Olympians, world champions members to get direct entry to NIS Patiala’s teaching course


New Delhi, July 10

Olympics and World Championship members together with medal-winners from Asian or Commonwealth Games will likely be given direct entry to the distinguished teaching course on the National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala, as per the revised standards unveiled by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday.

In May, the SAI had introduced that 46 eminent athletes will get direct entry to the distinguished teaching diploma programs in Patiala in a revamp of the institute’s admission coverage which may even guarantee elevated seats and an internet examination system.

But to make sure bigger participation from eminent athletes within the course, the SAI has determined to tweak just a few admission standards.

“Earlier, it was mandatory for an applicant to have won a medal in the Senior World Championship, however, in the new criteria athletes who have participated in the event are also eligible to apply,” learn a SAI assertion.

“The criteria of winning a gold medal in the Asian or Commonwealth Games has been replaced by winning any medal – gold, silver or bronze – in either of the events,” it added.

“Elite athletes who have participated in Olympics are automatically qualified to apply for the course.”

The SAI additional mentioned that participation of elite athletes in teaching was essential to cater to the rising calls for of recent sport.

“The inclusion of eminent Indian athletes in the coaching profession is important since there is a growing need to cater to the evolving needs of the growing sports ecosystem of India and to attract the best available talent in the country,” it mentioned.          

SAI mentioned the 46 eminent athletes will likely be chosen for 23 sports activities (one male, one feminine coach in every self-discipline), and won’t have to seem for the doorway examination, which has been made on-line.

“All eminent athletes who are shortlisted for the course directly, will however have to take the medical and physical tests alongside other candidates.”

In case of two eminent athletes making use of from the identical self-discipline, a point-system has been put in place to determine the ultimate candidate, it added.

The SAI has additionally determined to increase the final date of submission of on-line software for enrolment to the course to July 31 in view of the comfort of standards. PTI



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