Govt. Boys' High School, Gunupur

Govt. Boys' High School, Gunupur, is located beside the banks of Vamsadhara River at Gunupur of Rayagada district in the Indian state of Odisha. The original structure of the public educational building is totally made of stone & the institution stands on an elevated plot of the town. It is one of the oldest High Schools of the district. It is an oriya medium school affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha under State Government of Odisha. The school celebrates its Centenary celebration in April 2015.[2][3][4][5]

Govt.Boys' High School, Gunupur
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Coordinates19°04′57″N 83°48′28″E / 19.082469°N 83.807721°E / 19.082469; 83.807721
HeadmasterMr.Chandra Sekhar Prodhan
GradesClass 6th to 10th
Number of students650 to 700[1]


The 111-year-old high school was established in the year 1903. During pre-independence period, the district Board at koraput (with the collector and Agent as its president) upgraded the middle school at Gunupur to a High School in 1929.[6] The school was a pioneer in the development of education in the undivided koraput district.[6] It has given rise to many well known personalities such as former justice of High Court of Odisha M. Papanna (worked as judge from 29.09.2000 to 03.03.2004),[7] Nagbhushan Patnaik, Sri Arjuna Gamang, Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi. The school maintains an ECO Club[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of High schools with no of students in Odisha.xls"
  2. ^ "Centenary celebration of Gunupur High School"
  3. ^ "Centenary celebration of Gunupur High School"The Sambad Jeypore, 11 April 2015. Retrieved on 11 April 2015
  4. ^ "Centenary celebration of Gunupur High School"The Sambad Jeypore, 12 April 2015. Retrieved on 12 April 2015
  5. ^ "Centenary Celebration of Govt. High School, Gunupur" The Sambad Jeypore, 13 April 2015. Retrieved on 13 April 2015
  6. ^ a b "Development of education in Koraput district"
  7. ^ ""Former judges of orissa high court"". Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  8. ^ ""List of eco clubs in high schools of Rayagada district"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2014.