Buy / Sell Change of Management for a School

The New CBSE Bye Laws released by the CBSE on 18 October 2018 mentioned the following in Chapter 15, 15.2; let us first try to understand what the law permits and says;


A school affiliated with the board is not allowed to be transferred from without the approval of the board.The approval of transfer will be subject to the following:

  1. A School may be allowed to be transferred on request from one subject to the conditions that
    • there are genuine reasons threatening the very existence of the school; OR
    • it has become impossible for the to existing Society / Trust / Company to run the school; OR
    • such transfer has been necessitated in the interest of furtherance of cause of education.
  2. The request of the school will be considered only after prior express approval from the State/UT Government
  3. Transfer of school from one will be subjected to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in the CBSE byelaws
  4. CBSE has designated a specific fee in Appendix – 1 which shall be charged from the school in case of transfer of ownership.  {For 2019-20, it has been kept at Rs 5 Lacs}.
  5. Case will be considered only in respect of schools affiliated to the board for at least FIVE years
  6. The Five year clause can be exempted in case of transfer of large scale industrial, infrastructure and other projects
  7. The clause 1 and 5 will be exempted in case of Government Schools

This is a very progressive step and something which was a hindrance to the functioning of the schools is now taken care of. Anyway, without the laws also such change of ownership was happening, but now it has taken a legal shape, which is a welcome action.

Hi, if you are looking to Acquire/Buy a School or Sell your School, do write to me by submitting this form. I can help you with the proposals, options, Audit, Third party Valuations as a Consultant. You can contact Abhiney Singh by filling the form below or calling or through WhatsApp on +91 70002 40006.

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Abhiney Singh

Abhiney Singh

I run a school called Brighton International School ( I am also now a partner with a School consulting company which helps budding educators or investors start school or gain access to help related to school. The help could be in the form of Turnkey School Consultation, Detailed Project report, Project Finance, Business Plan consulting, Recruitment planning, Infrastructure consultation, Affiliation Consultation, Teacher’s Training, Academic and Curriculum Planning. I now have a decade of work experience. I strongly believe in improving every day and I have tremendous respect for people who pursue their dreams with undying passion and enthusiasm. I have worked in Mumbai for about 6 years as a Marketing-Media professional which has helped me in shaping what I am today. I am Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing. You can know more about me at You can mail me on or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.

2 thoughts on “Buy / Sell Change of Management for a School

  • March 14, 2019 at 4:18 am

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