MHRD’s grants under RUSA to be used for infrastructure development

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has released the second installment of Rs four crore under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for development of infrastructure in seven colleges of Chandigarh.

The Project Approval Board (PAB) of RUSA had sought approval for Rs 20 crore for building infrastructure but the MHRD has released on the basis of percentage utilization of earlier grant by the colleges in Chandigarh.

Additional State Project Director of RUSA, Chandigarh, Dalip Kumar said that each college eligible for grant allocation will be issued a priority list with deadline for projects proposed by them under RUSA. A meeting for the same would be called soon.

According to RUSA regulations, the infrastructure grants can be utilised by the colleges for new constructions like classrooms and laboratories for existing as well as for new programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The funds can also be used for modernisation of sports facilities, and renovating academic, administrative block and toilets.

Upgradation of software learning resource and libraries, refurbishment of hostels, and furniture can also be procured using the grant under RUSA.

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