Ministry of Education approved the continuance of‘Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme’till 2026.

Extension of RUSA

The new phase of RUSA has set target to reach out the unserved & underserved areas, delicate geographies, remote areas, rural areas, grade-2 cities, aspirational districts, areas with low GER, in order to advantage the most disadvantaged areas and Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Groups. Under the new phase, state governments will be supported for gender inclusion, ICT, equity enterprise, and enhancing employability through skill upgradation and vocationalisation.
Expenditure on new phase of RUSA
The proposal seeks to number an expenditure of Rs crore. Out of this, central share is Rs8120.97 crores while state share is Rs4808.19 crores. It’ll support around systems under new phase of RUSA.
Highlights

  • RUSA is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
  • It was launched to fund state government universities and colleges for achieving the aims of equity, excellence and access.

RUSA and New Education Policy
New phase of the scheme will also apply some of the recommendations and aims of New Education Policy, that suggests some key changes to current advanced education system in order to revamp &re-energize it and deliver quality advanced education to all.
New Model Degree Colleges
Under the new phase, States will also be supported to create new model degree colleges. State universities will be extended support formulti-disciplinary education and research. Accredited andnon-accredited universities will also get grants to undertake various activities like teaching- literacy in Indian languages.

 

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