SAI National Level Scholarships

Location : All India

Category : Sports

Important Dates

Application deadline: All

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.

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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.

Scholarship Amount : The value of each scholarship will be Rs.8400/- per annum.


Selection Criteria :

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.

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.
  • 4.
  • 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.
  • 5.
  • The applicant shall apply only in one discipline in which he/she has achieved highest performance between the previous calendar year.

Details about the exam :

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.

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