1. "The Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala" is the brain child of Capt. Amarinder Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab to regain the erstwhile sporting glory of Punjab. The vision and dream of the Chief Minister was put in place by Mr. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Hon’ble Sports Minister, Raja Randhir Singh, Arjuna Awardee and former member of the International Olympic Committee. The aim of the University is to promote sports education in sports sciences, sport technology, sports management and sports coaching and to function as a training center for select sports disciplines by adopting best international practices. It will be the sole specialized University empowered to affiliate and regulate any Sports or Physical Education Institutions in Punjab.
2. The University was notified by the Legislature of the State of Punjab vide Act No. 11 of 2019 .It received official recognition from the UGC on 9th September 2019 vide F.No.9-11/2019(CPP-1/PU) and became functional on 16 September 2019 from the premises of Professor Gursewak Singh Government College of Physical Education, Patiala which is a constituent college of the University. The Offices of the University are functioning from Mahindra Kothi, near Fountain Chowk, Patiala. Four courses [Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports (1st and 2nd Year), MSc. Yoga and Post-Graduation Diploma in Yoga are presently being conducted in the University. Futuristic courses in line with the demands of the sports industry and scientific coaching are being planned.
3. The foundation stone of the University Campus was laid by Capt. Amarinder Singh, the Hon’ble Chief Minister on 25 October, 2020.
4. The University has been granted membership of Association of Indian Universities (AIU ) with effect from April 01,2020 and placed in the North Zone.