• To maker it possible for the Central Govt. and State Govts. to work together for Sports development through integrated efforts.

  • To correct existing regional imbalance in sports infrastructure in the country and within a state.

  • To enable SAI to nurture junior sports talent scientifically who have attained excellence at sub-junior level under NSTC Scheme for Centre of Excellence on long term basis.

  • To provide package assistant for sports infrastructure and undertake various sports programs in that area.

  • To ensure maximum utilization of the facilities already existing /to be created in a District of the zone too avoid a situation where sports infrastructure remains idle and also ensure proper maintenance and operation.

  • To ensure equitable distribution of the funds earmarked for various plan scheme of the Govt. of India and SAI, since the concept covers linkage of quantum of assistance under various schemes.

  • To take the benefits of various plan scheme to the grass root level i.e. up to administrative block level.






Selection Criteria


Automatic admission of winners/position holders in the national/Inter zonal level competitions/State Championship.

  • Individual Events: Position holders in individual events (a per right age group) shall be offered automatic admission in the concerned discipline as peer the order preference after age verification and medical examination.

  • Team Games: All the members of the winning and runner-up teams at National/State or players who have participated in National tournaments in the last two years are eligible for admission subject to age verification and medical examination.


  • Individual Events: Winner/Position holders (first three positions) of the District level championship, inter educational district level competitions, championship held by confederation of public schools, CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, etc. , are eligible for admission under this category subject to age verification and Medical examination.

  • Team Games: Players who are the members of the winning/runner up teams at District level/ National CBSE competitions/ National Kendiya Vidyalayas or who have represented the District in the State level tournament on having found to have the required potential will be considered for admission under CATEGORY II.

The best player of the District and School level competitions with extra ordinary height will also be given extra weight age for admission under category II.

Age Group



Under 14Above 165 cmsAbove 160 cms
Under 16Above 175 cmsAbove 165 cms
Above 16Above 182 cmsAbove 170 cms


Sports persons in the age group of 14-21 years are admitted under the scheme. Relaxation be given in meritorious cases and also in disciplines of Gymnastics and Swimming.

Weeding out Process

Weeding out process is carried out once in a year before start of the next academic session, immediately after the annual examination in case of student trainees, so that the weeded out trainees do not have problem seeking admission in other schools.


A day boarder Scheme of SAI with respect to the training of sports persons with potential for achieving excellence in the following disciplines has been introduced with effect from 1999-2000.

1. Athletics
2. Cycling
3. Gymnastics

The selected trainees are entitled to financial support i.e., stipend, playing kit, tournament participation fee etc. as per the norms laid down by the Sports Authority of India.
The number of trainees in the three disciplines are limited to a total of 60 (20 in each).


The college has been identified by Sports Authority of India as the Centre of Excellence for training meritorious sports persons in the disciplines of :

  • Athletics

  • Cycling

  • Taekwondo

Sports persons who are in the best six position in Sr. National level competition or Jr. National level sports persons who are at the brim of entering the Sr. level and also found to have the potential of making a mark in international competitions are admitted in to the Centre of Excellence. The trainees are admitted preferably in the age group of 17 to 25. Those trainees who continue to perform to the desired level of expectation at National and International level continued to be covered under the scheme irrespective of any age. Employed trainees are also admitted under the scheme and are provided the same facilities as those provided to other trainees. Trainees are admitted into the scheme on residential and non-residential basis.