RU academic programmes on physical education, sports

RU academic programmes on physical education, sports

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Rajshahi – After long days waiting, Rajshahi University (RU) got full-fledged sports related academic activities as the authorities launched Physical Education and Sports Sciences (PESS) Department from the academic sessions of 2015-16 with seven part-time teacher & 30 students that may discover a new horizon in the sports sector of the northern part of the country, sources said.
The Department offers four year long bachelor degree undergraduate students presently.Earlier RU Physical Exercise Department (PED) which is bearing all sports activities at the campus from its inception in 1957. At the time of starting there were only four members as a staff. Now there are 24 physical instructors at PED. There are also 28 other category office staff here.But it was not any academic functions except organizing different inter-department, inter-halls, annual sports competition and others games at the university.
Sources said that the gigantic stadium having 3900 seats-capacity was built at a cost of TK two crore in 1973.
There is a standard stadium in the R.U. Seat capacity of the stadium is 22 thousands. There are also two good grounds which is by name Habibur Rahman ground and the other is Jubbery ground.
There every day student’s of the R. U. play and practice different games and sports. In the stadium there is a good cricket ground, four practicing pitch, good football ground, two volleyball grounds, two handball grounds, and also a 400 m. track.
There are 2 gymnasiums, which is call central gymnasium, and the other is ladies gymnasium. Boy’s they are practicing in the central gymnasium and the girl’s they are practicing in the ladies gymnasium.
The university stadium nowadays cut a pathetic outlook but it has the highest seat-capacity next in the N-region and others public universities of the country.
Prof. Md. Habibur Rahman, chairperson of PESS Deptt said that to fulfill the demand of the era RU authority opened this department.
There are many job opportunities for students. Many colleges have been providing BPED and graduation degree under this department. Government is also thinking to open this subject at school level too.
Besides, graduates of the department will get opportunities to be teacher or game instructor at varsity & college level, and coach or trainer for different club in the country. -RU Correspondent

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