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The purpose of this study was to identify and analyse the prospects and challenges of student-athletes at university level. The population of the study included all the student-athletes at university level and the sampling was non-probable and purposive. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was given to 30 student-athletes of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The responses given by the student-athletes were analysed using SPSS v.23 software. The result shows that the student-athletes find it difficult to maintain a balance between their sports participation and academics. Some of their major challenges, as reported by respondents were includes- difficulty in submitting assignments on time, difficulty in attending classes regularly because of sports practices and competitions, difficulty in writing the same tests and assignments which are given to non-athlete students, difficulty in participating in academics more as their sports practice suffer, difficulty in preparing for examinations and in focussing on classes. Whereas, some of the prospects and opportunities given to them include basic facilities needed by them, university providing them a platform to scale up in higher level tournaments in the country and admission through sports quota helping them to build career both in sports as well as academic fields.

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