The National Sports University Act, 2018

CourtMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Coming into Force31 May 2018
Date17 August 2018
Act Number25
Record NumberA2018-25
Enactment Date17 August 2018
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Definitions.
3. Establishment of University.
4. Objects of University.
5. Powers and functions of University.
6. University to be open to all caste, creed, race or class.
7. Central Government to review work and progress of University.
8. Officers of University.
9. Chancellor.
10. Vice-Chancellor.
11. Deans of Schools.
12. Registrar.
13. Finance Officer.
14. Controller of Examinations.
15. Librarian.
16. Other officers.
17. Authorities of University.
18. The Court.
19. Executive Council.
20. Academic and Activity Council.
21. Board of Sports Studies.
22. Finance Committee.
23. Other authorities of University.
24. Power to make Statutes.
25. Statutes, how to be made.
26. Power to make Ordinances.
27. Regulations.
28. Annual report.
29. Annual accounts.
30. Fund of University.
31. Returns and information.
32. Conditions of service of employees, etc.
33. Procedure of appeal and arbitration in disciplinary cases against students.
34. Rights to appeals.
35. Provident and pension funds.
36. Disputes as to constitution of authorities and bodies.
37. Filing of casual vacancies.
38. Proceedings of authorities or bodies not invalidated by vacancies.
39. Protection of action taken in good faith.
40. Mode of proof of University record.
41. Power to remove difficulties.
42. Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations to be published in the Official Gazette and to be laid
before Parliament.
43. Transitional provisions.
44. Repeal and savings.
ACT NO. 25 OF 2018
[17th August, 2018.]
An Act to establish and incorporate a National Sports University in the State of Manipur, a specialised
University 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 and for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
1. Short title, extent and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the National Sports University
Act, 2018.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 31st day of May, 2018.
2. Definitions.—In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) “Academic and Activity Council” means the Academic and Activity Council of the
(b) “academic staff” means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the
(c) “Board of Sports Studies” means the Board of Sports Studies of a Department of the
(d) “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University;
(e) “College” means a college or other academic institution established or maintained by, or
admitted to the privileges of, the University;
(f) “Court” means the Court of the University;
(g) “Department” means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies;
(h) “employee” means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other
staff of the University;
(i) “Executive Council” means the Executive Council of the University;
(j) “Finance Committee” means the Finance Committee of the University;
(k) “Fund” means the University Fund referred to in section 30;
(l) “Hall” means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, or of
an Outlying Campus or of a College or an Institution, maintained by the University;
(m) “Head of the Department” means the head of any teaching department of the University;
(n) “Institution” means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by, or admitted
to the privileges of, the University;
(o) “Outlying Campus” means the campus of the University as may be established by it at any
place within or outside India;
(p) “Principal” means the Head of a College or an Institution maintained by the University and
includes, where there is no Principal, the person for the time being duly appointed to act as Principal,
and in the absence of the Principal, or the acting Principal, a Vice-Principal duly appointed as such;
(q) “Regional Centre” means a centre established or maintained by the University for the purpose of
coordinating and supervising the work of Study Centres in any region and for performing such other
functions as may be conferred on such centre by the Executive Council;

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