The Mandal had witnessed
the visit of several luminaries like Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi,
Deshgaurav Netaji Subhashchandra Bose,
Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pt. Motilal Nehru, Lala
Lajpat Rai, N. C. Kelkar, Martyr Shivram Hari Rajguru etc. during the
period between 1924 to 1930. At the same time without giving a shadow
of doubt to the rulers about involvement of its members in freedom
movement, the founders and their associates had also geared up
programme of Indian traditional physical activities by running regular
classes, organizing Summer camps of these activities for the mofissil
youths, conducting demonstration- cum propaganda tours in various
States, deputing volunteers for training of youths at different places
. With the initiation of all these activities the Mandal became
popularly known institution all over India. Another fruitful project
the Mandal undertook in the year 1926-27 was the formation of
‘Physical Culture Information Bureau’. This Bureau had collected
information from various leading countries about the type of movement
in physical education and sports going on throughout the World. This
information had inspired the founders to depute their associates in
different countries to study their traditional physical culture.
Accordingly members were sent to Germany, Japan, and Austria during
the period 1928 to 1933 for higher studies. The idea of studying
traditional and modern form of physical culture of these countries was
with the object of establishing “Cosmopolitan University of Physical
Culture” where traditional physical culture of different countries
would be studied scientifically and it was their dream to evolve
universally accepted system of physical culture by way of selecting
positive elements and principles from amongst the traditional systems
of various countries. This high level planning of the Mandal was very
well reflected in the printed report of the Mandal for the year 1932.
Till now the Mandal
had organized 20 times its tours abroad since the year 1936. The
countries like Japan, Russia, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, U.K.,
U.S.A., Germany, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, France, Sweden, Switzerland,
Denmark, Italy etc., were visited and display of our traditional
activities was presented in about 50 cities abroad. At the time of
Olympic Games in Munich Germany in 1972, the Mandal had unique honour
of presenting its display in the Olympic Gymnastic Stadium on the
opening day of the games. The Mandal has a long history of its
international contacts, activities, endeavor and achievements.
With the dawn
of Independence of India, the focal point of the Mandal was shifted to
implementing qualitative teacher training programme in physical
education. In the year 1947-48, the Mandal started an institute, named
Indian Institute for Diploma in Physical Culture and Recreation which
was subsequently recognized by the then Central Province. Berar Govt.
It had enjoyed Autonomous Status. The one year post-matriculate
Diploma in Physical Culture and Recreation awarded to the trainees by
this Institute was duly recognized by the State Govt. for appointment
as physical education teachers in schools and colleges. With the
changing policy of Maharashtra Government the said course was
subsequently changed into Certificate course in Physical Education
from the year 1959-60.
As it is stated above, the institute started in the year 1947
had Autonomous Status, the post matriculation certificate of “Vyayam
Visharad” awarded to the student by Mandal had also enjoyed
recognition of State Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, etc. for appointment as teachers
in physical education. Thus, the Mandal and its constituent college /
institute has unique honor of receiving recognition of various State
Governments and the Diploma or Certificate awarded by the Mandal and
its institute / college was also duly recognized by Universities,
State Governments and Secondary School Certificate Boards.
The Mandal was registered under section 3 of the Societies
Registration Act 1860 (Act. No.XXI of 1860) on 14-10-1929 and under
Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (Bombay XXIX of 1950) on 28-05-1963.
Our speakers had presented papers and delivered lectures before the
international audience at the time of following occasions:
World Pedagogic Sports Congress, Berlin, 1936.
World Lingiad Festival Sweden, 1949.
Third World Congress of Physical Education., Istambul,1953.
6th and 7th International Congress of Physical Education for
girls and women in Tokyo, 1969 and Teheran, 1973.
50th International Congress of International Federation of
Physical Education, Brussels-Belgium, 1973.
51st and 52nd International Congress of FIEP – Finland,1976
Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress Seoul-Korea, 1988 and Dallas
Second International Conference on Psychotherapy, Yoga and
Spirituality at Haridwar, India, 2005
During the year
1994 the State Government of Maharashtra had proposed to setup “Sports
University”. A State level committee was formed by the Government to
study the prevailing conditions in the State in the field of sports
and then gave its opinion about the establishment of such University
in the State. While on State-wide tour, the committee had visited the
Mandal and held a day-long discussion with the members of the Mandal
on the said issue. It was at that time a complete scheme of “Sports
University” was submitted to the committee by the members on behalf of
the Mandal. The idea of Physical Education and Sports Science
University, its Structure, Faculties, Departments, U.G., P.G. Courses
and their duration etc. is very much clear with the Mandal. If given
opportunity, the Mandal will set an ideal example in India of Sports
The Degree College of Physical Education
After Independence the Mandal started the regular programme of physical education to provide trained and discipline physical education teacher by establishing training college named as Degree College of Physical Education. This college is established in the year 1967 with the permission of Government of Maharashtra in urban area at Amravati and affiliated to Nagpur University, Nagpur earlier. This is the only college in Maharashtra started a three years degree course in physical education on govt. grant basis.
This college is now permanently affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati and recognized by the Govt. of Maharashtra, National Council for Teacher Education WRC, Bhopal and AICTE, Delhi. College is also recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12b, and is assessed and accredited by NAAC, Bangalore in 'A' Grade in the year Feb. 2005. The College is also conferred the Autonomous status by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati on the recommendation of U.G.C. & Govt. of Maharashtra for the five year duration from the session 2007-08 to 2011-2012 on the date 26.02.2008.
The college provides its services to the students, community and profession for their development with the following mission and pledge.
"The college strives to nurture the students who could reflect the fusion of traditional values with rational approach for the stronger young generation having contemporary professional insight in the field of Physical Education and Sports Sciences. College seeks to cultivate a sense of National Responsibility through its efforts to develop Physical Education-a base for the betterment of the future generation. The inter-dependence of sports and society, sports and healthy environment have been very well acceptable throughout the world".
To fulfill this mission, Degree College of Physical Education intends to produce excellent physical education teachers with commitment to profession. Ultimately it should contribute for the up gradation of society and profession of physical education and sports as a whole.
We, the students and staff of this college pledge that we shall always remember the ideals of those who had done supreme sacrifices for our Independence and the soldiers who are guarding borders of our country. We shall respect constitution of our nation. We shall always be prepared for promoting health and fitness of our countrymen, and also dedicate ourselves for making our younger generation educated and cultured.
Salient features of the College:
1. The college is managed by Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasrak Mandal, Amravati, which is an Internationally famous Institution working in the field of Physical Education form the last 95 years. It is registered under societies registration act and Bombay Public Trust act.
2. The college has clear standing of more than 40 years.
3. The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under section 2(f) in 1969 and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956 in the Year 1987.
4. The college is permanently affiliated to Amravati University, Amravati. Now known as Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.
5. The college is recognized by National Council for Teachers Education, W.R.C., Bhopal and All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
6. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore has accredited the college with 'A' grade in the session 2004-2005.
7. The Research Laboratory of the college is recognized for purpose of research by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati from the year 2002.
8. A separate Research Wing apart from the Post-Graduate Department, functions at the college where regular research in Physical Education and sports is carried out.
9. Guidance centre for the Ph.D. problems is established by the College where Ph.D. Scholars get registered at Nagpur University, Nagpur and lately at Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.
10. All the vital and basic facilities pertaining to training and coaching for the students as per International specifications are available in the college.
11. The college is privileged as pioneering institute in introducing D.P.Ed., B.P.E., B.P.Ed., D.Y.Ed., M.P.Ed. regular courses in physical education and allied disciplines in the faculty of Education formerly of Nagpur University and now of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.
12. The college conducts many inter-collegiate competition of Nagpur and Amravati University at its campus. College also organizes All-India Intervarsity Sports Meets in Swimming, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Athletics and other selected events on behalf of the Universities.
13. The College is permitted by the Maharashtra Govt. to conduct its own Common Entrance Test for admission of students. Which is a unique case in the state because the college has track record of 40 years of efficient functioning in academic and sports field.
14. The college runs career oriented vocational course independently with the financial assistance from U.G.C. New Delhi.
15.UGC New Delhi has awarded the college with status as college with potential for excellance on 18 March 2010
Degree College of Physical Education intends to produce excellent
physical education teachers with commitment to profession.
Ultimately it should contribute for the up-gradation of society and
profession of physical education and sports as a whole.
efficient teachers, organizers, administrators and researchers
in physical education and sports.
To provide and to
promote opportunities for value education.
To prepare physical
education teachers who could provide coaching for producing top
To provide sports
facilities to educational institutions at all levels to
participate in coaching programme and to organize competitions.
To serve as sports
extension service centre.
To promote research
in physical education and sports sciences.
To preserve and
popularize the traditional Indian physical culture and sports.
To co-operate with
all national, international voluntary and professional
organizations and associations concerned with Health, Sports,
Physical Education & Sports Sciences.
To co-operate with
the govt. organizations in their efforts to raise the standard
of sports and physical fitness of the citizens of our country.
teachers to publish conducive literature on physical education,
health , sports and nutrition.
interest and awareness among the masses about physical fitness
To provide library
facilities and guidance of teachers to the research Scholars
doing research in Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
To achieve the
status of Deemed University in due course of time.
The College is
located in the premises of Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal,
near Amba Devi Temple at Amravati. It is at a distance of about one
km. from Amravati Railway Station on the Central Railway. Candidates
coming to Amravati have to come first to Badnera Junction which is
on Mumbai-Kolkata rail route, on the Central Railway, Amravati is
only 10 km. from Badnera. Trains and Buses ply between these two
places almost every half-hour and Auto is also available. Badnera
comes under municipal jurisdiction of Amravati Corporation.