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Department Profile
Name of the Department    Department of Studies and Research in Physical Education -M.P.Ed
Year of Establishment        2002-03
Name of the Chairman       Dr.N.D.Virupaksha,  Coordinator
Address of the Department Department of Studies & Research in Physical Education
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Indoor Sports Complex
Shankaraghatta – 577 451 Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
Phone: 08282-256301-306, Fax: 08282-256255
About Department:

             The department was started during 2002-03 (Master of Physical Education Degree Programme) with an objective of generating competent professional teachers with an aim to meet the challenges in the field of Physical Education and Sports. Postgraduate physical education degree programme (Bachelor of Physical Educartion) was started in the year 2003-04 with an intention of providing education to high school physical education teacher enthusiasts. Additionally the department is coordinating for PG Diploma in Sports Management offered by DDE wing of Kuvempu University. The research programmes like Ph. D. and M. Phil are also offered for the qualified physical education professionals.

              Digital and Communication Electronics programme intends to generate skilled professionals with thorough knowledge in the basic The department is well equipped with instructional and infrastructure facilities for effective curricular transactions. The staffs (Five plus guest faculty and six supportive staff) are well equipped with required qualification and consistently participating in faculty improvement programmes. The staffs are also provided computers with Internet facilities so that effective teaching and learning takes place. Three permanent staff have completed Doctoral Studies and indulged in research activities.

            International standard indoors sports complex and an upcoming 400 mts. Standard track are the landmarks of the department’s growth. Playing facilities for Football, Hockey, Tennis, Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Handball, etc. give room for leisure time pursuits of campus students and also aid for practical programmes of the department. Planning to enhance the facilities in terms of laboratory and play fields to the requirement of NCTE the governing body, which had given recognition for our courses, offered.

           Four recognized research supervisors currently guiding eight research scholars for Ph. D. degree programme and helping seven M. Phil students. The department is also planning for taking up research projects, crash courses, certificate courses, diplomas to extend their academic growth. The Alumni and physical education associations of the department are special features to meet the student aspirants.

Programmes Offered:
Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
B.P.Ed One Year Any Degree  
M.P.Ed., Two Years - 4 Semesters B.P.Ed or B.P.E(3 years)  
M.Phil., One Year Masters Degree in Physical Education  
Ph.D Three Years Minimum Masters Degree in Physical Education  
Courses (i.e., Papers)Offered (Structure of the Programme):
Paper Code Paper Type Title of the Paper Hrs. Credit Marks
Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
01 Dr. S M Prakash Ph. D., M. P. Ed., B. Sc., NIS Cert. (Cricket) Director

Physical Fitness, Exercise Physiology, Research Methodology and Sports Management, Cricket, Yoga and Badminton

02 Gajanana Prabhu B M.P.Ed., Assistant Professor Athletics, Kho-Kho and Sports Management
03 Dr.N.D.Virupaksha M.P.Ed., Ph.D., Physical Cultural Instructor Volleyball, Athletics, Kho-Kho and Sports Management
04 Dr.Appanna Mahadeva Gasti M.P.Ed., Ph.D., Physical Cultural Instructor Volleyball, Athletics,Kho-Kho and Sports Management
02 Mr. G S Nagaraj M. P. Ed., Physical Education Director

Volleyball, Athletics,Kho-Kho and Sports Management

Departmental Trust Areas of Research
01 Fitness and Wellness for the Community
02 Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology and Sports Sociology
03 Sports Medicine and Biomechanics
04 Sports Management and Sports Training
05 Folk Games and Ethnicity
Facilities :

International Standard Indoor Sports Complex

02 Upcoming 400 mts Standard Athletic Track with pavilion
03 Multipurpose Football Ground
04 Tennis Court
05 Multi-Gym
Awards/Recognition/Achievements of Faculty:
Dr. S M Prakash, Recognized as subject expert at UGC NET centre.
Future Expansions/Diversification Plans :
01 To start new courses 1. Fitness and Wellness PG Diploma 2. Aerobics crash courses and certification
02 Introduction of Adventure Sports like Rock Climbing
03 Upgrading to the level of SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Placements :

Campus interviews as per requirement of the colleges and institutions who are in need of a physical education teachers and directors and fitness managers will be conducted

Achievements of the alumni :