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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
Jnanasahyadri, Indoor Sports Complex
Shankaraghatta ? 577 451 Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
Phone: 08282-256301-306, Fax: 08282-256255
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 Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B M.P.E., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Volleyball, Athletics & Basketball 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 1 COMPARISON OF SELECTED ANTHROPOMETRICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIABLES AMONG INTERVARSITY MEDALISTS IN KHO-KHO Kuvempu University Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B None 23 Completed 2 COMPARISON OF SELECTED ANTHROPOMETRICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIABLES AMONG INTERVARSITY MEDALISTS IN KHO-KHO Kuvempu University Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B NIL 23 Completed Research Scholars Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide 1 Gururaj Puranik Intra-Sport Comparison Of Anthropometric, Physiological And Psychological Parameters Of Basketball Players Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 2 Anthony Francis P.S. A study on existing initiatives for promotion of sports and achievement in selected private and public sector sports hostels Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 3 Srinivas Harikanth A cross sectional study of motivation for participation in competitive sports among youth and men of goa Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 4 Khalid Khan A study on proprioception and balance ability in inter university level sportspersons Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 5 Ramesh Naik K. A study on the influence of physical performance on academic achievement, emotional intelligence and mental stress of adolescent boys and girls Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 6 Rohan D Costa The study on self- perceived and measured physical fitness among students at high school, graduation And post graduation level Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B 7 Tangarani Effects of Indigenous and non-indigenous exercise interventions for management of body weight, mental stress and body image issues in young women Ph.D. Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B
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