The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has demanded that the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) also consider private universities as eligible for funding. Presently only government run institutions are eligible for funding under the RUSA. Explaining the stand, AIU president said private players played a major role in the growth of eucation. He also said the government could not work in isolation.
The Union Government plans to spend Rs 99,000 crore in higher and professional education sector through the RUSA over the 12th and 13th Plan.