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The Southern Centre was established on 13th April, 1974 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore and later shifted to its present location at Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Mysore Road, Bangalore on 29th July, 1985. NSSC Bengaluru is responsible for implementing and monitoring SAI Sports Promotional Schemes in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
The Centre is spread over 80.2 acres


S. No Sports infrastructure Type No.
Athletic Track Synthetic 01
Cinder 01
2 Basketball court Concrete 02
3 Football field Turf 01
4 Hockey field Austro-turf 02
5 Kho Kho court Clay 02
6 Kabaddi Courts Clay 02
Tennis court Hard Court 05
Cemented 01
Volleyball court Clay 03
Sand 01
9 Swimming Pool (main with diving facilities) 50 m x 21 m 01
10 Swimming Pool (Learners) 25m x 21 m 01
11 Golf Course (nine holes) Turf 01
Shooting Ranges 10 M 01
25 M range 01
50 M range 01
Trap and Skeet range 01

Sports Authority of India, NS Southern Centre Bangalore conducts Diploma Course, Certificate Course and other Sports related course.

  • Diploma course in Sports Coaching of Ten months duration followed by two months of internship
  • Six Weeks Certificate course under mass participation for Physical Education teachers
  • Advance /refresher course for in-service coaches of Sports Authority of India and Coaches of other organizations.
  • Short term courses in Sports Sciences
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • e-Pathshala, Grassroots level for Taekwondo discipline was conducted by the Dept. of Taekwondo from 26th July 2020 to 26th Aug 2020.
  • e-Pathshala for Grassroots & Developmental level for Volleyball discipline was conducted by Dept. of Volleyball from 26th July 2020 to 26th Aug 2020
  • e-Pathshala, Developmental level for Taekwondo discipline was conducted by the Dept. of Taekwondo from 26th Aug 2020 to 26th Sept 2020.
  • High Performance training in Volleyball and Taekwondo for all the SAI coaches of Taekwondo & Volleyball from 21st Aug 2020 to 28th Sept 2020.
  • High Performance training in Badminton and Hockey for all the SAI Coaches of Badminton and Hockey was held from 05th Oct 2020 to 12th Oct 2020.
  • MSc classes for Swimming and Basket Ball are being taken up by coaches from SAI NSSC Bangalore.

Faculty of Sports Sciences was established at this centre, in the year 1990, in collaboration with erstwhile USSR, with the following objectives:

  • To enhance the performance of national sports person through scientific evaluation of training.
  • To identify sports talent among the children of southern states.
  • To monitor the growth and development of talented children in southern region under various schemes.
  • To take up applied research/projects to enhance the performance.
  • To make the coaches understand and implement the modern methods of scientific training

Faculty of Sports Sciences has the departments of Sports Physiology, Sports Psychology, General Theory and Methods of Training (GTMT), Biomechanics.


Scheme No. of Centres Residential Non Residential
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
NCOE 01 78 86 164 5 10 15
STC 07 211 73 284 53 35 88
Extension Centres of STCs
NSTC 01 0 0 0 27 0 27
IGMA 01 0 0 0 0 0 0
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