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How to Start an IB School in India?

How to Start an IB School in India?

The process to start an IB school in India includes plenty of norms and procedures to be followed with proper documentation to get the sanction for starting a school in India. Every school is associated with a prior board of education. IB (Central Board of Secondary Education) is an established and well-known board of Indian Education System. Every board requires dedicated efforts to maintain and run a school. In general, opening a primary school on the first attempt to understand the norms and procedures critically proves to be beneficial. “How to start an IB school in India” is a challenging task requiring skills, awareness, and knowledge to complete the procedure legally and successfully.



The most crucial point before starting IB school in India is acquiring the desired affiliation. The person or the group of persons who wish to open an IB school need to understand the amount required to be invested for the purpose. The basic requirements of land, infrastructure, site, academics, finances, management and another setup with proper norms, licenses, approvals, and acceptance needs to be fulfilled in every aspect. The concerned authorities of education boards will execute constant inspection for proper documentation, development of school and getting the No Objection Certificate.

An individual can apply for a IB school after getting approval for the documentation and other procedures from the state education department. The department must be completely convinced by the proposal made for setting up of a school in India.

How much Capital is required?

Unlike every business, a school needs capital to start and setting the school infrastructure, procuring a land and another setup procedures. Minimum requirement of capital is required to begin either with the loan or the investments.

How to complete Registration?

In the case of a private unaided school, they need to be established by way of a society this is registered. The land that is purchased or bought on hire wishes to be dealt with in the name of the society for completing the documentation part.

How much Land is required?

The land acquired for school campus must be of 1.5 to 2 acres with the building and ground. And if the campus is set to be in the metropolis, the land must be of not less than 1 acre. A proper documentation of the purchased land is required to proceed with the construction and following rules.


What Educare India offers here?

1) Feasibility Study

  • Educare India will perform a study on Technical, Economic and Operational Viability at the proposed location.
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of the project
  • An estimation of income & expenses for 10 years.
  • Preparations of Recommendations and concept note that with the proposed USP’s of the schools.

2) Strategic Guidelines

School formation guidelines development with timelines for Construction, Soft furnishing, Equipment installation, Academic and Non-academic manpower recruitment, admission process, documentation process and Lead Time for various purchases.

3) Architectural Setup

  • Educare India will be providing Architectural concept and assistance in setting up school classrooms, various laboratories, activity area, and playground. Any other technical information on school design (with reference to the affiliating board) will also be supplied if required.
  • Effective Planning for Smart Class, camera, PA system & Learning Management System (LMS) for the field of education in India.

4) Information on Affiliation Process & Timelines

Educare India is a team of highly experienced education professionals having vast information on affiliation process and timelines. Our team would be supplying Guidance and information on each of the followings:


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

5) Conceptual Note

This document is prepared to illustrate a conceptual note on the academic classes, to begin with, and to be added in the future with timelines and growth pattern.

6) Hard Copy of various formats

We will provide a hard copy of various formats for administrative school operations, reports, log books, year planner, various library formats, admission and attendance registers.

7) Statutory Compliances and Approvals

Guidance in applying for various certificates from different government departments is provided. If deficiencies are pointed out after inspection by the CBSE, compliances for the same will also be filed.

8) Quality Academic Audit and Monitoring

The Academic team visits the school to ensure that academics are proceeding as per plan, that the quality of classroom teaching, activities and sports are good.

9) Training and Assessment

Training of teachers to upgrade them, make them aware of new techniques of teaching, and to exchange innovative ideas. The latest changes in assessment as directed by the Board is also explained the teachers.

10) Academic Management

Academic Management in terms of delivery in the classrooms, maintenance of records, examination, remedial etc.

11) Academic Planning and Implementation

The annual Academic plan for all subjects, month wise is given to the schools and a fortnightly check on its implementation is done.

12) Human Resource Management

Educare India will be handling the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff as per the norms.

13) Marketing and Promotions

Setting up of the brand, promotional activities, Positioning strategy.

14) Admissions

Development of Admission process, counselors training, student and parent handbook etc.

15) Policy formation

Formation of institutions policies related to operations, students, teachers and other functioning areas of the school.

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  • Dr Agnihotri G

    February 26, 2020 - 5:04 pm

    Sir, would like to start an ib school in b2 class city

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 28, 2020 - 3:40 pm

      Dear Dr. Agnihotri G

      Plz connect with us for the same at 8889063333 or

      Warm regards

  • Shreya Bagchi

    July 16, 2020 - 2:36 pm

    I would like to inquire about to start an IB school in India and whether that requires a separate affiliation to the CBSE or ICSE board.

    • Educare India Advisory

      August 5, 2020 - 7:39 pm

      Dear Shreya

      To start any new school, with any national or international board you need to go thru the following procedure

      1. Get the affiliation and recognition from the state education board
      2. Obtain a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the state education department
      3. Apply for any National (CBSE / ICSE etc) or international Board like IB

      Should you have any more query you may please drop a mail at or call us at 8889063333.

      Best wishes

  • RK Moses

    July 29, 2021 - 12:33 pm

    Dear Sir,
    We are already a CBSE affiliated School.
    We would like to take up the IB Curriculum to our school. Can we run the PYP alongside our cbse school in the same premises which we slowly want to convert to IB School?

    • Educare India Advisory

      May 17, 2022 - 6:03 pm

      Dear RK Moses,

      I am sure, you must have gone through the CBSE affiliation bye laws, and the grant letter of affiliation received by you from CBSE, which clearly states that you cannot run parallel boards in the same building.

      If you have a bigger campus, and an extra academic block which can be used exclusively for IB board, then you may go with your plans.

      CBSE otherwise never permits to have parallel boards running in the same building.

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

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