Dronacharya Award is an award presented by the government of India for excellence in sports coaching. The award comprises a bronzestatuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of Rs.500,000. The award was instituted in 1985.
As the best sportsperson award is named Arjuna Award, it is appropriate that the coaching award is named after Dronacharya, as he was the Guru of Arjuna.Shri B.I. Fernandez is the First foreign Coach who was awarded by Dronacharya Award in 2012.