Norms for Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas

Norms for Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas

                        Proposal for opening of new Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) is considered only if sponsored by one of the following:-
(i).        (a).       Ministries or Departments of the Govt. of India.
                        (b).       State Governments.
                        (c).       Union Territories’ Administrations.
(d).       Organization of employees belonging to certain eligible categories, elaborated later at point (iii).
(ii).       Free of cost land as defined under two categories viz, (i) Minimum  (ii) Desirable, the details of which are as under:

Sl. No.


(i) Minimum requirement    

         (In Acres)

(ii) Desirable extent

      (In Acres)


Metropolitan city




Hilly Areas




Urban Area




Semi-Urban/ Rural Areas



The Sponsoring Authority is to provide land as per ‘desirable norms’ but where that does not become possible despite best efforts, they would be under obligation to make available land atleast to the extent of ‘minimum norms’, free of cost.
(iii). (a). When there is a concentration of at least 500 employees of the Defence services or of Central Govt. or of the Govt. of India Undertaking individually or jointly (250 in the case of Special Focus Districts).
     (b). When there is minimum potential enrolment of children of specified categories for opening a Kendriya Vidyalaya belonging to categories I to VI which may be 200 or an average of 30 per class whichever is more.
(iv).      When the sponsoring authority makes available, free of rent or on nominal rent temporary accommodation to house the expanding Vidyalaya till the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan does construct its own Vidyalaya building on the land leased to it; and
(v).       Provision of the residential accommodation to at least 50% of the staff, should be made available by the sponsoring authority. The number of such residential units needs to be earmarked before the school is opened.
            A new Kendriya Vidyalaya may be opened in the campus of a Government of India undertaking if it agrees to bear the recurring and non-recurring expenditure including accommodation, land and future development facilities as also the proportionate overhead charges on the proposed Vidyalaya provided the need for such a Vidyalaya is established with reference to the location and non-availability of alternate educational facilities. 
            A new Kendriya Vidyalaya may be opened in the campus of an Institution of Higher Learning, like IIT, CSIR Laboratories etc. on the same terms and conditions as stipulated in respect of Schools for Public Sector Undertakings.


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