Mnagalore University will roll out new sports policy for academic year 2015-16

Mangalore University will roll out new sports policy for academic year 2015-16

Mangalore University will roll out renewed sports policy in time for next academic year. The earlier policy framed in 1982 will undergo comprehensive changes to bring it in line with changes that have taken place in the sports over the past three-decades and more and also help the university spot the best possible sporting talent available from within its ranks that can be fielded to represent the university in inter-university sports meets. 

A 14-member committee of experts, both from within and outside the state has been set up to work on the sports policy, according to vice-chancellor K Byrappa. The university organizes around 27 inter-collegiate sports meet every academic year and the new sports policy will formulate clear cut guidelines on how the meets are to be organized. This standardization of rules will make selection of university team for inter-university meets more transparent, he avers. 

C K Kishore Kumar, director, department of physical education, Mangalore University says the university can now provide a level playing field for students of all constituent colleges under the university when it comes to selecting the university team. "Experts will take in to consideration all factors that need to be in place for an inter-collegiate sports meet, so that the ground rules are clear and transparent and paves the way for easy selection of the university team," he said. 

Vice-Chancellor Byrappa said the committee has been directed to submit the report much ahead of the start of next academic year so that all stakeholders are in the know of its fine print. The selection norms for the team that will represent Mangalore University will be made known to the students and colleges much in advance so that the sportspersons and colleges can work in line with the policy to bolster their chances of making it to the university team, Byrappa said.