DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Head of the Department
Sh. Ravinder Chaudhry
The Department of Physical Education and Sports of the college has brought exemplary laurels to the college. No other institution can match our outstanding sporting achievements. Down the years, it has been home to more than 100 International super stars including Kapil Dev, Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Chetan Sharma, Dinesh Mongia, Amandeep Singh Johl, Chiranjeev Milkha Singh, Irina Brar, Manan Vohra, Hema K.C., Chahat Arora , Divyanka Chaudhary, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and so many others.
In the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, three of our students, namely Neeraj Chopra in Javelin Throw, Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Anjum Moudgil in Shooting shall be representing India.
Twice, two cricket players from the college have been selected to represent India in the International Cricket matches at the same time. Our two players Kapil Dev and Yog Raj Singh represented India in cricket tests in Australia and New Zealand; Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Mongia played together in the World Cup in 2003. Though India has never played at the World Football Cup, one of our overseas students, Emeka Ezugo represented his country Nigeria in the Cup of 1996.
Besides our international players, hundreds of our students have represented their states in national championships, and in the All-India and University Championships. Our vigorous sports promotion policy has enabled us to win the ‘Sir Shadi Lal Shield for General Efficiency and Excellence in Sports’ – a trophy given to the best college in sports amongst the 180 colleges affiliated to the Panjab University for achieving excellence in sports – 35 times, and consecutively for 33 years in a row, creating new records.
Right from the admission of the students opting for the subject of Physical Education and initial interaction with them, the sports department addresses the complete needs and interests of the students. A separate advertisement is also given in the newspapers announcing the dates of the sports trials, which are held at the time of admissions. Based upon their excellence in athletics or sports activities at regional or national level, special incentives like hostel facility free of cost, scholarships, free-ships, special dietary facilities, sports uniform and materials, and other benefits are offered to the sports persons. Fortunately, what has remained constant all these years is the talent we have been attracting. This coupled with the infrastructure and student support facilities available in the college has enabled us to remain on top. We have a flourishing Cricket Academy in the college. A 10M Shooting Range with Electronic Targets and Scatt Training System, and a floodlit Handball and Badminton court of International Standard has been added recently. All latest physical education literature and equipments are available with Department.
The students participate in various games such as volleyball, badminton, netball, basketball, table tennis, boxing, cricket, weight lifting and power lifting, athletics, swimming, lawn tennis, shooting, hockey, judo, kho-kho, Kabaddi, etc. Reputed coaches from the Sports Authority of India/Chandigarh Sports Department are engaged to guide and train them. Our department’s faculty along with the faculty of the department of Psychology of the college is also undertaking research projects to help our sportspersons prepare better. The department faculty has been acting as referees in national and international meets. They have officiated in the Asian, Commonwealth and many other international meets.