Qualification for a PRINCIPAL of a CBSE Affiliated School

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There have been a lot of queries from a lot of promoters regarding the qualification of the Principal as mandated by CBSE, I have tried to take the guidelines from the CBSE Bye Laws and try making it in a format which is easier for everyone to read. As you will observe there are multiple ways with Teachers / Administrators in different ways can become Principal at a CBSE School. Kindly go through the requirements below to understand the qualification required –

Qualification for a PRINCIPAL of a CBSE School

For SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (Upto CLASS XII)

A.

(i) Masters Degree or Honours Degree

  • Foreign University recognised as equivalent to the Master’s Degree of an Indian University by the U.P.S.C. (or)
  • Honours Degree of such Indian Universities as may be recognized equivalent to the Master’s Degree by the U.P.S.C.

(ii) A teaching Degree or a Diploma in Education or its equivalent – B.Ed

(iii) Experience as required under anyone of the following clauses:

a)  At least 3 years experience of administrative charge of a recognised College having Intermediate or higher classes.

b)  At least 5 years experience of administrative charge of a recognised High School.

c)  At least 5 years experience of teaching in a recognised college or Higher Secondary School or an equivalent teaching experience in a Teachers Training Institute.

d)  At least 8 years teaching experience in a recognised High School.

e) At least 5 years experience including 3years educational administrative experience and 2 years teaching experience in a recognised High or Higher Secondary School or a Teachers Training Institute

OR

B.

Bachelor of Engineering with 5 years teaching experience in a recognised College or Hr. Sec. School

OR

C.

Trained Graduate Heads of recognised High Schools who have attained the age of 45 years and possess at least 15 years teaching experience of Secondary classes in a recognised High/Higher Secondary School (including at least 5 years administrative experience as Head of a recognised High School.)

OR

D.

Persons possessing Masters Degree with at least 15 years teaching experience in a recognised Higher Secondary School and/or a recognised college having attained the age of 45 years.

OR

E.

Persons possessing Masters Degree in Education and having the requisite experience as provided for in anyone of the forgoing clauses A to D.

 

FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (Upto CLASS X)

At least Master’s Degree (or its equivalent) with a teaching degree or its equivalent with 5 years experience of teaching of High or Higher Secondary/Intermediate classes.

OR

  1. i)  At least Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University;
  2. ii)  B.Ed. from a recognised University/Institute; and
  3. iii)  8 years experience of teaching Secondary School classes (up to class X) or 12 years of teaching experience of Middle and Secondary classes of which minimum 5 years being experience of teaching the Secondary classes; or 5 years experience as Headmaster of Middle School or other equivalent administrative experience.

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Abhiney Singh

Managing Director at Brighton International School
I run a school called Brighton International School (www.brightoninternational.in).
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.
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You can mail me on abhiney@brightoninternational.in or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.
Abhiney Singh

Abhiney Singh

I run a school called Brighton International School (www.brightoninternational.in). 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 www.linkedin.com/in/abhineysingh You can mail me on abhiney@brightoninternational.in or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.

27 thoughts on “Qualification for a PRINCIPAL of a CBSE Affiliated School

  • July 25, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    Sir, I have completed my b.sc bio chemistry with B.Ed, with 5 years experience s. do I eligible for Matriculation school principal

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    • July 25, 2018 at 10:13 am
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      Dear Josephine, I suggest you read the CBSE bye-laws and understand the requirements.

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  • July 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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    Hi there , what are the qualifications for a pre school principal ?

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  • May 21, 2018 at 8:53 am
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    I have done M.Sc(Maths) and then M.Tech(IT).I have a teaching experience of 9 years in an engineering college.My job is regular but i want to switch to school teaching.I want to know am i eligible for post of Principal in a CBSE affiliated school.kindly reply………

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  • May 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    Can a school run by trust affiliated to CBSE can appoint a principal from outside leaving the senior staff a side without advertising a post even.
    Kindly reply and oblige

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  • January 6, 2018 at 4:16 am
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    Bped mped candidate qualified for Princi in private CBSE school

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  • December 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm
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    Thanks sir for guiding me, but other than teaching I have handled other functions very well ,e. g. Maintenance of staff attendance register,keeping the record of sale and purchase,preparing the strategy to get the splendid result from the staff, getting the syllabus break-up, organising the exams peacefully,replying to the DEO office etc. Are these the duties of an, administrator? What have left now for an administrator,Sir?

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  • December 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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    I teach in CBSE affiliated school as TGT.
    I have experience as Vice-principal/Principal,but I couldn’t understand so far one thing that what does the authorities mean by ‘administrator’. Will you please focus?
    I know that for a Principal the knowledge of administration is compulsory,but what is that different work which is included only in the category of an administrator.

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    • December 28, 2017 at 8:07 am
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      Dear Indresh,
      Your experience as anything other than a Regular Teacher within the School will be counted under the Admin Experience. It could be as Vice Principal, Administrator, Coordinator etc

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  • July 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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    What should be the qualification for the post of principal in a private CBSE school which is running from play group to class 8th…

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  • June 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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    Sir… I have M. Sc in Physics n B. Ed….. Also doing Ph. D … I will complete by Aug … I have experience in School college n as principal … Are there Any openings for me….

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  • February 11, 2017 at 2:50 am
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    Prakriti Das “ATHENA WORLD SCHOOL”
    Thank you Respected Sir for all your guideline and Help for us.
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  • January 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    I have done my m.com and got 15 years teaching in college. But I am non B.ed. m I eligible for Principal Post sir

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  • September 11, 2016 at 5:05 am
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    i am working as a vice principal of a newly started cbse pattern school.
    my chairman is giving me a job to affiliate my school with CBSE BOARD
    i have a question about my school principal qualification.
    my principal qualification is B.Sc, M.C.A.
    is that OK for cbse affiliation.
    kya inspection me koi problem ayegi ?

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    • September 19, 2016 at 9:57 am
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      Dear Mr Singh,
      I have written a full post on the Principal’s qualification, read it here LINK

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    • January 12, 2017 at 1:10 am
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      Yes the qualification is fixed by cbse for principal.atleast 8 yrs teaching exp. With administrative work and also post graduation with b.ed

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      • January 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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        Instead of bed… Any diploma in education can apply for the post of principal

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