Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)


Overview Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013.Provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.Funding: 60:40 for general category States, 90:10 for special category states and 100% for UTs.

  • Adequate opportunities of higher education to SC/STs and socially and educationally backward classes; promote inclusion of women, minorities, and differently abled persons
  • Create new universities by up gradation of existing autonomous colleges and conversion of colleges in a cluster.


The salient objectives of RUSA are to:

  • Improve the overall quality of state institutions by ensuring conformity to prescribed norms and standards and adopt accreditation as a mandatory quality assurance framework.
  • Create an enabling atmosphere in the higher educational institutions to devote themselves to research and innovations.
  • Correct regional imbalances in access to higher education by setting up institutions in unserved & underserved areas


The following are the primary components of RUSA that capture the key action and funding areas that must be pursued for the fulfilment of the targets:

  • Up gradation of existing autonomous colleges to Universities
  • Conversion of colleges to Cluster Universities
  • Infrastructure grants to colleges
  • Faculty Recruitment Support
  • Vocationalisation of Higher Education
  • Institutional restructuring & reforms
  • Capacity building & preparation, data collection & planning

Expected Questions CBSE NET Jan 2017 Paper 1: Higher Education

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the what to expect for 2017 Paper 1 - higher education. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

- Published/Last Modified on: December 30, 2016