. In an External Student, a student is expected to study on his/her own using the Learning Resources provided by the University. A student does not have the benefit of a teacher for most part of the learning process, who can provide him/her with academic counseling.

As an External Programmes student, you should learn to value the skills you have acquired from your own personal and professional experience, such as the ability to reflect critically on what you see and hear; to look at issues or problems from more than one point of view; to structure and present an argument, emphasising the most persuasive and least contestable points; to adjudicate between conflicting opinions or versions of events; to make connections or to explore relations between disparate ideas.

Distance Education is allows learners to learn at their own place and pace. Two-way communication permits the students to contact the teachers through study centre. Well established class rooms, practical lab facilities, peer group interactions, mentor chats, counseling and advising sessions at Authorized Study Centers.

6. Will Sangai International University degrees be acceptable at other institutions in India and abroad?
All Sangai International University degrees will conform to UGC / government guidelines and will have complete legal validity both in India and abroad.

7. Where is Sangai International University’s Main Campus located?
Main Campus of the Sangai International University is located in the Pasighat, District East Siang (Arunachal Pradesh).

8. Whether University having Study Centre/ Off-Campus / Affiliated College / Franchisee Institute?
The University does not have any Study Centre / Learning Centre / Off-Campus / Affiliated College / Franchisee Institute in any part of India. Sangai International University wishes to authoritatively refute any claims by individuals or agencies that Study Centres / Franchisee / Off Campuses under Sangai International University, Arunachal Pradesh. In case you are approached by such individual or agencies, Please mail us at with details and we will take suitable legal action.

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