Vice Chancellor's Message

Prof. P. K. Radhakrishnan, Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala

I am happy to know that the Department of Physical Education is hosting a new Website. The Department of Physical Education of the University of Kerala is one among the pioneer Physical Education Departments in India. It has a long history of its own. It came into existence in 1939. At the inception the Department was the part of the erstwhile Travancore University. The Travancore University will go down in history as the first ever University in India to start a Department specifically for Physical Education.

Sports and games are important and the key binding forces of any community and society. It promotes national integration and inculcates national pride. Sports and sportsmanship also inculcates a spirit of enthusiasm, camaraderie, team spirit and healthy competition among the youth of the nation.

The Kerala University has been a stalwart in sports and games in the country. The University under the auspices of the Department of Physical Education has produced many exemplary Sports persons who are the pride of the state and nation. Many of them have been honoured with prestigious Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards over the period of time.

In the new era of technology and internet, we should not be left behind. The scope of information technology has a major role in every spheres of modern life. I hope the hosting of the new website of the Department of Physical Education will help in fast and effective working of the Department and in the best interest of the student community at large.

I wish all success for this endeavour.