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Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme

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  • February 19, 2022
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Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme

Part of: Prelims 

In News: The Government has approved the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for continuation till 2026.

RUSA is an overarching scheme, operating in mission mode for funding the state government universities and colleges to achieve the aims of equity, access and excellence.

  • New phase of RUSA targets to reach out the unserved, underserved areas; remote/ rural areas; difficult geographies; Left Wing Extremism (LWE) areas; North Eastern Region (NER); aspirational districts, tier-2 cities,  areas with low Gross enrolment ratio (GER) etc., and to benefit the most disadvantaged areas and SEDGs.
  • Designed to implement some of the recommendations and aims of the New Education Policy, which suggests some key changes to the current higher education system to revamp and re-energize it and thereby deliver quality higher education, with equity and inclusion.

Under the new phase of the scheme, 

  • State Governments will be supported for Gender inclusion, Equity Initiatives, ICT, Enhancing employability through vocationalisation & skill upgradation. 
  • States will also be supported for creation of new Model Degree Colleges. State Universities will be supported for Multi-Disciplinary Education and Research. 
  • Grants will be provided for strengthening both accredited and non-accredited Universities and Colleges for undertaking various activities including teaching-learning in Indian languages.

News Source: PIB

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