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RUSA CONFERENCE: Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

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December 18, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hotel Le - Meriden, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 India
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Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)is a centrally sponsored scheme proposed by the Ministry of Human Resources Development/ to reform the higher education system in the country. It will spread over two plan periods (XII and XIII), for improving access, equity and quality in the state higher education system. RUSA also aims to incentive states to step up plan investments in higher education. The scheme will cover 316 states public universities and 13,024 colleges. RUSU conferences was organized by ASSOCHAM and supported by Bal Bharti Academy.


Some important provisions of RUSA are highlighted here in order to give awareness to all concerned

  • RUSA will have a completely new approach towards funding higher education in state universities and colleges.
  • RUSA is based on key principles of performance-based funding, incentivizing well performing institutions and decision making through clearly defined norms, which will establish and rely upon a management information system to gather the essential information from institutions.
  • It aims to provide greater autonomy to universities as well as colleges and have a sharper focus on equity-based development and improvement in teaching-learning quality and research.


Implementation of RUSA- Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Institutions

Sub Themes

  • RUSA: A Pathway to face the challenges in Higher Education
  • Strategic Action for Implementation of RUSA : Harnessing ICT
  • Expansion, Equity and Excellence – Reaching the Demographic Dividend: The Path Ahead
  • The Agenda for Reforms in Higher Education: Financial & Academic Reforms, Governance & Regulatory Reforms
  • Public-Private Partnership: Feasibility under RUSA Scheme
  • Affiliation System: Challenges of Governance
  • Research Universities: Need of the hour in pursuit of excellence in Research