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Guidelines for Schools

1. All schools must regularly visit the CBSE website to be updated about various
policies and schemes including latest updates on School Quality Assessment and
Accreditation (SQAA)
2. All schools will have a maximum time-line of three years within which they should
apply to the CBSE for School Quality Assessment & Accreditation.
3. The list of empanelled agencies is available on the CBSE website. The Board
would provide the complete list of agencies (added or blacklisted). Hence,
schools should make reference to the CBSE website from time to time.
4. Schools intending to get accredited must ensure that they have a website with an
'Accreditation Corner'.
5. Schools should upload the 'Mandatory Disclosure Form' on their website before
31st December, 2012. The 'Mandatory Disclosure Form' is available on the CBSE
website under Academic/Accreditation. Schools should also check their data and
continuously update their status, website details etc on the CBSE Website.
6. The schools on deciding to undergo the SQAA, should make a School Assessment
Committee (SAC) with its principal as head of the team.
7. The decision to form the School Accreditation Committee and resolve to undergo
School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA) should be appropriately
approved by the Management Committee of each school.
8. The school intending to undergo Accreditation should fill-in the 'Form of Intent'
and submit it to the CBSE. All the agencies listed on CBSE website are equally
authorized to carry out the SQAA – assessment. The CBSE will allocate an agency
from those empanelled with them.
9. The school should normally expect a confirmation letter from the allotted agency
within two weeks of filling in Form of Intent. In case of non-receipt of any
response within three weeks, it should then send a reminder to the CBSE to
expedite the matter.
10. Once, the school receives an acknowledgement from the CBSE/agency, it should
then fill-in the online SQAA Instruments after going through the SQAA Manual and
submit it to the authorized agency.

The agency shall inform the SAC team Head i. 15. After the visit. documents etc. The school may use the terminology 'affiliated and accredited CBSE School' instead of only using “affiliated to CBSE”.cbsesqaa@gmail. 19. The schools should act in a professional manner and not resort to any unwanted actions which are not desirable as per the broad mandate of the CBSE. A school which gets a score of 75 % or above (overall) and minimum 50 % in each domain. 13. The agency on receiving the SQAAF (Instrument 1) shall conduct the internal scoring. 17. teachers etc.e. the Principal for finalizing the PAT visit dates by email/ phone (the dates are then fixed). 18. feedback etc. The schools should use the visit of PAT as a learning visit and constantly make notes of suggestions. CBSE Affiliation . 16. CBSE Schools Affiliation Bye-laws: Minimum Infrastructure 21. the schools would be given a 'School Quality Enhancement Report' (SQER) which should be thoroughly gone through and necessary action taken accordingly for improving the quality of teaching and learning at the school.11. 12. shall be declared 'Accredited' by CBSE. The validity period of SQAA accreditation is three years. The school should not make any other false or overreaching claim. In case of any query or feedback. 14. the school should contact Section Officer(Accreditation) on email . The school should make arrangements as per the PAT visit schedule for coordinating the availability of students. apart from access to physical infrastructure. A fresh application for renewal should be made before the expiry of the three year period to enjoy the privilege of being an 'Accredited School of the CBSE' in a continuous manner. for improving the school quality irrespective of the result of SQAA.com 20. required by the school to be produced for verification to the team members. All schools which get an initial score of 50 and above would qualify for the PAT visit for SQAA. The school's name shall be then listed on the CBSE website under the list of accredited schools.

(vii) play material. The school should scrupulously observe prescription from the local authority regarding safety. recognized by the state governments. 28. The right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. If the land is taken on lease it should be for a minimum period of 30 years. provided they strictly adhered to the norms and conditions of the Bye-laws of the board. The schools must have about 2 acres or as otherwise permitted measurement of land and a building constructed on a part of land and proper playgrounds on the remaining land. Such features are described as follows: . separate toilets for boys and girls. 23. The provisional affiliations are granted to the institutions for a span of three years. 2009 provides for norms and standards to be fulfilled by every school. There are three types of affiliations. private educational institutions. The school should have suitable furniture in the class rooms and office equipment commensurate with the strength and staff. The school should have a well-equipped and spacious library with minimum of 1500 books and at least 15 magazines. provisional affiliations. society religious institutions. 29. 26. The school should have the needed equipment and faculties for science. 30. however. The permanent affiliation is rendered for public undertakings. which are included in the Byelaws of the board. all the time. namely. autonomous organizations. private institutions. It also provides such affiliation to the schools. etc. which has to be satisfied by the institutions that are requesting the affiliations from the board. The regular affiliations are granted to the government and government aided institutions. safe drinking water. barrier free access. which would be controlled by the government. who are fulfilling the Bye-laws perfectly. 27. vocations subjects etc. The land should be owned by the schools or the society which is running the school. Every institute will also provide proper facilities for physically challenged students.22. 25. standing by the Bye-laws. games and sports equipment. 31. etc. they would be asked to remit the annual fee. Also. playground. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) grants affiliation to various categories of schools in accordance with its Affiliation Bye-laws. 32. (v) teacher learning equipment. regular affiliations and permanent affiliations. per student in the class room. mtr. The Bye-laws include many standard features. The chapter-II of affiliation Bye-laws. The school should have at least 1 computer lab with minimum of 10 computers or computer students’ ratio of 1:20 and internet connection. inter-alia prescribes the following with regard to minimum infrastructure requirement in schools. technical subjects. the school should maintain pupil book ratio of 1:5. as prescribed in the Bye-laws. CBSE Affiliation CBSE Affiliation Code The board would provide affiliations to the government and government aided schools. this is granted at one time and there would not be any need for these institutions to apply for extension. (vi) Library. The institutions should have proper facilities commensurate with its requirement and should provide minimum floor space of 1 sq. These include norms and standards relation to (i) Pupil teacher ratios at primary and upper-primary level. which are provisionally affiliated to the board for more than 10 years. (ii) building norms to provide for all weather building. (iii) minimum number of working days. recognized by the state government. 24. safe drinking water and sanitation. home science. (iv) minimum number of working hours per week per teacher. kitchen facility. etc..

Quality of Education  The schools that are seeking the permanent affiliation must follow the Bye-laws of the board in implementing the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) based education system till VIII standard. no provisions of home works till II standards. i.. full equipped with quality reading facilities. Karnataka  Amity International School.e. ft.  Provisions for quality Math lab and Computer lab. proper maintenance of internal assessments and academic records…  The average result of the school for the last three years must not be less than the prescribed Board’s average in the X and XII examinations. Gujarat  Air Force School. according to the pay scales.). Punjab  B R Tyagi Public School. proper maintenance of admission and withdrawal registers. etc. General features  Proper office maintenance.  Provisions for well-equipped Science lab with a minimum capacity of 9m.  Excellent maintenance of service records of the teachers.Infrastructure facilities  The institutions must have a library with a minimum size of 14m. X 8m. Delhi  B M M English Medium School. separate lab for physics. flawless delivery of allowances. out of which 595 schools have updated their information in the CBSE website and the list comprising the some of the schools is portrayed. X 6m. cleanliness. as follows:  Aditya Birla Public School. The total number of schools that are affiliated as on today accounts to a total of 11. Punjab  Baba Farid Public School. Kerala .  Proper admission procedures for teachers. chemistry and biology and the availability of composite Science lab for secondary levels. etc.362. DA. sq. Haryana  ARMY School.  The classrooms must have a minimum size of 8m X 6m (approximately 500. There must be separate Science labs for senior secondary standards.

mtr. one could understand the board’s striving efforts in enhancing the educational standards in all possible means. Also. The land should be owned by the schools or the society which is running the school. the school should maintain pupil book ratio of 1:5.. Apeejay School. technical subjects. safe drinking water. These include norms and standards relation to (i) Pupil teacher ratios at primary and upper-primary level. Every institute will also provide proper facilities for physically challenged students. per student in the class room. The school should have the needed equipment and faculties for science. The schools must have about 2 acres or as otherwise permitted measurement of land and a building constructed on a part of land and proper playgrounds on the remaining land. The school should have a well equipped and spacious library with minimum of 1500 books and at least 15 magazines. The school should scrupulously observe prescription from the local authority regarding safety. safe drinking water and sanitation. The right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. The institutions should have proper facilities commensurate with its requirement and should provide minimum floor space of 1 sq. separate toilets for boys and girls. etc. The chapter-II of affiliation Bye-laws. If the land is taken on lease it should be for a minimum period of 30 years. play ground. vocations subjects etc. (ii) building norms to provide for all weather building. The school should have suitable furniture in the class rooms and office equipments commensurate with the strength and staff. and many more From the rules and procedures of the CBSE Bye-laws. home science. Maharashtra. kitchen facility. CBSE Schools Affiliation Bye-laws: Minimum Infrastructure CBSE Affiliation Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) grants affiliation to various category of schools in accordance with its Affiliation Bye-laws. barrier free access. (iii) . inter-alia prescribe the following with regard to minimum infrastructure requirement in schools. 2009 provides for norms and standards to be fulfilled by every school. The school should have at least 1 computer lab with minimum of 10 computers or computer students ratio of 1:20 and internet connection.

which are as follows:  The school must own a minimum area of land specified as per its location and the region it stands in. For senior secondary schools with classes from pre-primary to XII offering 4 streams the minimum land requirement is 4000 sq. agency. games and sports equipment.  There are a different set of norms for schools seeking affiliation in Delhi. For your school to be affiliated with CBSE there are some minimum infrastructure pre-requisites that you would need to fulfil first. While for schools in cities with resident population of less than 25 lakhs. There is a set of Affiliation Bye-laws fixed by CBSE to grant affiliation to applying schools.  As per CBSE Affiliation norms. a school situated in a hilly area or in a city with total population of more than 25 lakhs. (iv) minimum number of working hours per week per teacher. it should have been leased to the same society for a period of 30 years at least. The secondary schools with classes from pre-primary to X should have a minimum land area of 2000 sq. or a govt. mts. The school must . First and foremost a school has to be running before it applies for affiliation.  The trust or society running the school must be registered beforehand and the land for the school should also be registered with the name of this society. All the government schools and numerous private schools all over India follow CBSE policies for imparting education. (vii) play material. Minimum Infrastructure Required for CBSE Affiliation By Franchise School | December 1. 2014 | CBSE School Central Board for Secondary Education or frequently called as CBSE is the education board established by the Central Government of India to supervise the planning of education curriculum and its appropriate implication by the schools that are affiliated with the board.minimum number of working days. (vi) Library. (v) teacher learning equipment. This lease period can be less than 30 years only in case the land has been allotted by the Govt. mts. mts. All the experienced expert members of the board keep an eye on regular review and update processes for the syllabus and certification to schools that apply for affiliation with the board. to each student individually along with all proper facilities for the children.  The school should have class rooms big enough to provide at least the floor space of 1 sq. the minimum land required for the school is 1 acre. The premise must hold a constructed building on one part of the land and ample playing and open space on the remaining part of the land. the land area should not be less than 2 lakhs. mtr. and that for those offering 2 streams is 3000 sq. If you do not own the land.

2009 about teacher to student ratio. minimum working hours and required equipment in the school premises. elevators or slopes. The school must also suffice the imparting of technical and vocational knowledge to the students by keeping adequate equipment. faculty rooms. The school must also have a spacious library with 1500 books and 15 magazines at least.also have all the basic facilities required for the physically challenged students like chairs. for the classrooms.  There should be ample and suitable furniture like chairs tables. teachers and staff. lecture stands. and office to match the needs and comfort of all the students. The school must also fulfill all the standards set by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. cupboards. desks. And the lab should be well equipped with a good internet connection. with the needed equipment and facilities.  There must also be proper space for extracurricular activities like stage area. minimum 10 computers or computer to students ratio of 1:20. sports ground. hygienic and healthy environment etc. organizing stands. school basic infrastructure requirements.  There should be a minimum of 1 computer lab in the school. . etc. etc. The student to book ratio has to be maintained at 1:5 by the school authorities. safe drinking water and sanitation. etc.  Proper certifications have to be taken from local authorities for safety of children. courts.