Govt. Model Higher Secondary School

Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School
Thamasoma jyothirgamaya
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India
Type Higher secondary school
Established 1885
Locale Thycaud
Number of students Approx 5000
Education system Kerala State Board of Education
Classes offered Std 5 to 12

Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, (earlier called Government Model High School) is a school in Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, India. The school is affiliated to the Kerala State Board of Education and is one of the oldest schools in Kerala.[1]


In 1885, a normal school was started in Trivandrum by the government of Travancore for training male teachers. It was situated in the compound where St.Joseph's Higher Secondary school is at present. In 1903 it was shifted to Thycaud. The magnificent main building of the school, an example of European architecture, was built in 1910[2] during the reign of Maharaja Sree Moolam Thirunal Ramavarma.[3]

The institution flourished under the leadership of the first headmaster Dr. C F Clarke. He served in office for three years. He lived on the school campus; the house where he stayed remains as Clarke's Bungalow. One of the earliest headmasters of the training college was Shri. P.G. Sadasiva Iyer, who was an M.A. in Chemistry from the Madras Presidency college. The school was the city's first English, Malayalam, Tamil medium school.

The school today

The school has 5000 students from classes from one to twelve (popularly known as +2) who are being educated by a teaching staff of 150. The school has multiple buildings to house the students — from the imperialistic main building, to the newly created modern PTA Building. The school seats around 500 students every year for the SSLC and Higher Secondary Exams.

Higher secondary school

When the Kerala State Board of Education decided to move the two-year intermediate course (the course between high school and university) from colleges to schools in 1998, Model School was part of the program. As part of this change, the name of the school was changed to Government Model Higher Secondary School.

Notable alumni

Venu Nagavally(actor, film director)

  • Chethan Krishnan (1993), scientist, Center for Relativity and The Weinberg Theory Group, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin

. Raghu Kumar Managing Director Allergan India

  • U. Vimal Kumar, Former National Badminton Player and Coach, Coach of Banga Beats Franchise of IBL


External links

  • Official website
  • Department of higher secondary education,Kerala
  • Facebook Group of Government Model Boys' Higher Secondary School, Trivandrum

Coordinates: 8°29′34″N 76°57′19″E / 8.492813°N 76.955355°E / 8.492813; 76.955355

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