Over the years, the government has taken various initiatives to make educational institutions accessible to the society at large in a bid to ensure education for all. Although government schools are the largest provider of elementary education in our country with over 80% of all recognised schools being run or support the government, but still the demand for private schools is on the rise. We need more and more good quality competent schools to spread the social cause of education and to increase the literacy rate in India.educational
What is an Educational Institution?
Educational institutions mean a preschool, a public or private elementary or secondary school, an institution of undergraduate higher education; moreover, an institution of graduate higher education, or an institution of professional education, or an institution of vocational education, that operates a program of scholarly research.
Investing your money in an educational enterprise is a promising proposal as it is a prospering sector with an extending demand for schools. With 99% of the children not being enrolled in an organised preschool, there is a huge untapped potential in the education sector. If you are exploring the idea of opening your own school but are daunted the whole procedure, here we are with a step step guide to ease out the process for you:
How to start an Educational Institution/School?
To start an Educational Institution ( Schools/ Colleges) can a long, tiring, expensive, and gruesome process in India. There are a number of licenses, permissions, and registrations one needs to take care of before venturing into this domain. The process usually takes a couple of years under normal circumstances keeping aside the period taken for the construction of the building and forming the governing body.
The time taken on infrastructure depends on the size of the project and investment made to expedite the process. It may range from 6-9 months for the construction following which the administration can start accepting the applications. Till Class V, the approval provided the municipality is sufficient but, for classes VI-VIII the Department of Education provides the requir consent, which also provides recognition for the higher classes. Application for recognition with respect to the latter stages must be made within 2 years.
School authorities can also get approval from CISCE or CBSE but they will have to follow the guidelines laid down these boards with respect to curricula, textbooks, and salaries.
Documents requirement for opening a school in India
Affidavit regarding relationship of society members,
Copy of Reserve Fund for Rs. 2 lakhs from the bank,
Affidavit from management regarding proper operation of school, as per Delhi School Education Rules, 1973,
Undertaking regarding fees and other charges,
List of members of society with full particulars,
Details of land and building,
Project report of props school,
Experience of society/members in the field of education,
Scheme of Management,
Documents regarding ownership of land allotted to school,
Auditor’s statement of account(s),
Staff statement as Performa,
Rates of fee and other fund charges,
Enrollment of students.
Licenses to obtain for starting an school/educational institution:
Registration Certificate of Society – Societies Recognition Act, 1860,
Essentiality Certificate DoE,
Further, Certificate of Recognition MCD/ DoE,
Moreover, Certificate of Upgradation DoE,
Further, Certificate of Affiliation CBSE,
Certificate of MCD
Similarly, Certificate from UGC
Likewise, an affidavit regarding the proper purchase of land and no violation of master plan in the land used,
Further, the MCD/Development Authority of the Concerned State,
Similarly, Site Plan of the Building/Sanctioned Building Plan approved by MCD/DDA,
Additionally, building Fitness Certificate MCD,
Additionally, Health Certificate MCD,
Further, water Testing Report The water board of the concerned state,
Additionally, completion Certificate DDA,
Similarly, duly approved Scheme of Manage