Port Blair, July 25: In Andaman & Nicobar Islands the Regional Centre- Port Blair has been providing higher education to nearly 50,000 students, over 100 academic courses. The awareness about Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) courses in the region is increasing day-by-day. There-by consistent improvement in admission semester- after-semester. The special admission exists camp organized at JNRM College, ANCOL, Coast Guard etc, are able to motivate the target groups to study higher education.
The attempts of the Regional Centre in reaching specific target groups like School Teachers, Secretariat Staff members, Police Personnel, Tour Operators, Defence (Army, Navy, Air Force) Staffs etc, has created adequate awareness about the Open and Distance Learning opportunities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Through Newspaper articles, regular Press Releases in print media, Doordarshan /Aakashwani, the IGNOU has reached the unreached population of the region. Especially, the students from Campbell Bay and Diglipur areas are seeking admission in large number. The last date for both online and offline admission for July 2019 academic session is 31st July 2019.