Bangalore, Mar 13 (UNI) The Bangalore University has drafted a sports policy with a main objective of creating awareness about the benefits of physical education, besides developing a sports culture among students, its Vice-Chancellor M S Thimappa said today.
Talking to newspersons here, the policy, to be introduced from the next academic year, among other things, aimed at identifying talents at the entry level and grooming them, finding avenues for signing Memorandum of Understanding with other outstanding Universities across the world and organising National Tournaments to project the University in sports.
He said the policy envisaged institution of trophies of national status, utilisation of services of sports scientists in all coaching camps to promote excellence and provide incentive and awards to maintain sustained interest to participate and perform progressively.
It was also envisaged in the policy to create a Sports Welfare Fund, he added.
Mr Thimappa informed that a Sports Board would be constituted with the Vice Chancellor as its Chairman and a representative from the corporate sector Vice Chairman. While the Varsity Registrar would be its Secretary, the Physical Education Director the member Secretary. The Board would have 12 members comprising six principals of affiliated colleges and six senior physical education directors.
Two eminent sportspersons/administrators would be special invitees on the Board and the Best sportsperson of the previous year (one male and one female) would represent the students.
Mr Thimappa said students winning medals at All India Inter University competitions would become eligible to get five per cent grace marks in their Annual/Semester Examinations. Those participating in Inter-University tournaments would also be provided insurance converage, he added.
Under the policy, students participating in the tournaments at the time of examinations would be allowed to appear separately after the completion of the tournament, he informed.
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