How to get ICSE Affiliation in India?

The affiliation of a school with a prior board of education is required whether it is for opening a school or running a school already. The procedure of getting the affiliation is necessary for every school in order to provide quality education. CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination) is the most preferred board depending on the area. Associating with the ICSE board of education, helps us in the inner course of action and raises the academic standards.

INSTANT ENQUIRY?

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The minimum requirement to get ICSE affiliation in India is a school in running status as the application of affiliation requires the database of students studying in the school and the teaching staff. The school also requires relevant documentation following all the guidelines and bye-laws which the authorities will approve after completing the inspection to start the process of opening an ICSE school.

Fulfilling CBSE School Affiliation Procedure is much trickier and every school those run by the government, private, unaided schools, those run by the public sector are eligible to apply for affiliation to deliver a quality education.

  • Approval of middle-class syllabus
  • Provisional affiliation of a secondary school
  • Upgradation/provisional affiliation of a school for the senior secondary stage
  • Regular affiliation to schools run by the Government/Government Aided / Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS)/Central Tibetan Schools Organization (CTSO)

How to Apply for Affiliation?

An individual can apply to start a school by visiting a Regional office of ICSE after selecting a board of education. ICSE has profound 8 Regional Offices in India which are easily available in Google. They can also visit the official website to apply for ICSE Affiliation.

What are the Required Documents?

The further step requires attesting the documents with the application form to get the affiliation.

  • No Objection Certificate
  • Recognition Certificate
  • Registered Land Certificate
  • Registration certificate of company/society/trust/foundation
  • Affidavit for Non-proprietary and non-commercial nature of school
  • Land Registration and /or lease document
  • Fire Safety Certificate
  • Health & Sanitation Certificate
  • Safe Drinking Water
  • Building Safety Certificate
  • Balance sheet/ Financial Status for last three years
  • Salary paid through ECS/Cheque
  • Infrastructure details photographs (All labs, top view roof of a school including playground & 4 sides of boundary wall)
  • Staff EPF deduction certificate (Latest EPF Challan in the name of school)
  • Staff Salary Certificate
  • Reserve Fund (Jointly in the name of Secretary of ICSE & School Manager/ President/ Principal)

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What is the Fee Structure?

The fee is submitted in the form of Demand Draft in the name of Secretary, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The fee structure fluctuates as per the affiliation and the type of Schools. Given below is the fee for private schools respectively.

Affiliation Fees

A. Affiliation Fee in respect of Independent Schools
Approval of middle-class syllabus:
Independent schools within the country Rs.50,000/-
Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Fresh Provisional Affiliation for Secondary Classes (Class X)
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,50,000/-
Rs.1,00,000/- (If already affiliated up to Middle Class)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,50,000/-
Rs.1,50,000/- (If already affiliated up to Middle Class)
Composite/Switch Over from State Board to ICSE up to Secondary Level Rs.1,50,000/-
Upgradation Senior Secondary level
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,00,000/-
Rs.2,50000/- (If switch over from other Board)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Rs.2,50,000/- (If switch over from other Board)
Introduction of additional subject
Independent schools within the country (Science Subject) Rs. 10,000/- per subject
Independent schools within the country (Other Subject) Rs.   5,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Science Subject) Rs. 50,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Other Subject) Rs. 20,000/- per subject
Extension of Provisional Affiliation
Independent schools within the country Rs 50,000/-
Overseas Independent Schools Rs 2,00,000/-
Late Fee Rs.20,000/- (Rs. Twenty Thousand Only) per month
Maximum Limit of Total Late Fee Rs.1,00,000/-
B. Affiliation Fee in respect of Govt./Aided/KVS/JNV Schools
Fresh Regular Affiliation of Secondary Classes Rs.20,000/-
Upgradation to Senior Secondary level Rs.20,000/-
Introduction of additional subject (per subject) Rs.2,000/-
Annual Fee Rs.5,000/-
C. Overseas KVS Schools
Fresh Regular Affiliation of Secondary Classes Rs.50,000/-
Upgradation to Senior Secondary level Rs.50,000/-
Introduction of additional subject (per subject) Rs.5,000/-
Annual Fee Rs.10,000/-
D. Fee for the conduct of Re-inspection for verification of compliance/after rejection
Independent schools within the country Rs.50,000/-
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.50,000/-
E. Restoration/Re-affiliation of disaffiliated school for violation of Examination/Affiliation Bye-Laws.
Independent schools within the country Rs.4,00,000/-
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.5,00,000/-

The rates of various affiliation fees have been revised from academic Session 2019-20 onwards.

Therefore, getting a certificate is not enough, also it needs to maintain the quality of education by revising and innovating the available resources to provide the quality education with required documentation for the prior procedures.

A school with running status is the minimum requirement for getting the ICSE affiliation as the application of affiliation requires the database of students studying in the school and the teaching staff. The school also requires basic documentation following all the guidelines and bye-laws which the authorities will approve after the thorough inspection.
want-to-start-school

A school with running status is the minimum requirement for getting the ICSE affiliation as the application of affiliation requires the database of students studying in the school and the teaching staff. The school also requires basic documentation following all the guidelines and bye-laws which the authorities will approve after the thorough inspection.

What Educare India offers here?

Information on Affiliation Process & Timelines:

  • Online Form Filling Guidelines
  • Deficiency Handling
  • Obtaining of NOC from State Board and its Directives
  • Various ICSE Regulation details
  • Guidance on the report to be filled by the ICSE Inspectors
  • Norms and protocols of ICSE inspection
  • Management of teachers and classes for ICSE Inspection
  • Management of Teachers Salary for Inspection
  • Compliance of Deficiencies after Inspection

Documentation and other readiness for Affiliation:

Educare India Advisory Will guide the management/principal/staff authorized to act for affiliation. The responsibility of the execution lies with the promoting body/school administration)

  • Briefing the management and staff about statutory laws, regulations, norms and minimum standards of practices for ICSE Affiliation
  • Documentation for affiliation
  • Compliances
  • Correspondence with ICSE
  • Complete Guidance in preparing the staff and the management for the Inspection
  • Document preparation for correspondence with the State Government for Obtaining NO

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69 thoughts on “How to get ICSE Affiliation in India?

  1. Sir,
    W ahve a school in Mandsour district of Madhya Pradesh .
    We would like to apply for ICSE in the coming session. We want to know how can we get the application form for applying for NOC from MP board.
    thank You .

    1. Dear Mr. John

      There is an online procedure to apply for NOC to MP state education department.
      please visit dpi.mponline.gov.in for the same

      best wishes

    1. Dear Subedar Kaushal

      Surely we can help you, but would like to know more about the present land size, building infra etc available in your school. You may also connect with us 8889063333 or gurubax@indiaeducare.com
      best wishes

    1. Dear Sachin

      Usually after the online submission of documents and verified, the board may take 2 to 3 months to complete the inspection process. Post that deficiency and compliances are to addressed by the school (incase if any)

      They would be inspecting the school in terms of academics, infrastructure, faculty and managements perspective

  2. Between the time of noc by state board and Grant of affliation by icse which syllabus is tough and examintion taken either of previous board or new likely to be affiliated board

    1. Dear Sher Singh

      During the period of proceedings to migrate into a different board, you may always go for icse curriculum, without ignoring the classes (for which the state is conducting board exams like Vth or VIIIth in some states)

    1. Dear MR. S L Sharma

      Thanks for the query. But the process of setting up of school demands working on various parameters. If you could connect with us at 8889063333 or gurubax@indiaeducare.com for detailed discussion.

    1. Dear Vishnu

      It all depends on the strength of the presented case, i.e. if it is fulfilling all the norms as required by CISCE then it won’t take more than a year (max)

    1. For ICSE Board any time during the year you may apply for affiliation
      For CBSE Board application site will be open from 1st Jan to 31st Mar of every year.

    2. Dear Mr. Ravish
      For CBSE board, the portal will be opened to receive the application from 1st January 2020 and the last date is 31st March 2020.
      For ICSE board, the application can be filed anytime during the year.

      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

    1. Dear Mr. Rahul
      ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

  3. My school is situated in himachal and it is under himachal state board
    Pl let me know how much land is required in himachal to convert from state board to icse board

    1. As per bye laws of the board the school should have minimum of 2000 sq mtr (0.5 Acre) of land and appropriate infrastructure to accommodate the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school.

    2. Dear Mr. Vishal

      ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    3. Dear Vishal ji

      You would be requiring a land size of atleast half an acre to get the affiliation from icse board.

      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

    1. Dear Mr. Joseph
      ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. Dear Ms. Vidya

      I apologise for the delayed response, if you have not yet submitted the application to CBSE, then you may file it between 1st January and 31st March 2020.
      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

  4. is their fees for NOC? Where i have to apply for it ? in primary education or secondary education board ?
    what is the fees for affiliation ?

    1. Dear Nita ji

      NOC (No Objection Certificate) is a document given to the school society (in the name of school) to migrate from state board to any other board. If you could share the name and place of your school, we can help and guide you in a better way..
      Should you have more queries please connect with us at info@indiaeducare.com or contact us at 8889063333.

    2. Dear Ms. Nita

      Each state has their own predefined procedure and fees for obtaining NOC, before you go for CBSE or ICSE board affiliation.
      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

  5. We are already running a school at Moga (Punjab) for the last 30 years affiliated to State Board. We wish to apply for ICSE Board Exam and looking for consultants to facilitate.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. Dear Mr. Naveen

      For Pre primary or kindergarten affiliation you dont have to apply to any board. Yes, ofcourse we can help you in setting up and managing your school. For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

    1. Dear Mr. Karanjot
      The minimum area required for ICSE Board is 0.5 Acre and CBSE board is 1.5 Acre. The built up area should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. Roughly around 1 sq mtr. per child (max upto 40 students) should be the size of class room. The construction area also depends upon the number of student we wish to accommodate upto primary, middle or secondary level school.
      You may drop your queries also at info@indiaeducare.com or get in touch at 8889063333.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. An appropriate infrastrucutre should be adequate for accommodating the numbers and gender of pupils attending the school. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

      1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

    1. Dear Mr. Madan

      If you could share more details about your location, then we may be able to guide you in a better way.
      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

    1. Dear Mr. Laxmidhar

      If you wish to apply for cbse affiliation, as per new bye laws the application can be filed between 1st of january and 31st march. Incase you have not applied till date, then make sure that you are not starting with standard IXth in the next academic session (2019-20) in your school, as it violates the bye laws of CBSE.

      For more info you may drop a mail at info@indiaeducare.com or connect us at 8889063333.

      Regards

    1. ICSE Affiliation procedure can be completed with the guidelines mentioned on the website given at http://www.cisce.org. The formalities required for CBSE and ICSE affiliation is more or less same, except few specific formats of the documents. The portal for online application is open throughout the year for ICSE. The minimum land requirement is 0.5 acre or 2000 sq mtrs. For more eqnuiries and help, you may please connect us at info@indiaeducare.com or call us at 8889063333.

  6. We are a school functioning upto class V and will be starting classes VI and VII in the session 2018-19. We are keen to apply for ICSE Affiliation

    1. Dear Mona Singh

      Having classes VI and VII before ICSE affiliation is a normal process. You may apply for ICSE anytime throughout the year. For any help and assistance you may connect with us at 8889063333 or at info@indiaeducare.com

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