Also asks PWD & sports activities depts to coordinate for early completion of challenge
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to instantly release the sanctioned quantity of Rs 60 crore for the primary phase development of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU), Patiala campus.
He additionally requested the Finance Department to improve the allocation for the premier establishment on this 12 months’s funds, saying that the Rs 15 crore allotted for the college was too much less.
Virtually reviewing the progress of the state’s first sports activities college, the Chief Minister additionally requested PWD Minister Vijay (*60*) Singla to assign a Chief Engineer to steer the campus development, in session with exterior marketing consultant, to guarantee speedy completion of the challenge.
He additionally directed Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi to arrange a 3-member committee to coordinate with the PWD for expediting the work on the college, which has been performing from one other campus since 2019.
To guarantee world-class curriculum for the college, the Chief Minister authorized a draft MoU to be signed with UK-based Loughborough University to institutionalise the collaboration between the 2.
Stressing that he needed to see Punjab develop as a sports activities hub, Captain Amarinder requested the departments to expedite work on the campus.
Vice Chancellor MBSPSU Lt. Gen (Retd.) JS Cheema informed the assembly that the development of the University was at present occurring in full swing on Patiala-Bhadson highway at Patiala. The campus would unfold over an space of about 100 acres. The assembly was additionally knowledgeable that at present the admissions have been produced from the session 2019-20, and 130 college students have been enrolled. A complete of 76 posts have been sanctioned on this 12 months’s funds.
At current, the college has three constituent schools particularly Prof. Gursewak Singh Government College of Physical Education Patiala, Government Art & Sports College Jalandhar and Government College Kala Afghana, Gurdaspur. The programs deliberate for the subsequent two years are BPES, BA, PGD Yoga, B.Sc. (Sports Technology) and PGD teaching.
It could also be recalled that the inspiration stone of this prestigious Sports University was laid on October 25, 2020 by the Chief Minister as his flagship programme to promote schooling within the areas of sports activities sciences, sports activities know-how, sports activities administration and sports activities teaching. It will concentrate on schooling, coaching and analysis in areas associated to sports activities based mostly on excessive normal infrastructure, apart from providing skilled and tutorial management to different establishments within the discipline of bodily schooling and sports activities sciences.
The college will even function a Centre of excellence for the elite and different proficient sportspersons of all sports activities and improvements to perform, endorse and propagate analysis. It will even generate capabilities for the event of data abilities and competencies at varied ranges within the discipline of sports activities know-how and high-performance coaching for all sports activities and video games.
Besides the Sports and PWD Ministers, the assembly was attended by Senior Advisor to CM Lt. Gen (Retd.) TS Shergill, Chief Principal Secretary to CM Suresh Kumar, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary Sports Raj Kamal Chaudhary, Principal Secretary Finance KAP Sinha and Principal Secretary PWD Vikas Pratap.