The Institute was established by Govt. of India as National College of Physical Education in 17th August 1957, the centenary year of the War of Independence, and located at Gwalior, where Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, a valiant heroine of the war, had laid her life. The Institute was named after her as a tribute to her role in the glorious freedom struggle. The main purpose of establishing this institute was to up - grade the status of physical education by offering degree and post-graduate course for the first time in the country. Bachelor's degree programme was started in 1957 and a two year Master's Degree course was introduced in 1963. In 1980 it became the first institution in India to offer one year degree programme of Master of Philosophy in Physical Education. The Institute started as an affiliated college of the Vikram University, Ujjain and then came to the fold of Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1964. In recognition of its unique status and character and to facilitate its further growth, the college was conferred the status of an Autonomous College of Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1982.
In further recognition of the educational services rendered by the Institute in the field of Physical Education, sports and research it was decided by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development under UGC Act to give it the status of Deemed to be a university w.e.f. September 1995. The Institute is the only Deemed to be a University in the field of Physical Education in the country. The duration of the Bachelor’s Degree course, known as B.P.E. ( Bachelor of Physical Education) was initially for 3 years. To bring in line with the directives of NCTE and also similarity with some other Professional Degree Courses, the duration of the course has been extended from 3 years to 4 years with effect from the ensuing Academic Session i.e. 2003-2004 onward.The aim of this organization is not only to provide world-class teachers in the field of Physical Education and Sports but also to produce world-class sportsmen, coaches and officials. Therefore, our focus is to create excellent professionals who have in themselves confidence, communication skill, and capability to stand-out among the equals, as also, commitment to their profession. A large number of our students therefore get absorbed / selected in reputed organizations through campus selection. To achieve the above targets / aims, LNUPE provides sprawling lush green campus spread over more than 150 acres of prime land at the heart of Gwalior city which is less than a kilometer from Gwalior railway / bus stand. The Institute not only provides infrastructural facilities for almost all games and sports that you can name but also have very experienced and qualified teachers to train and produce sports persons at the National and International levels to achieve the laid down mandate. All students and majority of faculty members have been housed inside the campus, which provides excellent environment to grow. It is equally heartening to mention our Alumni's can be spotted in almost all parts of the World excelling themselves in various fields, a result of five decades of hard work at the Institute.
Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education( LNUPE), Gwalior has 9 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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