Land Requirement for Affiliated School
Land Requirement for Affiliated School

Q.1 Can anybody convert already existing state board School into a CBSE  School? What are the formalities for that?

As per the CBSE affiliation bylaws, the school will be required to have a minimum of 1 Acres of land in Non-Metro and 0.75 acres of land in metro locations. In addition, the classrooms have to be spacious with a minimum area of 1 SM per student and the school should also have the necessary infrastructure with sufficient open spaces for playfields to conduct various sports and games. In case these stipulated conditions are met, it would be possible to convert the existing school into a CBSE School.

Q.2 Will, the land for school have to be in a commercial area or even a residential area would do?

While planning new residential areas/colonies, the Urban Development Authorities of the State Government, generally earmark a few plots of land for setting up the new schools in that area. These plots of land also known as “Institutional Land” are allotted to the Trusts / Societies interested to establish schools in the private sector. In case the Institutional Land is not readily available, the Trust / Society may acquire stipulated quantity of land for the setting- up of LIFE Educare Pvt. Ltd. managed School. However, in such cases, the approval of urban development/town planning authority will be required to re-appropriate the commercial/residential / agriculture land into the Institutional Land.

Q.3 Can a small school with less land can Start  School and later on buy additional land?

  1. The Trust/society willing to open a new school will have to be in possession or willing to acquire the minimum stipulated quantity of land namely 0.75 Acre in Metro cities & 1.5 Acres in other cities/towns, at one location. The plot of land should be an integral piece of 1.5 Acre or 0.75 Acre and no piecemeal addition is permitted by CBSE/CISCE.


Q.4 i) How much minimum quantity of land is required for starting School?

  1. ii) Has CBSE / CISCE laid any criteria for land for the schools?

iii) What would be the size of land required for the state-of-the-art school?

  1. a) The minimum requirement of land as laid by CBSE for opening School is given in the Table below:

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  1. b) Notwithstanding the minimum fixed requirement of land, all Trusts should make all-out efforts to procure maximum possible land at the time of commencement of the project to ensure the development of proper playgrounds and a spacious campus for the future healthy growth of the school.
  2. c) It is suggested that in Tier 2 and 3 cities, Society / Trust may consider the land of a minimum of 5-8 acres, or above. However, the overall cost of land and the feasibility of the project must be weighed. Further, some established Brands have their own stipulation of minimum land areas in establishing the School.


Q.5 In whose name the land should be registered? Is there any provision of the 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 30 years.

Q.6 How much land is required for a residential school?

The residential schools were established in the pre-independence era during the British rule, primarily to cater to the educational needs of the elite section of the society and developed over a vast expanse of land from 50 to 150 Acres. However, in the present scenario, it is considered that availability of land in the range of 10-30 acres will be essential for creating the 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.

16 thoughts on “Land Requirement

  1. I have 4 acre highland convertion fully boundary area…I want any Delhi board school address.(west Bengal)south 24 road,near Nh117…… Thanking you

    1. There is nothing called Delhi Board, either its state board which is mandatory for every school or are CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE or IB Board. Kindly read our blogs to get an understanding of ‘How to start a School in Inida’

  2. I am Buying a School which has 9000 SQ feet size. it has 1st standard to II PUC.
    But as per the regulation a school required 1 Acres of land.
    can you help me weather to buy or not

    1. This is a very small school, though we would like to help but our company doesn’t allow us to look into such transactions.

  3. Dear Sir,

    This is Rajpal Bhargava from Rainbow Dairy, Churella, Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan). I would like to offer my 2 Acre land on long term lease which is on SH-37 towards Jhunjhunu side to open an English medium CBSE pattern school in the village.

    This will be helpful for the children of surrounding villages who are currently moving to the nearby cities and it will add a new milestone to the aims of making Churella village as “Vidya Nagri”.


    Rajpal Bhargava
    Mobile 9982748776

  4. Dear Sir,
    We want to open a cBSE school in paonta sahib sirmour H.P
    Land area 5 bigha and 8 biswa
    Is it possibleas per cbse requirement.

  5. i want to open a school,i have .75 acre land in gurgaon .,
    total constructed area is 12,000 sq.ft.
    class room size is 20’X26′
    total class room are 22 no.
    main road entry (45′)
    New Constructed Building
    this is Ground floor Building and we can construct 22 more class room
    i have a registered society which registered in 2005.
    pls guide me

    1. Dear Mr Bhardwaj,
      Can you kindly provide us with your contact number or can call Mr. Yogendra Singh on 92948 888 66.

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  7. I m having 45 bigha land on Subathu Distt Solan Himachal to Waknaghat in 2parts with some space .I m intrested in boarding school . Pine grove and Lawrence schools are very near to it.Just 20 kilometres from Dharampur railway station.And 16kilmeters from Solan Railway station.30kilmetres from Shimla Air Port.Any quarry you are free to contact.

  8. Sir I have a 18 Bigha land near Pindwara district Sirohi I want sell it in this area the not a perfect school land something 5 lakh square feet

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