Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 that aims at providing strategic funding to eligible State Higher Educational Institutions. The funding to states is based on the critical appraisal of State Higher Education Plans, which would describe each state's strategy to address issues of equity, access and excellence in higher education.
The Union human resource development ministry has sanctioned Rs 2 crore each to 58 state-aided colleges in Bengal under RUSA for development of higher education in the state.
Under this scheme, 58 colleges in West Bengal have received Rs 50 lakh as the first instalment of funding under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan. Bethune College is foremost among the colleges to have been selected for this programme.
The selected colleges are required to spend the Rs 2-crore grant under three heads that include creation of new facilities, modernisation of laboratories, renovation and expansion of existing buildings, procurement of equipment such as computers and purchase of books and journals to upgrade libraries.
Impact of RUSA Support and Best Practices (DOCUMENTATION ON OUTCOME OF 3 YEARS OF RUSA)