Higher education at Andaman & Nicobar Islands
From 1967 with inception of JNRM, the year 2015 saw a major change when the Islands received the first Medical College (Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences) with an intake of 100 MBBS Students and Andaman College (ANCOL). Starting 2016 the islands received their first Law School as well. The students from the Islands also seek higher education at Indian mainland (at various states) for which Indian Government has made appropriate reservations at various professional and academic colleges around the country (around 200 seats of various faculties). The students get admission in the colleges as GOI (Government of India nominees - Similar nomination scheme is also provided to North-eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir).
JNRM, Port Blair
TGCE, Port Blair
ANIIMS, Port Blair
List of Colleges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS)||Port Blair||South Andaman|
|2||Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya||Port Blair||South Andaman|
|3||Mahatma Gandhi Govt. College||Mayabunder||Middle Andaman|
|4||Andaman College (ANCOL)||Port Blair||Middle Andaman|
|5||Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Institute of Technology ||Port Blair||South Andaman|
|6||Tagore Government College of Education||Port Blair||South Andaman|
|7||District Institute Of Education And Training||Port Blair||South Andaman|
|8||Nursing School||Port Blair||South Andaman|
Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya:
College Website : http://jnrm.and.nic.in/
JNRM Port Blair is the first institution setup in the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands for higher education. This Institution of higher education had its inception on 6th November 1967. The College offers 16 courses at the Undergraduate level leading to B.A/B.Sc./B.Com/BCA/BBA (Travel & Tourism Management). It also offers 8 courses at the Post-graduate level leading to M.A/M.Sc. and M.Com. degrees. JNRM has also been declared as NET Examinations Centre by UGC from December 2002 onwards.
The Islands of Andaman & Nicobar are home to some of the indigenous tribes. JNRM has been the hub of education to students from these tribes and has produced diligent graduates almost in all disciplines.
The College has an enrolment of 3106 students in the academic session 2015-16, including 204 students belonging to ST Category of these Islands
Mahatma Gandhi Govt. College, Mayabunder
|BCA (Computer Applications)
(Tourism & Travel Management)
The student enrollment is close to 600 in the current academic year.
Courses Offered :
B.Com (Co-operative Management)
B.A (Historical Studies)
B.A (Political Science)
These are two polytechnics institutes offering higher technical education in the UT.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Government Polytechnic : Established in 1984
Second Government Polytechnic : Established in 1989
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic is 'the' technical education and training institute in the islands.
This institute is the first Govt. Diploma level institution in the country to get ISO 9001 Quality System
The institute is awarding Diploma, Trade Diploma and Post Diploma in various branches of technology,
science and others areas.
According to current academic scenario, current strength of the Institute is about 768 Diploma and 1418
Community Polytechnic students, 34 regular faculties and more than 100 supporting staffs.
It also includes one of the scientific & technological libraries with an online
information retrieval system over the campus LAN.
Courses offered at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic:
Details about the institute:
- Diploma in AutoMobile Engineering
- Diploma in Civil Engineering
- Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
- Diploma in Electronic and Communication Engineering
- Diploma in Computer Engineering
- Diploma in Information Technology
- Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology
- Post Diploma in Computer Application
- Post Diploma in Marine Engineering
- Deck Cadet Course
- Hotel Reception and Book Keeping
- Diploma in Fisheries Engineerig
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic (AICTE Approved)
(Affiliated to Maharastra SBTE, Mumbai)
Port Blair 744 103, Pahargaon
YOE / Type of Management :(1984) / A & N Administration
Second Government Polytechnic
- Civil Engineering (Seats : 30),
- Electrical Engineering (Seats : 30)
- Mechanical Engineering (Seats : 30),
- Automobile Engineering (Seats : 10)
- Computer Engineering (Seats : 20)
- P.D. in Refrigeration & A. C.Engg. (Seats : 20)
- Information Technology (Seats : 20),
- Marine Engineering (Seats : 20)
- P. D. in Marine Engineering (Seats : 15)
- P.D. in Computer Applications (Seats : 20)
- Hotel Management & Catering Technology (Seats : 20),
- Electronics & Comm.Engg.(Seats : 20)
Along with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic College,
the Second Government Polytechnic College Port Blair is complementing the higher education needs of the Island.
After establishment of Second Government Polytechnic College Port Blair in 1989,
this colleges started awarding diploma in Electronics & Communication ,
Fisheries Engineering and Fishing Boat Skipper and trade diploma courses in Hotel
Reception and Book Keeping, House Keeping and Cookery. In 2003 two new Diploma courses in Information
Technology and Hotel Management & Catering Technology were introduced.
In 2004 Post Diploma in Marine Engineering was also introduced.
Courses of the Institute are approved by AICTE and this institution is affiliated under Maharashtra State
Board of Technical Education (MSBTE), Mumbai.
Tagore Government College of Education, Port Blair
Two Years B.Ed. Degree Programme
Language - Hindi/English
Botany/Plant Science, Zoology/Animal Science, Microbiology
History, Geography, Political Science, Economics
Four Years Integrated Degree Programme (8 semesters)
B.Sc.B.Ed. (Computer Science)
Govt. School of Nursing, Port Blair
Scholarship Grant :
Andaman-Nicobar Administration grants a scholarship money upto INR 1000 (as accommodation and hostel food expenses)
to all students of Andaman and Nicobar studying in Andamans, while Scholarship amount upto INR 2500 (as accommodation
and hostel food expenses) is granted to students belonging to Andaman and Nicobar Islands who are studying elsewhere
in India. This money is reimbursed to students at the end of year when valid bills are produced or if
hostel was not available then the amount is granted on submission of a certificate from the Head of institution
stating so (Administration order no. 1301 dated 04-04-2011)
The 3-year courses offered by the institute are BA Economics (60 seats), B.A English (Language & Literature) (60 seats), B. Com (General) (60 seats), B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship) (60 seats), B.B.A (30 seats), B.Sc (Psychology) (30 seats), B.A (Sociology) (30 seats) and BPA Music Hindustani (Vocal) (30 seats).
Reserved seats in mainland colleges :
Government of India has made provisions to reserve seats in various professional and academic colleges all over India
for the students of
Andaman-Nicobar Administration based on their category(internal Andaman Nicobar categorisation), local merit list (internal merit list of Andaman and Nicobar Islands). The selected students are granted seats as per their merit,choice and availibility.
As per year 2010-2011 list the following number of seats were alloted to islander students
||No. of seats
||BL Integrated course
||B. Sc. Agriculture
||One yr. Craft course
The above seats are reserved and alotted based on the following Categories recognised exclusively in Andaman Nicobar
Category 1 - 20 % | Tribal Students
Category 2 - 10 % | Students whose parents are Deputationists and Central Govt. employees with transfer liability to
serve outside Andaman Nicobar Islands. Such students must have studied the last 2 years in the Islands.
Category 3 - 50 % | Students whose ancestors settled either prior to 1942 or those who were settled by govt.
under various rehabilitation schemes
Category 3A - 1/3rd of 50% | Pre-1942 Settlers
Category 3B - 1/3rd of 50% | Settlers under colonisation schemes
Category 3C - 1/3rd of 50% | Combined merit of 3A and 3B
Category 4 - 20% | Students who do not fall under Cat 1,2,3 and whose parents have no transfer liability outside
Andaman-Nicobar. These students must have studied for 10years in the Islands.
Category 5 - Unutilised seats | general merit list of students who have atleast studied last 2 years in Andaman and nicobar islands
Apart from the above State Govt. of kerala has reserved one seat each of MBBS,BAMS,B.Sc.Agri for
Malayali students whose parents are settled in Andamans and the students have studied in the Islands for 10 years
or more. Tamil nadu Govt. similarly has provided one seat each for M.V.Sc and M.F.Sc.