Hyderabad Public School Begumpet - history and campus information

In this article, I am writing about Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet which is a historical and popular school in South India. The school secured a great name in making great citizens of India and you will know some of the former students who became famous.

I am sure that all of us know these respected and well-known personalities - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, The Indian Ambassador in UN Security Council Syed Akbaruddin, Famous Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, Master Card CEO Ajay Benga, Telugu actors Nagarjuna and Rana Daggubati, former Indian cricketer Venkatapathi Raju, Cobra Bear owner and Member of UK parliament Billi Moria, Hyderabad MP Asasuddin Owaisi and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kirankumar Reddy...and the list continues. The common factor linking these famous personalities is that they all are former students of Hyderabad Public School at Begumpet.

School History

The school boasts a history from 1923, when it was set up by the last Hyderabad Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan. The School was established under the influence of famous Eton College of Briton. The name of the school was The Jagirdar's school. In the initial period, the school admission allowed only for the esteemed class, like children of higher government officials and rich people in society. After Independence, the school opened for the common people. Admission was then open to all, irrespective of caste, creed or social status. In 1951 the Government decided to change the school's name to The Hyderabad Public School and it was affiliated as a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC). The first Chairman of the school was the first education minister of the government of India, the late Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Mr John W.R. Kempe was the first principal of the school. In 1962, Mr.Kuruvilla Jacob was appointed as the first Indian principal of this famous school. Still, the tradition continued as before. Children of IAS or IPS officers, political leaders, and iIndustrialists used to study in this school. Even girls got admission in 1984.

The school started in 1923 with only six students, and now the strength is around 3000. This old and historical school situated in Begumpet is near the old Hyderabad airport. The school will complete its 100 years in 2023.

School facilities

The school campus consists of around 150 acres of land. Sport is an integral part of the school and there is P.T. period every morning in the school. In 2006, Physical education was made a compulsory subject for students from class 9 to class 12.

Yoga is an essential part of this school and from grade one to the senior stage, all students are practising yoga. Also, this is the first school in entire South India to include Yoga as an optional subject in the curriculum for 9th to 10th standard students. As an optional subject, the students study Ashtanga Yoga and Patanjanjali, apart from usual asanas, meditation and pranayama. The students are participating in many competitions and secured medals for the school.

The school has a Music department and the students are experiencing both classic and contemporary music of both Indian and European style of music. The Music department adapted the method of study of the world-famous Berkelee College of Music, Boston.

The school has a house system. The houses are Nagarjuna (an ancient Buddhist philosopher), Vijayanagar (old dynasty), Nalanda (an ancient Indian University) and Taxila (an ancient Indian University).

For the overall growth of the students, there are many clubs in the school, set up with the help of notable personalities. They are Music club, Shooting club, Environmental club, Public speaking club, Art club, Dance club, Robotics club, Horse riding club, Crafts club etc.

Contact details

1-11-87 & 88 , S.P. Road,
Telangana, India,
Pin Code: 500016.
Telephone number: 009140-27761546 / 40-67590000
Email ID: contactus@hpsbegumpet.org.in
Website: https://hpsbegumpet.org.in
Visiting Hours 15:00 - 16:00


The school is an example to many other schools in the country. They nurtured great citizens in India with care and the saga is still continuing while inching towards its 100 years of existence. This school is an institution that we can follow and contribute to the great future of our country.

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Author: K Mohan05 Aug 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

We the Hyderabadis very well know that the Jagirdar school, as it is fondly called by us, has a high quality of education and the icons of both Telugu-speaking states have qualified from here and thus became notable and made the school proud. Among them is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who also made a courtesy visit as a past alumnus who is always thankful to the school for imparting a great education which made him world-famous. Likewise present Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy was a student and is now leading the state of AP. The Indian Ambassador in UN Security Council Syed Akbaruddin is another famous man at the international level, who is making our country proud, also had his education here, and probably Harsha Bhogle the famous commentator got his confidence through this school. Telugu actors Nagarjuna and Rana Daggubati are the proud students of this great Jagirdar school. The list is long and unending because the school is old and the techniques of education imparted are good and of international standards.

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