PU publishes provisional schedule for inter-college championships: The Tribune India

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, August 22

After hearing no word from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) on the holding of inter-university championships, the University of Punjab has released a tentative schedule for the organization of inter-university championships for various disciplines.

For more than 14 months, the University of Punjab did not organize any inter-college championships due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Usually, the Sports Department of the University of Punjab begins to organize inter-college championships in July.

According to the provisional schedule (subject to announcement by IAU), the Sports Department will organize inter-college competitions for swimming, water polo and diving (men and women) during the first week. of October. It will be followed by archery (men and women), athletics (men and women), badminton (men and women), baseball (men), basketball (men and women), boxing (men and women), bridge (men and women). ), canoeing and kayaking (men and women), chess (men and women), cricket (men and women) and cross country (men and women) in the same month.

In November, events for road cycling (men and women), track and road cycling (men and women), fencing (men and women), football (men and women), gatka (men and women), golf (men and women), artistic gymnastics (men and women) and rhythmic (women), handball (men and women), hockey (men and women), judo (men and women), national style kabaddi (men and women), kho- kho (men and women) women), shooting (men and women), soft tennis (men and women), squash racket (men and women), table tennis (men and women), tennis (men and women) and volleyball (men and women) are programmed to be organized.

In December, the Sports Directorate will only organize wrestling championships – freestyle (men and women) and Greco-Roman (men).

After a brief break, inter-college netball (women), Pencak silat (men and women), roller sports (men and women), rowing (men and women), rugby (men and women), sepak takraw (men and women), women) and taekwondo (men and women) are scheduled for January 2022.

Next month, softball (women), weightlifting (men and women) and wushu (men and women) championships will be held, while in March only yoga championships (men and women) will be held.

Colleges and other participants have been invited to send in their applications for these events until the last week of September 30.

Meanwhile, IAU did not send any schedule for the conduct of the North Zone and All India Interuniversity Championships.

According to the schedule, the B division championships (colleges with 500 students) will start from October. Inter-college basketball (men) events will take place in October, followed by track and field (men and women), volleyball (men), soccer (men) and cricket (men) events in November. Hockey (men) and the kabaddi circle will take place in December and the kabaddi (national style) will be held in January.

In the female category, basketball and badminton events are scheduled in October, volleyball and table tennis in November and kho-kho in December.

The C-Division category (evening universities and BEd) will start in athletics (men and women) in November, followed by events, including badminton, table tennis, kabaddi, basketball, volleyball, football and hockey, in March 2022. For the female category, badminton and basketball are scheduled to take place in October, followed by table tennis and kho-kho in November and volleyball and yoga in March 2022.

“Given the current scenario, inter-college competitions should be organized. Players have been waiting for such platforms to show their talent, ”said one coach.

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