CBSE Norms Of Affiliations

Norms for Affiliation

1. The Board may affiliate several categories of schools all over India and abroad, as

for example:

(i) Government or Government aided schools;

(ii) Schools run by autonomous Organisations under the Government like

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS),

Central Tibetan Schools Organisation (CTSO), Sainik Schools Society etc;

(iii) Schools run by Government Deptt. directly like Defence, Railways etc.

(iv) Schools managed directly by Public Sector Undertakings or by reputed

societies for Public Sector Undertakings under the financial control of such

Public Sector Undertakings or by Societies formed by such undertakings.

(v) Private, unaided schools established by Societies registered under the

Societies Registration Act 1860 of the Government of India or under Acts of

the State Governments as educational, charitable or religious societies

having non-proprietary character or by Trusts or #Companies registered

under section 25 of the companies Act of 1956 of the Govt. of India.

- Provided that for granting affiliation to school(s) run by a company under

section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956, it should satisfy the following:

i) The State / UT Government does not have any objection to school

being run by a company under Section 25 of the Companies Act,

1956 at its jurisdiction.

ii) The Company which wants to run school under the above provision

should have memorandum of bye-laws wherein education must be as

one of its objects and it should not channelize funds of institution for

purposes other than furthering education

2. Applications for affiliation may be considered under the following four categories:

(i) Approval of middle class syllabus.

(ii) Provisional affiliation of a secondary school.

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# Rule amended in the Affiliation committee’s meeting held on 16th May 2007 and approved by the

Governing Body at its meeting held on 29th June 2007.

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(iii) Upgradation/provisional affiliation of a school for senior secondary stage.

(iv) Regular affiliation to schools run by the Government/Government Aided /

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

(NVS)/Central Tibetan Schools Organization (CTSO).

(v) Permanent Affiliation.

3. Any educational institution in India or outside India which fulfils the following

essential conditions (without which the case cannot be processed) can apply to the

Board for affiliation :

(i) The School seeking Provisional Affiliation with the Board must have formal

prior recognition of the State/U. T. Govt. Its application either should be

forwarded by the States Govt. or there should be a No Objection Certificate

to the effect that State Government has no objection to the affiliation of the

school with the CBSE. ‘No Objection Certificate’ once issued to any school

will be considered at par even if it prescribes a specific period or *stage

unless it is withdrawn. Condition of submitting a No Objection Certificate will

not be applicable to categories 3.1 (i) to (iv).

(ii) (a) The School/Society/Trust /#Company registered under section 25 of the

Companies Act, 1956 or the Congregation or other Religious Body

controlling the Society/Trust/# Company registered u/s 25 of the Companies

Act, 1956 managing the school must have about two acres (or as otherwise

permitted measurement) of land and a building constructed on a part of land

and proper playgrounds on the remaining land.

Provided that the school may be graded as Category A+, Category A & Category B School

as per the following criteria:

Category A + School - Permanently affiliated school

Category A School - Provisionally affiliated school with land of atleast 2 acres

or of such measurement as has been permitted under

Rule 3(ii) (b),(c), (d) & (e) below.

Category B School - Provisionally affiliated school with following criterion:

a) recognized by the Education Department or whose application has been

forwarded by it.

b) does not possess land as per Category ‘A’ but has not less than 1.5 acre of

land also satisfies the following:

• 250 sq. mtr. of area + 1 sq.mtr. for every student on the rolls (for a middle

school).

• 500 sq.mtr. of area +1 sq.mtr. for every student on the rolls (for a

Secondary school).

• 750 sq.mtr. of area +1 sq.mtr. for every student on the rolls (for a Senior

Secondary school).

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*Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 20th December 2006 and approved by the Governing

Body at its meeting held on 22nd December 2006.

#Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 16th May 2007 and approved by the Governing at its

meeting held on 29th June 2007.

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c) pays salaries as per State Govt./U.T. scales of pay

d) satisfies all the other conditions of Affiliation Bye-Laws

(b) $ In cities with a population exceeding 15 lacs, the land should not be less than

one acre with adequate building & arrangement with other institution/organization

for imparting Physical & Health Education and for conducting games, to the

satisfaction of the Board.

In case of lease, it will be accepted if, it is for atleast 30 years. Provided further that

in case of any portion, which is leased out below 30 years, such case may be. In

case of lease, it will be accepted if considered provided that land has been allotted

by the Govt. or Govt. Agencies and it is as per the Law of the land. In all such

cases school should have at least one acre of land by ownership or by lease for 30

years and in all case the total land area should not be less than about 2 acres.

(c) In hilly areas, the land should not be less than one acre. The norms as prescribed

by the Planning Commission shall be applicable for determining the hilly areas.

(d) The land area for the schools seeking affiliation in NCT, Delhi should not be less

than the following:

1 Senior Secondary School Classes from

pre-primary to

Class XII

All the 4

Streams

4000 sq. mt.

2 Senior Secondary School Classes from

pre-primary to

Class XII

Maximum 2

Streams

3000 sq. mt.

3 Secondary School Classes from

pre-primary to

Class X

2000 sq. mt.

(e) * All classified cities notified by the Governing of India under A -1 category within

their limits of Municipal Corporation and the entire state of Arunanchal Pradesh be

at par with the relaxation in land requirement as has already been prescribed for

Delhi under Sub-Clause (d) above.

(f) The schools which were granted affiliation upto Secondary level on or before the

year 1996 under the (relaxed condition of land requirement under category “B” or

“C” may be considered for Upgradation to +2 stage provided. that they should have

atleast one acre of land.

Provided further that such school will have only two sections at +2 level preferably

one for non-vocational stream and one for vocational stream with the provision that

the number of candidates shall not exceed 40 in each section.

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* Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 20th April 2009.

$ Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 17th June 2011 and approved by the Governing Body

at its meeting held on 22th June 2011.

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Provided further also that if the school is found to have opened more than two

sections it will attract violation of provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board.

(g) **The minimum land requirement under category B in respect of schools located

in Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon of National Capital Region (NCR)

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.

(h) ## Schools located within the Municipal limit of the Capital Cities, Islands,

NorthEastern States and Jammu & Kashmir, the minimum land requirement

shall be 1 acre.

Provided that the affiliation to such schools under category (g) & (h) would be

subject to restriction of maximum 1250 students with 40 students per section up

to Senior Secondary Level.

(i) $$ The schools situated in the approved heritage zones of various cities and hill

stations.

i) The location of the school be declared

as heritage zone by the competent authority of the State/Central

Government.

ii) Construction of the school’s building

should be of pre-independent era and there is a ban on new construction.

Also, no land is available nearby for allotment.

iii) The institution must have a minimum

of 2000 sqmtr campus area of its own.

iv) The institution should have an

arrangement for sports and extra curricular activities with the nearby

schools/colleges or any other institution for a minimum period of 30 years.

v) In case the arrangement in respect of

(iv) above is with a private institution, a copy of the resolution passed by the

management of the institution at its managing committee meeting may also

to be attached with the letter of permission submitted to the Board.

vi) The number of students should be

restricted in such institutions on the basis of constructed covered area of

school building by following the norms of 1 sqmtr floor area per child as laid

down in the Affiliation Bye-Laws.

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** Rule added in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 24th December, 2007 and approved by the Governing

Body at its meeting held on 28th December, 2007.

## Rule added in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 16th May 2007 and approved by the Governing Body at

its meeting held on 29th June 2007

$$ Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 3rd November 2009 and approved by the Governing

Body at its meeting held on 23rd, November, 2009.

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(iii) The Trust or Society or # Company registered under Section 25 of the companies Act,

1956 Management running the school should be of non-proprietary character. The list of

members with their addresses, occupations, qualifications and an affidavit from the

Chairman/Secretary stating how the members are related to each other or they are not

related to each other duly attested by first class magistrate should be submitted.

(iv) The school should have well qualified staff as per the norms of the Board given in

Chapter IX.

(v) The school in India must pay salaries and admissible allowances to the staff not less than

the corresponding categories of employees in the State Government schools or as per

scales etc. prescribed by the Government of India $ or as per the conditions laid down

by the State Government. The schools outside India should pay salaries not lower than

those of the teachers in government schools in that country or not less than the salaries

and foreign allowances payable to KVS teachers if officially posted to that country. A

certificate to this effect should be obtained from the Indian Diplomatic Mission.

(vi) $$$ “Every school should organize at least one week training programme for teachers

every year in association with any teachers training institute recognized by the State or

Central Government or by any agency identified by the Board”.

(vii) $$$ “Every institution will provide adequate facilities for potable drinking water and clean

healthy and hygienic toilets with washing facilities for boys and girls separately in

proportion to the number of students.”

(A) Provisional Affiliation :

Those schools which fulfill the essential conditions of the Affiliation Bye-Laws may be

considered for Provisional Affiliation for a period of three years subject to fulfilling all the norms

and conditions of the Affiliation Bye-Laws with in this period. In case the school(s)do not fulfill

the norms and conditions of the affiliation due to some prudent reasons the Board may grant

extension of provisional affiliation granted for a further period of 3 years to 5 years subject to

fulfill the conditions of affiliation in the extended period.

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#Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 16th May 2007 and approved by the Governing at its

meeting held on 29th June 2007.

$$$ Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 11th June 2009 and approved by the Governing at

its meeting held on 16th June 2009.

$ Rule amended in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 17th June 2011 and approved by the Governing at its

meeting held on 22th June 2011.