Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy Scheme

Introduction:

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy Scheme aims to promote competitive sports in the university sector, recognize and honor universities with the best sports performance, motivate universities to promote excellence in sports, and encourage a dope-free sports culture among students.

Ministry/Agency:

  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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Objectives:

  • Promote competitive sports and games among colleges and universities.
  • Recognize and honor universities with the best sports performance.
  • Motivate universities to promote excellence in sports.
  • Integrate sports and physical fitness in colleges and universities.
  • Encourage a dope-free sports culture among youth and students.

Benefits:

  • Top 3 recognized universities will be awarded cash prizes of ₹15,00,000, ₹7,50,000, and ₹4,50,000 respectively.
  • Cash prize money should be spent on promoting sports, including opening a Center of Excellence, infrastructure creation/upgradation, athlete training, cash awards to sportspersons, etc.

Eligibility:

  • Universities recognized by Government/UGC are eligible for nomination.
  • Eligible sports disciplines include those recognized by MYAS and are part of Olympics/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games. Additionally, Chess, Kho-Kho, and Cricket are also included based on popularity/indigenous games.
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