Sports and Games are essential components of human resource development, helping to promote good health, comradeship and spirit of healthy competition which in turn has positive impact on holistic development of personality of the Youth who is potential source of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration for development, progress and prosperity of a Nation. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) established its University Sports Board in 2010 and the Department of Sports, Recreation & Wellness was established in 2019. The DSRW particularly is responsible for the development of sports infrastructure, participation in sports at grass-root level, fitness testing for staff and students as well as excelling at National Sports Tournaments. Our emphasis is on Physical Literacy for our students, faculty and staff for lifelong improvement in their quality of life. The Department provides access to state of art playfields and Gymnasiums at all campuses, fitness and wellness programs, multiple group classes, sports competitions and counselling.
On campus sports and recreation facilities are some of the best and offer many outdoor recreation options for all. We boast of 13 indoor and outdoor fitness centres ,Tennis Courts, Basketball courts, Volleyball Courts, Futsal Courts, Football Field, Cricket Field, Indoor Badminton Hall, Squash Courts, Gymnasiums, Swimming Pools, Yoga and Aerobic studios and offer many group classes, Coaching facilities, Yoga for rejuvenation and stress management and options to participate in outbound programs and competitions at all levels.
Inter Institute Competitions are conducted in 13 sport disciplines and from amongst them teams areselected and coaching imparted so as to represent Symbiosis International University at the Inter Varsity Competitions. Tournaments for staff are also organised annually.
Standard Fitness tests are conducted every year to have a base level understanding of Physical Fitness standards of all students, faculty and staff, analyse data, suggest interventions and offer free counselling and personal training.
Emphasis is given to large scale one-of its kind Mass Sporting and Physical Activity events which are Live events, highly visual and very inspiring. These are accessible and welcoming for all ages, shapes and paces. They work towards personal wellness rather than fitness and build confidence rather than competitiveness. Some examples are Happy Healthy campus (a 3 hour activity taking you back to school, Rhythmic activity, fitness challenges and adventure sport with 500 to 1200 participants), International dayof Yoga(at all 13 campuses), Symbi-Fit (Competition to showcase your fitness with 400-500 participants ) Institutional Social Responsibility (Fitness challenge for children from underprivileged schools), Fitness for Freedom Run (a run to celebrate the Independence day) and several Fitness challengesthat are held at our gyms located in every campus.
These activities provide the variation and challenge that everyone is looking for and include - Sports dating (Exercising with a person of your choice), Activitybreaks (Short Rhythmic activities 5-7mins in academic meetings ,conferences in offices etc.), Yoga Pop ups on the screen , Stair Snacking (using the stairs to improve fitness), 10,000 steps challenge and the 108 days Yoga challenge .
The Sports Scholarship Scheme aims at recognizing achievements of young sports persons, their outstanding performance at the International, National, State and Inter University levels.
Courses in Physical fitness, Wellness are offered as floating credit programs and value added courses in the existing Post Graduate and Under Graduate programs.
The Department of Sport, Recreation & Wellness is organizing the second edition of SYMBITHON a virtual run/walk event for all students, staff, alumni, family and friends. This is a 12-day event that starts on the 29th of September (World Heart Day) and ends on the 10th October (World Mental Health Day) 2021.
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As our campus continues to grow, our programs and services are instrumental to enhancing and supporting a healthy community. While our signature contributions to a healthy campus are physical activity and social connectivity, our organization has a diverse set of offerings that contribute to multiple aspects of wellness. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is developing students who will provide leadership in their future communities – affecting policy and culture in the places they live. Developing a conscience and commitment for life balance, sustainability, and positive psychology has the potential to shape healthy communities beyond our campus and into the future. Sports play an integral part in the SIU educational experience, and we are well-positioned to affect the wellness beliefs and behaviours of individuals and groups in the SIU community. We will continue to collaborate with key campus partners to ensure campus wellness needs are being met for a healthy university community.
There is no doubt that physical education & sports make more effective contribution to the inculcation of fundamental human value as underlying the full development of people. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is providing in-house sports facilities for all the students and staff so that they get opportunity to develop the abilities, will power and self-discipline. University Sports Board will also contribute to the maintenance and improvement of health, provide a wholesome leisure time occupation and enable students to overcome the drawbacks of modern living. Welcome you all to the Symbiosis University Sports Board and wish you success, each learning day. Rewards come in knowing that you are making a positive difference in lives of students and communities.
Positive use of leisure can lead to coping skills, stress reduction, and healthy development. Negative use of leisure, including heavy alcohol use, is associated with physical inactivity, stress, and short and long-term health concerns. By providing attractive new facilities we would be happy to engage student in positive leisure engagement that will promote personal growth that is of critical importance to healthy development and enhancing the quality of student life and preparing people for the future that would also increase overall satisfaction with the collegiate experience and make a positive contribution to institutions. With an interest in promoting leisure time physical activity University Sports Board has developed and developing various sports facilities to give impetus to students.
Following facilities are being provided at various campuses/locations of Symbiosis.