The Department of Physical Training is exist right from the inception of REC Durgapur. From the formative years the Department was an independent entity. For games & sports administration as well as academic convenience, the Departmental activities are guided by Departmental Academic Committee (DAC) & Athletic Committee respectively.
From January 2017 the department renamed as “Student Activity Centre” (SAC) and treated as Central Facilities of the Institute.
To train the students in physical activities so as it enable them to face the complex societal challenges in sound, health and state of mind.
SAC is organizing students’ choice based compulsory co-curricular credit course for all first year UG students with one credit point in each semester from the academic year 2012-2013. The curriculum consists of Physical Education and proficiency in major games/Yoga/Martial Art/NCC/NSS under active guidance and supervision of Physical Education official and professional coaches.
Beside academic activities the Centre lays emphasis on promotion of games and sports of the Institute. The Centre has been sincerely guiding both UG and PG students of the Institute in different areas of games and sports and also organized various sporting events throughout the year, be it Intra NIT or the Inter NIT and Inter University tournaments. Regular practice in every major game is carried out under the guidance and supervision of the Centre/Coaches. Institute teams are picked, trained and exposed to various levels of tournaments. The Institute Annual sports meet is also organized every year for students, employees and their family members, providing some amusement and relief from their grueling work schedule.
The center organized Institute NCC activities has a senior Division Boys wing under 10 Bengal BN NCC Asansol West Bengal.
This wing undertake co-curricular credit course (EA-51 & EA-52) for first two semester B-Tech curriculum as well as participated NCC scheduled programme on regular basis.
Facilities in the Department:
Excellent facilities are available including well equipped multi gymnasiums for boys, girls with separate timings and guests. This also includes the impressive ‘Lords’ Football stadium, the central Sports ground ‘Oval’ where all the major games are organized throughout the year including Volleyball courts with flood light facilities, concrete cricket practice pitch, concrete Basketball Court with flood light facilities, concrete tennis court with flood light facilities, concrete badminton courts with flood light facilities, Table Tennis, Chess, Yoga etc.
Beside central sports facilities, every hall of residence equipped with concrete badminton and Volleyball courts including Table Tennis and Carrom board facilities.