Come and Play: The ‘Come & Play’ scheme was recently launched after The Pay & Play Scheme gained tremendous popularity. The main aim of the scheme is to impart coaching primarily to beginners and encourage mass participation in sports and for optimum utilisation of the available sports infrastructure.
Library: The NIS Library falls in the category of a special/technical library. Books in the library speak on many subjects, some of which include Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Golf, Hockey, Handball, Horse Riding, Judo, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Lawn Tennis, Mountaineering, Rowing, Swimming, Shooting, Snooker, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Yoga and Yachting. In addition to the major disciplines the library also maintains well equipped sections on the allied subjects such as: Bio-Chemistry, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Biology, Sports Medicine, Exercise of Physiology, Anthropometry, Food Nutrition, Kinesiology, Sports Sociology, Physical Fitness & Physical Education etc.
National Coaching Camps: The second major responsibility of the institute is the management of National Coaching Camps, for participation in the international competitions, in various sports, especially the priority disciplines of athletics, boxing, hockey (women), weightlifting & wrestling. The first priority is the senior national camps, while the junior national camps are also undertaken. The national coaching camps are held from time to time at different venues in the country under the auspices of the national federation concerned and directly under the supervision of the sports authority of India, New Delhi. Training facilities, closer to the international standard, are provided at our two centres, NIS Patiala, and the High Altitude Training Centre, Shilaroo (H.P). Sportspersons attending these camps are provided comfortable stay in the hostels of the institute with nutritious food besides training facilities.
The Institute is housed in an area of 268 acres. The Institute has enormous facilities for academic programmes & sports training and 4 hostels for the comfortable stay of the students, national players and coaches. The Institute is having 115 rooms which houses the office, library, museum, class rooms & staff club. One Guest House with lounge & conference hall is situated in the Institutes green belt. Department of Sports Medicine is providing all medical assistance to the players, students and staff. The sports training facilities are of international standard comprising of Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Indoor Halls, Cycling Velodrome, Squash Courts, Conditioning Units, Hockey Fields (Grass & synthetic), Athletic Track (Cinder & synthetic) & Out Door Courts. For the recovery of players well maintained Sauna Bath, Steam Bath and Hydrotherapy facilities are available.