Directorate of Physical Education

The Department of Sports, Alagappa University, Karaikudi came into existence on 2008 as a tiny unit. The accelerated pace of sports achievements of the University over the recent decades have been instrumental in enabling the department to grow from strength to strength and occupy a place of prominence in the developmental road-map of the University. Headed by a regular director, the Department has a well-trained, competent and fully committed band of 2 coaches/instructors representing various disciplines.

It needs no reiteration that the Department has been moving on the path of sustained growth, both quantitative and qualitative, speedily and steadily crossing important milestones one after the other in terms of improved sports infrastructure development, management (conduct and organization) of intercollegiate and inter-university sports competitions, and coaching-training facilities…


A department committed in the provision of excellent Sports and recreational services.  


To provide state-of-the-art Sports and recreation equipment and facilities, innovative programs, training, coaching, consultancy, research to support the production of holistic graduates.

Core Values
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Quality customer service
  • Good governance and integrity
  • Team spirit and team work
  • Responsible citizenship
  • Accountability and transparency
  • National cohesion and inclusiveness
Strategic issues
  • Governance, leadership and culture
  • Quality sports facilities and equipment
  • Quality sports and recreation activities
  • Resources, facilities and infrastructure
Strategic objectives
  • To manage sports and games efficiently and effectively
  • To provide quality sports facilities and equipment
  • To provide quality sports recreation activities
  • To utilize human, financial, technological and physical resources efficiently
  • To procure quality and standardized sports equipment and kit

Dr. R.Senthil Kumaran


Directorate of Physical Education
Alagappa University

Phone : +91 4565 224400, 223199

E-mail :

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1 Dr. R. Senthil Kumaran Director

The Department is in possession of a vast area measuring 20 acre housing the following facilities:

Indoor Facilities

Multipurpose Gymnasium hall having facilities for Table Tennis, Badminton, Judo, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Fencing, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Taekwondo and Basketball on make-shift basis.

Yoga Hall
  • Standard size Weightlifting Hall.
  • Conditioning Hall equipped with latest machines.
Outdoor Facilities.
  • Two Standard Athletics  Track of 400 Mts. .
  • Two standard outdoor concrete Basketball courts
  • Four Hockey field
  • Five Volleyball courts with enclosure.
  • Three Handball courts
  • Three Football field.
  • One Tennis courts (clay) with enclosure.
  • One Tennis Court Concert
  • One Tennis Court Synthetic with enclosure
  • Three standard size Cricket field.
  • Two Kabaddi courts.
  • Two Kho-Kho courts.
Sports research

Directorate of Physical Education encourages research and innovation in sport. Its priorities are:

  • boosting performance (especially at elite level) and promoting innovation;
  • increasing participation in sport and the importance of sport within the community;
  • promoting vitality and health through sport and physical activity.

We have a national reputation for excellence and innovation for our research in the spheres of sport, physical education, physical activity, leisure, events and heritage.

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