As reported, Javadekar would also launching seventeen RUSA projects.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar would be launching the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and mobile app today, April 17 in the capital.
Information to be found under the RUSA portal:
- States’ Higher Education Plans
- Decision of the States’ Higher Education Councils
- Details of the resources under this scheme
In addition to this, the gallery of the portal will help in providing a rich repository of the projects initiated under RUSA.
On the occasion, 12 State Education Ministers, Secretaries and RUSA Nodal officers will be present along with the HRD minister.
Meanwhile, others can watch the launch event through digital telecast.
How does RUSA work?
RUSA is the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of the Department of Higher Education, MHRD, which aims to provide strategic central funding to state higher education departments and institutions and achieve the broad objectives of access, equity and excellence.
The State Higher Education Departments and Institutions undertake certain governance, academic and administrative reforms as a pre-requisite to be entitled for RUSA grants. The implementation of RUSA in its right earnest began after May 2014.
Furthermore, as reported, Javadekar would also launching seventeen RUSA projects.
List of projects:
- Cluster University in Jammu and Kashmir
- Micro ATM facility at the RUSA centre for intelligent systems in Pune University
- Solar power facility in Shree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady (Kerala)
- Language laboratories in Ghatsila College (Jharkhand)
According to a recent NDTV report, a statement released by MHRD claims that states and UTs have responded very well to this scheme; 29 States and 6 UTs are participating in RUSA. Over 2000 state universities and colleges have supported the venture so far.
source”times of india”