Sports activities at Manipal Academy of Higher Education are supervised by the University Sports Council headed by the Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor as the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively.
The Deputy Registrar is the Secretary of the University Sport Council. Other members include
- Director, Student Affairs
- Director, General Services
- Director Finance
- Director Projects
- Heads of constituent institutes
- Directors of Physical Education
Each college also has a staff sports advisors who are part of this council. Every year, one of the Directors of Physical Education is elected as the Chief Sports Coordinator who oversees the university sports activities.
The sports infrastructure at Manipal Academy of Higher Education consists of
- Medical Campus Sports Facility, Manipal
- Medical Campus Sports Facility, Mangalore
- MIT Campus Sports Facility, Manipal.
A student can avail any of the three facilities as all Manipal Academy of Higher Education institutes have access to these facilities.
The Manipal Academy of Higher Education Sports Council organises the following Sports and Games Activities every year:
- Inter collegiate tournaments for Men and Women
- Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Best Physique, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country Race, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Throw ball and Volley ball - The Best players from each of these events are sent to Inter University tournaments
- South Zone and Inter Zone Inter university tournaments every year
- National and International Conferences on Physical Education and Sports Sciences
- Workshops on sports related issues like sports injuries, Basic life support etc.
- Organises various National, State and District tournaments jointly with the respective associations
- Manipal Academy of Higher Education staff competitions in 13 events
- The sports council also organises coaching camps for school children during vacations
- In addition to this, the individual institutions also organise sports events like Inter class competitions/tournaments, All India Inter Medical Tournament MIST, All India Inter Engineering tournament REVELS, Cricket Premier League for the Corporate Companies etc.