Department of Physical Education And Yoga
The Department of Physical Education is offering two year B.P.Ed. Physical Education teacher training programme which has been recognized by NCTE, as well as research programmes such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physical Education. B.P.Ed. is basically a professional programme meant for preparing Physical Education Teachers for schools, which involves theory, practical and school internship as part of the curriculum. The Department has professional teachers who will give lectures with modern teaching aids and practical experience to the students.
II. Training and Coaching
Annual Leadership training camp is annually organised for B.P.Ed. trainees. The coaching camp of ‘Bharathidasan University teams’ as well as ‘University Departments teams’ of various sports disciplines were organised every year just before Inter-University Competitions and Inter-Collegiate Competitions respectively. The summer coaching camp in selected sports disciplines were organized at the University campus during vacation periodically.
Almost all of our students / scholars are well placed in the Government, Government-aided and private institutions. The students those who pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Fitness Management and Yoga have got placements in various reputed organisation throughout the country. The placement training is also periodically conducted by the Department.
The Department offers research programmes such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. The scholars of the Department have got fellowships in various schemes such as UGC-JRF, ICSSR, RGNF and URF. The Department has executed several projects over the years. It also conducts Seminars / Conferences / Workshops periodically both National as well as International level. The focused areas of research of the Department are Sports training, Sports Psychology, Test & Measurement, Exercise Physiology and Yoga. Large number of Publications / Books / Edited Volumes of the department has lead to the conferment of many awards.
IV. Tournament Participation & Organisation
The Department of Physical Education is actively involved in participation and organisation of tournament both at Inter-Collegiate as well as Inter-University level. Our University teams are participating in 42 disciplines (Men – 23; Women – 19) in the Zonal and All India Level Inter University competitions every year and in many events the teams have made a mark.
To identify the talent and to promote sports among students of Bharathidasan University and its affiliated & constituent colleges the Department of Physical Education conducts Inter-Collegiate Tournaments in various sports disciplines. The Department has also organised several Inter-University tournaments in various sports disciplines.