Jawaharlal Nehru College, the oldest and the premier institution of higher learning in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the North-Eastern part of India, is situated in Pasighat Township in the East Siang District. Since its establishment in 1964, the college has remained the alma mater of higher education in the state and has rendered unparalleled services in the field of education. The College was affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati, and then to the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Presently it is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar (Central University). It has 13 Departments under Humanities, Science and Commerce faculties and both Pass courses as well as Honours courses are available to the students in all streams.
The Jawaharlal Nehru College is more or less a residential College. There are eight hostels for boys and two hostels for girls. Students belonging to Arunachal Tribes are given first preference in hostel accommodation subject to availability of seatsstrictly on the basis of merit after they are formally admitted in the college. A student who is admitted into the college cannot claim hostel seat as a matter of right