School: Gyanodaya Bal Batika School

Gyanodaya Bal Batika is well introduced as a school with fair renown, contributing to the upliftment of the educational standards for over four decades. The school was founded by Mrs Indira Yakthumba in solemn tribute to her husband His Excellency Late Gyan Bahadur Yakthumba, a true patriot of Nepal, a multi-faceted personality, a fighter for democracy, human rights and justice, a diplomat and the first inspector general of police from the public.

Gyanodaya Bal Batika is located at Bungamati/ Khokana, Lalitpur amid a tranquil, naturally divine ambience, conducive to peaceful teaching and learning. The immaculate infrastructure and the huge, green, eco-friendly premises with all the futuristic facilities are what make Gyanodaya a comprehensive educational institute at the top of the list of the best schools in Nepal.

Gyanodaya is where every child is special and every child matters. The school has concern and looks into the attitude and aptitude of every child, provides a platform to express their views and opinions and showcase their innate and acquired skills and talents.

The School’s endeavours are not limited to the academics; we hone children’s skills with a wide range of co and extra-curricular activities, interaction sessions, carnivals and festivals, cultural programmes, excursions and outings for pragmatic learning, life skills and self- reliance. Our focus in this regard is always on universal modern approaches and digital literacy. What we strive for is the production of competent intellectual global citizens.

Gyanodaya Associates:

Gyanodaya Day School

Gyanodaya Residential School

Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School

Gyanodaya College

Gyanodaya Social Service Division

Chronology :

1975 (2031 B.S.): Established as a Pre-Primary School at Jhamsikhel.

1979 (2035 B.S.): Upgraded to Primary School; the School shifted to larger premises in Kupondole Heights adjoining the main road near the Himalayan Hotel in 1982 to accommodate increasing enrollment.

1984 (2040 B.S.): Upgraded to the Lower Secondary School; it moved to Gushigal in Kupondole, away from the main road for safety consideration and also to give a bigger compound and a larger playing area for the School children.

1986 (2042 B.S.): Upgraded to a Secondary School; produced the first batch of SLC students in 1989 with 8 students. The School moved into its present rented premise at Sanepa Heights comprising of an antiquated Rana Palace, popularly known as Shanta Bhawan with modern amenities and other smaller buildings housing classrooms in an area of 10 companies with a wide garden in the front. The Day School provided education to over 1400 children from Pre-Primary to Grade X from the valley and outside. The School had state-of-the-art computer drome, audio-visual aids, well-equipped science laboratory and a library stocked with a wide selection of reference books, classics, contemporary novels and major periodicals.

1996 (2053 B.S.): Higher Secondary (10+2) School affiliated to the Higher Secondary Board of Nepal was established. It is located at Jhamshikhel in its own premises covering an area of 20 companies with all modern amenities and equipment necessary for the mental, emotional and physical growth of young minds at the higher level. The Plus Two School provided education in the three streams of Science, Management and Humanities.

1998 (2055 B.S.): Gyanodaya College affiliated to the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, was established. It offered a three-year programme in Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) with plans afoot to start other streams in science and humanities too in the near future. The College was located in the same compound as the Plus Two School.

1999 (2056 B.S.): Residential School exclusively catering to boarding education for children from the valley as well as outside was established. It had about 350 students studying from Grade I to X. It is located in its own premises at Bungamati, Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu but easily accessible by road. It is situated in a land sprawling an area of about 100 ropanies surrounded by the lush green forested slopes of the Hattiban hills in the south-west and verdant agricultural cultivation in the terraced slopes of the Bungamati hills in the northeast. The School is equipped with all modern physical infrastructures --- playgrounds, a multi-purpose auditorium, access to information technology, state-of-the-art audio-visual aids, science laboratory and a well-stocked library - essential for academic growth and extra and co-curricular development of children in an environment conducive for learning. The School also houses a professional medicare team to attend to the regular as well as emergency health needs of the hostel inmates.

2003 (2060 B.S.): Social Service Division was inaugurated at Bungamati, Khokana. This, in fact, marked the culmination of years of Gyanodaya's active but informal involvement in social service and community work to uplift the condition of the deprived and underprivileged as well as help in the rehabilitation of the victims of natural calamities. For Gyanodaya, it meant the institutionalization of its long contribution in the area of social and community affairs. At the community level, it meant the realization of the educational aspirations of many underprivileged and backward community children and illiterate adult women. This Division has a Pre-Primary School with complete facilities --- classroom, teaching aids, play area, library, etc. --- and provides free uniforms and footwear to children of the area attending the school. It also runs informal education classes for all interested adult women at the Centre every day from Sunday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presently, some 30 children and a sizeable number of women are benefiting from the programmes run at the Centre.