Key features

  • Creation of Universities by way of upgradation of existing Autonomous Colleges.
  • Creation of Universities by conversion of colleges in a cluster (Establishment of 2 New State Universities).
  • New Model Colleges (General)
  • Model Degree Colleges in 14 Unserved Blocks of the state.
  • New Colleges (Professional)
  • Support to polytechnics.


Key features

  • Equity Initiatives


Key features

  • Infrastructure Grants to Colleges (138 Government Degree Colleges and 4 Technical Colleges).
  • Infrastructure Grants to Universities.
  • Upgradation of existing Degree Colleges to Model Degree Colleges.
  • Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement.
  • Faculty Recruitment Support.
  • Vocationalisation of Higher Education.
  • Faculty Improvement.

IV-Capacity building

Key Features

  • Leadership Development of Educational Administrators.
  • Management Information System.
  • Capacity Building and Preparation, Data Collection and Planning and Monitoring.

V-Institutional Reforms

Key Feature

  • Institutional Restructuring and Reforms

The following are the primary components of RUSA that capture the key action and funding areas that must be pursued for the fulfilment of the targets

RUSA would create new universities through upgradation of existing autonomous colleges and conversion of colleges in a cluster. It would create new model degree colleges, new professional colleges and provide infrastructural support to universities and colleges. Faculty recruitment support, faculty improvement programmes and leadership development of educational administrators are also an important part of the scheme. In order to enhance skill development the existing central scheme of Polytechnics has been subsumed within RUSA. A separate component to synergise vocational education with higher education has also been included in RUSA. Besides these, RUSA also supports reforming, restructuring and building capacity of institutions in participating state.

  • Up gradation of existing autonomous colleges to Universities
  • Conversion of colleges to Cluster Universities
  • Infrastructure grants to Universities
  • New Model Colleges (General)
  • Upgradation of existing degree colleges to model colleges
  • New Colleges (Professional)
  • Infrastructure grants to colleges
  • Research, innovation and quality improvement
  • Equity initiatives
  • Faculty Recruitment Support
  • Faculty improvements
  • Vocationalisation of Higher Education
  • Leadership Development of Educational Administrators
  • Institutional restructuring & reforms
  • Capacity building & preparation, data collection & planning