Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan – Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the continuation of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan by March 31, 2020. Central Government has a central plan to provide strategic financing for the state’s higher educational institutions. Central RUSA Fund Allocation 2017-20 (Ration 60:40 for Normal States, 90:10 for the Special Category States and 100% for Union Territories) Standard based and results will be dependent.
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
The main motive of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is to accelerate the standards of state institutions and get recognition as mandatory quality assurance structure. Apart from this, bringing about changes in the state’s higher education system, promotion of autonomy and good governance through the creation of the institutional framework. With the availability of RUSA quality, faculty and capacity building programs, the emphasis will be on improving the affiliation, academic and examination system. Apart from this, in the Cabinet meeting, the Central Government has also approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission.
Highlights of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
- RUSA target to increase India’s total enrollment ratio (GER) up to 30% by 2020.
- Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has also tried to increase the state government expenditure on higher education.
- The second phase of this Higher Education Scheme is to create 70 new model degree colleges and 8 new vocational colleges. In 10 selected universities and 70 autonomous colleges, the Government is keen to increase the level of quality and excellence, it will be through providing basic infrastructure support for approximately 50 universities and 750 colleges.
- The New Russia proposal will help improve the use, education and accessibility of higher education. It will be done through academic reforms, governance reforms and affiliation reforms.
- To provide opportunities for higher education to the socially disadvantaged communities, to include women, promote minorities, SC / ST / OBC and disabled persons (PWDS).
- By supporting the efforts of the state government, RUSA will identify the gap between the education system and fill these shortcomings.
RUSA Fund Allocation for FY 2017-2020
|Item||RUSA Fund Allocation for Next 3 Years|
|Committed Liabilities (Central Share)||Rs. 2453.54 crore|
|New RUSA Proposal (Central Share @ 65%)||Rs. 4648.18 crore|
|Total Share of Central Govt. for 3 Years (2017-18 to 2019-20)||Rs. 7101.72 crore|
|Total cost of scheme (including share of state for new RUSA proposals)||Rs. 9604.58 crore|
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan Ratio of Funding
The central government and state government will be part of the total project cost of 60:40 in the general states, 90:10 for the North-Eastern States, 909 for Uttarakhand and 100: 0 in the Union Territories in the public funded institutions.
Financing will then flow through the Central Government before reaching the institutions of public sector / public sector through state government, the State Higher Education Council (SHEC) To solve the issues of equity, access and excellence in higher education, this funding base is an evaluation of the State Higher Education Plans.
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan – RUSA Components
|Component||Unit Cost of Component||Physical Targets (2017-20)||Financial Targets (2017-20)|
|Creation of Universities through up-gradation of existing autonomous colleges||55||3||165|
|Conversion of Colleges in Cluster and Creation of New Universities||55||3||165|
|Grant to Universities for Infrastructure Building||20||50||1000|
|Enhancing Quality and Excellence in various selected State Universities (New)||100||10||1000|
|Building of New Model Colleges (General)||12||70||840|
|Upgradation of existing degree colleges to model degree colleges||4||75||300|
|Building of New Colleges (Professional)||26||8||224|
|Enhancing Quality and Excellence in various Autonomous colleges (New)||5||70||350|
|Grant to Colleges for Infrastructure Building Purpose||2||750||1500|
|Research, innovation and quality improvement||50||20||1000|
|Equity initiatives (State as Unit)||5||15||75|
|Facility Recruitment Support (Posts)||0.5||200||96|
|Institutional Restructuring, Capacity Building and Reforms||3||30||90|
|National Higher Education Resource Centre (New)||5||3 years||15|
|Committed Central Share||2453.54|
|Total Share of Central Government||7101.72|
|Total Project Cost||9604.58|