This School which is the maiden institution of D. E. S. heralded the beginning of the Secondary Education Era in the town and was the first step in the journey towards a better tomorrow.  It lays the foundation of basic education on which great careers are built.


A great philanthropist and a visionary Late Shri Shrinarayanji Agrawal following in the footsteps of his father started Marwadi Boarding in the year 1911.  There were 11 inmates who were provided free accommodation and food.  Inspired by Late Shri Jamnalalji Bajaj of Wardha, he started A. V. School in Marwadi boarding with 66 students and 3 teachers and thus laid the foundation of Dhamangaon Education Society in 1914.  The Society was registered in 1926.

AAIn 1928, the A. V. School was transformed into Aided High School.  In 1946, the School was renamed as Seth Fattelal Labhachand High School in view of the donation of Rs. 30,000 received from Shri Fattelal Shaligram Trust.  Later on, Shri Sundarlalji Mishrikotkar donated 3 Acre and 15 Guntha land in the name of his mother Shrimati Ambabai Mishrikotkar for the play ground.  The Society constructed a spectators' gallery that could accommodate 1000 people.  In 1958, the School was upgraded as Multipurpose Higher Secondary School and later in 1975, it became High School and Junior College.

The Junior College imparts instructions in Arts and Science streams.  The bifocal vocational courses and M. C. V. C were introduced in 1979 and 1985 respectively.  Electronics was added as one of the electives in 2005 in the Science stream.  The M. C. V. C. course being run by the institution has been awarded ‘A’ grade in the region.

The institution stands majestically on a spacious 3, 07,058 Sq. Feet campus.  Over the years, the School has witnessed a phenomenal growth to its present strength of more than  2200 students and has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious Schools in Amravati District for its pioneering efforts in promoting value based quality education.  With the passage of time, the School is making a steady but remarkable progress.  The faculty comprises 56 trained teachers and lecturers supported by 16 non-teaching staff members.  The scheme entitled Savitribai Fule Dattak Palak Yojana is being implemented in the School benefitting 20 girl students every year.

The School has a spacious library equipped with 6,371 books for High School, 2184 books for Junior College and 967 Volumes for M. C. V. C. discipline along with 404 reference books.  Recently, the School has developed English Language Laboratory which is unique and first of its kind in the entire Amravati District.  Besides, the School has a well equipped Computer Laboratory and an Internet Center.

The School conducts special coaching classes for MHT-CET.  The School has an excellent tradition of producing meritorious students in S. S. C. and H. S. S. C. examinations every year.

The School is the main center for conducting various important examinations such as Rashtrabhasha Hindi, Drawing, Scholarship, and Entrance Examination for Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mathematics Talent Search and N. M. M. S Examinations.

It needs to be specially mentioned that two ex- Principals of the School, Shri G. H. Zamwar and Shri M. G. Wankhede had the unique distinction of being the recipients of Rashtrapati Puraskar in 1990 and in 2001 respectively under the Human Resource Development Ministry’s Scheme of Awards to teachers.

The institution has received the Best School Award from N.C.E.R.T.  Principal Shri R. B. Joshi of the School has the unique honour to represent the Maharashtra State in the Connecting Class Room Venture of British Council conducted at Inter National Level in England (Ireland).  As the next step of this activity, the Council of Teachers comprising three members from Ireland paid the visit to the School during the academic session 2011-12.  Besides, a few teachers of the School had the honour of receiving the special awards for their exemplary performance in their disciplines from the prestigious organizations.

It needs to be specially mentioned that a well-known Marathi literary giant and a famous poet Shri AAtmaram Ravji Deshpande alias Anil had the privilege to be the student of this School. Sant Shri Gadge Baba, a man of scientific temperament known for his teachings to fight against evils and superstitions prevailing in the society had visited the School in the year 1956 and gave an important message of campus cleanliness.  Similarly, the Chief of Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Bhaskareswarananda and other luminaries have also visited the School.

The students are keen to participate actively in various academic, cultural, literary, sports activities and in science exhibitions. A good number of students have brought laurels to their School by winning prizes in various activities.