Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports Scholarships
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Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports Scholarships : Introduction

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Areas of Study :
Level :
Sports Scholarship
Scholarship Funded by :
Sports Authority of India (SAI)
Provided to :
Talented sports person

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.


 •  The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of sports performance in recognized competitions held between the previous calendar year.

 •  A candidate in full time employment will not be eligible for the award.

 •  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.

 •  The applicant shall apply only in one discipline in which he/she has achieved highest performance between the previous calendar year.

 •  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.

 •  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.

 •  The awardees 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.  

 •  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 Procedure

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 
a) 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.

Scholarship Rates

State Level Scholarship Rate

National Level Scholarship Rate

College /University Students Scholarship Rate

Women Scholarships Rate

Scholarships to Women National Champions

Scholarships to Women Doing M.Phil/Ph.D In Physical Education

Scholarships To Women Doing NIS Diploma In Sports Coaching

Contact Details

For prescribed application form and details  please write to:

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

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