Shishu Vihar Higher Primary School, Chittapur, Gulbarga





Name of the Institution

Shishu Vihar Hr Pry School, Chittapur, Gulbarga


Chittapur - 585211

Gulbarga District

Karnataka, India

Telephone No

08474 - 236515

Year of Establishment



Higher Primary,   KG,  I  to  VII



Affiliated to

Karnataka State Board

Students Strength as on 31.03.2011

Girls  - 268;  Boys  - 276;  Total  - 544


Sr Lucy Clare BS




Chittapur, in Gulbarga district lacked Educational facilities.  Seeing the need of the locality, Dr M.N. Bhat one of the prominent local intelligentsia formed a committee to be responsible for the administration of the school, got the school building constructed and started an English Medium school on March 31, 1968.  As the time passed, he found it difficult to manage the school.  So, he requested Fr Antony Puthenkalam, the Parish Priest of the Church, Chittapur to invite some religious Sisters to ensure the survival of this school.

Thus the Bethany Educational Society made its entry into the Diocese of Bellary in response to the invitation of Bishop Ambrose P. Yeddanapulli.

Sisters Rosette, Lilliola, Suguna and Santhosh landed at Chittapur on June 1, 1972.

The ownership and management of the school was handed over Bethany Educational Society. Sr Rosette took charge the new institution and she was the first Headmistress.  Eventually the medium of instruction had to be switched over to Kannada, so that the children of the poorer section of the locality could also benefit from this education provided.

The strength grew, years passed by, permanent recognition was granted to the school in 1983.  The students have made remarkable achievement in the building up of a better society and through their outstanding performance, both in curricular and co-curricular activities maintain the reputation of the school high, spreading its fame far and near.

Shishvihar and Bethany Convent High School Staff Photo