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Physical Education and Sports

- A Legacy of Honour

Sports are more than just games; they're about life, emotion, passion, and some of the greatest highs and lows that we can experience.  - Stripedsheep

Before gaining knowledge about any particular field, one has to acquire an understanding of oneself. Self-understanding and self-discipline fall under a section of Physical Education and the Department of Physical Education is dedicated to it.

Established in 1930, the Department of Physical Education is the pride of the college. It has produced many players at the National and International level in various games and brought laurels to the institution. It has the privilege of being led by some reputed sportspersons like Pandit Jagannath (1930-34), Prof. D C Bhalla, a Football specialist, (1934-69), Prof. B. S. Atwal a Hockey specialist, (1969-87), Prof. R D Kansal, a Basketball specialist, (1987-2002), Prof. Kehar Singh, a Football specialist, (2002-2005) and Prof. K. S. Matharu, a Hockey specialist, (2005-2006), who headed the department respectively.Presently, the Physical Education Department has got young and energetic faculty headed by Dr. Manu Sood with academic specialization in ‘Sports Psychology’, and ‘Football Coaching’ from National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

The Physical Education Department is making consistent progress in various fields. In fact, this department is the nursery of internationally recognized sportspersons. It has produced top level players of several games like Hockey, Cricket, Fencing, Football, Handball, Basketball, Badminton, Boxing, Kabbadi, Volleyball, Tennis etc. Its players have represented India at Regional, National and International levels. The department has produced as many as 18 Olympians, 8 Arjuna Awardee, 2 Dronacharya Awardee and many more players who have represented India in the International arena. In Nehru Champions College Hockey tournament, out of 19 editions the department secured top finishes. In GNDU’s trophy of the All Indian Inter-University Cricket Tournament, the students of this department were the largest contributors.

Courses offered:

Under-Graduation: Physical Education is an Optional Subject.

Faculty:

  • Dr. Manu Sood, M.A., NIS Diploma (Football), Ph.D, Head
  • Sh. Saurabh Raj, M.P. Ed., NIS Diploma (Fencing), M.Phil.
  • Dr. Mohit Sharma, M.P.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. 
  • Mr. Gurpreet Singh, M.P.Ed.

Distinctions of the Department:

  • Well qualified, young and energetic faculty.
  •  Playgrounds and Sports Hostel for players.
  • With total sports activities area of 17.5 acre, the institution has well developed and maintained Cricket/Hockey/Football fields and Badminton/ Tennis/ Basketball/ Volleyballs/Handball/Kho-Kho Courts.
  • College has 2 swimming pools, indoor Shooting Range and Indoor Gymnasium etc.
  • The College has developed a ‘Jogging Track’, being used by the students, member faculty and citizens of the society.

DAV Sports Facilities:

Game

Size

No. of lanes

Cylinder/ Grassy

Athletics

200 Mtrs

400 Mtrs

8

8

Grassy

Grassy

Badminton Court

44’ × 20’

One

Indoor

Handball Court

40 Mtrs × 20 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Ball badminton Court

26 Mtrs × 13 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Basketball Court

28 Mtrs × 15 Mtrs

28 Mtrs × 15 Mtrs

One

One

Cemented

Grassy

Volleyball Court

18 Mtrs × 9 Mtrs

One

Outdoor

Kho-Kho Court

27 Mtrs × 15 Mtrs

One

Outdoor

Hockey Field

100 Mtrs × 60 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Football field

110 Mtrs × 70 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Cricket Field

65 Yards round

One

Grassy

Lawn-Tennis Court

78’×27’

One

Cemented

Boxing Ring

20’×20’

One

Outdoor Cemented

Kabbadi (N/S)

12½ Mtrs × 10 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Softball Field / Base Ball

60’ round / 90 round

One

Grassy

Korf Ball

40 × 20 Mtrs

One

Outdoor

Net Ball

30.5 × 15.25 Mtrs

One

Outdoor

Football seven a side

75 × 55 Mtrs

One

Grassy

Swimming Pool

50 Mtrs

Under Construction one

Cemented, 8 lane

Indoor Shooting Range

100 × 60 Feet

Under Construction one

Indoor

Kabaddi P/S

65 Mtrs

One

 

Swimming Pool

25 Mtrs

One

Cemented, 6 lane

Indoor Gymnasium

100 × 60 Feet

One

 

Gymnastic Arena

 

 

 

  • Expert lecturers are arranged by the faculty from time to time for the benefit of players.
  • Medical Fitness programmes are arranged under the guidance of physical trainers for players. 
  • Expert coaching is provided to the students free of cost so that they can achieve excellence in different games.
  • Department provides consultancy services to sports industry and to the players of sister institutions.
  • Department organises Annual Sports and Athletics Meet to honour the players of different games.

Winners and Achievers

Sr. No.

Name

Achievement

Venue

Awards

1.

S. Balbir Singh Sr. (Hockey)

 1948Summer Olympics Gold

1952  Summer Olympics Gold

1956  Summer Olympics Gold

London

Helsinki

Melbourne

Padma Shri

 in 1957 &

Arjun Award  in 1968

2.

S. Udham Singh Kular (Hockey)

1952 Summer OlympicsGold

1956 Summer OlympicsGold

1960 Summer Olympics Silver

1964 Summer Olympics Gold

Helsinki

Melbourne

Rome

Tokyo

Arjun Award in 1965

3.

S. Dharam Singh (Hockey)

1952  Summer Olympics Gold

1964Summer OlympicsGold

Helsinki

Tokyo

 

4.

Sh. Haripal Kaushik (Hockey)

1956 Summer Olympics Gold

1964 Summer Olympics Gold

Melbourne

Tokyo

Arjun Award in 1998

5.

Sh. Kulwant Arora  (Hockey)

1960 Summer Olympics Silver

Rome

 

6.

S. Jagjit Singh (Hockey)

1964Summer Olympics Gold

1968 Summer OlympicsBronze

Tokyo

Mexico

Arjun Award in 1967

7.

S. Harmik Singh (Hockey)

1968Summer Olympics Bronze

1972 Summer Olympics

Mexico

Munich

Arjun Award in 1997

8.

S. Balbir Singh Jr. (Hockey)

1968 Summer OlympicsBronze

1966 Asian Games Gold

Mexico

Bangkok

Arjun Award in 1999

9.

S. Tarsem Singh (Hockey)

1968  Summer OlympicsBronze

Mexico

 

10.

Mr. Charles Cornelius (Hockey)

1973 Hockey World Cup Silver

1974 Asian Games Silver

Netherland

Tehran

 

11.

Sh. Charanjit Kumar (Hockey)

1980  Summer Olympics Gold

Moscow

 

12.

Amarjit Singh Rana (Hockey)

1980  Summer Olympics Gold

Moscow

 

13.

S. Davinder Singh

1980  Summer Olympics Gold

Moscow

 

14.

Sh. Gundeep Kumar (Hockey)

1988 Summer Olympics Sixth

Seoul

 

15.

S. Saroop Singh (Hockey)

1952 Summer OlympicsGold

Helsinki

 

16.

Sat Gurdial Nipi

(Volleyball)

 

 

Arjun Award

17.

Rajinder Singh (Hockey)

1983 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Bronze

Malaysia

Arjun Award in 1997, Dhyan Chand 2005,

Dronacharya, 2011.

18.

Bahadur Singh (Athletics)

2002 Asian Games Gold

Bussan

 

19.

Sh. Sat Gurdial Nippi (Volleyball)

 

 

Arjun Award in

20.

S. Randhir Singh (Wrestling)

World Youth Wrestling Championship

Canada

Arjun Award in 2000.

21.

S. Manpreet Singh

(Hockey)

2012 Summer Olympics

London

 

22.

S. Sarwanjeet Singh

(Hockey)

2012 Summer Olympics

London

 

23

D.P. Azad (Cricket)

 

 

1986 Dronacharya  Award

International Eminent Sports Personalities

Sr. No.

Name

Session

Game

Description

1

Sukhwant Singh

1967-68

Wrestling

IRAN

2

Kirpal Singh

1968-69

Hockey

Indian University at Australia

3

Sukhwinder Singh

1971-72

Football

1975-77 Indonesia Tour

(23 Matches) Afghanistan 2 Tour, 2 South Korea, Thailand & Malaysia 1 tour each

4

Ms. Rajni Nanda

!973-74

Hockey

Indian Women World Cup 1975-76

5

Tarsem Singh

1974-75

Hockey

 

6

Ms. Indu Dewaan

1976-77

Cricket

National Women Cricket Team

7

Amarjeet Singh

1977-78

Hockey

 

8

Ms. Harpreet Gill

1978-79

Hockey

World Cup at Madrid

9

Ved Raj

1978-79

Cricket

Captain U-19 against Pakistan

10

Gurmeet Singh

1981-82

Athletics

1985 SAF Games Shot-Put New Record in Dhaka

11

V.P. Singh Malri

1983-84

Hockey

SAF Games in Kolkata

12

Manu Thappar

1985-86

Chess

International Rating Chess Tournament

13

Gundeep Kumar

1985-86

Hockey

Asia Hockey up

14

Bhupinder Singh

1989-90

Cricket

U-19 Asia Cricket Cup at Bangladesh

15

Manav Mehra

1992-93

Cricket

U-19 Team India at England

16

Sukhwinder Singh

1994-95

Hockey

Jr. Indian Team Toured Kenya

17

Ajit Pal Singh

1994-95

Hockey

Indian Team Toured Zimbabwe & Kenya (1999-2000)

18

Navsher Singh

1995-96

Hockey

Jr. Indian Team Toured Australia

19

Bhupinder Singh

1997-98

Hockey

Combined University Tour To Russia

20

Gurmail Singh

1997-98

Hockey

Combined University Tour To Russia

21

Baldip Singh

1997-98

Hockey

Combined University Tour To Russia

22

Harmeet Singh

1998-99

Hockey

Combined University Tour To Australia

23

Rohan Kapoor

1998-99

Badminton

PSB Tour at England

24

Tejbir Singh

2000-01

Hockey

1999-2000 4 Nation Tournament & Member Indian Hockey Team Tour at Poland

25

Parminder Singh

2000-01

Hockey

Indian Hockey Team Tour at Poland

26

Jatinderpal Singh

2002-03

Hockey

 

27

Navpreet Singh

2002-03

Hockey

Jr. Indian Team Toured Malaysia

28

Jatinder Pal Singh

2002-03

Hockey

Jr. Indian Team Toured Malaysia

29

Ravi Pal Singh

2002-03

Hockey

 

30

Ajay Shori

2003-04

Fencing

Junior Asia Cup Thailand (2006)

31

Jujhaar Singh

2007-08

Hockey

U-19 Team India’s Member

32

Jaswinder Singh

2007-08

Hockey

U-18 Team India’s Member

33

Randhir Ray

2007-08

Handball

Asian Junior Handball in Japan

34

Baljinder Singh

2007-08

Yoga

Open Int. Yoga Championship in Bangkok

35

Sakatar Singh

2008-09

Yoga

Open Int. Yoga Championship in Bangkok

36

Harmanpal Singh

2009-10

Handball

 

37

Vinod Kumar

 

Hockey

 

38

Baldev Singh

 

Hockey

 

39

Tajinder Mohan

 

Hockey

 

40

Baljit Singh Chandi

 

Hockey

 

41

Teja Singh

 

Hockey

 

42

Prabhdeep Singh

 

Hockey

 

43

Lakhwinder Singh

 

Hockey

 

44

Davinder Singh

 

Hockey

 

45

Maninder Pal Singh

 

Hockey

 

46

Sarwan Singh

 

Hockey

Commonwealth Games

47

Mandeep Singh

 

Hockey

 

48

Ramandeep Singh

 

Hockey

 

49

Satbir Singh

 

Hockey

 

50

Madan Lal Oberoi

 

Volleyball

 

51

Sardari Lal

 

Volleyball

 

52

Harnek Singh

 

Volleyball

 

53

Harmohan Chouhan

 

Volleyball

 

54

Harpreet Singh

 

Fencing

World Cup 2004 in Kuwait

55

Jaswant Singh

 

Handball

 

56

Ranbir Chopra

 

Basketball

 

57

Dharampal

 

Basketball

 

58

Abnash Chander

 

Basketball

 

59

Gurparshad

 

Basketball

 

60

Joginder Jogi

 

Basketball

Asian Games

61

Jaswinderpal Singh

 

Basketball

Indian Team Toured Kuwait

62

Balwant Singh

 

Athletics

Asian Games

63

T.R. Joshi

 

Athletics

 

64

Avtar Singh

 

Athletics

Member Indian Universities Athletic Team

65

Upkar Singh

 

Athletics

 

66

Kewal Singh

 

Athletics

1982 Asian Games (Relay)

67

Surjit Singh

 

Athletics

 

68

Naresh Kumar

 

Athletics

 

69

Gurpreet Singh

 

Athletics

 

70

Jasalpreet Singh

 

Athletics

 

71

Simranjit Singh

 

Athletics

 

72

Kirpal Singh

2009-10

Athletics

World Universities Athletic Championship in China

73

Gurparshad

 

Football

 

74

Surinder Kumar

1977-78

Football

 

75

Dhanwant Kumar

 

Football

 

76

Anwar Ali

 

Football

Asia Cup in

77

Sohan Singh

 

Wrestling

 

78

Sukhwant Singh

 

Wrestling

 

79

Tejinder Singh

 

Wrestling

 

80

Jagjit Singh

 

Wrestling

 

81

Vikas Kumar

2002-03

Softball

Asian Softball Championship in Philippines

82

Shushil Kumar

 

Judo

Junior World Judo Championship 1987 in Egypt Got Bronze Medal

83

Ashwani Kumar

 

Judo

Sub-Junior World Judo Championship Got Gold Medal

84

Jagdeep Singh

 

Boxing

 

85

Rajinder Singh Ghai

1977-78

Cricket

 

86

Vikram Rathour

1998-99

Cricket

Test Series in South Africa

87

Vivek Mahajan

2002-03

Cricket

U-15 World Cup

88

Rajiv Jolly

2001-02

Cricket

U-15 World Cup

89

Vineet Sharma

2000-01

Cricket

Indian Team Member for Sri Lanka

90

Rahul Sharma

2007-08

Cricket

Indian Team Member

91

Taruwar Kohali

2007-08

Cricket

U-19 World Cup

92

Shushil Kohli

 

Swimming

Asian Games and Droanacharya  Award

93

Sarvanjit Singh

2007-08

Ball Badminton

Sri-Lanka Tour

94

Pawandeep Randhawa

2012-13

Taekwondo

International Karate Championship

GNDU Inter-College Performance for the Session (2012-2013):

1st Position:Football, Kabaddi (Punjab Style), Lawn Tennis, Basket Ball, Fencing, Best Physique

2nd Position:Chess, Squash Racket, Canoeing, Kayaking, Handball, Badminton, Hockey, Cricket, Shooting (Pistol), Yoga,

3rd Position:Rowing, Table-Tennis, Judo