Mission authority approves higher education mission’s guidelines

The meeting was presided over by union minister for human resource development MM Pallam Raju and was attended by, among others, Narendra Jadhav, member Planning Commission, ministers of higher education in the states, chairmen and vice-chairmen of state higher education councils and principal secretaries of higher education in the states.

The Mission Authority has given its nod to consider the applications of the states of Goa, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal to participate in RUSA. These states had responded after the cut-off date of 31 October, 2013, the HRD ministry release said.

Since immediately after the approval of RUSA in October, 2013 some of the states went to polls, they were requested by the Centre to indicate their willingness to participate in RUSA. The nodal body of the National Higher Education Mission also gave its approval to consider the applications of Mizoram and Chhattisgarh who had responded to the Centre’s request.

The mission authority also examined the progress made so far under RUSA and expressed its pleasure on the pace of its implementation, the release stated.
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