Maharashtra is a state that has numerous cities where education is prominent. Cities like Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur and many more have well established network of schools, colleges and universities that provide best education. People from other states are seen moving in to these cities not only for jobs but to gain education.
Coming to schools and pre schools, Maharashtra has small and large schools that are affiliated to the State Board, CBSE, ICSE, IB and so on. These schools provide an innovative curriculum and other facilities like after school programs, day care facilities and other stuff. Urban areas and even small cities have pre-primary and higher schools with latest facilities.
To understand how to start a school in Maharashtra, you need to understand the living style and demography of the city where you plan to start your school. In small cities and towns, a school with adequate facilities can suffice. However, in top tier cities where the standard and cost of living is high and where the working population is more, you need to provide several add-ons. Pre-primary schools have facilities like Mother Toddler programs, after school programs and so on. Primary and secondary schools have extra-curricular coaching and other facilities.
Once you have chosen the city, research the education pattern there and decide on the type of affiliation. If you have already designated an area where you have your site ready, to set up a school, you can decide the affiliation based on the existing schools and the demand in that area. For example, and IT hub has the population that prefers international boards or the ICSE curriculum. The next step is to follow the sequence of steps for the required affiliation:
- When planning to start a new school, understand the requirements of the affiliation. Go through the process documentation in detail and note down the mandatory sanctions and formalities that are essential for the affiliation.
- The legal requirements, license, norms, and procedure to start a school in Maharashtra are not too rigid but they are strict and need to be complied too. The Municipal Corporation, education department and health department play an important role in various sanctions for your school.
- Various affiliations have their own set of requirements of capital, Trust/Society registrations, capital investments, curriculum, and school planning.
- They have their norms for staff requirement, recruitment, academic calendars and other administrative and academic processes.
All these requirements can be taken up once you decide the type of affiliation. For example, if you plan to go in for the CBSE board, you need to understand how to open CBSE school in Maharashtra. However, as mentioned above, just setting up a school in this state is not enough.
Competition in academics is tough and if you need success in the long run, you need to put in efforts today. Study your competitors and the facilities and activities they offer. Sports, academics, extra-curricular are equally important today. This can be done when you plan a complete curriculum by considering the facilities offered by the affiliated board and putting in some on your own.
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