“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,” said Anil Kumar Kalkal, the director of DU sports Council. Delhi University may soon be a hub of sporting excellence.
The institute is likely to be one of the 10 universities the ministry of human resource development (MHRD)— in consultation with the department of sports, the University Grants Commission (UGC).
DU has a rich history of sports . “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.
“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.
“There has to be a provision to transfer credits from sports to academics to help the students get their degrees in time” suggestion by Anil Kumar Kalkal, the director of DU sports Council. Delhi University may soon be a hub of sporting excellence
– Jyoti Munjal