"The Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala"(MBSPSU) has been Established vide Notification dated: 29.08.2019 under the Punjab Act No. 11 of 2019. The Preamble of the University Act mandates:-
1) to establish and incorporate a Sports University in the State of Punjab, a Specialized University, to promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, Sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.
2) Function as a State Training Centre for select sports disciplines by adopting best International practices.
3) The sole University empowered to affiliate and regulate any Sports or Physical Education Institutions in the State of Punjab and matter connected therewith or Incidental thereto.
2. The UGC accorded recognition to the University under section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 on 9th September 2019. It 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 Mohindra Kothi, near Fountain Chowk, Patiala.