Department of Physical Education and Sports

About the Department

The History

Madras University is one of the oldest Universities in India established about 153 years ago during the colonial period. Right from its inception, it has been outstanding, not only in its academic side, having produced students in the field of Education, Science and Technology, but also it has been in the lime light for sports and games activities. To name a few personalities, it would not be out of place to mention Padmashri M.J.Gopalan (Double International-Hockey and Cricket), Mr. C.D.Gopinath (Cricket), Padmabhushan Ramanathan Krishnan (Tennis), Dr.Vijay Amirthraj (Tennis), Padmashri Bhaskaran (Hockey), Krishnamachari Srikanth (Cricket) and a host of others who have donned Madras University colours as well as National colours in several National and International Matches.  

Growth of Madras University Union

During the year 1932, the Syndicate of the Madras University resolved to start the Madras University Union at the House then known as 'Rutland House' in the Spur Tank Road, Chetpet, with provision for playing Tennis and Ball Badminton only. To provide facility for other outdoor games, the Syndicate requested the Government to allot a portion of the land in the Spur Tank Road, to lay Hockey and Cricket field. The Government of Madras was pleased to allot a portion of the land measuring about 10 acres in Spur Tank Road in RS No. 465/12 at Egmore to develop the same as play fields to be used by the University Students. Considerable developments have taken place, with the addition of Pavilion with accommodation to the players, Indoor Stadium with modern facilities etc., At present, The Madras University Sports Union is one of the best sports centres in the Madras City, providing training facility not only to the Madras University Students, but to a larger section of public and private sectors and spo rts Associations for their sports programmes. Nearly 36 teams of Madras University, both men and women, take part in the South Zone and All India Inter University Tournaments every year. University had been geographically divided into four Men and Four Women Divisions, For Men, Madras South, Madras North, Chengalpattu and Vellore Divisions and for Women, Madras South, Madras North, Salem and Vellore Divisions. Recently University has been geographically divided into Two Men and Two Women Zones. Each Zone organizes tournaments within and selects teams for Inter-Zonal participation. Madras University teams are selected during the Inter-zonal tournaments. Selected teams undergo vigorous training programme under N.I.S Coaches. During the pre-participation programme, boarding and lodging facilities are provided to the participants. Padmashri Dr. B. Sivanthi Aditiyan, Honorary Chairman, (Madras University Sports Advisory Committee) presents the cash award for the teams which secure places in the All India Inter University Competition and Rolling Trophies (in the name of Padmashri Dr. B. Sivanthi Aditiyan) are given to the colleges which produced the maximum number of University Players every year.  

Aims and Objectives

The aim of Madras University Union to promote activities in the field of Sports and Games with excellent infrastructure facilities and also to provide a systematic and scientific training for the students of affiliated colleges. More than 17,000 (Seventeen Thousands) students get competitive experience from the zonal and Inter-zonal competition organized by the Madras University every year. Physical Education programme is accepted as a part of curriculum in all the affiliated colleges of our University. The affiliated colleges are divided into 2 zones for Men & Women. All the affiliated colleges take part in the zonal level competition in 20 disciplines, and in Inter-Zonal competition in 16 disciplines, totaling 36 disciplines. More than 17,000 (Seventeen Thousands) students get competitive experience from the zonal and Inter-zonal competition organized by the University of Madras. The Madras University teams are selected on the basis of the performance during Inter-zonal competitions.  

Nature of Programme
  • Madras University affiliated colleges divided into two Zones. (Both Men & Women).
  • Total number of Games and Sports 36.
  • Competitions are conducted on Zonal and Inter-Zonal basis.
  • Nearly 17,000 (Seventeen Thousands) students get competitive experience every year.
  • University players are selected from the Inter-Zonal Competition.
  • Dr.Sir.A. Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliar Silver Jubilee Commemoration Athletic Meet is conducted every year in the month of October.
  • Conduct of Summer Residential Coaching Camp and Award Function every year during the month of May and June.
  • Coaching for school children, college boys and girls, both Morning and Evening sessions at University Union Ground.
  • Selection and Preparation of Madras University Teams, (36 disciplines) to participate in the Inter-University competition organized by Association of Indian Universities every year.
  • To conduct All India Inter-University Sports/Games Competitions.
  • To conduct Award Function for the Madras University Sportspersons, Managers and Coaches who have brought laurels to our University by securing medals during the All India Inter-University Competitions.
  • To organize Madras University Inter Campus Sports/Games Competitions every year.


Play Field Facilities
  • Multipurpose Track and Field (outdoor), Football, Hockey, handball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Cricket, Ball Badminton, Volleyball and Tennis.
  • Multipurpose Indoor Stadium Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Table Tennis.
  • Multi-gym (16Station)


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr.V.Mahadevan Director Dr.V.Mahadevan

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.Sc Yoga(Regular)

M.Phil Courses

  • Physical Education & Yoga

Ph.D Programme

  • Physical Education

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

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Fees Structure

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Research Scholars

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