RUSA – Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

RUSA – Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Recently the Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till March 31, 2026.

About RUSA Scheme:

  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in the year 2013.
  • The scheme focuses on providing strategic financing to eligible state higher educational institutions.
  • Under the new phase, RUSA aims to increase access to under-privileged areas, relatively under-privileged areas. This includes remote and rural areas, areas affected by Left Wing Extremism, aspirational districts, tier-2 cities, etc.
  • The new phase is designed to implement some of the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020.
  • The scheme will support state governments to increase their chances of getting employment through gender inclusion, equity initiatives, information and communication technology (CT), vocational education and skill up-gradation.
  • Under this, grants will be provided for various activities including teaching-learning in Indian languages. With this, recognized and unrecognized universities and colleges will be strengthened.

Source – The Hindu

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