Port Blair is the largest town and a municipal council in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands and the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. Port Blair is the headquarters for the Indian district of South Andaman, and the local administrative sub-division (tehsil), which is also called Port Blair. It is the headquarters of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the first integrated theatre command of the armed forces. Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail and other small islands which were once home to British colonists. Port Blair has an average literacy rate of 89.76%, higher than the national average that is 72%. In Port Blair, male literacy is 92.79%, and female literacy is 86.34%. Port Blair has a number of colleges, which provide a great platform for higher education in the field of engineering, arts and social science, law, commerce, medical science, journalism etc. Here is a complete and updated information on various colleges in Port Blair.