Sports University


Sundergarh district is considered the hockey cradle of India and has produced many national hockey players, both men and women, including national team captains in Dilip Tirkey and Jyoti Sunita Kullu. 

The Kendrapada area has produced many womens national football players.

The Jagatpur aquatic complex has produced some champion rowers.

Taking all of the above into account Orissa should establish a Sports University in Rourkela with additional constituent colleges in Jagatpur and KBK. 

The sports hostels should be brought into the fold of this university so that the people being trained there have an opportunity to also get a degree (say in coaching or physical education). That way those players and athletes who do not reach the top in their sports can get a job in those areas. A list of sports hostel is at See also

The programs that can be offered by the sports university may include:
  • Coaching
  • Refereeing and Sports officiating
  • Physical Education
  • Sports journalism and broadcasting (together with a nearby journalism school) 
  • Sports management (together with a nearby management school) 
  • Physical therapy and yoga