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Land and Infrastructure needed for CBSE affiliation

Land and Infrastructure needed for CBSE affiliation

Posted on April 25, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

Land required for starting a CBSE schoolNeed Help to start a school in india ? or for securing CBSE affiliation depends upon factors including the type of school i.e. primary, secondary, senior secondary; location of the school within the country. In case of Secondary schools, the requirement of land also depends upon the number of streams (science, commerce, humanities, vocational) the school is planning to run. We have detailed the specifications with regard to the minimum land area and infrastructure as given in the CBSE bye-laws—

Generally speaking, the land area needed for a starting a CBSE affiliated school is 1.5 acre. Specific land requirements are listed as under-

  1. For schools in Delhi, capital cities, Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon of National Capital Region as well as in Panchkula (Haryana) and Mohali (Old SAS Nagar-Punjab) satellite cities of Chandigarh within the limits of their respective Municipal Corporation/ Development Authority has been fixed as 1 acre.
  2. For schools in Hilly areas, cities with population more than 15 lakhs, North-Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir the area of land required is 1 acre.
  3. In any of the four metropolitan cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and within the state of Arunachal Pradesh—
  • Minimum land area required for pre-primary to higher secondary (class XII) running science, commerce and humanities stream is 3200 square meter
  • If the pre-primary to class XII School is running only 2 of these streams the area required is 2400 square meter
  • For Preprimary to secondary (Class X) the land area required is 1600 square meter
  1. For tier 1 cities viz. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune–
  • Minimum land area required for pre-primary to higher secondary (class XII) running science, commerce and humanities stream is 4000 square meter
  • If the pre-primary to class XII School is running only 2 of these streams the area required is 3000 square meter
  • For Preprimary to secondary (Class X) the land area required is 2000 square meter

 

The school building and infrastructure

The dimensions of the classrooms as prescribed by the CBSE are minimum 8 m x 6 m. Well-equipped Laboratories with minimum dimensions of 9 m x 6 m. The prescribed dimensions for the Library are 14 m x 8 m

The specifications of CBSE with respect to the classroom space mandate 1 sqm space per student. The strength of any given section of any given class must not exceed 40 students. The playground must be big enough to accommodate a 200 m track and there must be space for a volleyball court and outdoor sports like Kho- Kho and Kabbadi.

The schools that are applying for up gradation of affiliation or switch over must understand the stipulations of CBSE regarding the strength of the school and corresponding classroom area.  For instance, a school from pre-primary to class XII wants to accommodate 1000-1250 students it would need 1000 sq meter of minimum classroom area and then commensurate playground and facilities. It will amount to around 1 acre. As the number of students increases the sections in a class will have to be increased given the maximum strength norms. From preprimary to class X maximum sections for each class can be 3 and for XI and XII it can be 2 each.

Every school should have at least one adequately equipped computer lab with a minimum of 10 computers or computer student ratio of 1:20 and proper software. Wherever such facility is available, every school should have the facility of Broad Band Connectivity.

It is to be noted that the schoolLooking to buy, sell or rent school property ? land should be contiguous i.e. it should be at one place. The land must be secured with a pucca boundary wall.

The land and school infrastructure specifications of the board must be adhered to for securing affiliation and eventual up gradation. You can easily find land required for CBSE school on popular web portal schoolprop.com

 

 

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Documents Needed While Applying for CBSE affiliation

Posted on April 25, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

Following documents are required to be uploaded while making an application for CBSE affiliation online —

  1. No Objection Certificate stating that State/UT Government has no objection with regard to CBSE affiliation of the school. The NOC will be considered valid until it is affirmatively withdrawn by the issuing authority, therefore the school promoters need not worry if the NOC is past its indicated period. The name and address of the school in this certificate should be same as mentioned by the school in the application.
  2. Formal prior Recognition letter issued by the education department of the state or the union territory declaring the affiliation of the school with the state board. If the school is applying for Middle Class Approval, recognition letter for classes I to V will be required. In case the school is applying for provisional CBSE affiliation for secondary level (class IX and X), it will need to submit the recognition letter for the class I to VIII.
  3. The mode of uploading must be a scanned single pdf file in case of both the NOC and Recognition letter
  4. Copy of Registration letter of the Trust/Society Section 8 Company. The name and address of the Society/Trust/Company in this certificate should be same as mentioned by the school in the application form.
  5. Land Certificate from the concerned authority
  6. Affidavits announcing the following (find sample affidavit at http://cbseaff.nic.in/cbse_aff/welcome.aspx)
    1. Non-Proprietary Character of society from First Class Magistrate.
    2. No relation amongst the School Managing Committee members.
    3. That without Affiliation school will not start class 9th/11th
    4. That society/school is not part of any franchise arrangement as per clause 19.1(i) (ii) and clause 7.2 Affiliation bye-laws of the Board
  7. Infrastructure detail photographs Front view, back view, library, all labs, top view from the roof of the school including a playground and all 4 sides of boundary wall in a single PDF file.
  8. Fire safety certificate
  9. Health & Sanitation certificate.
  10. Safe drinking water certificate
  11. Building Safety Certificate.
  12. Staff EPF deduction certificate Latest EPF challan in the name of the school
  13. Reserve funds proof (Only in case of up gradation).
  14. Balance sheet/Financial status certified by CA for last 3 years
  15. Salary paid through ECS/Cheque (Certificate issued by the associated bank).

 

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In case of switch over from state board to CBSE at secondary or higher secondary level

  1. Affidavit for the closure of classes in a phased manner along with 2. 3 years State board result in gazette issued by the state board
  2. Land registration and/or lease documents

 

Important details related to the aforementioned documents

Land Documents: The documents related to the school land that the school must produce before the board at the time of application for affiliation, inspection and thereafter, include–

  • Legible copies of the registered sale deed, lease deed or the gift deed through which the ownership of land has accrued in the name of the school or the Society/Trust/Company running the school. Such land has to be in the name of the school or the society running the school. If the land is leased, the period of the lease must not be less than 30 years.
  • Land certificate–The school must acquire the original Land Certificate issued by the concerned District magistrate/Registering/Revenue authorities the format for which is given as Appendix-VI of Affiliation bye-laws.

Essential Safety certificates: The certificates among those aforementioned that pertain to the safety of the building and other amenities for children will be considered valid for 1 year after the date of issuance, this in case when the certificate does not have a specified date.

  • It must be noted by the school promoters that the Building safety certificate must have been issued by a Government Authority and not from private engineers. Safety certificate issued by empaneled engineers will only be admissible if they have been authorized by the state government to issue “Building and Structural Safety Certificate”.  Fire Safety certificate must be issued by Fire Department and Safe drinking water and Health & Hygiene certificate must also be issued by Govt. authority.

Balance Sheet: School’s account should be separate from that of the Society/Trust/Company to which the school is associated. Complete Balance Sheet for the last three years of school operations audited by CA should be in place for review.

Franchisee schools: The CBSE bye-laws clearly mandate that the school should not be paying any fee or royalty to any other organization or institution for the use of name, logo or motto. An affidavit stating the above is also required to be submitted.

All the documents that are to be uploaded at the time of application must be either in English or Hindi. If the document is translated from vernacular to English or Hindi, an affidavit to the effect that the translation is exact, free from omissions or commissions must be given by the Manager appointed by the School Management Committee along with the name designation and stamp/seal of the issuing authority. The proformas, certificates are given in the respective appendices of the affiliation bye laws of the board. It has to be ensured before uploading that the size of any file should not exceed the given limit.

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19. What all permissions are needed for starting a new school?

Posted on March 28, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

The permissions and related documents that are required for starting a new school in India are—
• The founding documents of the Trust/Society/Company
• The affidavit of the non-proprietary Trust/Society/Company
• Memorandum of Association between the school and the Trust/Society/Company
• Land and School Building Documents
• Ownership documents, Sale deed or Lease Deed
• Change of Land Use certificate for the land for the school building
• Map approved by the Municipal Authority
• Building blueprint
• Building Safety Certificate
• NOC issued by the education department of the state or the ‘Essentiality Certificate’
• State Board Affiliation
• Employees’ EPF and ESIC registration


16. Can a school opened in a rented building apply for CBSE affiliation?

Posted on March 28, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

Yes, the school running in a building held on lease for at least 30 years can get CBSE affiliation, it should is located on a part of land which is also owned by the Trust/Society or the school or held on lease for at least 30 years and the area of the land must be 2 acres including the building and the playground. The minimum land area may vary with the region of location of the school. For school’s affiliation to the CBSE clear directions have been given regarding the school property in CBSE affiliation bye laws Chapter II Norms of Affiliation.


16.Can a school opened in a rented building apply for CBSE affiliation?

Posted on March 28, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

The Trust/Society running a school cannot have members of a family in a majority (more than 50 per cent). The non –proprietary affidavit of the Trust/Society should have a declaration made by the Chairman about the number of mutually related members. Try that the number of related members be as less as possible in the school governing board or the school management committee also.


15.Can the Trust/Society running school have members of my family?

Posted on March 28, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

The Trust/Society running a school cannot have members of a family in a majority (more than 50 per cent). The non –proprietary affidavit of the Trust/Society should have a declaration made by the Chairman about the number of mutually related members. Try that the number of related members be as less as possible in the school governing board or the school management committee also.


9.What are the typical resources required to run a school?

Posted on March 26, 2018 | by Vinod Kakumanu

Principal, coordinators, Teachers, Lab Assistants, Maids, Administrator, Accounts Staff, Gardner’s, Nurse, Drivers, etc.


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