About The School

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has propounded that - ‘The End of Education is Character’

The character building happens through instilling of human values in young minds as part of their regular academic curriculum, in a setting that’s encouraging and conducive, through a process of emulative examples, in a setting that’s realistic, by teachers who are devout.

The School

Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan in Bagepally, a remote rural region in South India has been striving towards this noble aim, in its own small way, offering completely free education based on Bhagawan’s Philosophy.

The Location

Bagepally - a flicker of hope where there’s been no light till now. For miles on the horizon, this stretch of land bordering the States of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India, one will hardly see verdant greenery. Drought prone and completely dependent on rain, this region sustains only on the meager milk production that the cattle of the rural folk provide. A place, where fetching water for household use and drinking is a rigorous chore for the womenfolk, sending children to school was a dream, never even dreamt.

Bagepally, a region of some 230 villages that house a million and half of population, has for the counting, just about 300 schools. For the nearly 30,000 children here, higher education is inaccessible with only 10 schools offering it. For the whole region, there’s just only one first grade college, worth its name.

Meeting a need

But the aspirations of this folk are no modest. They are witness to the fly past of modern civilization, seen in the gleaming fleet of buses and cars that pass through the National Highway linking two great cities of South India – Bangalore (the Information Technology capital of India) and Hyderabad the capital of Andhra Pradesh State.

Bagepally is exactly midway (94kms) from Bangalore to Puttaparthy – the abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. And it was with His divine will that Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan at Bagepally was established to provide academic succor to the deprived in the region.

The beginning

The beginning On 11th June 2000 when Bhagawan Consecrated the Ganesha temple, HE announced  in the public discourse that ”there is a need for a good School here for the rural children, that I will do it.”

Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan (the school for brevity sake) had been inaugurated by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba garu on the auspicious day 11th June 2001 and right from the day one  Bhagawan showing His benediction to the school development and to the students.

The initiative saw 36 four-five year olds stepping into the modest portals of the school – their eyes wide open with curiosity and their bare feet, a bit hesitant to climb the steps of modern academics. For their parents, it was a lifetime miracle – to see their children start off on a course, which was unimaginable and unaffordable by them till then.

The Progress

The school second block was inaugurated by Bhagawan Sri Sri Sri Sathya Sai Baba garu on the auspicious day 11th June 2002.  The total campus area is admeasuring 14 acres. The premises consist of school with two blocks, pantry, dining hall, auditorium, two temples, faculty quarters and playground. In the premises besides good compound for sports/game purpose, there is a Mandir for the Navagrahas and one temple of Lord Ganesh (installed by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Every day Bhajans will be conducted. The initial student strength was 36 in the year 2001 and today, nine years later it has grown to 300 children adorn the portals of Sri Sathya Vidya Niketan – studying in classes 1 to 10. They come from nearly 36 villages from the neighborhood of Bagepalli, which are as far as 20 to 30kms. Representing backward families, they are drawn to Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan for the difference that this school holds for them.

All the faculty members are well qualified with B.Ed. to their credit to teach the students systematically and make the students qualify in their examinations with colorful marks.

And it is not an exaggeration to mention that School Management is not charging any fee from the students.

All the students of have consistently secured excellent results in SSLC

Meticulous organizational planning and scheduling coupled with unstinted efforts of all faculty members have proved fruitful for a good academic record. Most importantly, the credit goes to our enthusiastic students whose diligence have earned rich dividends.

2007–08 is a memorable year as the fruits of the efforts yielded the much desired results in the SSLC examinations. Out of 26 students, 9 students secured distinction and the rest secured a first class. Ms. Y Ragini stood first in the taluk breaking the previous records by securing 593 out of 625.

During the academic year 2008-09, the second batch of 10th Standard of 16 students (9 boys and 7 girls) appeared for the Public Examination. Out of 26 students, 9 students secured distinction and the rest secured a first class, and the lowest scorer in the class has secured 72%.

The difference
Academics are just the beginning here. Holistic development of the children is the aim. Grooming them as responsible citizens, imbibing in them human values and moral conduct are the goals. Empowering the whole village with knowledge, values and service through the representative child, is the grand design. 

Many students participated in quiz programmes in Taluk, District and State level science and maths talent exhibitions and won many prizes.

The satisfaction
The success in the past nine years has been very encouraging.  It is an experiment that was inspired by the very Divine. It is with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s grace and blessings that the school is able to achieve great success in such a short time. Devout teachers who stay in the campus are from Bhagawan’s colleges. The devotees of Bhagavan who seek to do their mite to the deprived young children are contributing to the enhancement of the infrastructure of the school. The parents of the students are no more mere spectators of this grand process but have committed themselves to the cause and to spread the good word and undertake the good deed in their own small way in their neighborhood communities.

The fact that activities in the spheres of health care, rural sanitation and hygiene, spiritual and cultural, etc are a regular event in the villages the school has impacted, speaks volumes for the transformation that process this initiative has sparked off.

The commitment
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan is more a commitment to society than a mere school. In identifying the children for admission, it considers the socioeconomic background of the family. It is a completely self-funded initiative that is not dependent on any statutory or government aid.

Children are provided clothes, uniforms, other accessories such as bags, foot wear, books, writing materials, etc. wherever needed, free of cost.

The school took the initiative to achieve the milestone of securing 100% results by all the batches appearing for SSLC examinations; provided the hostel facilities to the students, providing food and accommodation separately to the girls and boys, and gave intensive coaching for more than 120 days free of cost. Faculty members were available all the time to the students to remove their difficulties in understanding the tough portions of the subject/s. The focus was to make the students answer any pattern of question paper of any standard. By the grace of Bhagavan Baba, the milestones of securing 100% results has been achieved.

Going beyond the prescribed State Syllabus, the children are trained in extra skills such as computer knowledge, games and sports, arts and crafts, performance arts such as music and dance, practices of health and hygiene and above all are trained in human values which will make them complete, concerned and caring individuals of the society. 

The spread
The expression of its commitment to the society is reflected in such activities as weekly interactions with the parents through bhajan meets, sports events, Nagara sankeerthana, narayana seva, honoring outstanding teachers from other schools of the region, conducting free coaching classes for the failed secondary school students (which has seen a success rate of 93%), workshops for other school teachers on teaching techniques and imbibing of human values in their pedagogy, etc. These have set Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan, apart from others and given it a role model status.

The urge to enlarge
The impetus for the initiative is gaining more momentum with this success. The school desires to reach more children in the near future with a target of being a temple of learning for nearly a thousand children. This would mean enlarging the infrastructure- more class rooms, more laboratories, more computers, more books and reference material in library, more teachers, more play facilities, etc. that initially need financial help.

Not just these, the school also intends to include teacher training programmes that will train young women who shall be prospective teachers here and in schools around and carry forward the good work.

On 8th June 2006 when Bhagawan blessed the campus by HIS divine visit has graciously commanded us to start a Teachers training college for women and Vocational training institute for rural un employed youth, the providing of employment to the Rural Youth is achieved by starting the Rural BPO center in the campus.

General Information

At Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Nikethan, Bagepally has programmed a diverse and specialized curriculum, which helps the child to develop critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Spirited participation in seminars, symposiums, discussions, publications, dramatics, public speaking and other activities that enhance concentration and classroom learning, enable students to acquire learning skills required for an overall intellectual, psychological and social growth.

We strictly adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the State Board of Secondary Education, Karnataka.


The Primary School Programme


The Middle School Programme


The Secondary School Programme

At Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Nikethan, Bagepally, academic excellence and co-curricular activities always go hand-in-hand. Keeping in view the personality development of every individual student, the school organizes varied events throughout the year.

Students of the senior school are actively involved in inter-school festivities. Each of these events is the brainchild of our students and they are managed professionally. The various areas covered include designing invitations and posters, preparing questionnaires for quizzes, coopering and even the minutest details are taken care of solely by the students.

The Inter-house events conducted at school level are open to students of all grades. Students and Staff are responsible for conducting the various In-house events smoothly ensuring that leadership qualities, camaraderie spirit and a healthy competition are inculcated.


Swamis Birthday



Sports Day



Teachers Day



Independence Day and Republic Day



Graduation Ceremony / Saraswathi Puja



Talents Shows



Christmas Bells



Children's Day