Dr. G.V. Prasad Rao
FOUNDER DIRECTOR, DMHSS
Founded by Rev. Dr. G.V. Prasad Rao in early 1984, DMHSS has steadily grown into a top notch educational institute in Barrackpore and presently caters to over 2500 students. DMHSS were great visionaries and torchbearers of true education and learning.
Co Founder Directors
We believe, it is through their earnest and sincere prayers and also the struggle they went through and the consistent efforts that they put in, the school is thriving today and has been blessed in many ways.
Mrs. Hima Gidla
School President, DMHSS
Character, Competence, Confidence
These three phrases sum up perfectly the DMHSS experience. Fulfilling our mission to prepare men and women of excellence for life in this world. We endeavour to develop each young person into men and women of character. When all this is stripped away it is our character which remains. To be of good nature. To be good of good will. To know our value as the sons and daughters of a loving God. To do what we can to improve the lives of others in the community.
Competence comes from a rigorous and relevant academic program. Yong men and women of competence will leave our halls to pursue their education further and to one day make their way in private industry, medicine, law politics, research, ministry, the military and in countless other professional endeavours. DMHSS provides the opportunity for each student to excel academically, to develop the habits and attitudes that will set them on a course for success for life.
Confidence is developed systematically through successful goal planning and achievement. Confidence stems from both the individual character and competence of each person. When I have a perspective on life that is properly ordered and prossess the skills and abilities to navigate the challenges in it, I can then blaze my own trail – achieving, doing what is right, being all who I was intended to be by my creator. Our students depart from DMHSS, not with an arrogance or with an attitude, but with confidence in who they are and where they are going. They are confident because they have been guided and formed in a tradition – rich environment which applauds hard work and pushes each to be his or her very best.
If you are looking for a school where your son or daughter can be exceptional – where he or she can truly blossom into all that our Lord has designed – then you have arrived at the right place. Developing young men and women of character, confidence and competence is our mission, preparing each to lead in this world and to live forever in the next. This is why we exist. This is what motivates us. This is why you will find no other school that will provide a more caring, nurturing and faith-filled environment than Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School. I can assure you by God’s grace.
To our alums who always wish to return – welcome back! You will find that we are not only faithfully stewarding the school where you spent your formative years, but that we are embarking on new and bold endeavors to ensure that DMHSS continues its legacy as the premier school in the Zone. Your support of the school through your gifts of time, talent and treasure are appreciated and are always welcome!
We encourage all to stop in, call, write or email. Friends, old and new, will always find a home at 52, Barrack Road, Barrackpore, Kolkata.
Mr Wilson Gidla
Founded by Rev. Dr. G.V. Prasad Rao in early 1984, Douglas Memorial Higer Secondary
School has steadily grown into a top notch educational institute in Barrackpore and presently caters to over 2500 students.
Providing education to children from preschool to Class XII is not the only priority, Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School believes in imparting education in such a way that the students are able to handle any situation they come across in life. Being the Rector of an educational institute of such dimension, I take pride in seeing my students slowly progressing and gaining momentum in life.
Ever since technology has come into our lives, the ‘chalk and talk method’ is slowly waning, giving place to digitization.
I appreciate technology and do support replacing a few conventional methods of teaching with latest technology.
The school has launched its official website to enable the parent fraternity and also the society at large to have a look at the efforts undertaken by the institution in improving pedagogy.
The website has been designed in such a manner as to give the existing as well as our future parents an insight into the scholastic and co-scholastic domains. It is replete with all kinds of information that any parent / guardian might be desirous of knowing.
I extend my hear felt thanks to all the teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution who had worked tirelessly in designing the website which I am very sure in today’s ‘E’ world would be a boon for the pedagogue and the pedagogy.
Wishing the very best in all future endeavours.
Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School
Mr. Ashwin Kumar Medidi
From the Desk of Administrator
Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School Parent, Guardian and students; It is a pleasure for me to welcome you all to Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School, which, I am proud to say, is a school with a difference.
Established in the year 1984, the school has covered a long journey, braved many ordeals and overcome many challenges in its sojourn. These experiences have only made us stronger than ever.
We believe in the importance of the three ‘I’s – to Ignite, Involve and Innovate. This royal ‘I’ plays a great role in the growth of this institution. We help in ‘Igniting’ the curiosity and interest of our students by ‘Involving’ them in various curricular and co-curricular activities which enable these young scholars to incline towards ‘Innovations’. These efforts have proved beneficial in strengthening their values. Our team of devoted and experienced teachers strived with the sole purpose of a proper upbringing of each child. Each child is a unique child and we not only recognize the inherent talent present in every child but also create opportunities to channelize their talent.
Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School has a proper blend of both traditional and modern concepts of education. The best of each concept is sieved for a better result and output. The pursuit for academic excellence has always been on our list of priorities. I feel elated to speak of many former Douglasites who have made it big in various fields of activities. At the same time I am hopeful of our present batch of Douglasites who too would rise up to their peak of glory.
All small endeavours towards the attainment of the school’s goal is of immense importance. The mode of imparting our scientific based curriculum is both child-centric and at the same time realistic. There is a perfect balance in order to deliver a holistic education for the physical and mental well-being of the young Douglasites.
We hope to win your best wishes and support in helping us realize our vision of imparting quality education to our young scholars. Our odyssey to attain perfection still continues as we do not believe in resting on our past laurels.
God bless you
Mr. Ashwin Kumar Medidi
Mrs.Sonia Gidla Medidi
I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away…
Music lovers will surely be acquainted with this beautiful song sung and written by R.Kelly.
Its just not the tune, the rhythm and the music that caught my attention but the strong and meaningful lyrics that drew me towards it.
Believing in oneself, having faith in God and one’s abilities and dreaming about the invaluable dreams is what I think is the stepping stone to success.
Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary school is a space for young people to believe, have faith, and chase their dreams.
I have been a part of this school since long and it is through this school have I learnt to believe in self and realise my choicest dreams. I started my journey in this school as a student, then a teacher, a coordinator and now a Principal.
The school has played a key role in shaping and moulding my personality and turning me into a more confident, better, wiser and a knowledgeable individual. I owe every bit of the success that I have achieved in these few years, to the school that I was taught and raised at.
The School has been a training ground for young children to think beyond the conventional and stringent confines of orthodox and outdated methodologies of teaching.The School gives ample scope and opportunities to the students to come up with their own ideas and notions of learning. This way the teaching-learning process becomes more productive and fruitful.
We at Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School encourage the children to speak their minds and engage them in various activities to bring out their creative, social and interpersonal skills. For example, through the medium of Club class activities and other major events the students are provided with a platform to open up and showcase their skills. We do not encourage educators and facilitators to merely do the task or get the job done. But, expect our learners to take charge and responsibility. They are given enough freedom and independence to learn by themselves and create something constructive and later be proud of their own ‘ Creation’.
The school has always been flexible to the needs of its stakeholders, that is, our beloved students and guardians and we alone don’t take credit for the development of the children but believe in our parents/ guardians to be equal partners in taking important decisions pertaining to school matters.
This website is designed for all who want to know more about the school. We intend to give out all informations about the school explicitly.The Website will walk you through all the departments – the Pre primary, Primary, Middle School and Secondary.
The viewers will get to know exactly what the vision/ mission, ethos and pedagogy of each department/section is and how they operate and function. The objective is also to bridge the gap between the teacher and the taught. The parents/ guardians get to play a key role and are entitled to know all the important informations pertaining to school and their wards.
Lastly, I would like to add that Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School envisions not to compete with other institutions
but prepare the children of future to be the best by channelising their energies into something positive and productive, which will not only benefit the community but also help them be better people.
Sonia Gidla Medidi