Published on: April 25, 2022



Second edition of Khelo India University Games recently begun at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru DETAILS

  • It is 2021 , postponed due to covid
  • First ever Khelo India University Games took place in Odisha in 2020
  • Largest such multi-discipline event taking place in the state of Karnataka
  • 20 sport disciplines which include archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, fencing, football, field hockey, judo, kabaddi, shooting, swimming, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and karate along with Yogasana and Malkhamba (included for the first time).
  • The Khelo India University Games 2021 will serve as a qualifier for World University Games scheduled to be held in Chengdu, China, in June


  • Launched in 2020
  • Developed in line with “Khel Mahakumbh” which happens in Gujarat
  • Formed by merging three schemes namely Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS), and National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)


  • Develop and find local level talent by giving them a national-level platform to participate
  • Promote “Sports for All” and “Sports for Excellence”
  • Aims at creating an active nation with healthy citizens
  • Targets to create a bunch of highly talented and competitive sportspersons who can compete to win on the world stage


  • 1000 most talented young sportspersons will be given scholarships each year across the selected sports disciplines
  • Every athlete who is selected under this scheme will get a scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh annually for straight 8 years
  • 20 universities in India are promoted as hubs of sporting excellence in which talented sportspersons can pursue the path in education and sports