NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “New Horizons In Sports Sciences: Achieving High Performance” – 20-21 March 2020

Due to COVID outbreak the conference has been postponed indefinitely.

Sports Science covers a broad range of fields including human physiology, psychology and biomechanics, and their relationship to sports performance, health and well-being. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the basic structure and function of the human body and to discuss how this knowledge can be used to improve health and/or performance. Aim of the sports scientists is to provide evidence-based methodologies by cutting-edge science to help athletes reach the very pinnacle of human performance unique to their genotype-phenotype and sport. It transforms the performance level of a sports person by uncovering critical, yet often overlooked, areas of athletic performance. Moreover, the sports science experts analyze athletes through a scientific lens to uncover biomechanical or cognitive weaknesses that may be holding them back from unlocking their true potential.

Sports science has already emerged as a fast-growing interdisciplinary area of higher education in India as is evidenced by the opening of PG Courses in many premier Universities, including our own Institute, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute or RKMVERI (Deemed to be University) and further through the setting up of a number of Institutions like NSU Manipur & Lucknow etc. To explore more about the recent developments in the field of sports science, the Department of Sports Science and Yoga at RKMVERI, Belur, is organizing a two-day seminar-cum-workshop to create awareness among higher education stakeholders and encourage the youngsters to consider the proper process to high performance in various sports.

The program includes presentations from national levels eminent sports scientists about the recent developments and scope of improvements in the field of Sports Psychology and sports Physiology and Biomechanics. It also includes a hands-on workshop on exercise physiology guided by renowned Sports Scientist Dr. Sanmuga Nathan of Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. The conference also provides wonderful opportunities to young faculties and research scholars to present their research work in front of an elite panel of sports scientists.

Highlights: Workshop on ‘Sports Pedagogical approach to achieve high performance.’

Participants: Faculty members, Research Scholars and Postgraduate students in Sports Science / Physiology / Psychology / Biomechanics/ Physics / Biochemistry/ Applied Mathematics / Statistics/ Computer Science / Nutrition / Occupational and Environmental Health / Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Medical Sciences, Ayurveda / Homeopathy / Naturopathy / Yoga (Education/Therapy) / other allied fields.

Last date for registration/ abstract submission:

15th March 2020

Registration fees:

  • Faculty: Rs.1000/-
  • Students: Rs.500/-

Abstract/paper submission:

Interested persons should submit their full paper or extended abstract (1 page/ 500 words excluding reference) at the time of online registration. The selected candidates for paper presentation will be informed by March 15, 2020.

How to Apply:

Registration is closed due to COVID outbreak

Accommodation for outstation students:

For a limited number of student participants free accommodation is available in the University hostel on a first-come-first-serve basis. Interested students should send an e-mail at stating the dates of arrival and departure and Registration fee payment/order number. Food will be available in the students mess at a nominal rate per meal.

Faculty members coming from out of state can avail accommodation in nearby hotels, such as, Om Plaza 033-26540378 and De’ Sivalika 9903095610.

Programme Schedule :

Day 1 (20 March, 2020)
Session I
10:00 am -10:15 am Inaugural address by Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice Chancellor
10:15 am -10:30 am Welcome address by Dr. Santi Ranjan Dasgupta, Sports Medicine Specialist
10:30 am- 11:15 am Keynote speaker: Prof. Alok Banerjee, former Vice Chancellor, University of Kalyani, WB

Talk title : “An Over-View of the Scientific Principles involved in Human Performance in Sports”

11:15 am to 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 am-12.15 pm Invited speaker: Dr. J. P. Bhukar, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Sports psychology, LNIPE, Gwalior
12:15 pm- 1:00 pm Dr. Pralay Majumder, Director, Sports Science, SAI New Delhi
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Lunch break
Session II
2:00 pm- 2:30 pm Sports Nutrition for Achieving High Performance in Sports, Prof. Asok Kumar Ghosh, HoD, Dept. of Sports Science & Yoga, RKMVERI & Convener
2:30 pm- 4.30 pm Workshop on Biomechanics by Prof. Rupayan Bhattacharya, Dept. of Sports Science & Yoga, RKMVERI
4:30 pm- 5:00 pm Tea Break
Day 2 (21 March, 2020)
Session III
10:00 am- 10:30 am Soma Biswas, Arjuna Awardee, 2002 & 2006 Asian Games Silver Medalist in Heptathlon
10:30 am- 11:15 am Jayanta Pushilal, Arjuna Awardee, Chief Coach, TT Federation, W.B.
11:15 am- 11.30 am Tea Break
11:30 am- 12:15 pm Screening of International Shooters through Measurement of Evoke Potential by Prof. U. S Ray, Dept. of Sports Science, RKMVERI
12:15 am- 1:00 pm Performance Analysis in Sports, Prof. Asis Goswami, Dept. of Sports Science, RKMVERI
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Lunch break
Session IV
2:00 pm- 4.00 pm Presentations by participating students at Saradananda Seminar Hall
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Tea & snacks
4:30 pm Valedictory session at Saradananda Seminar Hall, Prajna Bhavan


Prof. Asok Kumar Ghosh
HOD, Dept. of Sports Science, RKMVERI
Contact: 9874067815

Committee members:

  1. Prof. Asis Goswami, UNESCO Chair holder, RKMVERI, e-mail:
  2. Prof. Rupayan Bhattacharya, RKMVERI, e-mail:
  3. Prof. Uday Sankar Ray, RKMVERI, e-mail:
  4. Dr. Subhankar Ghosh, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, e-mail:
  5. Dr. Arkadeb Dutta, RKMVERI, e-mail:
  6. Dr. Kunal Sikder, RKMVERI, e-mail:

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