The Dronacharya Award, formally known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games, is sports training honor of the Republic of India. The honor is named after Drona, regularly alluded as "Dronacharya" or "Master Drona", a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of old India. He was ace of cutting edge military fighting and was delegated as the regal preceptor to the Kaurava and the Pandava sovereigns for their preparation in military expressions and astras. It is granted yearly by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Beneficiaries are chosen by a board constituted by the Ministry and are regarded to have done "extraordinary and exemplary work on a reliable premise and empowered sportspersons to exceed expectations in worldwide occasions" over a time of four years.
Two honors are assigned for the lifetime commitment in training where the accomplishments in delivering "remarkable sportspersons" over a time of 20 years or more are considered. Starting at 2017, the honor contains a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, an authentication, formal dress, and a money prize of ₹5 lakh. Founded in 1985, the honor is offered just to the controls incorporated into the occasions like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup alongside Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports. The assignments for a given year are acknowledged till 30 April or last working day of April. A ten-part board of trustees assesses the assignments and later presents their proposals to the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports for advance endorsement.