About HCTE

Hills College of Teacher Education, (HCTE) a premier private institution to spread and upgrade Teacher Education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and in the country in general was established  in the year 2003 at Naharlagun the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, with the pioneership of Nabam Rebia, founder chairman, under the patronage of “Tribal Area’s Development  Society”,   a registered Voluntary Organization (Registration Act 1860) which is committed to provide Professional Education to its aspiring students in the emerging areas of Professional Education.

  Currently, the institution is engaged in offering 1 (one) year B.Ed course in   affiliation to Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly Arunachal University). Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh vide Registration No AC-590/HCTE/2005 dated 04th May 2006 and duly recognized by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) vide order No. ERC/7-64.10.0/2006/442-447 dated 18th Feb. 2006.

The state Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Department of Higher Education has also given clearance to run the college vide letter No. ED/HE-602/2003.

The most encouraging and exciting  fact is that to promote professional education in the state, the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Itanagar has also extended the Arunachal Pradesh Stipend Scheme 2001 facility vide letter No. ED/HE-78/87 dated 14th march 2007 to the bonafied Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Teacher -Trainees of this Institute.

The college promotes innovative works and researches in the field of Teacher Education by conducting Action Researches, organizing work- experience activities, conduction seminars, developing indigenous teaching learning materials and practicing rigorous skill based teaching and training programmes etc to bring behavioral changes in Teacher-Trainees in particular and up gradation of Teacher Education in general.


Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly Arunachal University) the premier institution for higher education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh has completed twenty-six glorious years of its existence. Late Smt. Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India had laid the foundation stone of the University on February 04, 1984. The University, now has been converted into a Central University w.e.f. 9th April 2007 as per the Notification of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.  The main objective of the University as outlined in the Act is to disseminate advanced knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in those areas of learning that may bring the total development of the state in specific and of the whole nation in general.


The affiliating jurisdiction of the university encompasses this Hills College of Teacher Education along with eight (08) Govt. colleges, one (01) Homeopathy Medical College, four (04) Private Degree Colleges, one (01) Law College, one (01) B.Ed. cum Degree College and other fourteen (14) Post graduation Departments. In 2002, UGC has identified this Rajiv Gandhi University as one among the selected groups of twelve Universities with potential for excellence in Bio- diversity out of ninety competing Universities.  The University was assessed and accredited in 2002 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and was placed in “B” grade on the basis of its performance in academic research and governance.

The University has been striving to maintain high standard in both teaching and research in order to archive excellence.



The College has a well-equipped library with a reasonable number of books other than the reference books, journals and the newspapers. Each student, on admission, gets three (03) reader cards to borrow books from the library. Students are entitled to get the books issued for fifteen (15) days against a reader’s card. A fine @ Rs 1.00 per day is imposed after the expiry of the date of the returning of the books. The college also provides photocopy facilities to the teachers, students and other staff members at a conscessional rate.


            The college even if does not maintain any hostel directly, but takes care of the private mess where only lady teacher- trainees use to stay.


            As the college stands at the centre of the town, it avails the public Bank and Post office facilities adjacent to the college building (hardly 100–200 meters away from the college).


            Canteen and cooperative store facilities are also there for the students.


            The Govt. Hospital of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is at a walk-able distance from the college. So in term of medical facilities all services are available to the students.


            With regard to Transport Facilities, there is no problem as the college exists beside the NH-52-A and near by the Govt. Bus stand (Approximately 200 meters). In addition to these facilities, the college is planning to provide special college bus facility from the coming academic session(s).

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