Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar in an announcement said that the government will set up the first international sports university of Maharashtra soon in the Pune district. The university will start its functioning from the academic session 2021-22. Faculties of various sports activities will be in the institution and will help in research to bring up international level sports-persons.
A draft bill for the constitution of the international sports university has also been released by the Maharashtra Cabinet. The bill was passed in the just-concluded winter session of the state Legislature. The state government had announced in the budget that such a university will be set up.
The Minister also said that the Balewadi sports complex, Pune will be upgraded to the level of a university which will get an initial funding of Rs 400 crore with the creation of 213 posts.
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