Minimum Masters/Honours Degree in any subject

Not required

The tasks a Headmaster is expected to perform include:

Directing and co-ordinating the educational, administrative and counselling activities of primary or secondary schools

Developing and evaluating educational programmes to ensure conformance to state and school board standards

Developing and co-ordinating educational programmes through meetings with staff

Reviewing the activities of teachers and issuing directives

Conferencing with teachers, students and parents regarding the educational and behavioural problems in school

Establishing and maintaining relationship with colleges, community organisations and other schools to co-ordinate educational services

Allocating supplies, equipment and instructional material as needed

Directing preparation of class schedules, cumulative records and attendance reports

Observing and evaluating teacher performance

Interviewing and hiring teachers

Monitoring safety and security within school premises

Planning and monitoring school budget

Planning and directing building maintenance

Developing and administering educational programmes for students

Proficient in managing school budget

Skilled in evaluating the working of all the school Teachers and other Workers

Proficient in logistics management

Knowledge of effective instructional practices and current trends in education

Skilled in doing effective assessment and making pedagogical strategies for the efficient working of the school

Proficiency in research and evaluation of both, staff and student performance

In-depth knowledge of guidelines of bodies like CBSE, ICSE, etc.

Not required

Possess leadership skills


Good interpersonal skills

Management skills

Excellent communication skills


Possess coherent speech

Self-disciplined and emotionally stable

Possess good sense of humour

Sense of fair play


Possess cheerful, cool and friendly temperament


It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Teachers, School Staff and other Workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools are open for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidate with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), Both Eyes Low Vision (B.LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For experienced candidates - INR 20,000 to INR 1,00,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

Under the new educational policy by the Government of India, a lot of initiatives are being adopted to boost the growth of distance education market, besides focussing on new education techniques, such as E-learning and M-learning. Furthermore, with online modes of education being used by several educational organisations, the higher education sector in India is set for some major changes and developments in the years to come. Considering all this it is safe to say that there is demand for a Headmaster in the present and it will also be there in the future.


Cities and towns across India