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1. Section 35 of The Karnataka Education Act, 1983 has provisions for the Registration of Tutorial Institutions. Under the above mentioned Act, the Karnataka Tutorial Institutions (Registration & Regulation) Rules, 2001 has been brought about. Rule 3 of the above mentioned rules, lays down the procedure for registration of tutorial institutions which is as follows-

• An application to be made before the registering authority under S.35 of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983.

• Such application must be made along with a prescribed registration fee as per the table mentioned below, either through an account payee cheque or demand draft which shall be non-refundable.

1. Upto lower primary institutions (Class I-VII) Rs.5,000
2. Secondary School Rs.10,000
3. Pre-University Rs.25,000
4. Degree Courses Rs.25,000
5. Other Courses Rs.25,000

• Conditions for registration of Tutorial Institutions are given under Rule 5. Some conditions are suitable building; not more than 30 students per class; 5-7 sq. ft. space per student, adequate number of teachers possessing prescribed qualifications, sanitation facilities with proper ventilation and safe drinking water. A certificate shall be obtained from the appropriate authority of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council or Local Authority regarding sanitary conditions of the building and it shall be produced before registering authority along with the application.

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The Ministry of External Affairs attests original documents or true copies of documents for use in abroad.

Apostille is an authentication of a signature on a document that is recognized by an international body. It is the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an apostille or certification. The apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.

Apostille is done for personal documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, etc. and educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates etc.

Apostille is first authenticated by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory from where the document has been issued. Thereafter Ministry of External Affairs legalizes the document on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory.

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Shrinivas Mudagannavar
Mento Associates