Ranjit Bajaj owned Minerva Academy has been accredited by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports under the Khelo India Talent Identification and Development programme as Khelo India State Centre of Excellence.
The agreement makes Minerva Academy one of the very few private organisations in the country to be accredited by the ministry. The accreditation was given after monitoring Minerva’s infrastructure and its reputation of producing footballers for the national team.
Apart from the accreditation, SAI and Minerva also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a period of 4 yrs under the Khelo India Talent Identification and Development Programme. Since the Khelo India Programme was launched in 2017, a bunch of institutes have been accredited under the Khelo India Talent Development Programme across India. The outstanding athletes identified under the Khelo India programme will have access to Minerva Academy’s facilities . SAI will fund, monitor, evaluate the academy in consonance with Minerva’s Academy.