Prominent CBSE Schools in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Are you looking for renowned CBSE schools in the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands? This article provides a list of reputed CBSE schools, with details of each school's unique aspects.

There are 428 educational institutions in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, providing education from the pre-primary to the senior secondary level. Most of these schools are Government aided schools, but there are also privately managed ones too. Here are some of the more prominent CBSE-affiliated schools.

Carmel Senior Secondary School

Enlighten, empower and excel is the motto of the Carmel Senior Secondary School, Port Blair. Commencing in 1968 its aim to enlighten children with knowledge, empower them with important values, skills & self-confidence and encourage them to excel, the Apostolic Carmel Educational Society started the Carmel Senior Secondary School.

The Roman Catholic Christian School is a co-educational CBSE-affiliated school from primary to senior secondary classes. Specific details of the school infrastructure and facilities is not known due to the school's website not being operational at the time of writing this article (

Government Model Senior Secondary School

The Government Model Senior Secondary School, Port Blair has been consistently showing superb academic results every year, with quite a few students always ranking in the list of toppers in the annual Class X Board exams. The CBSE affiliated school encourages students to speak in English in non-classroom activities too so as to develop English speaking skills. After Class X, students can continue to pursue their academic education up to the senior secondary level, where 6 streams are offered: Arts, Science, Commerce, Financial Management & Marketing, Computer Science and Information Technology.

The school campus has independent infrastructure for children of the primary classes, with an individual Head Master for their section. Other than a science lab, the school has a computer lab too and a library. Sports facilities include a lawn tennis court and a basketball court. The school's annul athletics meet is organized at the grounds of nearby Gymkhana. Students can avail of the hostel facility, with a separate one each for boys and girls.

School fees

Since the school is managed with Government finances, parents do not have to pay tuition fees for their wards, but need to pay the annual exam and other fees if required, which generally is approximately Rs.200/- p.a.

Nirmala Senior Secondary School

Established in 1958, the Nirmala Senior Secondary School is a Government recognised school under the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions. The CBSE-affiliated school (it got provisional affiliation in 1996) from pre-primary classes to Std 12 is managed by the Association of Catholic Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It should be noted that while it is mandatory for Catholic students to attend classes of the Christian Doctrine (Catechism), this is not compulsory for non-Catholic students. However, the latter must attend moral science & value education classes.

The school provides hostel facilities for up to 150 students, with separate facilities for boys and girls. Every hostel student is provided with a bed and a study desk. The main school campus has got labs for all the science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as well as for home science. There is also a computer science lab, a crafts room and a well-stocked library. Indoor games and outdoor sports facilities too are available.

Admission process

Parents can apply for admission to the Nirmala Senior Secondary School for Kindergarten and Class 1. Those who apply for admission to the school after their wards have studied elsewhere will need to produce a Transfer Certificate from the school last attended. The transfer certificate must be countersigned by the District Education Officer of the District in which the School is located and also must clearly indicate whether or not it is a recognized educational institute.

Mahatma Gandhi International School

The CBSE-affiliated Mahatma Gandhi International School (MGIS) was founded in 2004. Students from Std 3 onward can avail of the excellent boarding facilities, including week day as well as full-time boarding. Those taking up the position of house parents at MGIS can also avail of the boarding facilities. The boarding section has its own dining and recreational facilities, as well as access to computers. Quick medical aid is also at hand when required.

Other than the aforementioned boarding facilities, the 20-acres school campus has all top-notch infrastructures, for both academic and non-academic activities. Teachers use multimedia projection tools to maintain interest in formal classroom learning sessions and the computer centre along with fully equipped labs for the science subjects provides hands-on practical education. Then there is the library with vast sources for updating a student's knowledge and providing good fictional content too for leisure-reading. Away from formal learning, students can enjoy arts & craft activities, dance, drama & music sessions, etc. The school's sports activities include cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, athletics, etc. An indoor sports centre has facilities for badminton and general recreation. Noon meals and general snacks prepared in the on-campus kitchen are provided in the large dining hall.

Admission process

Parents can obtain the form for admissions to MGIS in December and January and the completed form should be submitted at the school office along with 6 passport size photos of the student, as well as: (i) An attested photocopy of the student's birth certificate and (ii) A medical certificate that the student is physically fit & is not having any infectious or contagious disease. Note that the original birth certificate must be brought to the school at the time of admission and it will be returned after verification. In case of transfer from another school, parents will also need to submit a transfer certificate and a character certificate from the last attended school's Principal.

Navy Children School

From its fledgling year in 1996, the Navy Children School, Port Blair has grown by leaps and bounds, its academic reputation being asserted very firmly. Thanks to an excellent faculty, students have excelled in the senior secondary exams. For four consecutive years it was ranked the best senior secondary school in the urban region of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and has also won the best academic trophy for the science stream of Class 12 among all Navy Children Schools.

It is not just in the academic field but also in the sports arena that the students of Navy Children School, Port Blair have done exceptionally well in inter-school competitions and in those organized by the SGFI (State Games Federation of India) in sports like badminton, swimming and athletics.

The campus infrastructure includes science labs for the individual science subjects, namely, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. There is a separate Mathematics lab where students enjoy the subject with unique calculators and kits. All classrooms are fitted with Educomp Smart Class technology and audio-visual rooms are utilized for interactive learning sessions. The school's library is also well-stocked with books and periodicals.

Other than elocution, quizzes and debates, interesting co-curricular activities include designing wind chimes, making kites, painting masks, English calligraphy, Hindi creative writing, recitation of Sanskrit shlokas, etc


Children of Serving and retired Naval Personnel and those Army / IAF/ Coast Guard Personnel, who are on deputation to Navy are given priority for admission.

For more schools in the UT refer: Andaman & Nicobar CBSE Schools listings

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