Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar, the second institute of Higher Education in Arunachal Pradesh, initially housed in Government Higher Secondary school building, began its educational pursuits in the evening shift with four departments English, Hindi, Economics and History with a handful of students. Within a short span of time, the college made stupendous and splendid progress. It shifted to own massive building complex in its permanent site in 1986. Located Centrally in the Vivek Vihar sector of the State Capital Complex with a beautiful natural environment, surrounded on three sides by the river Ganga and on the fourth side by a hillock, it has an area more than 40 acres of land. Since its inception it has been imparting education in both Day and Night shift still 1990 when the night shift was finally abolished.