Dr. S. Hussain Zaheer Memorial High School
IICT - Dr. S. Hussain Zaheer Memorial High School was established in 1979 and was named in the honour of the scientist Dr. Syed Hussain Zaheer, who was the first director general (DG) of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India's largest scientific council.
It is located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The school operates under the auspices of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, and gives students the opportunity to interact with the scientists of the IICT. Mrs. Kaiser Sayeed (Phd), the school Principal, has been with the school since 1979.
IICT has developed a science fair at the school called "Ignited Minds" in conjunction with National Science Day in India. Zaheer Memorial School will be the site of the Dr A. V. Rama Rao Science Museum.
The school has had winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Robert H. Grubbs (who won the Nobel Prize in 2005), K. Barry Sharpless (2001) and Koichi Tanaka (2002) speak to students as part of the school's relationship with the IICT.
Management and facilities
The school is owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), a research institute of international repute and governed by CSIR. IICT provides all infrastructural support for the school.
The school has a library and science laboratories, and a computer laboratory.
Awards and recognition
The school has attained State Level position at the SSC Public Examinations in 1995 in Andhra Pradesh. Students have achieved prizes at District, State and National level in Science Fairs, competitions, athletics and sports activities including cricket, basketball, earning trophies and cash awards. Many students obtained merit position in VII and X and scholarships from the Education Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The school offers playgrounds for cricket, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, shuttle and badminton.
On July 18, 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 in the tourney quarterfinals, falling to Vijaya High School (Kapra) by a score of 2-1.