Shailaja Adhikary

Shailaja Adhikary, an MBA in marketing, is a well known figure in both the Education and Fashion fields. Serving as the Managing Director of nine prominent educational institutes in Nepal.

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IEC Group runs 12 prominent educational institutions in Nepal

  • Four Pre Schools (Euro kids at Tangal, Bansbari, Samakhushi & Tinkune) in Kathmandu, Nepal, the largest pre school chain of Nepal spread in over 70000 sq.ft)
  • One Main Stream school (Euro School spread in over 45000 sq.ft) at Hadigaun, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Two Colleges for Fashion & Interior (IEC College of Art & Fashion) spread in over 30000 sq.ft area at Bishalnagar & Chandol, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Two Professional institution of Fashion & Interior (IEC School of Art & Fashion spread in over 6750sq.ft) at Bagbazar, Kathmandu & Sallaghari, Bhaktapur
  • Manya Abroad Studies (The Princeton Review, world leader in Test Prep (GRE, GMAT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL and Overseas Education) spread in over 3300 sq.ft at Bhatbhateni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • ETTI (Nepal) (Teacher Training Centre) spread in over 2000 sq.ft at Bhatbhateni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lets Talk (Learning Centre for English Communications Skill) spread in over 2000 sq.ft at Bagbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Promoter & Organizer of Nepal Fashion Week since its inception in 2004
  • Under pipeline (BBA & MBA College) in Maharjgunj, Kathmandu and 3 more Pre-Schools in Kathmandu


  • First to introduce Fashion & Interior Designing courses In Nepal.
  • Only Education company in Nepal till date to receive International Gold Medal Award for Quality Education & TQM in 2003 (NY, USA).
  • IEC has the highest press coverage by print media among any institution in Nepal.
  • IEC School of Art & Fashion is the First & only Fashion & Interior Designing School in Nepal certified by ISO 9001: 2000. (ICS, JAS –ANZ)
  • First to start an International pre-school chain in Nepal i.e. Euro Kids
  • First in the world (A Fashion Designing School i.e. IEC School of Art & Fashion organized National Level Fashion Week i.e. Sunsilk Nepal Fashion Week, Lakme Nepal Fashion Week & now its TGIF Nepal Fashion Week.)
  • First to start in Nepal an authorized Test Preparation Centre (The Princeton Review) & Abroad Consultancy for Overseas Education of QS in Jan 2014 i.e Manya Abroad Studies
  • First to start in Nepal an International Teacher Training Centre (Authorized Training centre of MMI, London) in Feb 2014
  • First to start in Nepal a Multinational (Learning Centre for English Communications Skill in Mar 2014 i.e Lets Talk
  • IEC School of Art & Fashion, Kathmandu, Nepal, received Educational Excellence Award 2012 held at IIT Delhi on 13th May 2012.
  • The Euro Kids situated at Tangal, Kathmandu was the proud recipients of the Award for Maximum Enrollments for the year 2011-2012 among 880 pre-schools of Euro kids. Euro kids Excellence Award 2012 was held at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai, India on 18th May 2012.
  • IEC School of Art & Fashion & IEC College of Art & Fashion is the first educational institution in Nepal accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), Houston, USA.
  • Our Managing Director Mrs. Shailaja Adhikary was chosen as GREAT WOMAN OF THE 21STCENTURY in 2006 by AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE, North Carolina, USA.
  • Our Managing Director, Mrs. Shailaja Adhikary was chosen as 12 top entrepreneurs of Nepal and the only lady among 12 top entrepreneurs by No.1 Media House of Nepal i.e. Kantipur Publications in May 2012
  • Best Women Entrepreneur at New Business Age Award 2013 held at Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza on 24th Aug 2013.