Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan
Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ ক্রীড়া শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠান, Bangladesh Sports Education Institute) is the national sports institute of Bangladesh. It is residential and is located at Savar, about 28 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka. The Government-funded autonomous institution was established in 1986 with the objective of developing sports in Bangladesh. The Director General is the chief executive of the institute. Students are accommodated in four hostels for boys and one for girls. They receive food, medical treatment and sports materials. Tuition fees are determined on the basis of family income.
BKSP admits students in different areas of sports such as athletics, basketball, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, swimming, shooting and tennis. Basic training programme is of maximum eight years for athletics, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, shooting, tennis. Students under thirteen years of age are admitted to class VII. But in the categories of boxing, gymnastics and swimming students below ten years of age are admitted to class IV. However, the age limit can be relaxed in case of exceptionally promising candidates.
Affiliation and other services
Alongside sports training, BKSP provides general education to all of its students up to degree level under the syllabi of public schools and colleges. It is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the National University. An important aspect of BKSP is its Sports Science Department which offers courses on sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, nutrition, sports bio-mechanics, general theory and method of training. Its main objectives include identifying the sports talents in students and giving them support; to provide prospective coaches, referees and umpires to impart coaching to all national teams participating in international competitions. Another main aim is to create more opportunity for the current and future sportsperson for the research and analysis of sports performance as well as sports teaching. In future the sports science students are trying to establish an organization of sports scientists in Bangladesh to involve more people in the sports arena.
- Bimal chandra 6th SAF games gold medalist 1993
- Foujia Huda Jui SAF Games silver medalist
- Asif Hossain Khan, first Bangladeshi shooter to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games.
- Shakib Al Hasan, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Raqibul Hasan, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Mushfiqur Rahim, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Abdur Razzak, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Soumya Sarkar, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Anamul Haque, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Mominul Haque, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Nasir Hossain, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Naeem Islam, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Suhrawadi Shuvo, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
- Shafiul Islam, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team
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- Director General