Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated a Sports Sciences Centre of Sri Ramachandra University set up at a cost of Rs 45 crore. The centre, established in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will work towards assessment of sports fitness, prevention and treatment of sports prone injuries and also offer UG, PG, specialised and research courses in the area.
The modern complex has been designed by international architect Alex Robertson of South Africa. Spanning over a 1.6 lakh square feet area and nestled on a green campus, SRASSC offers multi-disciplinary services to sportspersons with a team of full-time professionals along with international experts in various key areas like sports medicine, physiotherapy, biokinetics, biomechanics, nutrition and sports psychology.
The infrastructure of the centre, inaugurated on Monday, has been completed with state-of-the-art exercise physiology labs, isokinetic testing and training lab, a sophisticated bio mechanical lab, sports rehabilitation unit with physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, multi sports testing and training hall, a high-performance centre, a fitness centre with an indoor running tract, indoor swimming pool, video and game analysis room, sports cafeteria, turf sports ground, boarding and lodging facilities.