An island located in the Bay of Bengal and distanced from the Indian mainland geographically, the island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have always been very highly placed in the field of education. The Universities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are limited to a university that has many general colleges affiliated to them with courses in various disciplines being offered to the students of the Union Territory.
Higher Education in the Universities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- The presence of a general University in Andaman and Nicobar Islands offering various courses in Arts, science and commerce is really a boon to the people of the island as they do not need to travel to other places for their higher education after the higher secondary examination.
- An Institute for Regional Medical Research is located in the Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for research facilities offered in the field of medicine.
- There is one more research institute that offers research studies in the field of agriculture and extends to related subjects like forestry, Horticulture, Animal Sciences, Fisheries Sciences, and Plant Crops.
- A number of Open Universities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands facilitate those students who want to further their education through the distance mode.
Affiliation to Various Universities:
In the absence of a technical university, the many professional colleges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are affiliated to either the Delhi University or the Madras University. Some of them like the B.Ed. Colleges are affiliated to Pondicherry University. Some of the colleges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands that were under the Rangoon University in Burma, have now been transferred to the University of Calcutta. The polytechnic colleges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education and are approved by the All India Technical Education Board.
University regulation regarding admission to these colleges depends on the affiliated university. To the state university of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a pass in the higher secondary examination is essential.