It needs no reiteration that the Department has been moving on the path of sustained growth, both quantitative and qualitative, speedily and steadily crossing important milestones one after the other in terms of improved sports infrastructure development, management (conduct and organization) of intercollegiate and inter-university sports competitions, and coaching-training facilities.
The stupendous achievements of the University's youth in sports competitions over the years can, without hesitation, be attributed squarely to the constant patronage of the vice-chancellor, unqualified cooperation of the University's top administration, unflinching support of various sports committees, the indomitable will of the training faculty and relentless effort of the sportspersons.
The primary aim of the Department throughout has been to offer playing opportunity to all University students desirous of practicing sports seriously, and encourage the talented ones to make sincere effort to achieve the highest distinction in sports at national and international levels by providing them the best available inputs in terms of equipment, coaching, training, nutrition, kitting, etc.
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DEPARTMENT'S ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
The regular activities of the Department include organizing.
(a) Coaching camps for all kinds of sportspersons (seniors, juniors, men, women, and young budding school players).
(b) Scheduled inter-collegiate, allotted inter-university competition and inter-faculty and inter-department contests in some selected sports and for the campus student youth. Sports competitions are also selectively organized by the Department for the administrative staff of the University. Summer Coaching Camps are organised in all games both for student athletes and young school children, who in a few years would be joining colleges. Prior to the inter-university competitions, intensive coaching programmes are carried out in all sports and games in which the contests are scheduled to be held in near future. As a goodwill gesture, the department also lends services of the departmental coaches to the different affiliated colleges on demand and exigency.
The department is proud to have played a vital role in the following outstanding achievements of the University in games and sports.
Punjabi University Patiala won Shri Meghnath Nageshkar Trophy for the overall championship in Men's section in All India Inter University sports competitions for the year 2004-05.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy : In the year 2005-06 Punjabi University won MAKA Trophy for the first time and after that its winning spree continued for the years 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12 and 2012-13.