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Sports Authority of India (SAI) Netaji Subhas National Institute Of Sports (NSNIS)

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), located at Patiala is one of the Asia’s largest Sports Institute. It is an  academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) with the objective of developing sports in the country on Scientific lines and to train the Coaches in different sports disciplines.The Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS).National Institute of Sports,  is now the Academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was established by the Government of India  with the objective of developing sports in the country on Scientific lines and to train the Coaches in different sports disciplines.The Institute has enormous facilities for academic programmes & sports training. In its aim to promote sports in the country, Institute introduced a new scheme of  providing  scholarships  for talented sports person. Some of the  main Scholarships are State Level Scholarship, National Level Scholarship, Scholarships For College/University Students, Special Scholarships For Women. This scheme aims at recognizing achievements of young sports persons and their outstanding performance at the national, state and university levels.

Eligibility:

  1. The scholarships will be given to those performer in recognized competitions held in previous calendar year.
  2. Does not take up any job.
  3. A scholarship holder shall not receive any other sports scholarship from any other source and should not be inmate of sports hostel of SAI / State Govt. In case the scholarship holder is already in receipt of any such award / facility, he/she will have to surrender that in order to avail himself/herself of the benefits of this scholarship. A selected candidate may however, enjoy merit scholarship for studies other than sports scholarship and /or fee concession if given by the school in which he/she studies.
  4. The applicant shall apply only in one discipline in which he/she has achieved highest performance between the previous calendar year
  5. If the dates of competitions or timing/ distance/height/weight/ points etc. achieved are not mentioned in the certificate, the applicant may obtain the same from concerned agency & enclose the same to the application failing which the application will NOT be considered.
  6. The scholarship awarded under the scheme will be of one year duration and will be renewable from year to year provided the awardees improving/maintaining the proficiency in game concerned, passing last annual examination and fulfilling other eligibility conditions. However, one failure in studies can be condoned in the entire duration of his/her scholarship.
  7. The student should submit a new application on prescribed proforma for the renewal of scholarship every year failing which it will be stopped even if one is eligible.
  8. The head of school/college/department will certify the correctness of contents of application filled in by the candidate. The form should then be forwarded through proper channel to The Executive Director (A), SAI Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Moti Bagh, Patiala-147001.

Selection Process:

There will be a duly constituted Selection Committee to scrutinize the applications and select candidates for these scholarships on the basis of performance and merit. The decision of the Committee will be final and abiding and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The payments of scholarship will be made through the Regional Centres of the SAI and the head of the Institution in which the awardees studies.The sports disciplines covered under the scheme for scholarships are
  • Priority Disciplines Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling.Other Disciplines – Ball Badminton, Baseball, Billiards&Snookers, Bowing, Carrom, Chess, Cricket, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Kayaking& Canoeing, Karate, Power lifting, Rowing, Softball, Squash, Teakwood, Wushu, Yachting.

State Level:

  1. There is a quota for award of State level sports scholarships which is 150 per State and 100 per Union Territory.
  2. The value of each scholarship will be Rs.6600/- per annum (12 months) i.e. Rs.550/- per month.
  3. The applicant should be a regular bonafide student of government / government recognized school / college up to 10+2 class.
  4. The applicant should not be more than 18 years old on the first day of the competition on the basis of which the scholarship is applied for. The renewal applicants will however, be considered up to the age of 19 years on the first day of the competitions on the basis of which the scholarship is applied for. No person more than 19 year old will be considered.
  5. The state level scholarships will be decided on the basis of performance in any one of the State level tournaments / championships organized either by the State Units of recognized National Sports Federations for Seniors, Juniors and Sub-Juniors as per International or National Federation rules as the case may be or the State Units of the School Games Federation of India.
  6. All the members of winner and runners-up teams and first/second or third position holders in individual events in the above State Championships will be eligible. Besides individual sports persons exhibiting outstanding performance, participating in the said championships, whose team could not reach the finals, may also be considered for award of scholarships based on specific recommendation of association/body organizing the tournament.

National Level:

  1. All eligible sports persons under this category will be considered for the award of scholarships.
  2. The value of each National level scholarship will be Rs.8400/- per annum (12 months) i.e. Rs. 700/- per month.
  3. The applicant should be regular bonafide student of government/government recognized school/college up to 10+2 class.
  4. The applicant should not be more than 18 years old on the first day of the competitions on the basis of which the scholarship is applied for. In case of sports persons winning medal in International official sports championship, age may be relaxed up to the 19 years on the first day of the championship, The renewal applicants will however, be considered up to the age of 19 years on the first day of the competition on the basis of which scholarship is applied for. No person more than 19 years old will be considered.
  5. These scholarships will be decided on the basis of performance in any one of the National Sports Tournaments/championships organized by any recognized sports Federation for Seniors, Juniors and Sub-Juniors as per the International rules or the rules of the National Federation. The position holders in National School Games organized by the School Games Federation of India and All India Rural Sports Tournament, National Sports Festival for Women, North-East Sports Festival, Subroto Mukerjee Football Cup Tournament and Junior and Sub-Junior Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament will also be eligible.
  6. Members of Winner and Runners-up teams in the above National level competitions and first/ second or third position holders in individual events will be eligible. Besides individual sports persons exhibiting outstanding performance participating in the said championship, whose team could not reach the finals may also be considered for award of scholarship based on specific recommendation by the Federations/Body organizing the tournament.
  7. The award of these scholarships will also be subject to the candidates satisfying the minimum qualifying standards laid down for measurable events.

For College:

  1. All eligible sports person under this category will be considered for the award of scholarship.
  2. The value of this scholarship will be Rs.10,200/- per annum (12 months) i.e. Rs.850/- per month.
  3. The applicant should be regular bonafide student of a recognized college/university studying in classes above 10+2.
  4. The applicant should be eligible for selection in the combined university team and his/her performance should meet the minimum qualifying standard laid down for measurable events.
  5. The scholarships will be decided on the basis of performance / participation in major recognized International sports events like Olympic Games, World Cup championships, Commonwealth Games / Championships, Asian Games/Championships as a member of the national team .
  6. In case of individual events, students attaining first, second or third position in the National Level competitions organized by National Sports Federations and All India Inter-University competitions organized by Association of Indian Universities, will be eligible.
  7. Members of Winner or runners-up teams at the National Level competition organized by respective recognized National Sports Federations and All India Inter-University competitions organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) will be eligible. Besides, individual sports persons exhibiting outstanding performance participating in the said championships, whose team could not reach the finals, may also be considered for award of scholarship based on specific recommendation of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Scholarships To Women:

Scholarships to Women National Champions
  • 50 scholarships are available for women Sports persons under this category.
  • The value of each scholarship is Rs.18,000/- per annum (12 months) i.e. Rs.1500/- per month
  • Women securing first, second or third position only in individual events in recognized senior Nationals conducted by National Sports Federations as per International rules or National Federation rules will be eligible.
  • The applicant should be above 19 years of age as on the first day of the competition on the basis of which the scholarship is applied for.
  • Women who are employed or receiving any other scholarship or availing sports hostel facilities will not be eligible for scholarship.
  • The award of these scholarships will be subject to the candidate satisfying the minimum qualifying standards laid down for measurable events.
Scholarships to Women Doing M.Phil/Ph.D In Physical Education
  • 10 scholarships are available for women having Master’s Degree in Physical Education and doing M.Phil/Ph.D. in Physical Education under a recognized university. Education:
  • The value of each scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum (12 months).
  • The scholarship will be for a maximum period of three years.
  • Students getting fellowship from any other source or those failing in M.Phil in first attempt will not be eligible for scholarship.
  • These scholarships will be decided based on academic performance & relevance of the study for promotion of sports. The candidates should submit the detail of educational performance starting from 10th onward in a separate sheet, as under
No.Name of Board / UniversityExam passed 10th onwardSubjects offeredMarks& Div ObtainedMonth & Year of Passing
  • The resume of the work to be done should also be annexed.
Scholarships To Women Doing NIS Diploma In Sports Coaching
  • 20 scholarships are available for women holding Master’s Degree in Physical Education and admitted for Diploma course in sports coaching at SAI Centres.
  • The value of each scholarship is Rs.7500/- per course.
  • Students who either fail in the course or repeat the course in some other sports discipline will not be eligible .

Application Process:

Please write to: The Executive Director Sports Authority of India Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports Patiala-147001 (India)

Website:  www.nsnis.org