CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws
Norms for Affiliation
1. The Board may affiliate several categories of schools all over India and abroad, as for example:
(i) Government or Government aided schools;
(ii) Schools run by autonomous Organisations under the Government like Kendriya
Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan Schools
Organisation (CTSO), Sainik Schools Society etc;
(iii) Schools run by Government Deptt. directly like Defence, Railways etc.
(iv) Schools managed directly by Public Sector Undertakings or by reputed societies for
Public Sector Undertakings under the financial control of such Public Sector
Undertakings or by Societies formed by such undertakings.
(v) Private, unaided schools established by Societies registered under the Societies
Registration Act 1860 of the Government of India or under Acts of the State Governments
as educational, charitable or religious societies having non-proprietary character or by
2. Applications for affiliation may be considered under the following four categories:
(i) approval of middle class syllabus.
(ii) provisional affiliation of a secondary school.
(iii) upgradation/provisional affiliation of a school for senior secondary stage.
(iv) Regular affiliation to schools run by the Govt./Govt. Aided/Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
(KVS)/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS)/Central Tibetan Schools Organization (CTSO).
(v) Permanent Affiliation.
Note: The Board may grant Affiliation in vocational courses only as per provision contained in
3. Any educational institution in India or outside India which fulfils the following essential
conditions (without which the case cannot be processed) can apply to the Board for
(i) The School seeking Provisional Affiliation with the Board must have formal prior
recognition of the State/U. T. Govt. Its application either should be forwarded by
the States Govt. or there should be a No Objection Certificate to the effect that
State Government has no objection to the affiliation of the school with the C.B.S.E.
‘No Objection Certificate’ once issued to any school will be considered at par
even if it prescribes a specific period unless it is withdrawn. Condition of submitting
a No Objection Certificate will not be applicable to categories 3.1 (i) to (iv).
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