Growth of Development

No of students covered under BEP(formal)
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No of schools covered under BEP(formal)
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Formal Primary Schools


Bandhan Academy is a chain of seven formal primary schools under the Bandhan Education Program. The first Bandhan Academy was established in Maslandapur in the year 2012. Thereafter, six more schools were opened in Kholapota (2014), Haringhata (2015), Bagnan (2016), Panchla (2016), Taldi (2016) and Ghatakpukur (2016)


Extensive research demonstrates that early education is crucial in building a foundation for further intellectual, cognitive and socio-emotional development in young children, which is especially lacking in rural and semi-rural areas. With this in mind, a cost-effective and sustainable primary educational model was designed to cater to children in semi-rural areas. Bandhan Academy emphasizes on holistic education- well-equipped with a computer laboratory, library and offering lessons in extra-curricular activities like dance, drama, music, spoken English, etc.

Target Group

Children of age 3-9 years


  • Child-centric education
  • Qualified & experienced teachers
  • Modern technology & methodology
  • Special emphasis on extra-curricular activities
  • Yearly health check-ups
  • Practical methods of learning

Year of commencement

January 2012


Performance of the program has been detailed below. These data are all as of January , 2020.

No Particulars Total
1 States 1
2 Districts 4
3 Municipality 7
3 School 10
4 Students 2007
5 Facilitator 117