Knowledge development is an essential factor for the growth of civilization and a country. Thus, the Government of India has introduced RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) in 2013, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), which provide best quality higher education to its institutions and people. The funding would be beneficial towards the development of an institution, improving the higher education and helps to resolve the issues concerning with learning quality, teaching value and relates.

Objectives of RUSA

To improve the quality of education at world class level. Towards the development of institutional infrastructure with world class facilities. To reform the Universities academic and examinations structure with modern technology. Creating a Research and Innovation environment in Alagappa University. To achieve a higher ranking in NAAC, NIRF, etc.

Structure of RUSA

RUSA, for its effective implementation has come up with a participative and inclusive institutional structure encompassing all the stake holders at central and State level. The structure aims at in- depth involvement of the institutions at grass root level. The structure as envisaged by RUSA is as mentioned.

1. Central Level
  • National Mission Authority
  • Project Approval Board
  • National Project Directorate
  • Technical Support Group/ RUSA Resource Centre.
2. State Level
  • State Higher Education Council
  • State Project Directorate
  • State Technical Support Group
3. Institutional Level

RUSA 2.0 Targets

  • State Higher Education Council
  • State Project Directorate
  • State Technical Support Group
  • Increase the spending of States on higher education as a % of GSDP to 2% or above.
  • Ensure all the State Institutions are NAAC Accredited by the end of March 2020 as a part of mandatory quality assurance framework.
  • Reduce the student-teacher ratio to 15:1 in Institutions by the end of March 2020 Increasing the National GER to 32% by March 2022
  • Ensure growth of GER with more inclusion of disadvantaged groups (SC/ST/Women) Ensure that all the States participate in AISHE and data pertaining to all State institutions is furnished.
  • Ensure that the number of colleges affiliated to State Universities reduce to 200.