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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy Scheme

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The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy instituted in year 1956-57 is a rolling trophy awarded by the Ministry of Sports to the overall top performing University in sports of the preceding year for promoting competitive sports in the university sector with a view to arouse keen interest among students and motivate teams to take up competitive sports. The selection for overall top performing University in sports for award of MAKA Trophy will be done in terms of the guidelines given in MAKA Trophy scheme. For MAKA Trophy 2022, sports achievements will be considered for the preceding year from 01st April, 2021 to 31st March, 2022. Universities recognized by Government/UGC are only eligible for nomination under this scheme.

As per MAKA Trophy scheme, sports disciplines to be considered for the MAKA Trophy award will be based on the following conditions:
(i) The sports disciplines should be recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports; and
(ii) The sports disciplines should also be part of Olympics/ Asian Games/ Commonwealth Games;
(iii) Apart from the above, the following three sports disciplines are included based on popularity /indigenous games:(a) Chess (b) Kho-Kho and (c) Cricket.

(i) To promote competitive sports and games among Colleges and Universities;
(ii) To recognize and honor those Universities which have shown best performance in sports and games;
(iii) To motivate Universities for broad-basing and promotion of excellence in sports;
(iv) To integrate sports and physical fitness in colleges and Universities;
(v) To encourage dope-free sports culture amongst youth and students.
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