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  • 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.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Studies and Research in Physical Education -B.P.Ed
    Year of Establishment        2002-03
    Name of the Chairman      
    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
  • 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  
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Prakash S.M Ph. D., M. P. Ed., B. Sc., NIS Cert. Director Physical Fitness, and Sports Management, Cricket, Yoga and Badminton
    2 Mr. Gajanana Prabhu B M.P.Ed., Assistant Professor Athletics, Kho-Kho and Sports Management
    3 Dr. Virupaksha N.D. M.P.Ed., Ph.D., Physical Cultural Instructor Volleyball, Athletics,Kho-Kho and Sports Management
    4 Dr. Appanna Mahadeva Gasti M.P.Ed., Ph.D., Physical Cultural Instructor Volleyball, Athletics,Kho-Kho and Sports Management
    5 Mr. Nagaraj G S M. P. Ed., Physical Education Director Volleyball, Athletics,Kho-Kho and Sports Management
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide
  • 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 :