SPORTS AT A GLANCE
The Department conducts the following activities:
(A) Academic Enrichment Activities
A1. Academic Classes for General Elective: The Department offers Three General Elective Courses as per the Delhi University Academic Syllabus every semester. Approximately 150 students enroll for these courses every semester. These popular courses range from Obesity Management, Aerobic Training, Wellness Fitness and Nutrition, etc.
A2. Academic Classes for Skill Enhancement Courses
The Department offers Two Skill Enhancement Courses as per the Delhi University Academic Syllabus every semester. Approximately 50 students enroll for these courses every semester.
These courses are Sports Journalism, Sports
Marketing and Management, Stress Management, etc.
A3. Academic Research & Publications
The Department has been actively involved in conducting research in the domain of Physical Education and Sports Sciences for decades. Both the faculty members in the Department have a rich experience in presenting and publishing research work in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops at National and International Level. Both the faculty members have published books that have been widely accepted in Academia.
(B) SPORTS ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has earned an enviable reputation in the world of sports as many students of the College have competed at the highest sporting platform such as the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other International Sports events across the globe.
This is achieved by organizing sports under two main categories.
B1: Sports for Excellence
The Department has continued to inspire students to keep alive one of the oldest tradition of the College – to excel in sports for the honour of the College in the true spirit of sportsmanship.
For keeping the banner of the College flying the Department organizes many annual sporting events to promote healthy competition, sportsmanship and enable the students discover the ability for leadership, project management, hone people skills and most important the value for human endeavor, respect and tolerance.
The Annual Sporting Events held in College include:
a) The Annual St. Stephen’s College Invitational Basketball Tournament for Men and Women:
The tournaments are well known for the fierce competition that explodes on the Basketball Arena of the College and features the best Colleges of the University vying for Trophies. The tournament has witnessed an almost unmatched display of skill and pace for many decades and is one of the keenly anticipated sporting events in the Delhi Basketball Circuit
b) The Annual St. Stephen’s College Invitational Football Tournament:
From it’s humble beginnings close a decade back, the Football tournament has grown in popularity and invites the top Eight teams of Delhi to compete for the top honors.
These events are conducted with a high level of technical organization as the fixtures witness the top Technical Officials of the State Associations in both the tourneys.
c) Multiple Sports Clinics, State Trials and Workshops for State Associations
The College is one of the most diverse institutions that reach out to create opportunities for developing sports
professionals for the state and national associations.
State Trials, Workshops and Clinics to hone the skill of players are supported by the College that reach to the service of nurturing a strong sporting culture for the community.
B2. Sports for All
Sports forms a Universal human fabric that unites people without discrimination and prejudice. It is recognized as a universal equalizer where the best players display their grit and character for their team.
The College has a legacy of sporting excellence that is almost unmatched which is guided by the philosophy of ‘sports for all’. Steered by this guiding principle, the Department offers a myriad of opportunities in sports that help students adopt a healthy and active lifestyle that can build not only physical and mental health but is pivotal in the forging the character of the student.
a) The Annual Sports Bash
The Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences organizes an annual sporting extravaganza called the Sports Bash.
The Department trwims and enables the National and International players to organize a host of fun events and games for the students, teachers and staff to celebrate the joy of competition and fun.
Some of these events are:
i) Athletic Meet amd Fun Races
ii) Staff Vs Students Cricket Match
iii) Staff Vs Students Badminton Matches
iv) Staff Vs Students Basketball Match
v) Staff Vs Students Volleyball Match
vi) Staff Vs Students Table Tennis Matches
vii) Annual Cross Country Race
viii) Staff Vs Students Tug of War
Modern Sport is recognized worldwide as one the central pillars for not only entertainment but also as key factor for the fast paced global economy. The College has an illustrious legacy of having diplomats, lawyers, historians, sportsmen and women along with a galaxy of sports administrators.
The ever shrinking world has also recognized the role of global sporting issues and sports diplomacy that have built bridges of peace and cooperation between nations. Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s motto of Olympism has been one of the most romanced ideology for students far and wide. In recognition of these trends the Department offers the following events:
The Annual K M Mathew Memorial Sports Debate
Debating has always been a central pillar for shaping well rounded students who are capable of advocating perennial issues of politics, human evolution that have been at the center of governance, policy and philosophy of sport across the world.
This is a unique event where students of the College engage is a meaningful debate and recieve prizes for their arguments and counter arguments. The Department looks forward to scaling this to an Inter College Sports Debate in the near future.
Mass Sports and Life Skills Events
The Department has offered many events for students where partnerships with ITBP and International Institutions have helped students develop both sports and life skills like self self defense and Health, Fitness and Wellness camps.
The Department offers a plethora of sporting opportunities for the students so that the memories they carry can be a celebration of the undying human spirit that is crucial in instilling values and ethics among the youth.
1. Inter Department Games:
The department organizes and conducts the folding games for Inter Department activities:
Badminton and more!
Coaching and Training of College Teams:
The Department strives tirelessly to nurture the sporting skills of the students.
The faculty takes an active and central role in identifying, spotting and developing the sporting abilities of the students.
The Department extends the opportunity to Academic zero students to be a part of the Sports Teams of the College.
This is an equal opportunity exercise to have a healthy representation from Academic Merit students to play with the best players who are accepted by the College as Sports Athletes Merit Admission students. The College takes pride in making every team selection on the basis on Merit and Performance. Apart from the recognized Sports Merit Admission students, many Academic Merit students have played at National and International events for the College and country.
Earning the College Colors is a dream that is cherished by every sports loving student of the College.
Year round training is available to the selected players who make it to the College team. These young students are the pride of the College and are cheered by their peers as they carry of the tradition of winning for College in the University Sports
Competitions. These competitions are almost all year round where the students compete at State, Collegiate, Regional, National, Inter University and International sporting events in India and abroad.
Some of the College Teams are as listed bellow:
1. Basketball Men
2. Basketball Women
3. Cricket Men
4. Chess Men
5. Chess Women
6. Football Men
7. Football Women
8. Tennis Men
9. Tennis Women
10. Table Tennis Men
11. Table Tennis Women
12. Swimming Men
13. Swimming Women
14. 10m Air Rifle Shooting Men
15. 10m Air Rifle Shooting Women
16. 10m Air Pistol Shooting Men
17. 10m Air Pistol Shooting Women