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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 828-833
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-11-8
Research Article

RUSA: Our Nation’s Dream

Meera Dahal1, and Santosh Kumar Behera2,

1Loyola College of Education, Namchi, Sikkim, India

2Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India

Pub. Date: July 19, 2016

Cite this paper

Meera Dahal and Santosh Kumar Behera. RUSA: Our Nation’s Dream. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(11):828-833. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-11-8

Abstract

Development of a knowledge economy is a prerequisite for the advancement of a society and a nation, at large. Though access and equity is important in education, it is quality of education that should be considered paramount. The Government of India put many steps to promote higher education after independence to provide the best education to its citizens. But even today, the higher education system as a whole is faced with many challenges. With relation to higher education in India, the introduction of RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) is one such flagship initiative which has emphasized upon access and quality. It is an endeavour towards providing better quality higher education in India. The scheme seems to address the most pertinent questions of Indian Higher Education, but for fulfilling our nation’s dream, its successful implementation is also required. The paper highlights the challenges present in higher education, various recommendations and RUSA’s strategies for achieving our goals.

Keywords

RUSA, higher education, challenges, recommendations, strategies

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