Education in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Set away from the Indian mainland and located on the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are best known for their peaceful climate. The place may have limited scope for higher education but offers quality education. From primary education to Ph.D level courses, the institutes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer it all. The islands may not have many colleges offering professional courses, though the notable ones present here, contribute to the literacy rate of the Union Territory.

As per 2011 census, the average literacy rate of the islands is 86.27 percent as compared to that of 2001, which showed an average of 81.30. The increase in the average rate of literacy of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are due to the educational standards maintained by the primary and secondary schools as well as by other educational organizations.

Education System in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The islands do not boast of too many educational institutions. There are schools providing primary education and secondary education. Apart from the basic education, there are organizations providing professional courses like technical, teacher’s training and industrial training. The island got its first nursing school in 2001.

Government is working hard to achieve higher standards in the education sector in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Their efforts are paying off with results showing about four fifth of the population being literate. This is a great record specially when compared to the overall literacy rate of the country. The average rate of literacy attained by the islands is way above the average rate of India. Students interested in professional courses such as medical, law and engineering need to shift from the islands to the mainland.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is unique in some way when it comes to the medium of education. Bengali, Hindi, Telegu, Tamil, English, Malyalam, Nicobari, Sanskrit and Urdu are the nine languages that are used as mediums. There are more than 100 institutions providing quality education to resident students and non resident students.

Education in Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands has some excellent schools offering primary education. Most of the primary and secondary schools are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education. After independence, this Union Territory has seen considerable growth in the educational sector. The schools have played a major role in this growth of the sector. It is due to their initiative that the literacy rate has jumped from 33.69 percent in 1961 to 86.27 percent as per the 2011 census report.

Most of the schools in the islands are affiliated to C.B.S.E board. These educational institutions boast of excellent infrastructure. They provide free primary education to students below the poverty line along with other facilities. Education in Andaman and Nicobar is however affordable compared to other locations.

The schools functioning in Andaman and Nicobar Islands include:

  • Primary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Ashram Schools
  • Vernacular Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Senior Secondary Schools

Some Best Schools in Andaman and Nicobar

School Board Location
Government Secondary School CBSE Prathrapur Brijkunj, Po- Brichkunj, A & N Islands
Govt Boys Sr Sec School CBSE Middle Point, Port Blair, A & N Islands, 744101
Govt Sec School CBSE Mildera Ii Katchal, Port Blair, A & N IslandS
Govt Sr Sec School CBSE Haddo, Post Port Blair, A & N Islands,
Ummat Public School CBSE Mohatma Gandhi Road, Middle Point Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair, (A&NIsland),
St. Mary’s School CBSE Post Box No. 270 744101
M E S School CBSE Azad Nagar, Stewart Gunj Bambooflat, South Andaman, 744107

CBSE Schools in Andaman and Nicobar

School Name Place Union Territory Board
Govt Senior Secondary School Neil Island Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Govt.Secondary School Parangara Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Vivekananda Kendra Zilla Parishad Vidyalaya, Ramakrishna Gram, North Andaman Diglipur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Govt.primary School, Sitanagar, North Andaman Diglipur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Governement primary school, madhupur, north andaman Diglipur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Govt.middle School, Madhupur Diglipur, North Andaman Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Govt.sec.school, Laxmipur, North Andaman Diglipur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
M.e.s. School Andaman Andaman Nicobar CBSE
VIVEKANANDA KENDRA VIDYALAYA LAMBA LINE Andaman Nicobar CBSE
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO.I PORT BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO.2 RAKSHA VIHAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA AFS CARNI COLEAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA ARONG Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT RABINDRA BANGLA VIDYALAYA PORT BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
UMMAT PUBLIC SCHOOL BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
NIRMALA SR SEC SCHOOL HADDO Andaman Nicobar CBSE
KAMARAJ ENG MED SCHOOL ABERDEEN BAZAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT. SECONDARY SCHOOL SHADIPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT. SECONDARY SCHOOL PILPILLOW NANCOWRIE Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL (TELUGU MEDIUM) HADDO Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL (HINDI MEDIUM) HADDO Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL CHAMPIN Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL MOHANPURA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL CAMPBELL Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL LAPATHY CAR-NICOBAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL SAWAI CAR-NICOBAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL KAPANGA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MALACCA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL KARMATANG Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL DAIRY FARM Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SEC SCHOOL (TAMIL & ENGLISH) HADDO Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT MODEL SR SEC SCHOOL BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT GIRLS SR SEC SCHOOL BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT BOYS SR SEC SCHOOL BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
CARMEL SEC SCHOOL PHOENIX BAY HADDO Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL MUS CAR-NICOBAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
VITALA PUBLIC SCHOOL SOUTH ANDAMAN Andaman Nicobar CBSE
NAVAL PUB SCHOOL MINNIE BAY PORT BLAIR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
M E S SCHOOL AZAD NAGAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA RANGAT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT. SECONDARY SCHOOL PASCHIM SAGAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT. SECONDARY SCHOOL LAXMIPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT. SECONDARY SCHOOL CALICUT PORT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR.SECONDARY SCHOOL BATHUBASTI Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR. SECONDARY SCHOOL BAMBOOFLAT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR. SECONDARY SCHOOL WIMBERLYGUNJ Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SECONDARY SCHOOL SABRI JN. Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SECONDARY SCHOOL SWADESH NAGAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SECONDARY SCHOOL DIGLIPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SECONDARY SCHOOL TUSNABAD Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SECONDARY SCHOOL PAHALGAON Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL GARACHARAMA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL PORT MOUT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL JUNGLIGHAT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL Ramkrishnapur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL BAKULTALA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL KADAMTALA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL LONG ISLAND Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL MAYABUNDER Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL HAVELOCK Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL KALIGHAT Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL Rangat Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LAXMANPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ORALKATCHA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Hut bay Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Ranga chang Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Mannarghat Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL Vivekandapur Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL SHIVAPURAM Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL NIMBUTALA Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL MILETILAK Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL RAM NAGAR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL ADAZIG Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL HARMANDER Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAINPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL MANGLUTAN Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL GOVINDAPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL MANPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL DURGAPUR Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL WESTBAY KATCHAL Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL WEBI MAYABUNDER Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL Kaushalya nagar Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SEC SCHOOL SUBHASHGRAM Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SEC SCHOOL Namunaghar Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SEC SCHOOL Junglighat Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT MODEL SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Ferrargunj Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Kishori Nagar Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL Shibpur aerial Andaman Nicobar CBSE
GOVT SECONDARY SCHOOL Swarajgram Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Government Secondary School Jirkatang Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Navy Children School, Port Blair Port Blair Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Nicobar Andaman Nicobar CBSE
M.E.S. School South Andaman Andaman Nicobar CBSE
Carmel Secondary School Port Blair Andaman Nicobar CBSE

Colleges in Andaman and Nicobar

The island has few science and arts colleges. Most of these are government owned. There are educational institutions offering various professional courses such as teacher’s training, diploma in polytechnics and some vocational courses. Colleges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are generally affiliated to Pondicherry University. Some of these institutions are also affiliated to the Madras University. I.T.I institutes and those offering polytechnic courses are however affiliated to the Delhi University. The Union Territory also has Indira Gandhi National Open University centers for distant education programs in the island.

Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya

Course Details: BA, BSc, BCom

Sri Nagarjuna Degree College

Course Details: BA, BSc, BCom

Government Teachers Training Institute, Andaman

Course Details: Junior Basic Training

University in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Several educational institutions are affiliated to the Pondicherry University. The technical ones are however affiliated to Delhi University and others are under the Madras University.

Professional options in Andaman and Nicobar

Type of Course Name of College Course Offered
Graduation United College of Arts and Science BCom, BSc and BA
Medical Regional Medical Research Institute
Agricultural Research Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair Social Science, Animal Science, Horticulture, Forestry, Field Crops and Fisheries Science
Teacher’s Training course and Science Course Tagore Government College of Education B.Ed, BSc, Computer Science
Diploma, Trade Diploma and Post Diploma Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology Diploma in Polytechnic
Undergraduate Courses and Post Graduation courses Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya BA in Bengali, English, Hindi, Historical Studies, Masters in Commerce
Ph.D Regional Medical Research Institute Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Microbiology and Entomology

Education for Non Resident Students in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

There are quotas for non resident students in the Union Territory. For higher studies in technical or other professional fields however, students need to depend on other states in India.

Education for Foreign Students

There are seats reserved for foreign students in the colleges offering professional courses in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The students need to qualify the exams and the admission criteria. They also need to fulfill the criteria set by the Government for foreign students who intend to study in India.

Hostel Facilities in the Union Territory

Hostel facilities are available for outstation students in the islands. They offer food facilities. Some of them even offer laundry services to the non resident students as well as students from abroad. The hostels are located nearby the colleges and are affordable.

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