02 December, 2023

Regional Centre








Dr. R. V. R. Murthy

´╗┐Regional Director 


Dr. RVR Murthy (b. 1968) has an outstanding academic career bestowed with Poindicherry University Gold Medal for securing highest rank in MA Political Science. He did M.Phil from Pondicherry Central University followed by Ph.D. degree from Agra University,Agra. He has joined as a Lecturer under A & N administration in the year 1965 and since then he has been actively involved in teaching Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses and extensively taken part in seminars, conferences and delivered lectures of varied intrests. So far, he was supervised 03 M.Phil disertations and acted as an external examiner for a Ph.D candidate. 


He served for approximately three decades under A & N Administration in various capacities as Principal (i/c), Head of the Department (HoD), Drawing and Disbursing Officer, Chief Superintendent for Pondicherry University exams, Public Information Officer (PIO), NSS Programme Officer, National Testing Agency (NTA) Observer for various competitive exams conducted at Port Blair and performed diligently the responsibilities assigned as Venue Supervisor for UPSC, New Delhi exams at Port Blair centre.

He has passion for teaching and research on various topics relevant to Island society and polity. He has published more than 25 Nos articles in national and international reputed journals. He has published 04 books on series of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and 01 reference book for readers’ interest. He has completed 03 Minor Research Projects (MRP) sponsored by UGC & ICSSR, New Delhi. He has actively participated and presented several papers approximately 30 Nos on various current issues pertains regional and national level. He has also actively associated with Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Port Blair and National Service Scheme (NSS) for upliftment of students and also empowerment of women.  Further he also associated with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to spread necessary awareness among islanders. He has also been honoured for ‘Best Academic paper” by the Research Link Journal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) for an outstanding academic contribution.

Currently holding the most prestigious and challenging task as Regional Director IGNOU, posted at Regional Centre, Port Blair. Before assuming the charge of Regional Director, he was holding the post of Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, most renowned College of Andaman and Nicobar Administration i.e., Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM) Port Blair.´╗┐


Dr. Nurul Hasan

Assistant Regional Director 

Dr. NurulHasan is presently working as Assistant Regional Director at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. He has joined IGNOU in 2011 as Assistant Regional Director. He has also served Uttar Pardesh Remote Sensing Applications Center, Lucknow and U.P. Irrigation department at Lucknow in various capacities for over 15 years.

He has obtained Masters in Science, M.Phil and Doctoral degree in Geology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE), IGNOU, Diploma in Turkish language and Diploma in Computer Applications from Ambedkar Computer Application Training Scheme (DOEACC, Department of Electronics, Govt. of India), Lucknow.  His Core discipline is Geology with specialization in Hydrogeology/Environmental Monitoring & assessment Studies/Water Resources Evaluation and Remote Sensing, Groundwater &surface water studies.

Main experience and exposure for about 20 years including 05 years of research experience has been in the Assessment, Management, Development, evaluation, Quality assessment of Groundwater in the Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh. Conjunctive use studies of surface and Groundwater in canal command areas has been one of the main focus. I have been also involved in the quality assessment of surface water and soil quality under Environmental assessment, management and monitoring .He is involved in the field of Distance and open learning system.

DrHasan has published / presented 0ver 20 papers in International and National journals/Conferences. His area of specialization is Hydrogeology/Environmental Monitoring & assessment Studies and Distance & Open Learning System.



Sanjiv Kumar Hira

Section Officer


Shri. Sanjiv Kumar Hira is presently working as Section Officer (Sr. Scale) in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. He has joined IGNOU in 2009. He has assigned the duties and responsibilities of Preparation of Budget BE & RE of RC; All the Finance and accounts related works of RC and LSCs; Preparation of annual accounts; Preparation of Audit replies for both Internal and External; Verification and processing of study centre bills; Updation of service books of RC staff; Tender related works of RC; Renewal of agreement for RC / Warehouse/ Manpower Agency; Purchasing of stationeries for RC and LSCs; Preparation of salary for the staff of RC and LSCs; Monitoring Reconciliation of Plan and Non Plan accounts on monthly basis; Verification of Cash Book preparation of budget; Custody of all the cheque books/finance related files, registers; Works related to construction of RC building; Monitoring maintenance of cheque cum bill register; Income Tax& TDS related matters of RC; Regular Quarterly e-filing report; Preparation of financial report for HQ, New Delhi; Ensuring timely payment of all bills, dues of RC; Reply on DO letter pertains to Finance & Administration; Monitoring Expenditure control register; Any other work(s) assigned by RD I/c time-to-time.


Joji K Simon

Assistant Executive (Data Processing)


Shri. Joji K Simon is presently working as Assistant Executive (Data Processing) in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. He has joined IGNOU in 2009 as Data Entry Operator. He has been assigned the duties and responsibilities of Monitoring & up-keeping of computer systems & related items-AMC etc.; Computer related consumables, repairs & maintenance work(s) etc.; Landline; modem; Projector; internet, web cast; related activities etc.; Change of RC/SC/Name/Address/Elective courses; Issue of NOC/Field work Certificate/Course Completion Certificate ; Database Management; Entry of assignments/ Practical/ Project marks; Entry of offline admission / Re-registration/TEE forms; Issue of I-Card (Online and Offline); Sending regular SMS/e-mail to learners; Handling and replying of student grievances on student portal; Preparing of Banners/Posters/ PPT & other promotional materials; Preparing online weekly/monthly reports for Headquarters; All kind of exam related activities; emergency QPs; Change of exam centre etc.; Printing of award lists/ acknowledgement slips/ other SC stationeries, etc.; Attending student problems/queries; Any other work(s) assigned by RD time-to-time.


U Swaraja Laxmi Bai

Executive Assistant


Ms. Swaraja Laxmi Bai is presently working as Executive Assistant in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. She has joined IGNOU in 2009 as Assistant. She has assigned the duties and responsibilities of Receiving the DDs of Admission Section & Data Entry Section; Processing of SC bills and other regular payments of RC with proper noting and drafting; Maintaining Cash Book and Reconciliation of Fee & SOP Account; Remittance of Fee/Convocation fund to IGNOU HQ, New Delhi; Preparation of Financial Report pertains to FEE A/c; Depositing the DDs as immediately as possible into bank accounts; Reimbursement of Fee for SC/ST; Maintaining error free financial records for avoiding audit objections; Any other work(s) assigned by RD I/c time-to-time.


Asma Bibi

Semi Professional Assistant


Ms. Asma Bibi is presently working as Semi- Professional Assistant in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. She has joined IGNOU in 2009. She has assigned the duties and responsibilities of Maintaining and updating RC library/accession register /Audio-Video register records; Conducting of Video classes on Saturdays; Maintaining and updating evaluated projects/ internship records/dissertation work reports at Library; Upkeep and maintenance of TV; Radios; DVD Player; Amply speaker. Gyandarshan/TaTa Sky/DTH; Issue of library books/projects to the learners; Distribution of old question papers to the learners; Maintaining the records/stock register of SLM and return packets etc.; Keeping records of SLM not received students / taking appropriate action/sending mails to HQ; Dispatch of SLM by BPP (BNPL); Record of data base of Print and Visual Media; Preparation of Quarterly report of Hindi Raj Bhasha Counseling to the learners/visitors to increase the enrolment of the university; Any other work(s) assigned by RD I/c time-to-time.


Sangita Mandal



Ms. Sangita Mandal is presently working as Assistant in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Center Port Blair. She has joined IGNOU in 2009 as Junior Assistant –cum-Typist. She has assigned the duties and responsibilities of Helping students and solving the students queries and counseling; Receiving and Verification of Admission/RR forms/Convocation/Dup-I- card/ Re-admission/Change of Elective forms; Processing of Admission/RR/Convocation forms; Transferring Admission/RR Forms to AE (DP) (soft copy also); Submission of DDs relating to Offline Admission &RR/ Convocation/Migration/Duplicate-Icard to Finance Section of RC with details; Preparation and issue of Degree Certificate/Duplicate I-card /Migration Certificate; Coordinating to conduct Induction /Academic Counsellor / Coordinators Meeting activities/ Convocation; Issuing of return mark sheet/provisional certificate Maintaining and Handling of IDMS Portal; Any other work(s) assigned by RD I/c time-to-time.