New universities, model colleges by 2017; Kerala

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The Hindu | August 17, 2014 | G. Krishnakumar |

Five new model colleges will be set up in educationally backward districts, including Kasaragod, Wayanad, Malappuram and Palakkad.

The Kerala State Higher Education Plan has envisaged the creation of new universities and model colleges in the State by 2017.

The Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC), which prepared the report, had submitted it to the Union government’s Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Mission Authority for assessment and final approval.

According to Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the flagship programmes in the higher education sector during the 12 Plan Period will be executed by the RUSA Mission Authority in association with the State Higher Education Councils.

The funding for RUSA will be shared by the Centre and the States in the ratio of 65:35. The total Central contribution for RUSA during the 12 and 13 Five Year Plan period will…

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