Chandrodaya Secondary School was established in 1960 AD (2016 BS) and it also known as SCHSS. It is located in Benighat, Bishaltar, Dhading, Nepal. It is affiliated to National Examinations Board (NEB) and offers Ten Plus two programs in Education and Management.
Chandrodaya Secondary is around 85 km far from Kathmandu near Prithvi Highway. It is also near to Trishuli River (about 500 meters). It is one of the oldest schools of Dhading District.
Chandraodaya School was founded by the effort of local youth when the Education Department from Nuwakot District gave permission to operate a primary school and contributed NRs. 600 per annum. That NRs. 600 was the main source of school operation and in addition local people also used to contribute some money. At the time of its establishment, it was located in the Benighat Bazar. The Sanskrit, English, Mathematics and Nepali were the subjects of study.
At the very beginning, the school didn't have a proper building and the learning activity was started in a shrine like house and there used to be merely 15-18 students. Even after a decade of its establishment, it has to wander here and there in order to get a proper land. It was like a mobile school.
In 1965 AD, the school was shifted from Benighat Bazar to Bishaltar, just above the current location of the school where the school has got its own premises. When the construction of Prithvi Highway started, the location was inaccessible for the students and people again started thinking to shift it nearby Prithvi Highway where the access is easy.
In 1969, all the villagers came to a conclusion that the school should be shifted to the village of Bishaltar centering all the local dwellers where there is now the primary wing of Chandrodaya Secondary School.
In 1977, It became a Lower Secondary School. In 1979, the Management Committee felt that the location was insufficient. So, they built a building and shifted the Lower Secondary School to the western part of the Bishaltar village called Baltar. The villagers from Benighat VDC, Dhusa VDC of Dhading District and Ghyalchok VDC of Gorkha District also contributed to make a building and other required infrastructures. Then slowly it became a Secondary School. As the infrastructure was not durable, its condition became miserable. At that time, an INGO Hanuman Onlus made first visit in the school and decided to help the school by building a new building. They built a 12-room cemented building along with toilet in association with another INGO C.O.Y.O.
In 2009, the school became a Higher Secondary School. Today, this school has developed a lot. Chandrodaya Multiple Campus was also established where BBS and B.Ed. are taught. It's one of the main attraction of the passengers passing by during their journey to Kathmandu.
This school is one of the richest schools of Dhading District. Every single room is decorated with a white board, well painted desks and benches, fans, and lights. As of January 15, 2016, The 57th yearly anniversary of this school was celebrated in a great way with District Education Officer as the special guest. And from April 2016, This school even started to provide technical education to the secondary class students; a feat only achieved by few schools in Dhading district.