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- Dhyanchand Award
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
- Dhyanchand Award : This sports award was instituted in the year 2002. This award is given for life lime achievement in games or sports, i.e., to honour those sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to promote sports even after their retirement from active sporting career. The award carries a cash reward of rupees five lakh, a plaque and scroll of honour. Some of its recipients are Ms Aparna Ghosh (Basketball), Ashok Diwan (Hockey), Ishwar Singh Deol (Athletics), Satbir Singh Dahiya (Wrestling).
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy : The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy was instituted as a Running Trophy in 1956-57. This trophy is awarded annually to the University, which has given the best all round performance during the year of award. The winner receives, a replica of the trophy and cash award of rupees ten lakh which is to be utilised for acquiring sports equipment. Guru NanakDev University (GNDU) has honour of winning maximum number of times.