About Us
The Department of Sports, Punjabi University, Patiala came into existence on 28th February, 1963 as a tiny unit. The accelerated pace of sports achievements of the University over the recent decades have been instrumental in enabling the department to grow from strength to strength and occupy a place of prominence in the developmental road-map of the University. Headed by a regular director, the Department has a well-trained, competent and fully committed band of 25 coaches/instructors representing various disciplines.

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.

SPORTS FACULTY OFFICERS:

S.No.

Designation

Name

1.

Director, Physical Education & Sports

Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma

2.

Deputy Director, Physical Education & Sports

Dr. Gurdeep Kaur

3.

Assistant Director, Physical Education & Sports

Mrs. Mohinderpal Kaur

COACHES & INSTRUCTORS:

1.

Dr. Jasbir Singh, Coach Athletics

2.

Sh. Bhupinder Singh, Coach Hockey

3.

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Coach Basketball

4.

Dr. Dalbir Singh, Coach Football

5.

Sh. Dal Singh, Coach Volleyball

6.

Sh. Mittarpal Singh, Coach Cycling

7.

Sh. Avtar Singh, Coach Wrestling

8.

Sh. Paramjit Sharma, Coach Weight Lifting

9.

Sh. Jaswant Singh, Coach Boxing

10.

Sh. Princeinder Singh, Coach Table Tennis

11.

Sh. Jiwanjot Singh, Coach Archery

12.

Sh. Dharminderpal Singh, Coach Athletics

13.

Mrs. Tejinderjit Kaur, SAI Judo Coach

14.

Sh. Harbhajan Singh, SAI Athletics Coach

15.

Sh. Harpreetinder Singh, SAI Cricket Coach

16.

Ms. Rachna Devi, Coach Volleyball

17.

Ms. Renu Bala, Coach Boxing

18.

Ms. Meenakshi, Coach Hockey

19.

Mrs. Mukesh Chaudhary, Yoga Instructor

20.

Sh. Avtar Singh, Gatka Instructor

21.

Mrs. Swaranjit Kaur, Shooting Instructor

22.

Mr. Parvesh Kumar, Tennis Instructor

23.

Sh. Surinder Singh, Archery Instructor

24.

Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, Cycling Instructor-cum-Technician

25.

Sh. Inderjit Singh, Canoeing & Kayaking Instructor

OFFICE STAFF:

1.

Mrs. Chandrakanta, Superintendent

2.

Sh. Dharam Raj, Clerk

3.

Sh. Mangat Ram, Clerk

4.

Mrs. Reshu Mala Kaura, Programme Assistant

5.

Sh. Kulwinder Singh, Senior Assistant

6.

Sh. Dayal Dutt Joshi, Assistant Weight Trainer

7.

Sh. Arupinder Singh, Laboratory Attendant

8.

Sh. Jai Pal, Daftri

9.

Sh. Balwinder Singh, Peon

10.

Sh. Kanhaiya Parshad, Peon

11.

Mrs. Shanti Devi, Peon

GROUND STAFF:

1.

Sh. Jai Pal, Head Groundman

2.

Sh. Amarjit Singh, Marker

3.

Sh. Prem Chand, Groundman

4.

Sh. Hans Raj, Groundman

5.

Sh. Sukhwinder Singh, Groundman

6.

Sh. Gurwail Singh, Groundman

7.

Sh. Noor Mohammad, Groundman

8.

Sh. Hari Lal, Game Boy

9.

Sh. Rajiv Kumar, Game Boy

10.

Sh. Amit, Game Boy

11.

Sh. Jatinder, Game Boy

12.

Sh. Pargat Lal, Game Boy

13.

Sh. Nirmal Singh, Groundman

15.

Sh. Dharam Pal, Groundman

16.

Sh. Gurwinder Singh, Groundman



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.

OUTSTANDING SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY
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.