VSSC Central School

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VSSC Central School is an English medium co-educational public school in the suburb of Thumba,in Thiruvananthapuram, India in the Indian state of Kerala.The school offers programs from grades 1-12. Admission is restricted to children of the employees of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre . It is a full-fledged senior secondary school, offering five streams at the +2 level with almost 1000 students and 60 staff members. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

It was founded in 1976 with 28 students and four teachers in a Type II quarter to cater to the educational needs of the wards of the ISRO employees staying in VSSC Housing Colony. It has a sprawling campus with five interlinked blocks. The Principal is Mrs. Pushpa R. Menon and the Vice Principal is Mrs. Beena Prabha. There are more than 50 teaching staff, 10 non teaching and five office staff.


The VSSC Central School was started in the year of 1976 for the purpose of providing quality education to the children of employees working in the Indian Space Research Organization's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.The School witnessed its inception in 1976 in a Type II Quarter of the VSSC Housing Colony with 28 students and 4 teachers with classes I to V. Ever since,it has grown steadily,with the school now having around 1000 students studying in the school from classes from I-XII aided by 60 staff members.The current campus of the School is in the VSSC Housing Colony,with a sprawling,gigantic campus that has five interlinked blocks with an auditorium and sprawling playgrounds and sports facilities.The day-to-day activities of The School are managed and taken care of by the Principal, assisted by the Vice-Principal.The School is currently operated under the aegis of The Department of Space, Government of India.


VSSC Central School has been affiliated to The Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.The first 10 years of education leads to the All India Senior Secondary School Examination ( AISSE ) and next 2 years lead to the All India Senior School Certificate Examination ( AISSCE ).The first batch of seniors writing the AISSE passed out in 1982 whereas those writing the AISSCE passed out in 1990.


  • Classes: Standard I to Standard XII.
  • Second languages: Hindi, malayalam and Sanskrit
  • Houses: Subhash , Tagore , Ashok , Raman
  • Song: Shanti Mantra
  • Sports: Cricket, Football, Badminton, Hockey and Basketball.
  • Annual Publication : Antariksh

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