Coordinates : 27°46′55.52″N 85°21′34.2″E / 27.7820889°N 85.359500°E / 27.7820889; 85.359500
Narayansthan, Vishnu VDC
TYPE Public , independent school , boarding school , coeducational
MOTTO Centre of Excellence
ESTABLISHED 1972 AD
SCHOOL DISTRICT Kathmandu
PRINCIPAL Mr. Keshar Bahadur Khulal (BNKS alumni)
STAFF around 150
ENROLLMENT 5 - 12
NUMBER OF STUDENTS 1000 (approximately)
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO 10:1
AFFILIATIONS School Leaving Certificate (Grade 10) Cambridge International Examinations (A-level) Higher Secondary Education Board (10+2)
BUDHANILKANTHA SCHOOL, often referred to as BNKS, is a public
boarding school in Nepal. It is located in Narayansthan, 8 kilometres
One third of pupils are granted scholarships based on merit and need after a highly selective entrance examination held in all the 75 districts of Nepal. The school aims to impart quality education for rich and poor alike in an environment that fosters unity and equality.
Representing students from all districts, backgrounds, culture and
tradition, Budhanilkantha school is regarded as one of the most
popular schools of Nepal. The achievements of students, a sense of
integrity and respect adds fragrance to this garden of budding flowers
from different species.
* 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Academics * 4 Governance * 5 Infrastructure and facilities * 6 Clubs * 7 Other activities * 8 Notable alumni * 9 References * 10 External links
The school was established in 1972. The school covers about 29
hectares (574 Ropanies) of land. It is a full boarding school for
students from 5th grade to
Although the school is governed as a Public Educational Trust, it charges tuition fees for most students and also receives funding from the Ministry of Education. This makes the school a blend of private and public school . Approximately one third of the students receive scholarships based on merit and need.
Budhanilkantha School, since its inception has produced a
considerable number of exemplary citizens. Most of its pupils go to
higher education. Many of them have attended the most prestigious
universities of the world and can be found active in all aspects of
public life. A lot of them have risen to be enterprising businessmen,
academics, researchers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians,
public officials and leaders of major companies. The school has
gained a very good reputation both within and outside Nepal. However,
graduates of the school are often criticised in the Nepalese media for
working as highly paid professionals in
Saraswoti (the goddess of learning) Temple at Budhanilkantha School
In 1994, the British management handed over the administration to Nepalese management.
The school operates three courses of study:
* School Leaving Certificate level (a nationwide curriculum up to
class 10 prescribed by the Department of Education of Nepal),
* Cambridge International
View of the snow-clad Shivapuri mountain from the Middle Pitch
Entry into the school is highly selective and students must pass an entrance exam to gain admission into the school. Normally, entrance examinations are taken for entry into class 5 and post SLC levels. This is intended to continue the high academic status of the school. The school also secures a record in Nation of highest percentage of distinction in HSEB exams and 100% pass result till date. The HSEB graduates have made the institution proud by getting into medical and engineering entrance examinations securing top positions.
Out of 118 students who took the School Leaving Certificate Examination 2014, 103 secured Distinction and the rest 15 students passed in the First Division.This is the best SLC result by any batches of the school. (6000D' Batch)
The school is managed under the Public Educational Trust. The
Ministry for Education being the main trustee, the Board of Trustees
(BOT) is chaired by the Education Secretary of Nepal. The school
Management Committee (SMC) is responsible for the formulation,
implementation and monitoring of all policy level matters. The
Principal takes care of the day-to-day administration with the help of
three Vice-Principals, Chief Administrative Officer and a team of
Senior Management Team (SMT). The school is also supported by Friends
The present principal of the school is Mr. Keshar Khulal. There are currently two vice principals in the school; Mr. Atiram K. C. and Mrs. Timila Shakya Acharya.
The list of Headmasters/Principals of the school are as follows:
* John B Tyson, Headmaster Designate (1966) * Peter J Wakeman, Headmaster (1972 to 1977) * Ken Jones, Headmaster (1978 to 1982) * Dr. Tej Ratna Kansakar, Acting Headmaster (1983) * John Tyson, Headmaster (1983 to 1988) * Brian Garton, Headmaster (1989 to 1992) * Thomas Thomas, Headmaster (1992 to 1994) * Satyanarayan Rajbhandari, Principal (1994 to 1995) * Narayan Prasad Sharma, Principal (1996 to 2012) * Keshar Khulal, Principal (2013-till date)
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Students using the Learning Resource Centre
Key infrastructures of the school are as follows:
* Three multi-purpose large sports fields: Middle Pitch, Bottom
Pitch and Top Pitch.
* Three multi-purpose medium-sized sports fields: Garden Pitches.
* A 25m competition swimming pool.
* Four outdoor and one indoor basketball courts.
* Four volleyball courts.
* A tennis court.
* A sports hall.
* An assembly hall with stage and full light and sound support.
* A sound-proof auditorium hall.
* A spacious dining hall.
* Six fully equipped laboratories for
During the past 25 years the school has expanded tremendously. The extension of buildings for the modern science laboratory, student hostels, class rooms, swimming pool, staff flats and office complex. The number of teaching and administrative staff has also increased. Besides this, the school has been quick to exploit changes in technology to facilitate teaching and learning.
Students performing on stage
The school has various clubs where students, especially those in the
The clubs have designations for students that include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Junior Secretary, members, coordinator, advisor that number from 10 to 35 members. The clubs running are:
* Awareness Campaign Club * Creativity Club * Drama And Debating Club (DADC) * BNKS dot Net * The Environment Club * Forum of Cultural Unity on Stage (FOCUS) * Forum of Young Economist (FYE) * Interact Club * LEO Club * Junior/Youth Red Cross Circle (J/YRCC) of Budhanilkantha School * Science Club * Society For Open Nepal (SFON) * Social Service Club * Sports Training And Recreation (STAR) Club * Bio Diversity Club * Mathematics Club * Health and Fitness Club
Various programs and competitions are held to enhance all round
development of the students. P.E. (Physical Education) Department
holds various competitions among the parallel houses: basketball
matches, football (
* Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Late King of Nepal) * Nirajan Shah (Late Prince of Nepal) * Nabin K Bhattarai (Singer) * Paras Bir Bikram Shah , Ex-Crown Prince of Nepal * Ujwal Thapa , president of Bibeksheel Nepali * Birendra Bahadur Basnet (Managing Director of Buddha Air ) * Bhusan Dahal (Media Personality) * Swarnim Waglé (Member, National Planning Commission, Nepal) * Jeevan Bahadur Shahi (Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation) * Gyanu Lamichhane (Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University)
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