Karnam Malleswari said that sports culture will grow in the country after India's best-ever show in the Tokyo Games.
The diminutive Chanu, who hails from Manipur, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She said that the varsity will identify students, and match their athletic skills to the sport they are apt for.
Karnam Malleswari, India's first woman Olympic medal winner has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University.
Malleswari won bronze in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Following Chanu's spectacular display at Commonwealth Games, Malleswari believes that they could now expect a better performance from her in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.