In order to cater to the needs of Sports Personnel of Southern Region comprising of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Lakshadweep & Pondicherry, the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, established its branch at Sree kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore on 13-04-1974. The present Regional Office campus at Bangalore university, on Mysore Road, is built in an area of 101.2 acres. It has all the latest equipment and other infrastructure facilities for systematic and scientific training of elite sportsmen.
It implements and monitors the sports promotional schemes of SAI and Government of India in Southern Region. The faculty of Sports Sciences have the departments of Sports physiology, Sports Psychology, General Theory and methods of Training(GTMT), Bio-mechanics and Sports Medicine with imported and indigenous equipment for assisting in selection and nurture of talent. Considering the availability of vast infrastructure facilities, Scientific backup and the moderate climate throughout the year, this center is holding majority of the National camps in preparation for the major sports events like Olympics, World cup, Asian Games, common Wealth Games and other International tournaments.