The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs last evening approved about one lakh crore Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). It is a new centrally sponsored scheme for higher education which will spread over two plan periods (XIIth and XIIIth). It will focus on state higher educational institutions. It will be a new flagship scheme of the government that will pave the way for far reaching reforms at the state level. A total of 316 state public universities and 13,024 colleges will be covered under RUSA.
Five New Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode have started from this academic session. They are Chittoor in Andhra, Kota in Rajasthan, Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Na ...
New Delhi - 22nd August, 2013
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan had a meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on 22nd August, 2013. He had a discussion with the HRM on cooperation in higher education.
Dr. Obaidullah expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the assistance by the Government of India and by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for reconstruction and capacity development in Afghanistan. He also highlighted the initiatives like building up of schools, teacher training and capacity building and curriculum development etc., for Afghanistan. He also thanked the Government of India for different scholarships provided to the Afghan students. He also highlighted the fact that at present more than 5000 students are studying in Higher Education Institutions in India that is providing an immense capacity building support for the future generations of Afghanistan.