Birendra Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya

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Sainik Awasiya Mahavidhyalaya
Sainik Awasiya Mahavidylaya.jpg
United we stand, divided we fall
Sallaghari, Bhaktapur
Type Public
Motto Gyanena Paramo Sewa (Imparting Knowledge is the Biggest Service)
Established 1986
School district Bhaktapur
Principal Mr.Surendra Paneru(working)
Grades 6 to 12 and B.Sc., BBA
Colour(s) Green, red, blue, yellow
Athletics Soccer, cricket, basketball, volleyball,tennis, gymnastics, golf , Taekwondo, Rugby football
Magazine "Sallaghari"

Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya (SAMV) is a military boarding high school in Nepal, formerly known as Birendra Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya (BSAM) or Birendra Military Boarding High School. It was established in 1986 in Sallaghari, Bhaktapur. The majority of the students are from military families. The school boards boys and girls from class 6 to B.Sc. Some of the students of B.Sc. and the girls are day scholars. Branches have been established in the major cities of Nepal (Pokhara, Dharan, Chitwan, Teghari and Surkhet).


In 1978, with the joint investment of the Nepali Army (the then royal Nepalese Army) and Tribhuvan University Suping Army Campus was established at Suping, Bhimphedi of Makawanpur district. With its foundation, the campus conducted classes for the intermediate level in the faculty of Humanities and Social Science. Later, in 1981, it began classes in the faculty of Science as well.[1]

The Suping Army Campus was established during the reign of General Singha Pratap Shah, then Chief of Army Staff (COAS)

In 1986, the campus was shifted to Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, with an expansion in the secondary school level. It was then renamed Birendra Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya after late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. Since then, the funding of the school has been looked after by Nepal Army Welfare Fund.

BSAM was established in the reign of COAS General Satchit SJB Rana. It is located in the suburb of Bhaktapur district, Sallaghari. Students follow a military lifestyle. After completion of class 12, students find it easy to join the Nepalese Army as Officers.


Previously, the school used to conduct entrance examination enroll students at grade 4. Currently, the school begins at grade 6, with a competitive entrance exam for limited seats. The school educates students from grades 6 to 10, following the government curriculum, who finally take the SLC (School Leaving Certificate)(currently changed as SEE-Secondary Education Examination). After completing grade 10, students can choose between Higher Secondary Education Board's +2 (Intermediate) education programme for Science, Humanities, or Management. They can also choose to study bachelor level after their completion of +2.


The institution is controlled administratively by the Nepal Army Headquarters and academically by teachers and professors. The highest officer from the military to administer BSAM it is a Lt. Colonel who acts as a Liaison Officer. Other military staffs are designated several posts in administering the Mahavidyalaya as a whole. Major and Captain of the Army are officers who are offered such posts.

Past Principals[edit]

  • Mr. Hemanta SJB Rana
  • Mr. Kamal Singh Rathod
  • Porf. Dr. Vinod Shrestha
  • Mrs. Indu Mani Chemjong
  • Mr. Shamim A. Shamim
  • Mr.Surendra Paneru(working)

The school has restructured its pitch as a cricket pitch, where national and international level cricket matches have been played.


  • First school to win the Coca-cola Cup four times consecutively in 2070, 2069, 2068, 2067[2]
    Sainik school winning cocacola cup at 2069 BS
  • Prakriti Malla Thakuri of Grade 8 won the best handwriting competition in all Nepal handwriting competition.[3]


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