Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School

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Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
Type Higher secondary school
Motto Thamasoma jyothirgamaya
Established 1885
Locale Thycaud
Number of students 2000
Education system Kerala State Board of Education
Classes offered Std 5 to 12

Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School (മലയാളം:ഗവ. മോഡൽ ബോയ്സ് എച്ച്.എസ്.എസ്, തൈക്കാട്), (previously 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]


The school

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 first headmaster was Dr. C F Clarke who served 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.

Higher secondary school[edit]

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[edit]

  • Preejith JP , Writer, politician, gambler
  • Mohanlal, film actor
  • Jagathy Sreekumar, film actor
  • Jagadish, film actor
  • James Varghese IAS, additional chief secretary
  • V. Krishnan Nair (Kris Nair),[4][5](President and CEO, Ascendum Solutions, USA)
  • Jiji Thomson IAS, Chief secretary, Kerala
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, ex CEO, Infosys
  • M. Nandakumar IAS
  • E. K. Bharat Bhushan IAS, Former Chief secretary, Kerala
  • Prof. Hariharan N., IIT Madras, Bombay alumnus
  • Dr Sabu Aliyar, Award-winning Scientist, Writer, Internationally reputed Researcher, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada.
  • Achuthsankar S. Nair, teacher, researcher, popular science writer
  • A. Anandakrishnan, IPS, ADGP, Kerala
  • Sivasankar, IAS, government secretary
  • Soorya Krishnamoorthy
  • Venu Nagavally(actor, film director)
  • K. B. Ganesh Kumar, actor and political leader
  • Maniyanpilla Raju, actor and producer
  • M. G. Sreekumar, playback singer, composer
  • Priyadarshan, film director
  • Balabhaskar, musician
  • G.Rajesh , Writer
  • D Ajoykumar , Cartoonist
  • Manu Sudhakaran ,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
  • Dr Vinod Thomas, World Bank/ADB
  • U. Vimal Kumar, former National Badminton player and coach, coach of Banga Beats Franchise of IBL8
  • Vinu Mohan, Actor


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