Established in 1979 as "Government College, Itanagar", the college was re-christened as Dera Natung Government College to commemorate the voluminous contributions of the visionary and illustrious leader, late Dera Natung, who served as one of the most dynamic Education Ministers for all round development of education in the State.
The College has presently 3500 students including three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. The college has a team of learned and dedicated teachers comprising of 13 departments. The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh and presently offers Three year programmes of Study leading to Bachelor Degree in Arts, Commerce and Science.
The college has a separate library building equipped with textbooks, reference books, magazines, journals and newspapers and a Reading Room which cater to the regular readers. The Library has a total of 31,094 titles which includes Govt. funded books, UGC-funded books and donated books. The library has recently been upgraded to a fully automated library.
The college is equipped with an Integrated Co-teaching (ICT) Facility, enabling students to utilize modern technology as learning aids for their education.