Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) 


Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. The central funding (in the ratio of 60:40 for general category States, 90:10 for special category states and 100% for union territories) would be norm based and outcome dependent. The funding would flow from the central ministry through the state governments/union territories to the State Higher Education Councils before reaching the identified institutions. The funding to states would be made on the basis of 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 salient objectives of RUSA are to;

  • Improve the overall quality of state institutions by ensuring conformity to prescribed norms and standards and adopt accreditation as a mandatory quality assurance framework.
  • Usher transformative reforms in the state higher education system by creating a facilitating institutional structure for planning and monitoring at the state level, promoting autonomy in State Universities and improving governance in institutions.
  • Ensure reforms in the affiliation, academic and examination systems.
  • Ensure adequate availability of quality faculty in all higher educational institutions and ensure capacity building at all levels of employment.
  • Create an enabling atmosphere in the higher educational institutions to devote themselves to research and innovations.
  • Expand the institutional base by creating additional capacity in existing institutions and establishing new institutions, in order to achieve enrolment targets.
  • Correct regional imbalances in access to higher education by setting up institutions in unserved & underserved areas.
  • Improve equity in higher education by providing adequate opportunities of higher education to SC/STs and socially and educationally backward classes; promote inclusion of women, minorities, and differently abled persons.


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 improvements 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.

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:

  • 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

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                                                 RUSA PROJECT BUDGET 

Component -07   : Name of the College

Govt. Degree College (Men), Srikakulam.

S.No. proposed for Amount
1 construct new class rooms Rs. 70 lakhs
2 Modernization and Strengthening of

Classrooms [ renovation and extension ]

Rs. 70 lakhs
3 Procurement of Solar panels, Digital and virtual classrooms and Biometric machines and LMS Software Rs. 60 lakhs
Grand Total Rs. 2 Crore

Justification for each component of financial assistance

It is proposed to utilize the RUSA funds for the all-round development of the institution, giving emphasis on the following mentioned thrust areas, which are based on SWOT analysis.

  • To increase the No. of classrooms and to run the College in both sessions
  • To strengthen the existing structure of college by undertaking renovation and extension work wherever necessary, duly taking up minor construction works as a part of extension.
  • To procure equipment as a part of bringing technology to the classrooms
  1. Creation of New Facilities (35% of Rs. 2.00 Crs= Rs 70.00 Lakhs) 


  • The College was established in 1951 and the present building was constructed in 1960 due to good maintenance 50% of the class rooms are being utilized for class work and the remaining 50% of the class rooms are under dilapidated condition.
  • The College has been running in shift system due to shortage of accommodation. The Government has accorded permission to utilize Rs. 1.44 Cr from accumulated fund to construct 10 additional new class rooms.
  • In addition to existing 3 P.G Courses in (Chemistry, M.Com and Telugu), a new P.G course in Botany has been introduced from the academic year 2015-16.
  • Two new courses in U.G (B.Com Computers and B.Sc M.E.Cs) were introduced from the academic year 2015-16.
  • In order to accommodate the students of the new courses, additional class rooms are required.
  • The proposed budget will be utilized for the construction of additional five more class rooms in the college premises.
  • To conduct more number of certificate courses in different subjects.
  • To conduct skill based courses through JKC and STP.
  • To conduct remedial classes, classes for entry into services for SC, ST and OBC and other minority students.


Construction of Additional Classrooms:

S.No. Item of Construction Working Estimation
1 Ground Floor 6914723
2 First Floor 445450
3 Electrification 196823
Grand Total Rs. 7556996
  1. Renovation / Upgradation of Existing Facilities (35% of Rs. 2.00 Crs = Rs. 70 Lakhs) 


It is planned to renovate and upgrade the existing college building by taking up major and minor repairs to the roof and slab of the building with the available grants.  Besides, major/minor repairs are necessary for the walls of the entire existing building. After repairs, the building will be whitewashed and painted so as to wear a totally new look.

In addition to this, construction work will be taken up on the first floor as a part of extension of the new building.

  • The present college campus needs beautification for the congenial atmosphere for teaching-learning process.
  • Basic amenities are required for faculty and students..
  • Since the college was established in 1951, the present building in 1960, it badly needed renovation.
  • The present existing labs are to be renovated to the maximum extent in order to facilitate the practical classes. 

Renovation Completion of Incomplete building    : 

S.No. Item of Construction Working Estimation
1 First Floor 2596832


2 Second Floor 147406


Total Rs. 2744238

Special Repairs

S.No. Item of Construction Working Estimation
1 Ground Floor 2341094
2 First Floor   2003329


3 Second Floor 59126


Total Rs. 4403548


 Grand Total under Renovation   7147786
 Grand Total of 1 + 2 [ i.e  Creation of New Facilities + Renovation]
 i.e [7556996 + 7147786] =  14704782
 Deduct T.P.Less @ 16.19% [-]  2380704
 Price adjustment       [ + ]  10761
 Total  12334774 
 Provision for PSC @ 7%  863434
 Provision for VAT @ 5%  616739
 Provision for QC Charges @ 0.5%  61674
 Provision for Cess charges @ 1%  123348
 Provision for unforeseen items  31
 GRAND TOTAL      under both the heads  14000000
  1. New Equipment / Facilities (30% of Rs 2.00 Crs. =60.00 Lakhs)


  • In addition to existing sports equipment, it is proposed to establish 12 stations multipurpose Gym and to purchase some additional equipment.
  • Since the college is accompanied with computer labs, JKC and E-Class rooms, additional computers are to be purchased to cater the needs of students.
  • In addition to existing books and journals in the library new reference and text books are to be purchased to meet the needs of new courses introduced from the academic year 2015-16.
  • Propose to establish five E-Class rooms in addition to existing E-class rooms.
  • To install the Wi-Fi system in the college campus.
  • Proposed to equip the library with INFLIBNET and SOUL Software.
  • To introduce the Bio-Metric system for the staff and install the C.C Cameras at necessary points.

Proposed outcome:

  • If the perspective plan is implemented the quality of education will be enhanced and the college will become smart campus.
  • Infrastructure of the college will be developed which will enable to enhance the GER by offering additional courses.
  • Employable skills among students will be enhanced.
  • Research facilities will be improved.
  • Students from the marginalized sections will be benefited.
  • All the above parameters will make our state as knowledge hub.
 Equipment item  Cost of the equipment
 APSFL                           [ Fiber NET]    289825
 Virtual Classrooms        [ 03 ]  1441800
 Solar Energy                 [ 20 KW]  1685000
 Digital Classrooms        [ 03]  1957956
 Biometrics                     [ 11 ]    316465
 LMS                              [ Software]    308954
 GRAND TOTAL  6000000