sports management, and (h) sports journalism. The Institute also conducts in-service training
      programmes in physical education for ex-army personnel, refresher/orientation course for
      physical education teachers in universities, colleges and schools. The Institute attracts students
      from abroad also. A North East Campus of LNIPE has also been established at Guwahati
      (Assam) and is functioning since 2010-11.
      National Sports University
           In recognition of the talent and contribution of the sportspersons of the North Eastern states
      in general and Manipur in particular, the Government of India decided to set up a National
      Sports University in Manipur. The Manipur government has provided land measuring 325.90
      acres in west Imphal District for setting up of this University. It will be first of its kind, to
      promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management
      and sports coaching besides functioning as the national training centre for select sports
      disciplines by adopting best international practices. The University will impart Bachelor’s,
      Master’s and Doctoral programmes in sports coaching, sports sciences and physical education in
      various disciplines. Specialised degree programmes in various sports education and coaching
      disciplines are envisaged in the future. From the academic session 2018-19, M.Sc. (Sports
      Coaching) and MA (Sports Psychology) have been introduced.
      Khelo India
           The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports was implementing a centrally sponsored scheme
      called the Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) from 2008-09 to 2013-14.The
      scheme aimed at creation of basic sports infrastructure at village and block / Panchayat levels
      through development and maintenance of playgrounds and mass participation in sports through
      conduct of annual sports competitions. Separately, an Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme
      (USIS) was also introduced in 2010-11 and continued up to 2015-16. The PYKKA scheme
      provided for mid-term review. Accordingly, the scheme was reviewed and revamped as the Rajiv
      Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), implemented during 2014-15 to 2015-16-which envisaged
      construction of block level sports complex comprising both indoor and outdoor playing facilities
      through convergence with other schemes of the Government; and conduct of competitions block
      upwards. A new umbrella Scheme “Khelo India” was launched during 2016-17 after merger of
      existing scheme Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme
      (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search System Programme (NSTSSP).
           The revamped Khelo India has been evolved after a lot of deliberations with all
      stakeholders, including departments of sports of states and UTs. The Scheme is being
      implemented as a central sector scheme. The revamped Khelo India has twelve components,
      which aim at achieving the twin objectives of the National Sports Policy 2001- broadbasing of
      sports and achieving excellence in sports, which in turn will infuse sports culture in the country
      and enable it to derive benefits that sports offers, namely, holistic development of children and
      youth, community development, gender equity, healthy nation, national pride and economic
      opportunities related to sport development.
           Its 12 verticals are: play field development, community coaching development, state level
      Khelo India centres, annual sports competitions, talent search and development, utilization and
      creation / upgradation of sports infrastructure, support to national / regional / state sports
      academies, physical fitness of school-going children, sports for women, promotion of sports