Haryana to re-open sports sciences college

July 23rd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Boosted by the performance of its sportspersons, who won the maximum medals in the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games (CWG) and other international events, the Haryana government has decided to reopen the sports sciences college in the state, a minister said Saturday.

Under the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU) at Hisar, the college, closed down in 1995-96, will be re-opened soon, Minister of State for Sports Sukhbir Singh Kataria said.

As per the decision taken, eight post-graduate courses would be started in a phased manner.

In the first phase, five courses including a Ph.D programme in sports and physical education, a Master’s degree in physical education (MPEd), and diplomas in sports sociology, food and nutrition and sports management or administration would be started in the college.

More courses will be started in the second phase next year, he said.

Kataria said that a research centre would also be set up in the college to provide new techniques employed in sports, conduct research in sports related subjects, teach the players how to safeguard themselves from injury while playing and to help in rehabilitation of sportspersons.

He said that the research centre would also conduct tests of players being trained at the sports wings, sports nurseries, sports academies across Haryana and give suggestions to the coaches for improvement of skills of the sportspersons.

Kataria said that with the re-opening of this Sports Sciences College, sportspersons and budding sports talent of the state would be greatly benefited.

Athletes from Haryana bagged 15 medals, including five gold medals, in the Asian Games in China November last year.

In the Commonwealth Games, held at Delhi in October, sportspersons from Haryana had claimed 37 out of the 101 medals won by India. Out of the 38 gold medals India won, 21 were won by Haryana players.

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