RUSA is a centrally sponsored, overarching holistic and comprehensive umbrella scheme for norm-based funding for the State Universities and Colleges to achieve the goals of expansion, equity and excellence with the aim of imparting relevant and value based education for improving employability. It attempts to impact the individual through a positive inculcation of knowledge, attitudes and skills. Thus, it is aimed at bringing higher education reforms through improvements in governance of institutions and academics.

UP has given its consent to participate in RUSA scheme [65% Central assistance and 35% State Share] with a focus on imparting quality through an innovative learning, environment, by infrastructural development strengthening, extending opportunities for the capacity building and professional development of faculty and producing skilled human resources who are employable and socially sensitive, responsible and dedicated citizens of the country. It also attempts to bring greater professional pride in terms of improving competencies for teaching and learning improving the skillsets to impart a conducive learning environment which is comparable to best global benchmarks.

List of state colleges under the Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) that are under construction

List of state colleges under the state sector

S.No. College Name Faculty
1 Government College, Hasaur Barabanki Arts / Science / Commerce
2 Government College, Devganpura, Mahoba Arts / Science / Commerce
3 Government College, Sukrauli, Kushinagar Arts / Science / Commerce
4 Government College, Sravasti Arts / Science / Commerce
5   Government College, Barakhaal, Sant Kabirnagar Arts / Science / Commerce
6 Government College, Hariharpur Nihastha, Raebareli Arts / Science / Commerce
7 Government College, Sehmon, Basti Arts / Science / Commerce
8 Government College, Bhojpur, Moradabad Arts / Science / Commerce
9 Government College, Arniya, Bulandshehar Arts / Science / Commerce
10 Government College, Kapuri, Govindpur, Saharanpur Arts / Science / Commerce
11 Government College, Razaanagar, Swar Rampur Arts / Science / Commerce
12 Government College, Pavmohini, Siddharthnagar Arts / Science / Commerce
13 Government College, Ponykala, Sonbhadra Arts / Science / Commerce
14 Government College, Todarpur, Hardoi Arts / Science / Commerce
15 Government College, Kuchlai, Sitapur Arts / Science / Commerce
16 Government College, Kursanda, Hathras Arts / Science / Commerce
17 Government College, Targawaan, Jaithra, Etah Arts / Science / Commerce
18 Government College, Bahua Dehat, Fatehpur Arts / Science / Commerce
19 Government College, Piphari, Tindvari, Banda Arts / Science / Commerce
20 Government College, Kaant, Shahjahanpur Arts / Science / Commerce
21  Government College, Gram Hempur Bilsanda, Pilibhit Arts / Science / Commerce
22 Government College, Sumerpur, Hamirpur Arts / Science / Commerce
23 Government College, Bisoha, (Gaisadi) Arts / Science / Commerce
24 Government College, Gosaikheda, Unnao Arts / Science / Commerce
25 Government College, Pulwara, Lalitpur Arts / Science / Commerce
26 Government College, Nadhabhud, Badaun Arts / Science / Commerce

List of expanded buildings of state colleges/new faculties created under state sector

S.No. College Name Faculty
1 Government Girls College, Devbarampur Dehat, Kannauj Arts / Science / Commerce
2   Government College, Lakhaihiya Kalaa, Behraich Arts / Science /Commerce
3   Government College, Bhavanipur Kala, Gonda Arts / Science / Commerce
4   Government College, Pahi, Chitrakoot Arts / Science / Commerce
5   Government Girls College, Kharkhauda, Meerut Arts / Science / Commerce
6   Government College, Indupur, Deoria Arts / Science / Commerce
7   Government Girls College, Kurawli, Mainpuri Arts / Science / Commerce
8   Government Girls College, Ahrauli, Azamgarh Arts / Science / Commerce
9   Government Girls College, Badaun Arts / Science / Commerce
10 Government College, Katra Chugghupur, Sultanpur Arts / Science / Commerce
11   Government Girls College, Shahganj, Jaunpur Arts / Science / Commerce
12   Government Girls College, Dumriyaganj, Siddharthnagar कला संकाय, प्रशासनिक भवन
13   Mahamaya Government College, Sherkot, Bijnor Arts / Science / Commerce
14   Government College, Muftiganj, Jaunpur Arts / Science / Commerce
15   Shaheed Mangal Pandey, Government Girls College, Ballia Arts / Science / Commerce
16   Government Girls College, Robertsganj, Sonbhadra Arts Faculty
17   Government College, Naugarh,Chandauli Arts Faculty
18   Government Girls College, Gram Parsavaan Khandasa, Milkipur, Faizabad Arts / Science / Commerce
19   Government Girls College, Sayyadraja, Chandauli Arts / Science / Commerce
20   Government Girls College, Mishrikh, Sitapur Arts / Science / Commerce
21   Government Girls College, Aliganj, Etah Arts / Science / Commerce
22   Government College, Rasoolpur Ruri, Unnao Arts / Science / Commerce
23   Government Agriculture College, Hardoi Agriculture
24   Government Girls College, Kerakat, Jaunpur Arts / Science / Commerce
25   Government Girls College, Sitapur City Arts / Science / Commerce

There is a budget provision of Rs 3500.00 lakhs in the financial year 2016-17 to complete the incomplete creation of new faculties and creation of new faculties in the State Colleges. Special emphasis is also being given on expansion and strengthening of buildings of government colleges. For this, a budget provision of Rs.500.00 lakh has been set in the financial year 2016-17.