Bhaktapur Multiple Campus was established in 1959 AD (2016 Kartik 19 BS) with the sole reason behind which sparkled as the stepping stone of education for the youngest city in Kathmandu Valley.
As we all know that the establishment of an educational institution in the Rana Regime was mostly just in the paper and it’s a bitter truth. In that era, in Bhaktapur, there was just one school named Bhaktapur English School and one Sanskrit Pathshala and Kanya Pathshala as the learning center for education. Bhaktapur English School was later changed to Shri Padma High School in 2003 BS. Mostly all the educational institutions used to be named after Rana Regime and Padhma High School was one among it. It was said that there was not a single graduate in Bhaktapur around 2003 BS.
From an ancient Era, Bhaktapur was mostly interested in Kalakaushal, TantraMantra and Religion, because of that it couldn’t progress in Education and maybe it was because Bhaktapur was considered and given importance as an agricultural hub among brother cities in Kathmandu Valley. Business and Agriculture were the main specializations of Bhaktapur. Still then, there were wise people interested in literature in the era of Madhyakal. After 2003 B.S., Vidyarthi Niketan & Sharada School was established. After the fall of the Rana Regime in 2007 BS, the people of Bhaktapur were still lacking the higher education and Kathmandu was only the option to get it for long years.
The urge of getting a higher education was being stucked for people around here and finally, the wait was over after a long attempt to get it in 2016 Kartik 19 B.S., Public College was granted permission for the establishment for serving the education up to intermediate level. This all was possible due to the participation of the then Samsad late Jagannath Acharya, Prof. Yaishwaryalal Pradhananga, magistrate Pushkarlal Maskey, Principal Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Sarbagybhakta Malla, Durgaprasad Hada, and peoples & the students. The college aid and trust committee was established under the chairmanship of the then magistrate Pushkarlal Maskey.
The college aid and trust committee was acting like the management committee and it decided to run 5 specific subjects on the auspicious day of 2016 Kartik 19 B.S., Bhaktapur College was established. The following professors were appointed according to the specific subjects:
- Prof. Aishwaryalal Pradhananga (Economics)
- Prof. Narsinghnarayan Sinha (English)
- Prof. Thirtharam Jha Shahityacharya (Nepali)
- Prof. Prayagraj Sharma M.A. (History)
- Prof. Ramkumar Pradhan M.A. (Politics)
After its establishment, the optimum progress of the college was noticed and finally, it got recognized as the Degree College after the harsh work done by both teachers and students. Degree College at that era was of Bachelor Level. Around 73% percentile of students were able to clear the I.A. exam which was among the best at that time and T.U. gave recognition as Degree College. It was also needed to get the recognition from the Government level which was achieved. The Chairman of the College was the magistrate Taraman Singh Swar.
In spite of all these things, the economic condition of the College was not up to the mark. Even though it was the first-degree college in district, it was still lacking the progress in the construction of the building. The college which was being run in the Padma high school’s building felt the necessity of the college’s self-building for smooth running. Hence, Donations were being collected from the generous people. Some professors also were generous enough to teach the students even though they didn’t receive a salary for the months. Professors used to come from Kathmandu but still, they didn’t feel the hardships and continued teaching the students. In this time of excitement and struggle, some people also donated their Land which resulted in construction of the college building. The donations and helps collected from the local peoples is still remembered by this campus and will not be forgotten and is also proud of all these people.
An educational revolution was seen in the 2030 B.S. More than the analysis of the effect of change in educational policy, this college remains a campus. The educational progress was upgraded day by day. The campus building was constructed in front of the current day BhajyaPokhari in a total area of 51 Ropani, 11 Aana. Bhaktapur Multiple Campus has successfully celebrated its silver jubilee on 2041 Kartik 19 B.S. and it also successfully celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 2066 Kartik 19 B.S. It still is seeking progress in the construction of buildings. Though the progress is education on this campus is progressing, it is still seeking the physical infrastructure progress. This campus has introduced the study in many areas and sectors to produce successful and caliber students.
From the date 2030 B.S., as it becomes the constituent campus of Tribhuvan University, the following personnel have served as Campus Chief according to the date mentioned:
Bhaktapur Multiple Campus
Nagarkot Road, Doodhpati-17 Bhaktapur
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01-6610200 (Administration), 01-6613199 (Account), 01-6616652 (BBA) and 01-6619008 (BSc CSIT)