Gujarat, a state situated in the western part of India, houses some of the most prestigious educational institutions of the country. The state’s education system aims to educate each and every citizen of the state. Since Gujarat State came into existence in 1960, acquiring the status of a separate state, there has been a significant increase in the total number of schools at the different stages of education.

There are both private and government operated schools in Gujarat along with several schools run by municipal corporations and trusts in Ahmedabad.

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board is in charge of the schools operated by the state government. However, many of the private schools in Gujarat are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) board.

The schools in the state follow the uniform structure of 10+2 education. However, there are different classification of the schools – Primary Schools (from Classes I – IV), Upper Primary Schools (from Classes I – VII) and Secondary Schools (from Classes I – X) and Higher Secondary Schools (from Classes XI – XII) and Pre-Primary Schools for children between the age groups of 3-6.

The Central and State Governments of India have been emphasizing on the universalization of elementary education since the country’s independence. Gujarat is one of the states which have actively participated in the task.

So, if you choose to open a primary school in the state, it may prove to be a profitable decision. Besides, you also get to enjoy the additional benefits of low initial investment, lower land requirement and easy work timings to manage your new school.

On the other hand, if you have the funds and the expertise to open and operate a Upper Primary, Secondary or Higher Secondary School, you can start your venture after conforming to all the rules and regulations laid down by the State.

You can also decide on the type of affiliation you want for your school. If you have chosen the area where you want to set up your school, based on the existing schools in that area, you can choose your school’s affiliation. The next step is to follow the steps given below for the required affiliation:

  • Go through the process of documentation in detail and note down the mandatory sanctions and formalities that are essential for the affiliation.
  • The legal requirements, licenses, norms and procedure to start a new school in Gujarat are not too rigid but they are strict and need to be complied too.
  • Various affiliations have their own set of requirements of capital, Trust/Society registrations, capital investments, curriculum and school planning.
  • They also have norms for staff requirement, recruitment, academic calendars and other administrative and academic processes.

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