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Land requirement to start a CBSE school in India ? 

CATEGORY - I: Land requirements for premium cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Islands is 1600 sqm for secondary affiliation and 2400 sqm for senior secondary affiliation.

CATEGORY - II: Land requirements for Class X cities like Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Hill Stations is 2000 sqm for secondary affiliation and 3000 sqm for senior secondary affiliation.

CATEGORY - III: Land requirements for places like Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, J&K, Hilly Areas, Cities in municipal limits of: Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Mohali, Panchkula, SAS Nagar is 4000 sqm.

CATEGORY - IV: Land requirements for Cities With population above 10 Lakh is 4000 sqm.

CATEGORY - V: Land requirements for State Capitals is 4000 sqm.

CATEGORY - VI: Land requirements for rest of India is 6000 sqm.

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What is the minimum land requirement for starting new ICSE School in India?

The school should have a minimum of 2000 sqm of land, suitable buildings constructed on a part of the land and proper playgrounds on the remaining land with adequate facilities as prescribed from time to time by the Council


In whose name the land should be registered? Is there any provision of lease instead of a purchase?

The land acquired for the school should be owned and registered in the name of the Trust / Society. In case of leased land, the lease deed should be registered in the name of the Trust/ Society for a minimum period of 15 years.

How much land is required for a residential school?

However, in the present scenario it is considered that availability of land in the range of 10-30 acres will be essential for creating multifarious infrastructure needed for multi-faceted development of children in such schools. Additional 5 to 10 Acres of land may also be acquired in case a Mini-Golf Course, Race Course, etc is also planned.


What is the time frame for setting up and starting a new CBSE/ICSE school project in India?

The tentative time frame for setting up new CBSE/ICSE school project in India could be segregated as per activity and as following. In general, the ideal time taken to set up a school project should be 12-18 months. However as per project requirements and market dynamics and as per client’s interest a timeline of 8-10 months could be considered if work is accelerated.


  1. Project Planning Work: 30 days

  2. Conceptual Architecture Design Work: 30 days

  3. Preparation of Detailed drawings and finalization of contractors: 30 days

  4. Initiating Execution Work on site for Civil and Structure : 180-200 days

  5. Branding and Marketing Work: 100 days

  6. Recruitment Work: 100 days

  7. Administration Framework set up:50 days

  8. Academic Planning: 30 days

  9. External Development Work : 60-90 days

  10. Admission Work: 150 days

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