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Birendra Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya (BSAM) is a military boarding high school of Nepalmarker. Also known as Birendra Military Boarding High School, it was established in 1986 in Sallaghari, Bhaktapurmarker with the aim of imparting quality education. The majority of the students are from military families. The school boards all the boys from class 4 to 12 whereas all the girls are day scholars. Recently different branches have been established in the major cities of Nepal (Pokhara and Dharan).


1978, with the joint investment of the Nepali Army (the then Royal Nepalese Army) and Tribhuvan University Suping 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.

Further, in 1986, the campus was shifted to Sallaghari, Bhaktapurmarker, 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 is located in the quiet and peaceful suburb of Bhaktapur district, Sallaghari. It is free of all the rush of metropolis, surrounded by greenery, making it an appropriate place for education. Students here usually follow military lifestyle, and after completion of class 12, interested students find it easy to join the Nepalese Army as Officers.


The educational offerings begin at grade 4, with a competitive entrance exam for limited seats, and continue through high school. The school educates students from grades 4 to 10, following the government curriculum, who finally take the SLC (School Leaving Certificate). After completing grade 10, students can choose between Tribhuvan University's Proficiency Certificate Level (Intermediate) in Science, Humanities, or the Higher Secondary Education Board's +2 education programme for Management.


The institution is controlled administratively by the Nepal Army Headquarters and academically by eminent teachers and professors. The highest officer from the military to command and control it is a Lt. Colonel. 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.

Extracurricular activities

The school has, notably, been known for its remarkable performance in football. Since past years, the school football team has been bringing most of the football championship trophies home. Balmandir Cup, Prince Cup, IGP Cup are some of the tournaments where the team has been a threat for other participating teams.

Recently, the school has restructured its pitch as a standard cricket pitch, where national and international level cricket matches have been played. As an influence, a school cricket team has also been given priority, as a result, the team has participated in several cricket tournaments showing good performance.

The physical trainings given by the army instructors have made the boys develop great physical fitness. Thus, participating and performing well in several national level sports activities such as athletics, volleyball and basketball is common.


  1. History of BSAM

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