Port Blair, April 27: The 35thConvocation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was held on Tuesday, 26th April, 2022.  Shri.Pankaj Kumar, IAS, Secretary,Disaster Management/ Information Technology/ Information Publicity & Tourism/ Art & Culture/Agriculture was the Guest of Honour for the Convocation Function at IGNOU Port Blair Regional Centre.  The function was held at Tagore Govt. College of Education Auditorium, Middle Point, Port Blair.

At Port Blair Regional Centre 751 students have been awarded certificates for 35th Convocation. Among 751 candidates, 42 students were collected their degrees and diplomas in person from the Guest of Honour. The Coordinators, Assistant Coordinators, Staff from IGNOU Study Centres/Regional Centre and general public were present at the Convocation.

The Guest of Honour Shri. Pankaj Kumar emphasized on the need to create awareness about tourism studies, courses for the benefit of Islanders to promote employment. He emphasized importance of acquiring continuous knowledge to upgrade the skills.  He appreciated the contribution of IGNOU Port Blair Regional Centre in providing quality higher educational opportunities and suitability of ODL system to Islands.

The Senior Regional of Port Blair Regional Centre Dr. S. Raja Rao highlighted the various activities and achievements of the Regional Centre during last one year in his report. He informed about the new programmes launched by IGNOU recently and assured to open new Study Centres in coming years in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In his report he stated that the social base of IGNOU Port Blair Regional Centre is expanding among women, SC, ST and OBC candidates in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The Programme was conducted by Dr. Nurul Hassan, Assistant Regional Director, Section Officer Sanjiv Kumar Hira and all the Regional Cetnre Staff were present in the programme.