Rama Devi Women’s Autonomous College (RDWAC) situated in the capital city Bhubaneswar of Orissa is going to become the State’s first Women’s University. This would be the second such university in the whole country dedicated completely to women.
The Project Approval Committee (PAC) that works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), after some deliberations have cleared the proposal which was submitted by the State Government. The committee which has approved the project is headed by Union Secretary of Higher Education Satyanarayan Mohanty. The proposal got accepted under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), under which almost 200 universities are planned to crop up in the nation.
RUSA is a central-sponsored scheme which was launched back in the year 2013. The aim of RUSA was to provide funding to eligible State Higher Education Institutions to further make developments in the education system at different states. The State Government till date has received well over 126 crore under RUSA which includes the 25 crore rupees which is allotted for the development of RD Women’s College as a Women’s university. The initiative would motivate women to come forward and take up higher education after the complete their college education in the state, by shedding their inhabitations and hesitancy to migrate to other states for further higher education.
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