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The Sports Authority of India has two functional wings relating to academics which are in the fields of sports and physical education. These are:

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala (NSNIS)

LNCPE, Trivandrum

(a) Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala (NSNIS)

The Institute conducts academic courses for training of coaches and looks after research and development in sports related subjects. It conducts 24 months' diploma courses in fifteen sports disciplines and also offers 22 months' specialised post diploma master's course and 1 year post graduate diploma course in sports medicine. NSNIS is the only institute of its kind in the country and has so far trained 11,751 coaches at Patiala and at its centres at Bangalore (established in 1975), Calcutta (1983) and Gandhinagar (1987). In addition, under the Mass Sports Participation Programme, certificate courses of six weeks duration were held at these centres and 15,601 sports instructors have so far been trained. NSNIS is also conducting one year post MBBS Diploma course in sports medicine and 28 doctors have so far qualified. The period of this course has been raised to two year from the academic session 1993- 94.

(b) LNCPE, Trivandrum

This college was inaugurated in 1984 and is fast developing in terms of infrastructural facilities, academic programmes and other essential requirements. This college offers a 3 year Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) and 2 years M.PE degree courses. One hundred and forty six students (67 boys and 59 girls) are at present studying in the college. Upto the academic year 1995-96, 270 students have passed out from the college.

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