The Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University established by an Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2004, is unique and the first of its kind in India as an affiliatory University, exclusively for Physical Education and Sports. After obtaining the accent from his Excellency the president of India on 5th August 2005, the said act came into force with effect from 15th September 2005.It is a rare coincidence that the University has started functioning from December 2005, declared by the United Nations as International year for Sport and Physical Education. At present the University has four Faculties, eleven Departments and ten affiliated Colleges. Further the University now offers select Physical Education and Allied Courses, through collaborative programme and Distance Education stream also.
List of Physical Education Colleges offering UG and PG Courses
Y.M.C.A. College of Physical Education, Chennai – 600 035
Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore
Sri Saradha College of Physical Education for Women, Salem
Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tiruchendur
List of Physical Education Colleges offering UG Courses
Rabindranath Tagore College of Physical Education for Women, Veerachipalayam, Sankarai T.k, Salem.
Vivekananda College of Physical Education, Unjanai, Tiruchengodu, Namakkal.
Gnanamani College of Physical Education, A.K. Samudram, Namakkal.
Selvam College of Physical Education Pappanaickenpatti, Namakkal.
Ramakrishnan Chandra College of Physical Education for Women, Gulappa Gowendenpatty, Cumbum.
Meenatchi Physical Education College, Thathanur, Udayarpalayam T.K., Perambular District.
Koviloor Andavar College of Physical Education and Sports Science, Koviloor Madalayam, Koviloor, Sivagangi District .
Christian College of Physical Education, K.P.Road, Nagercoil.
St.John's College of Physical Education, veeravanallur, Tirunelveli District .
The Placement Cell of the University is taking care of the Training and Placement Activities of the students. Various Training Programmes are conducted for Students for enhancing their Soft Skills, Leadership Qualities. Communication skills. etc., and thereby equipping themselves employable in the job market.
Village Placement Programme
The Village Placement programme (VPP) is compulsory for all the Regular Courses of the University. As a Part of VPP, each student of the Regular Course should stay for four days in a Village and undertake service activities such as health awareness campaign, literacy programmes, awareness programme of clean environment and safe drinking water, Sports Recreation etc., for rural development. VPP has two credits for all the Courses under CBCS.
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU), Chennai has 6 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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