A student, at the University level is aware of the importance of physical activities and organised Sports and Games programmes which should be combined with his / her academic pursuits. JNU provides the basic facilities for such activities in terms of the sport fields/courts and also playing equipment, both for practice and competitions.
The University's Sports Office is located in the Sports Stadium, and is being looked after by one fulltime Deputy Director of Physical Education. Presently the following games are organised under the framework of a club, with an elected Convener. Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Chess, Volleyball, Mountaineering & Trekking, Wt -Lifting, Power-Lifting & Body Building, Taekwondo, Football, Tennis, Table-Tennis & Yoga. The election of the Convener is normally done in September each year. Annual competitions in all games are conducted by the Club with the help of the Sports Office.
An incentive scheme to promote excellence in sports exists in the University whereby students achieving excellence at the Inter-University, State or National competitions are given cash awards & University Blazer / Track Suit, to acknowledge the skill of outstanding sports persons as also to place on record the appreciation of the University for the contribution made by such students.
The University offers SPORTS FELLOWSHIP to students who play at State and National Level as also for securing top three positions. The fellowship is given for one full academic year and has been received by a number of students in the past.
Each Hostel has separate facilities for recreation which includes outdoor courts for Badminton and Volleyball as also facilities for indoor games like Table - Tennis, Chess, Carrom, etc. Each hostel gets an annual grant towards recreation and is spent by the Hostel Committee in consultation with Warden (Recreation).
The Sports Office also runs a Yoga Centre under a UGC Scheme where Yoga Classes are held both in the morning and evening . In addition workshops, special lectures, demonstrations & short courses are also conducted throughout the year in Yoga.
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