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Dr. Syed Hussain Zaheer Memorial High School, established in 1979, was named in honor of Dr. Syed Hussain Zaheer, the inaugural Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The school was inaugurated by Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hasan, Vice President CSIR.
Located in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, the school operates under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, a renowned research institute, and is governed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. This affiliation provides students with opportunities to interact with scientists from the institute.
The school has played host to individuals such as Nobel laureates Robert H. Grubbs (2005), K. Barry Sharpless (2001), and Koichi Tanaka (2002), who visited in conjunction with its collaboration with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. The institution is known for organizing a science fair named "Ignited Minds" during India's National Science Day.
Mrs. Kaisar Sayeed served as the in-charge headmistress from the establishment for 34 years until her retirement in 2013. Since 2016, Mrs. Gayatri Amruth has held the position of principal.
Additionally, plans include the establishment of the Dr. A. V. Rama Rao Science Museum at the school.
Management and facilities edit
The school is owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. The institute provides all infrastructural support for the school.
The school has a library and science laboratories, and a computer laboratory.
The school attained State Level position at the SSC Public Examinations in 1995 in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Many students obtained merit positions in VII and X and scholarships from the Education Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Extracurricular activities edit
The school offers playgrounds for cricket, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, shuttle and badminton.
On 18 July 2004, the school became the champion of the inter-school hockey tournament, defeating Moulana Azad High School 3–0 in the tournament final at Gymkhana Grounds to earn the first annual V. Purushotham memorial trophy. In the 2006 tournament, Zaheer Memorial lost to Vijaya High School (Kapra) in the tourney quarterfinals by a score of 2–1.
Former Principals edit
|Mrs. Kaisar Sayeed
|19 Jun 1979
|31 Aug 2013