Port Blair, Feb 19: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU|) offers wide verities of academic programmes ranging from six months ‘Certificate’ course to Ph.D., Research degree. At present, the IGNOU is offering 239 academic, professional, vocational, awareness generating and skill-oriented programmes at the level of Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree (UG), Master’s Degree (PG) and Doctoral degree through its 21 Schools of Studies. In Andaman & Nicobar Islands, due to limitation of academic infrastructure namely, resource persons for teaching activity, laboratories for doing practical / internships etc., the Regional Port Blair is able to offer 75 programmes only. As there is a constant enquiry about the details of Ph.D., M.Ed., and B.Ed., programmes, the Regional Centre has taken the print -outs of Prospectus of these programmes (from www.ignou.ac.in) and kept at its library for reference purposes only (not-for-sale). All the interest applicants / students may visit RC to know the eligibility conditions, course duration / contents, selection process through entrance test, details of subject papers etc. The study centre for B.Ed., and M.Ed., are not available at ANI and the Ph.D., programme is offered centrally at IGNOU Head Quarters, New Delhi only. A communication from IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair said.