Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani will today unveil and dedicate to the nation 10 infrastructure development and reform oriented projects under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
RUSA is a comprehensive, Centrally-sponsored Mission of the Department of Higher Education. The Scheme enables the States to be partners in higher education planning, implementation and monitoring. RUSA is dedicated to the nearly 97% of the students enrolled in the State higher education institutions across the nation.
For the first time, infrastructure grants to 115 universities and 1183 colleges have been provided under RUSA.
Over five lakh students and faculty are expected to join the event through live webcast. The event is also being webcast and being watched with keen interest by the academic fraternity in UK and US.
143 dignitaries including Ministers of Education, Members of Parliament, Members of Legislature, Academic Leaders, Academia and doctoral students from leading universities in US & UK will be present.