Once every four years, the country submerges itself into the passion of sports and Olympics. Sportspersons are idolized, new heroes are born, kids are asked to join sports academies in hope of becoming the next sporting icon and what not. But what we fail to understand is that mastering any sport is not a process that can be completed in a few days. In fact, even 4 years aren't enough to produce world class champions.
Building a world-beating sportsperson is a long and tedious process that must begin from the childhood itself. The sports culture in schools, therefore plays a significant role in deciding whether the kid would go on to become a top quality sportspersons or not. But little has been done in respect of sports education in the country.
Though almost absent at the school level, sports education is making its presence felt at the higher education level in the country. A number of high quality colleges have come up in the country and offer world class sports education to the students. Some of India's best sports colleges are given below Ã
College of Physical Education in Pune
This college offers a large number of bachelor and masters programs in the field of Physical education. The admission for a fixed number of seats is granted on the basis of merit.
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Thiruvananthapuram
Admitting students through an entrance exam which is not easy to crack, this institute offers a wide range of bachelor and masters program "“ all in the field of Physical education to the students.
Indira Gandhi Institute Of Physical Education and Sports Science in New Delhi
One of the best known institutes under the Faculty of Education in the Delhi University, it came into being in the year 1987. The physical education courses offered by the institute are duly recognized by the NCTE (National Council of Teacher Education). The courses on offer include a 3 year B. Sc course, a 2 year Master's course and a 1 year PG Diploma.
Bombay Physical Culture Association's College of Physical education in Mumbai
Popularly known as BPCACPE, this institute came into being in 1978 and is a part of the Mumbai University. The courses offered by the institute include 1 year B.P.Ed., 2 year Master's Course, 2 year PhD and 1.5 year M.Phil.
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Gwalior
Offering bachelors and masters of physical education, this is easily one of the best institutes of physical education in the entire country. The yearly application process usually begins in the month of May and the entire process concludes in the month of July.
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