ASSOCHAM in association with Association of Indian Universities (AIU) organized a one day Conference on Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA):Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Institutions & Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) at Hotel Le-Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi on 18th December, 2013. The event was organized and managed by CONCERN 2014.

More than 200 Vice Chancellors from various Universities and Senior Directors of different colleges participated in the above conference.

RUSA is a centrally sponsored scheme proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development/UGC to ensure holistic planning at the State level and enhancement of allocations for the state institutions, which will spread over the two plan periods (XIIth and XIIIth) and it will focus on State higher educational institutions. There are 316 States Public Universities and 13,024 Colleges that can be covered under RUSA.

CHIEF GUEST: Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Ministry of HRD, Government of India