Former Indian team captain Kapil Dev has been appointed as the first chancellor of the Haryana Sports University. The announcement was made by Haryana’s Youth and Sports Minister Anil Vij.
Earlier, Haryana state assembly had passed the Sports University of Haryana Bill 2019 to establish and incorporate a sports university at Rai in Sonepat to promote sports education in the state.
The sports university will conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences, including sports technology and sports medicine. The courses include training for sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports journalism, and sports marketing will be entertained.
The Sports University of Haryana will be the third sports university established by a state government in India. The other two universities include Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Chennai).