Anandashram High School, Bankikodla
|Anandashram High School|
|A. H. School building.|
|Established||Established 1884 Anandasharm High School, Bankikodla|
|President||Gopalkrishn Nadkarni (1947-48 batch student)|
|Head of school||Mrs. Bomma V. Nayak|
|Affiliation||Karnataka State Education Board|
Ananadasharm High School (established 1884), one of the oldest high schools in Uttar Kannada, was a private school located in Bankikodla-Hanehalli. The school was founded by M.N.Kulakrni and Datta master (Nadkarni) Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins from Bankikodla-Hanehalli. Kulkarni was a press owner in Mumbai and Datta master was the Headmaster of the English middle school (established 1884) then in Bankikodla. Later the school was converted to a high school. The school is now supported by the Karnataka state government.
It is a secondary education school, providing education from eighth standard through tenth standard (SSLC). The medium of instruction is Kannada.
Anandashram High school (the name of the 8th Guru of Chitrapur Saraswats) is the second oldest high school in Uttar Kannada district. The leaders of Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins during the British rule in India established the Rural Education Society (RES) and took the task of spreading education.
In the early days, classes were held in Bakanatheshwar temple and in the upper part of Dinu Master's house.
- G. H. Gaonkar
- Honnayya S. Gaonkar
- N. H. Gouda
- A. S. Nadkarni
- M. V. Nadkarni
- S. V. Nadkarni
- N. K. Naik
- Dr Ranjan Naik
Alumni from the English middle school
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