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The extension centres of STC/SAG centres Scheme was started to cover schools and colleges to develop sports standards

Last updated: 13.12.2017
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The extension centers of STC/SAG centres Scheme was started to cover schools and colleges for wider coverage in 2005, with a view to develop sports standards in schools and colleges which had requisite basic infrastructure and had shown good results in sports. Trainees in the age group of 12-18 years are adopted under the Scheme.


Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Wrestling & Wushu (18 Disciplines).


Schools and colleges actively involved in sports and having adequate infrastructure are eligible under this scheme. The institution should have a past history of producing national and international sports persons.


Not more than 20 trainees in a School/College are adopted under the Scheme.

The students of nearby schools/colleges can also be admitted. The selection of trainees is done by a duly constituted Committee consisting of (1) Regional Director (SAI) or his representative (2) The Head of the College/Institute or his representative (3) Experts/Coaches from the school/college of the concerned discipline (4) Outstanding sports persons of the area. Age is relaxed in cases of commendable results / exceptional talent.

These Extension Centres are monitored by the nearest STC/SAG and Heads of SAI Regional Centres under whom the respective School/College falls. The power to sanction such Centres vests with the Director General, SAI.

At present, there are 89 STC/SAG Extension Centres in the country with a total strength of 1607 trainees (1036 Boys & 571 Girls).

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