Being one of the most literate states in India, Tamil Nadu is the right place to invest your money in educational enterprise. The literacy rate in Tamil Nadu is 80.33%, which is enough to describe the demand of quality education in this state. If you invest your time and labour in starting a CBSE school in Salem, Erode, Trichy, Madurai, Chennai or any other city in the state, it is going to get you only benefits.

Therefore, it is recommended to prepare your check list while opening a CBSE school in Tamil Nadu. Given below are important guidelines to make your job easy.

Guidelines to open a CBSE School in Tamil Nadu:

The first thing is to make a plan, according to which you will execute your school in future. It may act as a blue print for you.
Frame a society or trust to run your school. Register your trust or society under registration act. This is a mandatory step to prove non- profit motive of your society.
Now, you have framed a society; start finding the suitable location and land to establish your school. The required land for formation of school is atleast 2 acres. Consider the neighbourhood schools, transport facility available and additional space available, in case you need for expansion of your school. Purchase the land and register it in the name of your trust or society.
Start the construction of your school as early as possible. Remember planning the positioning the spacious classrooms, assembly ground, library, computer room, staff room, games room, playground, Principal’s room, toilets etc.
After the completion of building, hire an interior designer to give your school and classrooms proper colour and to make it a fun-filled environment for students. For small children, you may choose light shades and cartoon characters on walls. On the other hand, you may opt for geometrical patterns and soothing shades for senior students.
The most important thing is to get your school recognized from authorities.
Once your school gets recognized, visit the regional office of CBSE in Chennai for filling the application form for affiliation. Take provisional affiliation first and meanwhile fulfill the CBSE byelaws or standards to get permanent affiliation.
Once you get CBSE affiliation, start making advertising strategies for promoting your school. Introduce your upcoming CBSE school in social functions, distribute brochures, place banners in your neighbourhood.
Start recruiting the qualified staff early. The staff selected should match the standards of CBSE School and the prescribed qualification needed for each post.
Once the staff is recruited, open your school office for taking admissions. Maintain an official website and an e-mail also to get inquiries regarding admissions.

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Distant learning or distant education is that field of education which aims at delivering education to those students who are not able to be present in the formal classrooms. It enables a person to earn and learn simultaneously. Moreover, there is a tremendous increase in the number of students due to the ever increasing population and to educate such a large mass of students, there is an endless demand for more and more schools. However, formal schools serve only selected & a limited number of students. So, to meet the educational requirements of the remaining students, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of distant learning institutes in India.

However, buying franchise for distant education is not as lucrative as getting associated with a renowned brand of educational institution. So, look for options to get franchise of schools which provide lucrative franchise model to the franchisees.

Steps to get school franchise.

First, you need to search schools that offer franchise and then select the best amongst them.
Once you have selected the franchising school, you need to fill a franchise application form and submit it to the school management. Besides this, you also need to submit a franchise fee as prescribed by the franchising school.
Next, you need to look for an appropriate land and location for your school and get it approved by the school authority.
Once, your site is approved, you are supposed to sign a franchise agreement wherein you are expected to agree with all the terms & conditions laid down by the school management.
Further, confirm all the funding arrangements in case you are borrowing money from banks/financial institutions.
After securing the budget, you may start with the construction and the designing of your school. Make sure that your school building and designing should be at par with the standards set by the franchising school.
Next, purchase the furniture, teaching equipment, apparatuses, sports equipment etc. and also install supply for water & electricity supply and safety devices such as fire extinguishers in your school.
Further, you need to obtain all the other permissions and licenses such as health certificate, sanitation certificate etc. from the concerned authorities. It is essential to ensure a smooth running of your school.
Now that your school is ready, you need to follow the guidelines of the franchising school to appoint a qualified staff for your school.
Lastly, launch your school and promote it in neighbouring areas in consultation with the marketing department and the PR of the franchising school.

This is the basic procedure to get a school franchise. However, it is very important on your part to select a right franchise. SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools is one such brand which offers the best franchise model in terms of providing technical support at all levels, i.e., selecting location, construction, curriculum, recruitment, promotion and finally functioning of the school. so be a part of SHEMFORD family by filling a simple application form or visit franchise FAQ.



Indian education industry is special. It is one of the biggest in the world and also a fast-growing sector. However, the true meaning of educational institutions is changing – from learning to becoming dynamic educational & cultural centers of the society. However, running a school or college has become a challenge in itself.

There should be ample infrastructure and other facilities provided by your institution to ensure quality and value-based education. You also have a fulfill investment requirements, legal formalities, etc. So, you should do your research before setting up an educational institution.

If you follow a systematic procedure and know what the key requirements are, you will be able to establish your own school/college without much hassles. Some of the major requirements to start an educational institute are given below. After fulfilling the requirements given below, you can start an educational institution in India.

Charitable Trust: Majority of private educational institutions in India are started by charitable Trusts. So, registering a Trust (with at least 3 individuals as its Trustees) is one of the key requirements to start an educational institution.

Land: Land is another prerequisite for opening a school/college in the country. The land should be registered in favor of the Trust. The land requirements vary in accordance with the category. For example, if you want to set up a preschool or a coaching centre, the land requirements are lesser than formal schools or colleges.

Location: You should not confuse land with location. The land is the plot or building where your school/college will be established, while the location is the site where the land will be situated. Site selection is another requirement to start an educational institution in India.

Budget: For any kind of business venture including opening an educational institution in India, you need to make an estimate of the budget. Do your research about the expenses involved in opening an education institution in your city.

Permissions: You need to get permission from the concerned government departments at different stages of your project. Before construction of your school/college, you need to secure a NOC from the state government. When your school has been upgraded to 8th grade, you need to gain affiliation from a recognised school education board such as CBSE, ICSE or state Board. In case of a college, you need to get approval and recognition from apex bodies such as AICTE (for engineering colleges), MCI (medical colleges), DCI (dental colleges) and abide by their norms for the construction and infrastructure facilities of your college.

Now, let’s talk about the procedure given below to open a school/college in India.

First, prepare a working model of your school/college. If you are applying for financial assistance, you would need to submit a business plan. The working model should include estimate of the capital expenditure specifying the costs involved in construction, finishing work and promotional activities, details of the land you would purchase/rent-in for your educational institution, number of educators, administrative staff and support staff you want to hire for your school/college, number of students you wish to offer admission to your educational institution. Your business plan should be clear, comprehensive and self-explanatory.

The next step is to form a Trust that because most of the educational institutions in India are run by charitable Trusts for non-profitable purposes. You need to register the Trust and submit the Trust Deed at the time of registration, in accordance with the laws of the government.

Now you may purchase or rent land required for the construction of the school/college. Choose a location suitable for educational institutions. The land should be non-agricultural – fit for either institutional or commercial purposes.

After acquiring the land, you may now start the construction of the building of your school/college.

When the aforesaid construction and finishing work is over, you may start recruiting educators, administrators and support staff for your school/college.

The last step is to officially launch your school/college. You may conduct a Press Conference to announce the launch of your school or advertise through print ads (pamphlets/handbills, print ads in local newspaper/magazines), commercials in local entertainment channels, hoardings, billboards, etc.

By following the aforementioned procedure systematically, you can start your own school/college easily! Fill the education franchise application form and get free consultation on how to start a school in your city.



Education in India has many facets. These are formed by different institutions that existed from historic times to the present day. Talking about history, the ancient Indian education system was unique and some of its components and underlying principles are still found in different parts of the country. However, the majority of the contemporary education system is fashioned on the western education models. The education system also represents a huge diversity represented in the content that further has different elements like traditions, culture, language, dialect, etc.

Education in Ancient India:

A well-established education system existed in India even in ancient times. There were Brahminical schools for theology, philosophy, arts, military education, public administration, etc. However, education in India was a privilege and only children belonging to higher castes were allowed to receive the education.

Ancient schools were mostly residential schools. The teacher and the pupils used to stay together until the completion of education. Interestingly, education in India at that time was free; however, students returned the favors by helping the teacher with daily chores.

The teacher or Guru was the central figure and revered by all. In contemporary times as well, teachers enjoy great respect, which is similar to the ancient Indian customs. But there were usually no books and transmission of knowledge was done orally.

Education in Medieval India:

In medieval India, new elements entered the Indian education system as foreign invaders brought with them their culture, their teachings, and their beliefs. The growing influence of Islam also led to the establishment of schools for Muslims. Again the education primarily focussed on theology. Therefore, two types of schools – the Vedic schools and Madrasas, were dominantly present in the pre-colonial India.

Education in the Colonial Era:

In the pre-colonial and early colonial period, India has several separate small states that were often engaged in territorial disputes. Meanwhile, many Europeans nations started exploring new lands. It was also the time when missionaries started arriving in Asia. When the British occupied a large part of India, they felt the need to directly communicate with appointed officials. The interpreter or messenger system that was characteristic of the pre-existing monarchs came to an end, and British officials made the English language necessary for Indian officials.

This was intended to help British rulers in administration. In the colonial period, English schools were encouraged. However, the first English schools were seen as a conspiracy to weaken the traditions and popular culture of Indian states. However, few reformers saw the opportunity and imbibed some beneficial traits, which later changed the entire structure of the Indian education system.

Modern Education:

From Theology to Sciences In the post-colonial period, the knowledge and great achievements by European states shifted the focus of education on sciences and other popular studies that were being taught and learned in the European countries. British rule ended in 1947, but the education system remained in India, though some reforms were incorporated in it.

In the post Independence period, the government, renowned educationists, social scientists and many leaders stressed on making the education India-centric, with focus once again on the popular culture and traditions. So, both Western and our indigenous models mixed up to form an altogether different entity. Thus, education in India was shaped by influences and institutions in various periods throughout the history.



Secondary education is the most important so far as career objectives of students are concerned. It is the stage when students get to know about their career planning, about their interests in different fields and expectations in the coming professional lives. It is the foundation stone or the first steps towards career goals. In India, education from secondary stage starts tilting towards the career. Children who happen to be serious in studies at this stage and in the coming years get to enjoy admissions in best schools and professional institutes in the country. For secondary education, the examination boards also play a major role. It is the first time students throughout the state are contesting for higher marks and ranks. Every year and in any state, thousands of students appear in the secondary school examinations. There are two ways to go from here, either the school through which a candidate is appearing for exams has a higher secondary wing also, meaning that there is no need to seek an admission, or the candidate after qualifying the exams, joins another institute that provides higher secondary education. As higher secondary schools are few, a lot of students have to seek admissions in the higher secondary schools.

Admissions in Schools The first concern that both children and their parents share is to seek admission in a good higher secondary school after finishing the secondary education. The dearth of higher secondary schools puts a lot of pressure on the students as they have to secure good marks to be admitted in the schools. Students, who for any reason secure average marks, have a hard time to continue their education from a good school. According to the opinions shared by a large number of students and educationists, the switchover from secondary to higher secondary is so abrupt that many of the students are unable to adapt and discontinue. There is a large graduation in the curriculum and subject matter offered in secondary education and higher secondary education. Students do not have enough time to learn new concepts and subject matter. This encourages rote memorization and even the tests at higher secondary are not able to provide any remedy. Therefore our second concern is the wide gulf that exists between higher secondary education and its precursor secondary education. At national level, there is yet another concern, for which we have a measure but still it is not that effective. The inequality in education is quite visible as we take a look at the students studying in schools in different states. State education departments have been stressing on national curriculum and means to minimise the disparities, but still more needs to be done. These are some of the concerns in secondary education in India.



NCERT is a premier education development organisation in India. NCERT or National Council of Education Research and Training, is a government institution and is directly accountable to the central government. It was established in year 1961 to advise the central government and state governments on key education policies. The scope and functions of NCERT, as of now, have diversified and it now looks at many aspects relating to the research and development of education in India. NCERT is popularly known to develop the textbooks for school children. These textbooks are recommended by the state education departments and therefore students often find textbooks by NCERT. The council is also responsible for carrying a number of academic programmes.

NCERT and its Constituent Units In the regulations document of NCERT, is provided the full meaning and scope of constituent units. The constituent units of NCERT, is a collective term used for NIE (National Institute of Education) and other regional institutes. The regional institutes of NCERT are CIET New Delhi (Central Institute of Education Technology), PSSCIVE Bhopal (Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education), RIE Bhopal, RIE Ajmer, RIE Bhubaneshwar, RIE Mysore, RIE Shillong (Regional Institute of Education).

NCERT Committees NCERT is governed by five committees – Governing Council, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Establishment Committee and Advisory Committee. Besides the governing committees there are many other committees that take care of certain specific activities.

NCERT – Main Activities and Programmes NCERT is one of the apex research and development organisations in the education field in India. The organisation is primarily involved in activities pertaining to research, development, training, Publication and information dissemination and student exchange programmes. The most important programmes of NCERT include the preparation of NCFs (National Curriculum Frameworks, 1988, 2000, 2005) and their implementation, Universalisation of Elementary Education, Vocational Education, Education Technology, Women Studies, Development of textbooks, Teacher Education Programmes, Guidance and Counselling, curriculum development and development of teaching methods, Childhood Education, Education Programmes for disadvantaged sections of society, etc.

Departments of NCERT Various departments of NCERT are as:
• Department of Elementary Education (DEE)
• Department of Languages (DoL)
• Department of Teacher Education and Extension (DTEE)
• Department of Educational Surveys and Data Processing (DES&DP)
• Department of Education in Science and Mathematics (DESM)
• Department of Educational Research and Policy Perspectives (DERPP)
• Department of Education in Arts and Aesthetics (DEAA)
• Department of Education in Social Sciences and Humanities (DESSH)
• Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education (DEPFE)
• Department of Education of Groups with Special Needs (DEGSN)
• Department of Computer Education and Technological Aids (DCETA)
• Publication Department (PD)
• Department of Women’s Studies (DWS) Over the years NCERT has been evolved into a prime education research and training institution. It has also helped the government in foreign representations.



In India, education is looked after by different agencies, both government and private. There are three main stages or levels of education as they may be called, received by the students in India. They are schooling, college and higher studies. At all the three stages, government takes the responsibility for helping the students with different provisions at each level.

Schooling and State Boards
The education system in India is typically K-12, meaning a graduation from kindergarten to class 12th. A student who wishes to join the college has to complete the 12 years or grades and the kindergarten. Excluding the kindergarten, the schooling has further been divided in primary, secondary and higher secondary level of education. From grade I to VIII, the level is primary; from VIII to X, it is secondary and from X to XII it is higher secondary. The last two, i.e., secondary and higher secondary education is looked after by state boards of education or any other board recognised by the Indian government. There are over 30 state boards and central boards of education in India. In almost every state, there is at least one education board which caters to the secondary and higher secondary education. Important Functions of State Boards
• Advise the State Government on policy matters.
• See the implementation of Education Policies, as laid down by the Central Government.
• Maintain uniform standard of education in schools all over the state.
• Lay guiding principles for curriculum and syllabi. The syllabus is prescribed by the state boards.
• Conduct Examinations (board examinations), at the completion of secondary and higher secondary education.
• Prescribe textbooks to schools affiliated with them.
• Provide the Certification for the qualifying students.
• Prescribe conditions to schools regarding admissions of regular and private students. Besides the primary functions mentioned above, state boards are also concerned with promoting education among the under privileged, helping students with scholarships and stipends, etc. State boards as such are authoritative agencies so far as schooling is concerned. The schools affiliated with the boards have to abide by the rules and regulations of the state boards.



The objective of every Indian school quizzing competition is to encourage the students to look beyond their text-books and establish a relationship between their school learning and the application of these textual concepts. People have been fascinated by the spurt of quizzes that are being broadcast on the television sets.

Broadcasted Quizzes
A national fan-following was observed when ‘The Bournvita Quiz Contest’ was broadcast across Indian televisions. This turned out to be one of the most fiercely-contested India school-quizzing contests with teams from every corner of the nations competing for the prize. India Quiz on DD2 was primarily an India-specific quiz that was telecast on Doordarshan, i.e. the national network and the Metro Channel. It was hosted by Siddhartha Basu who became a household name with the success of this programme. The show ended in 1997. Many satellite channels continue to beam repeat telecasts of the show and it is still watched by many students.

Recently, the satellite sporting channel — ESPN has started a series of sports quizzes that are broadcast on television and is contested among students and even young college-goers. The TCS IT Wiz is an IT quiz broadcasted. It is especially held for school students. The Columban Open has been held for the last 20 years and is still considered one of the best eclectic quizzes in India.

School Quizzes
Indian school–cantered quizzing contests have gained major popularity all over the nation. The trend was started by Siddhartha Basu by encouraging students to quiz each other and it caught on like forest fire and today most schools organise inter-school and intra-school quizzes every year.

Some of the most popular India school-based quizzing competitions include, The Hindu Young World Quiz which is organised by The Hindu Group and is conducted across 12 cities and The Times of India Fun-Da-Mental Quiz and the Limca Quiz. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts two nationwide India school quizzes — the CBSE Heritage India Quiz which is conducted by Quizcraft and the CBSE Intel Science Quiz.

One of the most famous and anticipated India school-specific quizzing competitions to be organised is the Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME), Aqua Regia quizzing competition. This is essentially a science quiz which is held among the school students. The event for 2008 was held among the students of standard VIII through X.

This is one of the most sought after schooling quiz competitions with the prize money as high as Rs.12 lakhs distributed with total cash prizes of nearly 9 lakhs.



CBSE | Managing Education in India The Central Board of Secondary Education or the CBSE is the result of a series of continuing changes and evolution, over the years, which have shaped the board’s present format of functioning. The board got its name in the year 1952. The activities of the CBSE transcend national boundaries. A Decentralized Approach In order to be more effective in terms of better management, the centralized CBSE body has an increasingly decentralized presence across India. It has important offices in Delhi, Panchkula, Allahabad, Guwahati and Chennai. Affiliated schools outside India are handled by the head office at Delhi. CBSE is the central body to conduct the secondary and senior secondary school examinations in India. The Board prepares syllabus for the schools affiliated to it. It has earned a distinction for providing a common medium of education in a nation like India with many diverse cultures and languages. One of the most admired features of the CBSE has been its ability to introduce courses that are relevant and are in sync with the technological and educational advancement. CBSE’s Objectives The Board’s objectives are very varied and involve a number of issues that need to be addressed. The Board is involved in: Prescribing and updating the syllabi for schools affiliated to it. The emphasis is on preparing a syllabus that encourages book learning and creative thinking. However, the examination system of CBSE has been criticised for promoting textbook-based learning, without leaving much scope for learning through projects and real-life projects. Setting up the rules for holding the examinations. Conducting public examinations at the end of class X and XII under its (10+2) system of education. Issuing the respective mark-sheets and certificates to successful candidates. Assisting students in the transitional phase when they seek a change of school. Raising the educational standards across the non-urban and smaller towns and villages in India. Extending education through assistance from the open schools and NGOs, with an emphasis on girl education and primary education for the underprivileged. CBSE acts as a government agency that takes care of other important exams including: Pre Medical Test (PMT) Pre Dental Test (PDT) All India Engineering Entrance Test (AIEEE) All India Pharmacy Entrance Test (AIPEE) All India Architecture Entrance Test (AIAEE)



It was in the year 1985 that the Union Government of India decided upon the establishment of a National Open University. The Ministry of Education appointed a special committee to plan and execute an Open University campus. With the combined efforts of the government and many of its smaller committees, the National Open University was created on September 20, 1985. The University was named after the late Mrs. Indira Gandhi. IGNOU or the Indira Gandhi National Open University is the pioneer of open education in India and is still the largest provider of distance education at the university level in India.

Today, many other smaller and specialized open university campuses have emerged all over the nation. However, it is still IGNOU which is the leader in this sector as its brand name and course content is considered the best and it has a wider appeal due to the backing of the government.

IGNOU: Solving India’s Education Problems
The main goal of the University was to make higher education accessible to the neglected and the underprivileged segments of the society and create an easy forum for continuing education. The University has now gone on to create specific curriculum for the backward women, the physically-challenged and those living in remote and highly inaccessible areas. In 1999, IGNOU became a pioneer of sorts by launching the nation’s first virtual campus and began Computer and Information Sciences courses that were taught through the internet. IGNOU has been progressive enough to create a ground-breaking system for tertiary education and training.

A Flexible Option
The University provides an amazing range and combination of courses to choose from. This system is more flexible in terms of the teaching methods used and the learning tools. IGNOU’s eligibility conditions for enrolment like the age of entry and the method of evaluation is very flexible and the poorest and most mediocre of students have found a way to pursue their education by enrolling with the University. IGNOU has created a strategy for panning out lectures through subsidised integrated multimedia medium inclusive of printed materials and audio-visual aids and by beaming many educational programmes on the radio and TV. The University has set up many easily-accessible study centres all over the country. The evaluation system is again very liberal and has alternatives like mid-term and annual examinations.