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How to start a cbse school / icse school in Karnataka

Karnataka State has a high literacy rate of 75%. It hosts several renowned educational institutes like IIS. The schools in this State are either run by the Government or are private that are aided or unaided. The boards constitute the State Board, CBSE, ICSE or NIOS board. Karnataka schools have medium of instruction as English or the local language that is Kannada. With several major cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum and so on, Karnataka has been a source of occupation to several people. Being rich in fertility of land and mineral resources, there are several modes of occupations for which people stay on in various parts. As a result, school education has held its roots firmly amidst the large population.

To understand how to open a school in Karnataka, you first need to decide if you want to proceed with an aided or unaided school and need to know the formalities to apply for Government aid. Secondly you also need to plan if you wish to opt for the State Board or a CBSE school / ICSE school in Karnataka. You can even plan an IB school if you have selected a major city as your location.

The broad procedure to open a school in Karnataka is as given below:

The Department of Public Instruction in Karnataka controls the opening and managing of schools in Karnataka. The Government supports initiatives of free and compulsory primary education and free meals for primary children.

To open a new school, you need to submit an application form before the designated deadline along with the following list of documents:

  • Details of the site or location of the prospective school
  • Details of the schools in the surroundings and the student strength they have
  • NOCs from the neighboring schools
  • Demand draft for a prescribed amount
  • Property mortgage or evidence of a definite amount as a guarantee
  • Undertaking if the school is going to be a permanent non grant school or if the school will be a State Board school
  • Trust deed and details of the Trust or Society
  • Staff recruitment plan in detail
  • In case of State board school, the details of admissions with respect to reservations
  • Details of playgrounds, sanitary and drinking water facilities for the school


After these submissions, there are visits and inspections too. In case of the CBSE or ICSE schools, they require various permissions, licenses, Government NOCs. You need to follow the rules of the board and the Government and simultaneously follow up with both to ensure that you get through with the approvals.

Based on the trend in your city and the type of school you are opening, you can plan the facilities and extra offers in your school. We are education consultants and offer systematic guidance for opening a school in Karnataka.  We are school consultants for starting ICSE Schools, / open a new CBSE School,  pre primary, International School IB School, IGCSE Schools.

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