APU creates an environment of academic freedom, where bright minds meet, discover and learn.
Every great story begins with a genesis. The Apex Professional University owes its existence to the wisdom, benefaction and philanthropy of a far-sighted visionary – Prof. Dr. Dhanwant Singh Matharoo. As early as 1998, he founded Apex Education Group in Amritsar and it is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the “Golden Temple” in the western media), the greatest spiritual & Cultural Centre.
Apex Professional University has been established in the Arunachal Pradesh by an Act of State Legislature under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, 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/LEGN–17/2012 Dated 10th May, 2013. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has accorded Apex Professional University as a state private university vide its letter F.No. 8-13/2013(CPP-I/PU) dated 28th June 2013 in accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(f) of University Grant Commision Act, 1956 and empowered to award degrees in terms of section 22 of UGC Act,1956. The Board of Governors is the Governing Body of the University and members of “Board of Governors” includes industrialists, academicians and representative of the UGC and State Government as per section 23(1) of the APEX Professional University Act, 2012.
Apart from it, Apex Professional University has been also empowered with the authority to conduct and certify examinations for Pre University Certificate Programme (equivalent to secondary and senior secondary level) by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in accordance with section 5(3), 37(1)(d) and 39 of the Apex Professional University Act, 2012, Statute No. 25 and Regulation No. 12 duly notified by State Government in the Official Gazette.
The headquarter of University is situated in Pasighat, District East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh. The University has small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections. Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, University are looking at the world through our own lens. The Apex Professional University strives for inclusive access to excellence in higher education and research to emerge as 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 Schools of Studies which shall consist of Faculties, Department and Centres of Studies.
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 Schools / Faculties.CBCS provides students to enjoy academic mobility and transfer of credits across Schools / Faculties. Quality, Flexibility and Student’s success are the underlying, imperatives of the CBCS initiative.
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 programmes with in-hand training to ensure employability of outgoing students in tune with the current policy of the government of India by providing proper training for employability of the youth. The Community Colleges will provide modular credit-based courses with entry and exit flexibility that conforms to the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). Community Colleges will be located in habitations with large potential student population.
Apex Professional University has adopted National Skill Qualifications Framework (NSQF), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Govt. of India), New Delhi vide notification, dated 27th December, 2013. NSQF is a quality assurance framework which organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. These levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning.
NSQF will also facilitate Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) that is largely lacking in the present education and training scenario. Additionally, it would help alignment of Indian qualifications to international qualifications.The credit accumulation and transfer system that will be integrated in the NSQF will allow people to move between education, vocational training and work at different stages in their lives according to their needs and convenience.
The APU is committed to Equal Opportunities and seeks to maintain an environment which encourages all its members to contribute fully and on an equal basis to both the work and the life of the university.