Port Blair, Apr 15: In the month of March 2019, the Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre, Port Blair has sent over 10,000 SMs to the students of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. As reminder to timely apply for June, 2018 exam SMS alert was sent to 1317 students. Similarly, to collect the study materials from IGNOU Warehouse Shadipur SMS instruction was sent to 888 students. For 32nd Convocation, the Regional Centre sent 756 SMs invitation to students. For July 2018 session students a second reminder SMs was sent to 1169 students. Very regularly the Regional Centre sent SMS for its Saturday Video-Classes on Friday for nearly 100 students per week. Besides the SMS, 28 Press-Releases have been published in local print media/electronic media in the month of March, 2019. The SMS communication to students covers Gyandarshan Teleclass intimation, alerts to submit assignments pre-intimation of degree dispatch status, theory and practical classes organized at Regional Centre, academic activities of the Port Blair city, special events/ celebration (women’s Day etc.), informing the reference book list at Regional Centre Library to selective group of students, advisory note to collect undelivered mark sheet, provisional certificate, study materials. In a year nearly 50,000 SMS is being used to communicate with 5,000 students of the Islands. The suggestions are invited to improve the SMS services of IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair. A communication from Regional Director, IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair said.