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Cost of Starting a School in India

Establishing Schools in India is not everything, it is much more than setting up a building with classrooms, laboratories, and libraries. The entity willing to establish the school needs to get licenses and permissions from relevant authorities. This is a long process which usually takes a couple of years. Under normal circumstances, it takes a year to start the school’s construction after creating the governing body but, it often takes more than a couple of years as well.

School authorities can also get approval from CISCE Board or CBSE Board but in order to get the affiliation, it requires to follow the guidelines laid down by these boards.

Cost Estimation in India:
If you are planning to start a pre-nursery school then cost will be quite less. For a good structure affiliated school, startup cost estimation is quite huge. Prepare a large amount of money to start a school and it can increase further based on the place of operation, living standard, etc. Setting up a standard school will have its own implications like money spent on arranging furniture, gadgets, electronics, computer, maintenance, and other requirements.

The government has issued a circular making it mandatory for management planning to open private schools to own a minimum of two acres of land in rural areas, one-and-half acres in town municipality and panchayat jurisdictions, and at least one acre in the corporation area.
According to the circular, Rs. 1 lakh is the minimum safe deposit for primary schools, Rs. 2 lakh for Kannada-medium higher primary schools, Rs. 5 lakh for English primary school, Rs. 3 lakh for higher primary school and Rs. 10 lakh for English-medium higher primary school. The deposits should be kept in a joint account of the government and the school management.
Registration Fee:
The department has also modified the registration and procession fee for schools. As per the modified rate, Rs. 25,000 is the registration fee for pre-primary schools and Rs. 10,000 is the processing fee. Schools that run classes 1 to 5 will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 25, 000 and processing fee of Rs. 10,000.
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  • Kailash bhatia

    June 29, 2019 - 7:11 pm

    Start a private school in ahemdabad

  • Monal Raj

    October 8, 2019 - 3:49 pm

    Hello, I read your article on how to start a school, would like to know approximately how much investment will be required for starting a primary school?

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 2, 2019 - 6:29 pm

      Dear Manoj Raj

      Any new good school requires minimum infrastructure to cater the needs of the student upto Primary level is (10-15 rooms depending upon the expected number of admissions), library, and other CCA facilities along with other basic amenities) approximately.

      The tentative cost for these facilities varies from 1.5 Cr to 2 Cr (other than the cost of the land), depending upon the quality of the construction

  • Ghanshyam Jha

    November 18, 2019 - 10:43 am

    I need a no objection certificate proforma to open a new school in jharkhand

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 18, 2019 - 3:17 pm

      Dear Ghanshyam Jha

      You need to initiate the process through the District education office only, which inturn will forward the matter the education department of the state govt, who is going to issue the NOC for you. Here I am presuming that the recognition process of the school is already completed.
      Should you have more queries, you may be in touch with us at 8889063333 or


  • Sumit Saxena

    November 5, 2020 - 1:07 pm

    Planning to Start a School In Lucknow , Need assistance from zero to end , specially in legal process.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 15, 2021 - 10:46 am

      Dear Sumit Saxena

      The details required by you is being mailed to you on the id given.

      Should you have any more query, please connect with us at 8889063333 or mail us at

  • Alok Som

    October 28, 2021 - 7:01 pm

    recently we have registered a NPO. We are now keen to start a primary school in rural area in the state of UP, preferably in the district Hardoi.
    Pls. advice us in this regard about feasibility to costing and registration process.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 25, 2022 - 1:26 pm

      Dear Alok
      You may please call us at 8889063333 or drop a mail at


  • Gourab Mukherjee

    March 8, 2022 - 6:06 pm

    Can I know a approx estimate to open a higher secondary school in West Bengal from start to end?

    • Educare India Advisory

      May 17, 2022 - 5:53 pm

      Dear Gourab

      Cost of setting up of a higher secondary school in West Bengal may vary, depending upon the class of infrastructure you want to built. For a standard school, which above a budget school and lower than an elite school, the following tentative cost may apply
      01. Cost of land —— Variable … depending upon the location
      02. Building 50000 sq ft. to be constructed in -03 phases which can accommodate maximum of 2000 students.
      03. Furniture cost varies between Rs. 250 per sq ft. to Rs.400/- per sq ft.
      04. Other establishment expenses, pre operative expenses, marketing expenses etc depends on your planning and the clientele you wish to serve.

      should you have any more queries plz connect with us at 8889063333 or

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