The Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala was established vide Govt. of Punjab Act 11 of 2019 dated 29 August 2019, as a specialized University, to promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching besides functioning as a State Training Centre for select sports disciplines by adopting best international practices and for being the sole University empowered to affiliate and regulate any Sports or Physical Education Institutions in the State of Punjab.
The University became functional on 16 September 2019. It commenced conducting two courses, i.e. BPES and PG-Diploma in Yoga from the premises of Prof. Gursewak Singh College of Physical Education, Patiala which has been made a constituent college. The offices began functioning from Mohindra Kothi Annexe, Mall Road, Patiala from October 2019 onwards. The Objects, Powers and functions of the University are defined in detail in Sections 5 & 6 of the MBSPSU Act.