Port Blair, May 02: The Andaman & Nicobar Administration has conveyed its approval to establish Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Study Centre at Andaman College (ANCOL), Port Blair. The Study Centre will have Under Graduation Courses, Post Graduation Courses, MBA & PG Diploma Courses, one year Diploma Courses and six months certificate courses. The IGNOU Study Centre will facilitate all ANCOL students (nearly 1000) to study one year Diploma courses and six months Certificate courses, for value addition to their Under Graduation degree. This will be 4th IGNOU Centre in Port Blair city namely: Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM), Medial College (ANIIMS), District Jail, Prothrapur and Andaman College (ANCOL). The ANCOL centre will share the Port Blair student strength of 1500 to 2000 students in a year. Recently, the three existing centres in Port Blair handles Student Support Services for 3729 (in 2018) students. Since inspection of the IGNOU, Regional Centre at Port Blair, over 47,000 students has been benefitted academically. A communication from Regional Director, IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair said.