Component No Title Abstract

Component Details


Creation of Universities by Upgradation of Existing Autonomous College

3 autonomous colleges (University Grants Commission autonomous colleges regulation 2018 and compliance to the same) which have necessary infrastructural facilities, teaching strength and academic quality will be considered for up-gradation to Universities (public). The grant is subject to a maximum of Rs 55 crores for each institution.

2 Creation of Universities by conversion of colleges in a Cluster

3 new cluster universities (public) would be created during the current Plan period with an average allocation of Rs.55 crore per university through the clustering of existing affiliated government and government-aided colleges. These universities will be created by pooling the resources of 3 to 5 existing colleges (2 to 3 colleges for NER States) that have adequate academic, physical and technical infrastructural facilities.

3 Infrastructure Grants to Universities

Infrastructure grants shall be utilized for meeting critical infrastructural requirements in 50 public universities with a grant of Rs.20 cr. each.


Quality and Excellence in select State Universities (New)

Universities with NAAC CGPA 3.51 and above under the UGC’s Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018 will be supported to enhance quality, teaching and research. 10 high performing State Universities will be supported under this component at Rs. 100 crores each.

5 New Model Degree Colleges

Support will be provided for creation of colleges with requisite infrastructure (class rooms, library, laboratory, faculty rooms, toilet blocks and other essential requirements with technological advanced facilities) in 70 Aspirational Districts and identified by the NITI Aayog and un-served and under-served areas in north east and Himalayan regions.


Upgradation of existing Degree Colleges to Model Degree Colleges

Under this component funds will be provided for upgrading existing government colleges into Model Degree Colleges, located in Aspirational Districts of the Country. However, priority would be given to those districts that have not yet established anew ‘Model Degree College under the UGC/RUSA. The support would be to a maximum of 75 Colleges with financial allocation of Rs.4 crores to each college.

7 New Colleges (Professional)

Support will be provided to create 8 new Professional Colleges in regions and districts in the country where the Institutional Density of Technical and Professional Education is below national average; with allocation of Rs. 26 cr each.

8 Enhancing Quality and Excellence in select Autonomous Colleges Colleges with NAAC CGPA 3.51 and above under the UGC’s Autonomy Regulations, 2018 will be supported to enhance quality, teaching and research. 70 high performing Autonomous Colleges will be supported under this component.  

Infrastructure Grants to Colleges

Infrastructure grants shall be utilized for meeting critical infrastructural in 750 colleges with a grant of Rs.2 cr each.


Research, Innovation & Quality Improvement

During the current plan period, 20 State Universities who have demonstrated excellence in two or three thematic areas will be supported up to an amount of Rs. 50 crores each through a project-based funding mode with focus on theoretical/empirical and applied R&D to foster innovation and evidence-based policy in certain areas of national priorities  
11 Equity Initiatives

Assistance should be provided for construction of hostels for SC, ST and Girl students. 15 States will receive funds under this component. All State universities and colleges will be eligible to receive grants for equity initiatives. Innovative approach/schemes to ensure greater inclusion will be considered on priority. Each State would be funded an amount of Rs. 5 crores.

12 Faculty Recruitment Support
  • Name of the Component: -Faculty Recruitment Support
  • Eligible amount under RUSA: - The faculty salary as per the seventh pay commission recommendations for Assistant Professor/ Lecturer will be provided to 200 faculty positions in regular and permanent mode for a period of two years.
  • Total No. of faculty position to be supported: - 200 faculty position to be supported till March 2020.
  • Timeline: -State must commit to take over the liability of faculty positions at the end of the scheme.
13 Faculty Improvement

HRDCs (Human Resource Development Centre) will be given funds to improve infrastructure and resources for training and capacity-building activities. In RUSA 2.0, a total of 8 States will be funded Rs 7 cr each.


Institutional Restructuring, Capacity Building and Reforms

Funds will be provided to 30 States and Union Territories (depending on the size of the States) to enable them to create/strengthen necessary institutional framework for efficient and effective sectorial reforms, to the tune of Rs. 3 crores. These funds can be utilized for setting up/strengthening State Higher Educational Councils, State Resource Centers and State Project Directorate.