Mahatma Gandhi Govt. College, Mayabunder is situated about 7 kms. away from Mayabunder town which is the only premier institute of higher education in the District of Middle and North Andaman. Its sphere of activity and catchment area ranges from Paschimsagar of Diglipur to Baratang encompassing a large chunk of territory and majority population. Initially started at Car Nicobar in the year 1990 and shifted to its present place in the year 1994. In a sprouting campus of 10 hects. eco-friendly atmosphere, enchanting sea and virgin forest view, the college is the attraction not only to the students but also a great chunk of tourists and visitors who go to Karmatang via college road. Initially started with a meager students of less than 100 but now it has increased its strength upto 897 with 41 teaching staff, more than 30 non-teaching staff and more than 50 supporting staff. The college now imparts facilities for Degree Courses in six main streams. They are: B.com. (Commerce), B.Com(Co-operative Management), B.A.(Economics), B.A.(Historical Studies), B.A.(Political Science), and B.Sc.(Geography)
The campus starts with a bronze statue of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi which is a source of inspiration to all students and staff. The statue is surrounded by different types of flowers and other ornamental plants which give an esthetic sense to students, staff and visitors when they enter the college. The college is having one Administrative building which gives place to Principal, Visitors Room, P A to Principal, Office, all the Heads of the Departments, Ladies Common Staff Room, Gents Common Staff Room, Admission and Examination Wing, Computer Lab, Geography Lab, Stores, Record Room, NSS Unit IGNOU Study Centre and many other allied rooms utilized for academic and cultural pursuits. Besides there is adequate triple storied library having full amenity such as reading room, reference and issue section and a seminar room. A well established and well furnished conference room equipped with modern accessories accommodating 150 is ready for use.
We have also a well equipped Computer Lab for examination and learning as this college aims to provide 100% computer literacy to its students and staff by 2016. We have also a well furnished Auditorium having the capacity of more than 600 in one sitting which caters the need of the students for cultural functions and also for inter-departmental debate discussions and examination. Attached to the auditorium there is a well equipped Sports Centre with Multigym, Trade Mill and other modern equipments to cope with the students' desire. The college is also having a well furnished Canteen which is given on contract basis. One of the unique features of this college is that it has its own Guest House, well furnished, well ventilated and position in eco-friendly atmosphere having its face towards the sea. One of the achievements of this college is having sufficient staff quarters and earmarked Principal's quarters which caters the needs of employees who want to stay in the campus. Amenities like water, electricity, cleanness have been maintained which creates a congenial working atmosphere for the staff as they develop affinity by staying together. The college is also having two standard separate Hostel Buildings for Boys and Girls which caters the needs of all the students who desire to stay in the hostels. The indoor games centre which is popularly known as Gym Centre is well maintained with all types of indoor games such as Carom. TT, Badminton, Chess which are played by sufficient number of students everyday under the guidance of the Associate Professor of Physical Education. The Gym is also a special attraction for the students with Tread Mill, sauna bath etc.
Dr. B. Prabhuram
Principal, MGGC, Mayabunder