Open / Start a School in India and CBSE Affiliation

Starting a CBSE SCHOOL in India

Any school which is affiliated to the state board and has the ‘No Objection Certificate from the State can apply for CBSE Affiliation. Let us go through this post and understand how can you start a CBSE School in India.

Schools in India has to function as a “NOT FOR PROFIT” in the form of Society / Trust or a Section 8 company. I have written a separate post on the formation of the Trust & Society. Click Here to read about it.

How much does it cost to build and run a school?

The minimum land requirement by CBSE is 1.5 Acres but there is a host of factors which can play a part in this requirement such as Type of City, Population, Location of the land, Type of Property etc.

S. NoLocation of SchoolLand Requirement (Minimum) (Sq Meters)
1Anywhere in India6000

Square Meters
2In municipal limits of cities with a population
(Exceeding 15 Lakhs)
4000
3In Hilly areas prescribed by the planning commissions (NITI Aayog).4000
4In Municipal limits of the State Capital Cities4000
5In the North Eastern States4000
6In the State of Jammu and Kashmir4000
7In Municipal Limits of Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Faridabad & Gurugram cities. 4000
8In the Municipal limits of  Panchkula and Mohali/SAS nagar. 4000
9In the Municipal Limits class-X cities (Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune)or on the Hill stations.
(For Secondary Level)
2000
10(For senior Secondary Level)
In the Municipal Limits class-X cities (Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune) or on the Hill stations.
3000
11(For Secondary Level)
In the Municipal Limits of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata,
Mumbai Or the state of Arunachal Pradesh
or the State of Sikkim or the Islands
1600
12(For Senior Secondary Level)
In the Municipal Limits of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai Or the state of Arunachal Pradesh or the State of Sikkim or the Islands
2400
13Union Territories4000

Location is Urban or Rural, the area will be determined by the above. For more information, you can read this post here. Click Here 

Cost of building a School

A school normally requires construction in phases (Here I am talking about a Budget CBSE School meant for a 1000