*Bangalore based Leap-Start Company selected LPU students as Physical Education Teachers
*30 students out of 45 from the School of Physical Education selected
*Salary package offered is near Rs 2.5 lacs per annum
Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University has brought a new revolution in the field of Physical Education study programmes by introducing campus placement for its students. Recently, near 70 % students (30 students out of 45) from the School of Physical Education got selected by Bangalore based ‘LeapStart’-India’s Premier Physical Education & Sports programme. Selected as physical education teachers for different schools across India, students will join their duties in the month of June at a salary package offered near Rs 2.5 lacs per annum.
Functioning under the umbrella of Fitkids Education and Training Pvt Ltd, LeapStart offers a complete sports and fitness program for children from Kindergarten to Grade 12. ‘Fitkids’ has an exclusive partnership with the US-based research and public health organization SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids). Further, SPARK’s sports curriculum is being implemented in over 10,000 schools in 30 countries worldwide. As such, Fitkids benefits from well researched and field tested programme in the world. LeapStart is present in 14 cities, planning to provide quality physical education, to over 80000 kids across the country in almost 200 schools. Mr Dev Roy, Chairman & Managing Founder, ‘Fitkids’ is of the view, “We are overwhelmed with the response received in the university. The purpose is to make physical education and academics on par.”
Congratulating the selected students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Nothing more can be a boon for any university than coveted and preferred owning of its students by the Industry. In comparison to students from engineering and management programmes, sports students across India have almost negligible chances of industry absorption. However, the present selection has paved a new way for them.” He further desired very hard and sincere work from the selected ones so that they may continue excelling.
Two of the selected students, Sheetal (Student of M Phil in Phy Edu) and Divakar Jyoti (II year student of M P Ed) said: “Such a step of the university for maintaining bright career of the sports students will have a long term effect in the life of the students. Previously, it used to be considered that there is almost no placement for physical education students. Now students like us are much motivated by the efforts of our teachers and university management as we have been provided a great launch pad for successful career ahead.”