The state project directorate RUSA had instituted the “OUR (Optimum Utilization of Resources) RUSA STAR AWARD” to felicitate the beneficiary institutions of RUSA 1.0 and RUSA 2.0, under various parameters such as the creation of infrastructure in the form of buildings and labs, utilization of funds, adherence to accounting procedures and also timely submission of reports.
The award process was organized by B. S. Vijayalakshmi, Project Manager, Tamilnadu State Project Directorate office of RUSA 2.0, Chennai and Dr Vanathi Vembar, Research Officer, Tamilnadu State Project Directorate office of RUSA 2.0, Chennai.
Bharathiar University was awarded the “OUR RUSA STAR AWARD”. Col. Prof. Dr. P. Kaliraj, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University and Dr. Rupa Gunaseelan, Coordinator, RUSA, Syndicate member of Bharathiar University received the award from Dr.K.Ponmudy, Minister of Higher Education in the presence of D. Karthikeyan, Secretary of Higher Education, Tamilnadu.
There are 155 projects executed under RUSA 2.0 of Bharathiar University. The major breakthroughs in of implementation of RUSA 2.0 at the university are 5 books and 29 journal publications, 4 training modules, and 6 conceptual frameworks which are published in reputed national and international publications.