Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya Bhaktapur

Sallaghari, Bhaktapur


Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, Bhaktapur (SAMB) operates under the auspices of the Nepali Army Welfare Fund, guided by the divine motto "Gyanena Paramo Sewa" which means that imparting knowledge is the greatest service. SAMB has a proud history dating back to 2035 B.S. At that time, it was known as Suping Multiple Campus and was established in Bhimphedi, Makawanpur as a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University, jointly funded by the Nepali Army and Tribhuvan University. In Chaitra 2042, the campus was moved to Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, and began operating under the name Birendra Sainik Mahavidyalaya/Campus with affiliation from Tribhuvan University. From 14th Poush, 2043 B.S., the Mahavidyalaya has been solely under the auspices of the Nepali Army. In Shrawan 2067, the name was changed slightly from Birendra Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya (BSAMV) to the present name, Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, Bhaktapur (SAMB).

With the goal of providing modern and high-quality education to both children of Nepali Army personnel and civilians, the Mahavidyalaya expanded its offerings to include school-level education from Grade IV, with the support of the government. Originally offering education exclusively to male students, the Mahavidyalaya introduced co-education to both the campus and school in 2046 B.S. and 2047 B.S., respectively. In 2060 B.S., the Mahavidyalaya obtained affiliation from the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) to offer the Management Faculty. In 2066 B.S., the Mahavidyalaya began offering Humanities, Science, and Management faculties and has done so smoothly ever since. To date, 26 batches of students have completed their SLC/SEE from the Mahavidyalaya. Furthermore, in 2077 B.S., the Mahavidyalaya added two sections of Management and one section of Science for day scholars in the morning shift. Over time, the Mahavidyalaya has also obtained affiliation from Tribhuvan University to offer B.Sc. in 2069 B.S. and BBA in 2070 B.S., and has been efficiently administering these Bachelor's programmes ever since.

The students have consistently pursued academic excellence, achieving exceptional results in the Board Exams of SLC/SEE, HSEB/NEB, and TU. Ther current standing of the school is a testament to their past accomplishments. The small seedling that was planted in 2035 B.S. has flourished into a robust tree, disseminating knowledge throughout the region. This long-term vision has inspired countless students, providing them with the necessary motivation to achieve success and accomplish their goals.


To establish the Mahavidyalaya as the Centre of Excellence.

Salient Features

Computer Lab

SAMB offers top-notch computer facilities and computer science programs taught by outstanding faculty. The curriculum is rigorous, updated regularly, and includes high-speed internet access for research. Each student is provided with a computer, and advanced technology is available for seamless learning.


SAMB boasts well-equipped labs for Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, English, and Geography, as well as a clay and craft room that functions as a lab. The campus also houses spacious internet labs, offering students and teachers round-the-clock broadband access.


SAMB has well-equipped libraries for different levels: Junior, Central, +2, and Bachelor's. These libraries contain abundant textbooks, reference materials, newspapers, journals, and CDs, both in English and Nepali. Reading rooms are also available. New books are added every year, and library facilities are constantly upgraded. Students can borrow books for ten days using their library cards or IDs.


SAMB provides a variety of indoor and outdoor sports facilities for its students, guided by the principle of "a healthy mind in a healthy body". The facilities include swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, table tennis, chess, gymnastics, Taekwondo, lawn tennis, and a gym, with experienced coaches and well-maintained playgrounds. All students can participate, and the sports program is one of the best in the country.


The Mahavidyalaya provides shuttle services for day scholars with well-maintained buses. The bus routes are designed to be convenient for the students and are available at an affordable cost. Shuttle services are provided based on the feasibility of the Mahavidyalaya and the needs of the students.


SAMB provides boarding facilities for boys in grades 6-12 and a percentage of girls in the same grades. Boarders have dormitory or single room accommodations and receive scheduled meals, study hours, and sports coaching. Regular activities such as TV and film shows, hikes, and excursions are also provided. Additional services include barber, tailor, cobbler, and washer. The Mahavidyalaya aims to create a home away from home for boarders.


The Mahavidyalaya provides multimedia rooms in different Blocks equipped with PCs and round the clock internet facilities. Our students from different levels utilize these rooms frequently to enhance their learning experience, making it more actual and productive. These facilities assist our students to comprehend their subject matter with ease and explore beyond the text with enthusiasm.


While there is no cafeteria for Grade VI to XII students due to the residential nature of the Mahavidyalaya, a dry canteen is available on the premises. Additionally, there are two clean and affordable cafeterias for staff and Bachelor's Block students. One is located behind the Administrative Block and the other in the Bachelor's Block. Both cafeterias offer a range of food items, snacks, beverages, and cold drinks. The canteen facilities can be accessed during class and office hours.


The Mahavidyalaya provides medical facilities to both day scholars and boarders on the premises round the clock. They have a dedicated medical wing with a separate building, staffed by medical professionals, including a resident MBBS doctor. In addition, there is an ambulance available 24/7. If needed, students can also receive medical attention at other hospitals, including the Bhaktapur District Hospital, Dr. Iwamura Hospital, and the Chhauni Military Hospital.

Psychological Counseling

At Mahavidyalaya, students of all levels can avail the psychological counseling facility provided by trained counselors who are also subject teachers. These counselors guide and support students to solve their problems with care and proper guidance. Their sincere efforts aim to motivate students to lead a positive life and steer clear of unwanted activities.

Over Head Projectos (OPHs)

SAMB has equipped classrooms from Grade VIII to Bachelor’s Level with OHPs, PCs and Internet facilities. This has made the teaching-learning process more effective, engaging and up-to-date with the changing face of time. It has garnered keen interest and activeness from both teachers and students.

Admission Guidelines

Enrollment in Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya will be done on the following basis:

  • Past Grades.
  • Entrane Examination.
  • Student Interview (individual)
  • Interview with parents.


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