24-06-2017 08:00 AM | MIND Correspondent | My Indian Dream
Delhi University planning to strike a balance between academics and sports
If all goes well then Delhi University will soon be the hub of sports excellence. The institution is all set to be a part of 10 universities that the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) will identify as a hub of sporting excellence. MHRD is also consulting University Grants Commission (UGC) and department of sports.
As per a report published in Hindustan Time Anil Kumar Kalkal, the director of DU sports Council said, “Seeing the performance, facilities, infrastructure and the long legacy of sporting excellence that the students of DU have exhibited, we are hopeful that DU may soon be identified as a sporting hub.”
Delhi University is known for its contribution in sports and also has a rich history as many students have performed well at national and international level.
“Last year, 10 students from DU had participated in the World University Shooting Championship, and six out of them came back with medals. Three students from DU participated in the Rio Olympics,” said Kalkal.
Now the officials are also ensuring the other requirements for varsity to work as a hub of sports excellence.
“Students who do well in sports may not always do well in academics. They may have to attend practices or go for matches and may not be able to attend examinations in time. There should be a provision of a ‘self-paced’ mode of study, where these students can attempt examinations according to their schedule,” said CS Dubey, chairman of the DU sports council. To make sure that there remains a balance between academics and sports Kalka has also suggested that the provision of transferring sports credits to academics should be made possible.
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