Dr. Tara Singh Thakur

Associate Professor & Head., Dept. of Physical Education

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Dr.Tara Singh Thakur is a passionate Physical Educationist and Sportsmen. Being a regular sportsman since childhood, Mr.Singh has developed interest in Sports and with the passion towards Physical Education he has achieved Girish Joshi Gold Medal for being the topper in M.P.Ed at Osmania University and completed Ph.D in Sports Psychology from the same University.He has been a part of the University Cricket and Athletics teams. Singh is a certified Fitness trainer from National Institute of Sports. Working with faculty and students of engineering streams for more than a decade, Thakur has developed interest in applications of various engineering techniques to sports and physical education and is an active researcher in this field.Dr.Tara Singh has also served JNTUH-Hyderabad as a member of University Sports Council.

Research Interests

Applications of Engineering and Technology to Sports & Physical Education.
Training Methods.
Innovations and Sports Gadgets.
Entrepreneurship in Sports & Physical Education.

Teaching Interests

Physical Fitness.
Sports Psychology.
Sports Administration and Management.
Computer Applications in Sports.

Selected Publications

  1. “Use of Photo-Finish Cameras and Computer Aided Designing (CAD) in sports and Physical Education” in Asian Journal for Physical Education and Computer Science in Sports, Volume-1, No.1.pp 270-272, ISSN 7732.
  2. “Design and development of a computer based data storage application for Physical Education personnel through Java” in International Journal of Health, Physical Education and Computer Science in Sports, Volume No.15, No.1.pp 386-387, ISSN2231-3265.
  3. “Enhancement in shooting ability of Basketball players through Meditation” in International Science Community Association- Research Journal of Physical Education Sciences (ISCA RJPES) e-ISSN: 2320-9011, Volume 4, Issue 4 (May-2016), PP 01-04.
  4. “Sports Field Simulation and Plotting – Use of the Innovative Tool Total Station” in International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research & Allied Sciences (IJPRPM) 2017, Volume 6, No.3.pp 01-07, ISSN2277-3657.
  5. “Integrated novel multi-game ball throwing machine: Design and fabrication” in International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (IJSER) Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2019.pp 493-504, ISSN2229-5518.
  6. “A study on attitude of engineering students towards sports and physical education” in Journal of Engineering Education Transformation (JEET), PP.204-208, Volume 33, Special Issue, ICTIEE, January 2020.

Selected Awards and Honors

External Profile Links

  • 2011-15 – Doctor of Philosophy in Sports Psychology (Ph.D)-Osmania University.
  • 2009-11 – M.Sc in Applied Psychology- Bharatiar University.
  • 2008-09 – Certificate Course in Health &Fitness Management – National Institute of Sports, Trivandrum.
  • 2006-08 – Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)-Osmania University.
  • 2005-06 – Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) – Sri Venkateswara University.
  • 2001-04 – B.Sc (M.P.C)- Osmania University.
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