Sports without science is useless and a blend of both is a sure formula for success, according to deputy secretary of All India Universities (AIU) Gurdeep Singh, here on Thursday.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the six-week Sports Authority of India (SAI) certificate courses in sports at the Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), he said the course will be of immense help to those who wished to make a career in sports. “The motto of modern sports is to train the trainers properly and later let those trainers pass on their acquired knowledge to the future generation”. He said the ANU had a special place in the AIU for its committed steps to promote sports in a big manner.

Mr. Singh said laurels can’t be achieved in sports by using redundant methods and the coaches should change according to time by updating their knowledge.

ANU Vice-Chancellor K. Viyyanna Rao said that the course will benefit the local people and earlier those who wished to do the course used to travel to other cities. “We have 99 students enrolled for the six-week course in athletics, basketball, kabaddi, kho kho, softball and volleyball,” he added. Dr. Y. Kishore said that the two more new subjects — softball and volleyball — were added to the existing curriculum.

Six-week Sports Authority of India (SAI) certificate courses in sports begin at the Acharya Nagarjuna University