Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. The funding is norm based and outcome dependent. The funding would flow from the central ministry through the state to the State Higher Education Councils before reaching the identified institutions. The Central Government funds 60% and State Government funds 40% of the total funding. The funding is provided to the selected institutions to – improve the overall quality of state institutions, ensure adequate availability of quality faculty in all higher educational institutions, create an enabling atmosphere for research and innovations in the higher educational institutions.