Department of Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education functions under Dr .K. Vaithianathan, the Director (Sports) and the team of eight assistant professors. The department offers three programs such as the newly introduced B.Sc Physical Education, Health Education & Sports (a 3 Year UG Program ) along with M.Phil in  Physical Education and Ph.D (Part Time & Full Time).

Infrastructure

The department offers adequate infrastructure facilities for games and sports such as

  • Five Volleyball Court with flood light 
  • Four Basketball court with flood light and gallery for spectators
  • Two Football Field
  • One Hockey Field
  • One Cricket field
  • One 400 Meters Standard Track with raised border
  • One Throw Ball Court
  • One Indoor Stadium (To Play Badminton ,Table Tennis and Chess)
  • Three Ball Badminton  Court
  • Two Clay Tennis Court
  • Two Synthetic  Tennis Court (under proposal)

In addition to these facilities, the department has admitted top ranking players and athletes under sports quota from all faculties. The students have brought laurels, name and fame to the university at zonal and national level. SRM University also has a SAI Extension centre.

Out of the eight Assistant Professor, three of them have completed Ph.D in Physical Education, and the rest are pursuing their doctoral program.            
There are five coaches for different sports such as:

  • Volleyball Coaches (Men &Women)      - 2
  • Basketball Coach(Men)                            - 1
  • Tennis Coach (Men)                                  -1
  • Football Coach (Men)                               -1 (Part Time)       

In addition to that the assistant professors also provide coaching for ball badminton, table tennis, chess, badminton and other sports.

Research

Presently 3 scholars – 2 at regular level and 1 at part time level - are pursuing their doctorate in Physical Education at the department.                                 

Activities

Our University teams have earned the following awards and accolades

  • Volleyball (Men) – The zonal champions for 8 years, national champions for 5 years and runners up for 3 years, in the Inter University Competition. Five of our volleyball players represented India in the Jr. Asian & Youth Commonwealth game.
  • Volleyball (Women) – Our women volleyball players have also performed well. Every year, the team qualifies at zonal level to go for All India Inter University Competition. A minimum of 3 players represent Tamil Nadu and participate in the All India Competition. 
  • Ball Badminton - In the National Inter University Championship (Men & Women), 3 players represented India and won the Championship.
  • Chess – Many International masters and International grand masters at Zonal and National Championships.
  • Table Tennis-  Zonal winner (Men) and Second Position at National level
  • Zonal Third Position (Women) and National Fourth Position
  • Tennis – Zonal and National  Champion Consecutively (Men)
  • Zonal and National Runner Up (Women) 
  • Cricket – Our Cricket Team Zonal Winner and National Second and Fourth Position. Many of them represented  Tamil Nadu and participated in Ranji Trophy
  • Hockey – Zonal Third Position and played at National Level
  • Basketball – All India winner, once runner up and presently qualified and played at all India level
  • Football -  The team secured first position, representing Chengalpet (DT) in the CM Trophy and received the cash award of Rs .18,00,000/-(Eighteen Lakh ) in the year 2014

The department provides admission under sports quota to about 300 students (men & women) and the fees waived. The department also provides free boarding and lodging for about 200 students.

The department is also planning to start professional courses like B.P,Ed, M.P.Ed from the academic year 2016-17 onwards.