About Directorate of Sports
The Directorate of Sports, Panjab University was set up in the year 1948. There are 180 men, women, co-educational & Educational Colleges affiliated to the University. Panjab University Sports Committee has been formed to guide, frame policy and co-ordinate the sports activities. In order to encourage sports activities of the rural and small colleges, the Directorate has divided the affiliated colleges into A, B, and C Divisions, according to the strength of students so that the balance be maintained between rural and urban colleges. Directorate of Sports functions under the overall control and supervision of University Director of Physical Education.
The Directorate of Sports is located in the Panjab University Jawahar Lal Nehru Complex Building (Gymnasium Hall). This complex has a magnificent air conditioned gymnasium hall for in-door games with international standard facilities and equipment for badminton, table-tennis, kabaddi (NS), weight lifting, judo and wrestling. A separate fitness centre for men and women and a well equipped physiotherapy laboratory has also been established in the gymnasium hall. A swimming pool of international dimension is also available in the university campus which is used for all the swimming competitions held in this city. An all whether Pool is coming up for which the Worthy Vice-Chancellor has sanctioned Rs.1 crore.
Directorate of Sports has its own sports hostel to accommodate the sports persons who come to participate in the inter-college or inter-university competitions. This hostel has a three storey building to accommodate about 200 players. Another girls sports hostel is going to be constructed within a year to accommodate about 300 sportspersons with eight official rooms. It will go a long way in the improvement of sports standards of the university players.
Our aim Excellence in Sports
The main objective of the Directorate of Sports is to foster sportsman spirit inculcating sense of discipline, co-operation, social harmony, integrity and fitness among the players. Directorate of Sports feels concerned about the health and fitness of Panjab University employees also and organizes a physical fitness festival for them every year. Employees participate in games like football, volleyball, table-tennis, badminton, cricket, tug of war and athletics. The participation of the University employees is always encouraging. It has proved to be a very useful scheme for the university employees.
The Directorate of Sports organizes games and sports in the affiliated colleges and to raise University teams in various disciplines for Intervarsity, Combined University, World University and other tournament.