National Institute of Sports

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Moti Bagh Palace, houses the National Institute of Sports, Patiala

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports commonly known as National Institute of Sports (NIS), is the Academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Asia's largest Sports Institute located in city of Patiala.


Founded in 1950, the Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in January 1973.[1] Spread over 268 acres, NIS is housed in the Old Moti Bagh Palace of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala State, which was purchased by Government of India after Indian Independence.[1]


Today, several items of sports memorabilia, like a hass (doughnut-shaped exercise disc), weighing 95 kg, used by The Great Gama, for squats, and Major Dhyan Chand's gold medal from the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, and PT Usha 1986 Seoul Asiad shoes, are housed at the National Institute of Sports Museum.[2]


  1. Department of Sports Medicine
  2. Department of Exercise Physiology
  3. Department of Sports Biochemistry
  4. Department of Sports Anthropometry
  5. Department of Sports Psychology
  6. Department of Sports Nutrition
  7. Department of General Theory & Methods of Training
  8. Department of Biomechanics

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  1. ^ a b "About us". National Institute of Sports. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ A rare museum, The Tribune (Chandigarh), November 24, 2001.

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