With a view to rationalize and simplify the selection of top performing university in sports for award of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the revised guidelines for MAKA Trophy.

What are the revised guidelines?

Under the revised guidelines, the applications from the universities, which were hitherto used to be invited and scrutinized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), will now be invited by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports/Sports Authority of India. Scrutiny of applications will also be done by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports/Sports Authority of India.

Criteria for calculation of marks for selection of universities for MAKA Trophy has been revised in which the performances of the students of the universities in  Olympic Games/ Paralympic Games, World Cup/World Championships, Asian Games, Asian Cup/Asian Championships, Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Championships, World University Games, World University Championships, National University Games, Khelo India University Games, Inter Zonal Championships  and Intra Zonal University Games/Championships has been included. Tournaments which are held more than once a year will not be considered for computation of marks. 

The amount of award money for the overall all winner university has been enhanced from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh and for 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up universities, the amount of award money has been enhanced from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 7.5 lakh and Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh respectively.

(Adapted from PIB)