The Department of Sports, Punjabi University, Patiala came into existence on 28th February, 1963 as a tiny unit. The accelerated pace of sports achievements of the University over the recent decades have been instrumental in enabling the department to grow from strength to strength and occupy a place of prominence in the developmental road-map of the University. Headed by a regular director, the Department has a well-trained, competent and fully committed band of 18 coaches/instructors representing various disciplines. It needs no reiteration that the department has been moving on the path of sustained growth, both quantitative and qualitative, speedily and steadily crossing important milestones one after the other in terms of improved sports infrastructure development, management (conduct and organization) of intercollegiate and inter-university sports competitions, and coaching-training facilities. The stupendous achievements of the University’s youth in sports competitions over the years can, without hesitation, be attributed squarely to the constant patronage of the vice-chancellor, unqualified cooperation of the University’s top administration, unflinching support of various sports committees, the indomitable will of the training faculty and relentless effort of the sports-persons. The primary aim of the Department throughout has been to offer playing opportunity to all University students desirous of practicing sports seriously, and encourage the talented ones to make sincere effort to achieve the highest distinction in sports at national and international levels by providing them the best available inputs in terms of equipment, coaching, training, nutrition, kitting, etc.
The department is proud to have played a vital role in the following outstanding achievements of the University in games and sports