It is a centrally sponsored scheme aiming to provide strategic funding to higher educational institutions and improve the overall quality of existing state institutions by ensuring that all institutions conform to prescribed norms and standard.

Its target achievement is to raise the gross enrolment ratio to 32% by the end of 2017.

BHUVAN – RUSA PORTAL – The National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of ISRO has developed a mobile application for uploading geo-tagged photographs and associated details captured by the educational institutions in this portal as part of the implementation of RUSA.