About the Department:
The Department of Physical Education has been included in the statute of the University in the year 2014 as the third department under Faculty of Education. The Physical Education as an elective subject for the students at graduation level (B.A./B.Sc.) was included in the University curriculum in the session 2011-2012. Since then, 08 batches of students with physical education as an elective subject have successfully passed out from university campus. The programme of Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) is currently being taught in 04 affiliated colleges is also regulated by the Department of Physical Education. Due to increased demand of post graduate programme in physical education, the programme of M.A. in Physical Education under self-finance scheme is inculcated in the campus from the session 2021-2022 in C.B.C.S. pattern. The programme of Ph.D. in Physical Education has also been started in 2019 (currently in C.B.C.S. pattern) and presently the scholars are successfully pursuing their respective research work in physical education.
The Department of Physical Education of D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur U.P. should be known for its excellence in producing competent Physical Education teachers, researchers, coaches, sportsperson and students who together with one-another would create a culture of Physical Education & Sports in the country to promote a healthy physically active lifestyle for everyone.
1 To prepare qualitatively and professionally the best Physical Educationists, Sportspersons, Coaches and teachers with focus on future challenges.
2. To enable researchers to conduct quality researches in the field of physical education and sports sciences.
3. To provide technical, professional and academic leadership to the other allied institutions of Physical Education.
4. To provide vocational guidance and placement services to the people in the field of Physical Education.