Best Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball

Today I am not writing about engineering colleges! While Commerce, Engineering, and Arts, are the more traditionally taken educational routes, India also offers some great opportunities for those who want to pursue the sport. Remember when you hated P.E/ P.T class? Well, turns out, physical education is extremely important! Who knew right? I joke but with sincerity. Any Indian knows that our country has produced some of the best sportsman known globally. Saina Nehwal and Sachin Tendulkar are in this list.

But getting an education in this field doesn’t merely mean learning how to play a particular sport, or building your skills to professional levels. A physical education degree consists of much more. Nutrition, Biology, Physiology, Health, are some amongst the many avenues you could follow in this field. So if you were thinking, “well I was never a great athlete so I can’t get into sports” you were wrong! You can totally get a degree in one of the many options available to you under physical education. To help you start, below we have put together a list of some of the best colleges for sports in India.

Let’s say that you do want to become a professional athlete, what would that require of you? The first tip would be to start early so that you can figure out your skill set and where your natural talent lies. Once you have developed your abilities, you may get spotted by a scouting organization. Sports Authority of India is probably the most popular Government organization that scouts and trains sporting talents in India. So make yourself noticed! Being serious about becoming an athlete requires a tremendous amount of discipline. I think if you love your sport, discipline will not be as hard to develop. However, stamina and strength you will need. Work on that.

In fact, most of the colleges listed below do require some form of a physical examination for a lot of the sought after degrees. I would suggest keeping in shape anyway. It’s good for your mental health too.

To give you a general overview of your options, here are the types of degrees you can get at different levels.

Bachelors Degree:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • BPE
  • B.Sc. in Physical Education and Sports Science
  • B.Sc. in Sports Science
  • B.Sc. in Sports Science and Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Sports Management
  • BA in Sports Management
  • BBA in Sports Management

Masters Degree: 

  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.)
  • M.Sc. in Physical Education and Sports ScienceBest Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball
  • MBA in Sports Management
  • M.Sc. in Sports Science and Nutrition
  • MBA in Sports Business
  • Master of Sports Management
  • M.Sc. in Sports Science

PhD:

  • Ph.D. in Physical Education
  • Ph.D. in Sports Management

Post Graduate Diploma Courses:

  • PG Diploma in Sports Medicine
  • PG Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • PGDM in Sports Management
  • PG Diploma in Sports Journalism
  • PGDM in Sports Business
  • PG Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition

Included in the lists above you may have noticed Sports Management, a relatively new concept in India. The India Education website explains this field very well,

Sports management is the study of planning, supervising and organizing various sporting activities like international and domestic tournaments for cricket, football, hockey, golf, and several other games.

Courses in this field focus on the following areas, 


• Sports marketing
• Sponsorship, marketing, and merchandise of sports
• Sports finance & business
• Sports management policy
• Communication with the press and media
• Sponsorship and broadcasting
• Sports event staging
• Knowledge about sports law on contracts and drug use
• Sports ethics and the sports organization

You see, there are so many different ways to get involved with sports other than being an athlete. I mean, Sports ethics sounds really interesting to me! Now as promised, here is your list! In the end, I have included some of the best schools for a Sports Management Degree as well.

1. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, Delhi 

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports (B.Sc., P.E., H.E. & S)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Education

Self Finance/Certificate Courses:

  • Wholistic Personality Development
  • Yoga Education
  • Athletics

Admission Details:

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports
  1. Written Test: 50 Marks
  2. Physical Fitness Test: 20 Marks
  3. Sports Proficiency Award: 30 Marks
Bachelor of Physical Education
  1. Written Test: 60 Marks
  2. Physical Fitness Test: 5 Marks
  3. Sports Proficiency Award: 10 Marks
  4. Playing Ability Text: 15 Marks
  5. Interview: 10 Marks
  6. Medical Examination: Qualifying
Master of Physical Education
  1. Written Test: 60 Marks
  2. Physical Fitness Test: 5 Marks
  3. Sports Proficiency Award: 10 Marks
  4. Playing Ability Text: 15 Marks
  5. Interview: 10 Marks
  6. Medical Examination: Qualifying

Fee Structure:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education- Rs. 8740
  • Bachelor of Physical Education- Rs. 8756
  • Master of Physical Education- Rs. 8756

Best Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball2. College of Physical Education, Pune

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.Ed. in Physical Education or B.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Philosophy in Physical Education (M.Phil.)
  • Ph.D. in Physical Education

Part-Time (Vacation) degree course only for working people:

  • Master of Philosophy in Physical Education (M.Phil. Physical Education)

Admission Details:

Bachelor of Physical Education
  1. Graduate of any discipline or B.P.E. (3 years) from any recognised university
Master of Physical Education
  1. B.Ed. (Physical Education) / B.P.Ed. / B.P.E. (4 years) from any recognized university
Master of Philosophy in Physical Education
  1. M.Ed. (Physical Education) / M.P.Ed. / M.P.E. (2 years + 4 years B.P.E)/ M.P.E. (2 years)
  2. 3 years B.P.E + 1-year B.P.Ed. or B.Ed. in Phy. Ed.) from any recognised University.
Ph.D. in Physical Education
  1. M.Ed. (Physical Education) / M.P.Ed. / M.P.E. (2yrs. + 4 yrs. B.P.E) / M.P.E. (2yrs. + 3 yrs. B.P.E + 1 yr. B.P.Ed. or B.Ed. in Phy. Ed.) from any recognized university (UGC rule is applicable from time to time for admission).

Fee Structure:

Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Regular: Rs. 40,000
  • Management: Rs. 50,000
  • NRI/Foreign Students: USD $1,000
Master of Physical Education (Un-Aided)
  • Regular: Rs. 45,000
  • Management: Rs. 55,000
  • NRI/Foreign Students: USD $1,100
Master of Philosophy in Physical Education
  • Regular: Rs. 45,000
  • Management: Rs. 55,000
  • NRI/Foreign Students: USD $1,100

3. Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida

Degrees Offered:

    • Bachelor of Physical Education & Sports
    • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P. Ed.)Best Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball
    • Master of Physical Education (M.P. Ed.)
    • Ph.D – Physical Education (Full Time)
  • Ph.D – Physical Education (Part Time)

Admission Details: 

Admissions for all degrees are based on the following test components,
  1. Physical/Motor Fitness Test
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Playing Ability (for the game of choice)
  4. Sports Achievement

Fee Structure:

Bachelor of Physical Education & Sports
  • Non- Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 38,000
  • Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 57,000
Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Non- Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 38,000
  • Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 57,000
Master of Physical Education
  • Non- Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 40,000
  • Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 60,000
Ph.D – Physical Education (Full Time)
  • Non- Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 50,000
Ph.D – Physical Education (Part Time)
  • Non- Sponsored Semester Fee- Rs. 33,500

4. Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.E)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Fitness Management  (PGD.H.FM)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Admission Details:

 Bachelor of Physical Education
  1. Written Test: 50 Marks
  2. Physical Fitness Test: 30 Marks
  3. Sports Proficiency Test: 10 Marks
  4. Sports Achievement Test: 10 Marks
Master of Physical Education/Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Fitness Management
  1. Test in Game/Sport
  2. Fitness Test Score
  3. Fulfill all Eligibility Criteria

Fee Structure:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education- Rs. 39,045
  • Master of Physical Education- Rs. 39,950
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Fitness Management- Rs. 47,950

5. Bombay Physical Culture Association (BPCA),College of Physical Education, Mumbai

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.E)
  • Ph.D – Physical Education
  • Fitness Course

Admission Details:

Admissions for all degrees are based on the following test components,
  1. Physical/Motor Fitness Test
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Written Test
  4. Oral Test
  5. Medical Test

Fee Structure:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education- Rs. 10,360
  • Master of Physical Education- Rs. 24,245 (Year 1); Rs. 23,670 (Year 2)

6. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Master of Arts in YogaBest Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.ED.)
    • Sports Biomechanics
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Health Education
    • Sports Psychology
    • Physical Education Pedagogy
    • Sports Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma
    • Fitness Management
    • Sports Management
    • Sports Journalism
    • Sport Coaching
    • Yoga Education
  • Ph.D – Physical Education
  • Master of Science (M Sc.)
    • Sports Bio-Mechanics
    • Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Arts in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M.A)

Admission Details:

As required by course:
  1. Entrance Exam
  2. Physical Performance Test
  3. Qualifying Exam
  4. Interview

Fee Structure: 

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)/B.A
  • Semesters 1 & 2:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 73,800
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 1,01,000
  • Semesters 3 & 4:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 61,000
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 78,800
  • Semesters 5 & 6:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 61,000
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 78,800
  • Semesters 7 & 8:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 54,580
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 78,800
Master of Physical Education (M.P.ED.)/M.A Yoga
  • Semesters 1 & 2:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 71,800
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 99,000
  • Semesters 3 & 4:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 61,000
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 78,800
Post Graduate Diploma (PG)
  • Semesters 1 & 2:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 71,800
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 99,000
Master of Science (M Sc.)/M.A Sports Psychology
  • Semesters 1 & 2:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 68,800
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 96,000
Ph.D Course Work and Other Session
  • Semesters 1 & 2:
    • Indian Students- Rs. 71,800
    • Foreign Students- Rs. 99,000

7. Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow

Trainings in: 

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton

Admission Details: 

  1. Physical Exam: 50 Marks (Initial)
  2. Sports Skill and Game test: 50 Marks (Initial)
  3. Physical Exam: 50 Marks (Main after Shortlist from Original)
  4. Sports Skill and Game test: 50 Marks (Main after Shortlist from Original)

Fee Structure:

  • Between Rs. 7,350- Rs. 8,350 (Annually)

Best Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketball8. Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU)

Degrees Offered: 

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)
  • M.B.A in Sports Management
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Physical Education
    • Yoga
    • Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
    • Sports Biomechanics & Kinesiology
    • Sports Psychology And Sociology
    • Sports Management
    • Sports Coaching
  • Master of Science (M Sc.)
    • Yoga
    • Yoga Therapy
    • Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
    • Sports Biomechanics & Kinesiology
    • Sports Psychology And Sociology
    • Sports Management
    • Sports Coaching
  • Master of Technology in Sports Technology
  • PG Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • PhD
    • Physical Education
    • Yoga
    • Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
    •  Sports Biomechanics & Kinesiology
    • Sports Psychology And Sociology
    • Sports Management
    • Sports Coaching
    • Sports Technology

Admission Details: 

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
  1. Entrance Exam: 2 papers of 50 Marks Each
  2. Interview: 25 Marks
  3. PG Marks
PhD Sports Management
  1. Entrance Exam: 2 papers of 50 Marks Each
  2. Interview: 25 Marks
  3. PG Marks
PhD Physical Education 
  1. Entrance Exam: 2 papers of 50 Marks Each
  2. Interview: 25 Marks
  3. PG Marks

Fee Structure: 

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)- Rs. 59, 530
  • Master of Science (M Sc.)- Rs. 25,370
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)- Rs. 25,685
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)- Rs. 23,510
  • M.B.A Sports Management- Rs. 36,370

9. Sadguru Education Society’s College of Physical Education, Jalgaon

Degrees Offered: 

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)

Admissions Details:

  • Admission procedure & Eligibility , as per rules of North Maharashtra University

Unfortunately I could not find the fee structure for this college. I hope that you have better luck with that. Maybe if you’re interested in this college, you could give them a call.

10. Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education, Pune

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • PhD

Other Courses: 

  • Gym Trainer
  • Aerobics Trainer
  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Physical Education and Sports

Admission Details:

Bachelor in Physical Education (B. P. Ed)

  1. Theory Paper: 50 Marks
    • Theory Paper consists of General Knowledge, Mental Ability, Teacher Aptitude and Sports Related Knowledge.
  2. Physical Efficiency Tests: 50 Marks
    •  4×10 m Shuttle Run Test, Sit & Reach Test, Standing Broad Jump Test, Sit-ups Test, Medicine Ball Throw Test.
  3. Interview

Master in Physical Education (M.P.Ed)

  1. Theory Paper: 50 Marks
    • Foundation of Physical Education, Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education, Teaching Methodology, Officiating Coaching and Management in Physical Education, Tests, Measurements and Evaluation in Physical Education
  2. Physical Efficiency Test: 50 Marks
    • 4×10 m Shuttle Run Test, Sit & Reach Test, Standing Broad Jump Test, Sit-ups Test, Medicine Ball Throw Test
  3. Interview

M.Phil & Ph.D

  1. Entrance Test conducted by the SPPU.
  2. Candidates who have passed M. Phil. Programme of the SPPU will be exempted from the Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme.
  3. Interview

Fee Structure: 

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)- Rs. 75,000
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)- Rs. 50,000
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)- Rs. 25,000
  • Introduction to Physical Education and Sports- Rs. 4,000/month

That’s it for the top colleges for sports in India. Please do conduct some more of your own research before you decide! Also bear in mind that I have not listed the above in order of rank, its just a list of the some of the best.

Before you go, here is that list of the top sports management colleges as well!

Best Colleges for Sports in India, sports college in india for football, sports college in india for cricket, sports college in india for basketballTop Sports Management Colleges:

  1. Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu
  2. Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, West Bengal
  3. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi
  4. International Institute of Sports Management, Maharashtra
  5. University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya
  6. National Academy of Sports Management, Maharashtra
  7. Centurion University of Technology and Management, Orissa

I hope this blog was helpful. Cheers to a healthier and fitter future! Thank you for reading!

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