RUSA Achievements

The following are some of the key achievements of RUSA Maharashtra:

  • Achievements under RUSA 1.0

Research & Innovation

  • Six hubs set up in State Universities for commercialization or technology transfer to industry and incubate research projects that hold promise for scale-up, open to all under graduate and Post Graduate students of Maharashtra.

The Six Hubs are thematically provisioned as:

  • The Centre for Intelligent Systems at the SavitribaiPhule Pune University.
  • The Centre for Advanced Sensors at the Doctor Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad.
  • The Center for Food Product Development at the SNDT Women's University Mumbai.
  • The Centre for Bio-Actives & Natural Products at the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University.
  • The Centre for Renewable Resources for Health Care at the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded.
  • The Centre for Natural Products and Alternative Medicine, Shivaji University Kolhapur.
  • Fifteen projects across multiple disciplines are funded.
  • 18 Patents have been filed.
  • As an outcome of these research projects, there have been 5 successful technology transfers and 2 more are in the process. The details of few of these projects are as given below:


Sr. no Title of the Research Project Name of PI University Number of Patents Status of Technology transfer Industry partner


Liveness based anti-spoofing mechanism for secured biometric systems

Dr. Aditya Abhyankar

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

4 Indian and 1 US filed


Persistent Systems, KPIT, BadveEngg.


Skin on-chip for preclinical and bio-medical application

Dr.Prajakta Jain

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

2 Indian filed


HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


Meat production authentication Kit


Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

4 Indian and 1 US filed


Persistent Systems, KPIT, BadveEngg.


Development of flexible gas sensor device for detection of toxic gases


Solapur University, Solapur

1 Indian filed and 1 in process


JET Industries, Kolhapur & Pioneers Electro Systems Padanpur


Development of a new treatment for multi-drug resistant Uro-pathogenic bacterial infection

Dr. Archana Moon

Rashtrasan TukadojiMaharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

1 Indian filed


Zim Laboratories, Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur


Stop Diabetes-Development of nutraceutical product towards halting the progression of prediabetes to diabetes

Dr. Akalpita Arvindker

Shivaji University,  Kolhapur


In Process

Ms. Nityam Dipakam Pvt. Ltd


Environment-friendly Oxo-catalyst for the degradation of plastic films

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


In Process



Development of smart sensing platform for ambient air quality monitoring

Prof. M. B. Shirsat

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad

5 Indian in process




Functional coating smart self-healing materials for formulating paints and coatings

Dr. P. P. Mahulikar

North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

1 Indian filed




Non-edible oil renewable materials for new bio-degradable polymers

Dr. O. Yemul

Swami RamanandTeerthMarathawada University, Nanded

1 Indian filed




New effective polyherbal formulation to treat urolithiasis

Dr. C. N. Khobragade

Swami RamanandTeerthMarathawada University, Nanded

1 Indian filed




Capacity Building in Research 
  • 150 faculty members have been oriented on writing successful research proposals in the field of technology, science, and social science.
  • Trained 75 Master trainers in the field of IPR.
  • Trained 2600 researchers in the field of IPR.
  • Active IPR Cells Patent & IPR cells have been established in 7 universities.

Curriculum Reform:

  • Six verticals were identified. Academician and Industry experts developed niche relevant courses as electives (or as a certification course) under the choice-based credit system (CBCS).
  • Cyber Security.
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance.
  • Geo-informatics/Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • Product Design Engineering.
  • Health & Wellness.
  • Pharmacy Education.
  • Six Pilot Faculty Development Programs have been organized by RUSA, Maharashtra in collaboration with HRDC, Mumbai University.

Equity Initiative

  • Four Resource Centres for Inclusive Education established at:
  • Shivaji University.
  • NMU, Jalgaon.
  • Shivaji College of Arts,  Science and Commerce, Akola.
  • Xavier Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged(XRCVC).


  • RUSA app developed for geotagging all the existing institutions.
  • 10 State Universities and 5 State Govt. Colleges registered on Public Financial Management System (PFMS).
  • The assets Mapping of 15 Institutions on BHUVAN RUSA app.

RUSA 2.0 Achievements

  • One Day Seminar for Administrative Staff of Universities in the state of Maharashtra was conducted in March 2019
  • 75 Registrar/Deputy Registrar/Assistant Registrars attended this Seminar
  • Secretary, Dept. of Higher and Technical Education and State Project Director, RUSA guided participants
  • Participants were appraised on statutes of Autonomy published by state and Central Government
  • 3 Resource Centre for Inclusive education was established in Maharashtra and Upgraded the Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCV) at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

  • Sanctioned 2 New Model Degree Colleges (NMDC) in the aspirational districts of Washim & Nandurbar under RUSA 2.0
  • Till date, more than 27 lakh students have been benefitted with the infrastructure, research, library, digital classroom facilities developed in the 11 State Public Universities & 5 Government Colleges
  • Oral examination systems and adaptive question systems were created for students with autism.