Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Port Blair is the premier Institution in the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands which had its inception in 1967 as Govt. College Port Blair. The College offers instructions in wide-ranging disciplines at Undergraduate and postgraduate levels leading to B.A, B.Sc, B.Com., BCA, BBA(Tourism & Travel Mgt.) and BPES (Physical Education) degrees and M.Sc., M.A and M.Com degrees respectively. Initially the College was Affiliated with Punjab University, Chandigarh at the time of inception (1967) and the Affiliation was shifted to Pondicherry Central University in the year 1987. The College is also centre of almost all the UPSC Competitive Examinations. It has also been declared as NET examination centre by UGC from December 2002 onwards. This College has an excellent sprawling campus having statues of great thinkers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Swami Vivekananda.
NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Cellular JailThe Cellular Jail situated at the Atlanta point in Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is one of the spots in India that have a lot of historical background in the context of the British rule. The jail surrounded by kaala paani (black waters) hides the darkest secrets of torture, atrocities and hardships faced by the political prisoners during the time of British Raj. It is now a national memorial museum that is one of the most visited tourist spots in Port Blair. Wrapping the agony, anger and pain of inmates behind the excellent architecture, this jail which earlier was the centre for life imprisonment is now looked upon with patriotic fervour by the Indian visitors. The heart breaking stories are somehow still alive in these wings. This national memorial still stands strong to sing to the melodies of freedom which we enjoy now without even realising the cost at which we got it in the first place. Our Indian activists and freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar were held captive in here during India’s freedom struggle. Located around 4 Kms from the Veer Savarkar airport this monument should be at the top of your checklist as it marks the whole archipelago as the torturous deserted islands where the prisoners once brought to could never see the face of the main Indian subcontinent. The museum and the light and show at the Cellular jail make the visitors understand the painful past that this structure holds within itself.
Corbyn's CoveCorbyn’s Cove Beach is one of the more busy beaches in the Andaman Islands. This is the closest beach to Port Blair mere 8 km from the City center. The drive to the beach is a stunning visual treat. You will get quite a view of Marina Park a pristine stretch of blue sea along the entire route.
Veer Abdul Hamid DweepCompany Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid Idrisi PVC (1 July 1933 – 10 September 1965), was an Indian soldier. He was posthumously given India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra, for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.In memory of Veer Abdul Hameed one islands name of Andaman and Nicobar declared as Veer Abdul Hameed dweep.
Shaheed Dweep ( Neil Island)Shaheed Dweep, earlier known as Neil Island is an island of the Andaman Islands, located in Ritchie's Archipelago. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is located 36 km (22 mi) northeast from Port Blair.
Swaraz Dweep ( Havelock Island)Swaraj Dweep, earlier known as Havelock Island, is one of the largest islands in Ritchie's Archipelago, to the east of Great Andaman within the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The island is 41 km (25 mi) northeast of the capital city, Port Blair.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island (Ross)Ross Island, officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The island is situated 3 km (2 mi) east from central Port Blair. The historic ruins are a tourist attraction.