University High School was established in 1978 in the University premises to cater to the educational needs of the children of the University Employees and nearby locality which was then considered an educationally backward area. At the outset the school started in the Botany Department of the Unversity and then shifted to its own building where the Department of Marine Science was running as the latter was shifted to its own building.
The Onward Journey
The school started imparting teaching in Class-VIII, IX, X and XI under the stewardship of Dr. Bhaskar Dash, who also has the credit of being the first Head Master of the school which he adorned until his retirement in October, 2004. It was during his tenure that the school was upgraded into a Higher Secondary School, in 1992 with 96 seats in Arts and 64 seats in Science stream at the +2 level affiliated to the C.H.S.E (Odisha) and concurred by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha. The school imparts teaching in compulsory subjects like M.I.L (Odia) and English in both the streams, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Information Technology (IT) in science stream while History, Political Science, Economics, Education, Odia optional and I.T in Arts stream.
The school is located in a serene premises in the ecstatic in the University campus just four kilometers away from Gopalpur on sea, an internationally acclaimed tourist hub and 7 kilometers away from Berhampur Municipal Corporation, the Silk City and focal point of business and commerce of South Odisha.
It has an outstanding academic staff engaged in teaching in different subjects who are sincere and devoted to help the students in realizing their curricular and extra-curricular dreams. They are well supported by a dedicated non-teaching fraternity whose support can not be ignored al-all.
The school has a cluster of beautiful buildings with excellent library, individual laboratories for different science subjects including I.T., an independent Examination Hall, a room for encouraging sports and games and lush green play ground etc.
School Governing Body
The school has a Governing Body with the eminent Professors of different Departments of the University as its members. In fact, the G.B. plays a pivotal role in the smooth functioning of the school and looking after the welfare of the school.
The school has already created a niche for itself in South Odisha and has became a most sought after institution as more and more students complete every year for a berth in it. It is an institution for excellence so far its results and other achievements are concerned. Presently Sri Lambodar Panda, heads the school and the school possesses a high ambition to reach new heights every year.