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Kerala to get Rs 120 crore for higher education

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New Delhi: To boost research and innovation, Kerala will receive Rs 120 crore under Rashtriya Uchchatara Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) programme which seeks to improve quality of higher education.

There are 11 more states found eligible to receive funds, sanctioned under the research, innovation and quality improvement component. It will support research programmes like base research, key technology (R&D), high-end (R&D), etc during the current Five Year Plan.

The innovative programmes will be funded as per the decision of RUSA's project approval board.

Some other states found eligible to receive funds based on their research and innovative plan include Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh among others and four union territories.

The central government proposes to spend Rs 98,983 crore in higher education sector through RUSA over the next eight years.

Setting up of science parks and cutting-edge technology and instrumentation facility will be supported by this fund.

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