Manipur, Jan 12: The National Sports University has been launched in Manipur as the first-ever training centre with world-class facilities dedicated to para-athletes.

The University is the first of its kind to promote sports education, sports science, sports technology, sports management, sports coaching, and will function as a National training centre.

Advances in sport sciences, sports technology and sports innovation at the global level has made a huge difference in the performance of sports. Indians have to keep pace with the advancement of research and innovation. Keeping in view this gap, National Sports University (NSU) is being established in Imphal (Manipur) in an area of 325.9 acres with world class infrastructure, smart classrooms, modern laboratories, library, sports and residential facilities with excellent academic ambience,” stated Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for National Sports University on 16 March 2018. It is the first, and as of 2019 the only, central university in India focusing on sports education.