A new sports university is coming up in Patiala from September 1 this year. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has given clearance for the university and directed the department of higher education to finalise the admission regulations for the first batch. The proposed institution will be known as ‘The Punjab Sports University.’ An ordinance will be brought out to ensure timely commencement of the academic session, according to an official spokesperson of the CM's office. The Chief Minister directed Patiala Deputy Commissioner to initiate the process of acquisition of 97 acres of land adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi National Law University at Sidhowal village, for the construction of the university building. While 97% of the land is being provided free of cost by the village panchayat, the remaining will be acquired.