Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School

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Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School
Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School.jpg
Cutchery Street
Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu, 638452
Coordinates 11°27′13″N 77°26′18″E / 11.45361°N 77.43833°E / 11.45361; 77.43833Coordinates: 11°27′13″N 77°26′18″E / 11.45361°N 77.43833°E / 11.45361; 77.43833
School type Government Aided
Established 1898
School board Tamil Nadu State Board
School district Erode
Gender Boys only
Number of students ~2500
Classes 6th to 12th std
Affiliation Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Board

Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School (DJHSS) is a boys-only secondary school in Gobichettipalayam, in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu, India. It was established to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria in 1898.

About the School[edit]

DJHSS has about 2,300 students and 60 staff.[1] It is a government aided school largely funded by the Tamil Nadu State Government, which pays the teachers' salaries.[2] This enables the school to serve the educational requirements of the needy by offering education for a nominal fee. English medium curriculum was introduced in the year 1976. Mahatma Gandhi visited the school during the year 1927.


Notable alumni[edit]

  • Verghese Kurien, Father of the White Revolution,founder of AMUL, founder of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)[3]


  1. ^ "Aided schools come under RTI Act, rules Madras High Court". Chennai: The Hindu. 18 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "DJHSS v The Union of India, The State of Amil Nadu And Others, Writ Petition No.36901 of 2006" (PDF). 16 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "GCMMF". worldfoodprize.org. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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