Faculty of General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GA-PEY) is one of the off campus faculties of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU), Belur Math. The Faculty is intended to actualize Swami Vivekananda’s fundamental educational ideas of imparting life building, man-making and character-building education by providing quality Adapted Physical Education to develop manpower for education, rehabilitation and holistic development of persons with various disabilities.
The faculty is situated at COIMBATORE, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. It is located in salubrious and serene environment of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, befitting for imparting and receiving education. The faculty is a pioneer institute in the field of Adapted Physical Education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in India. Here are some of the distinctive highlights of the faculty:
The conception of RKMVU was envisioned by Swami Vivekananda himself nearly 111 years ago, in recognition of which it has been awarded the tag of a ‘Special Heritage University’ by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, on 1 July 2013, with certain privileges in the matter of governance and special grant.
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, the campus in which GAPEY is si-tuated has 13 institutions working in different areas such as physical and adapted physical, technical, agriculture and school education which provide a fertile ground for inculcating values of life and education in its true sense for our students as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda .
UNESCO has created special UNESCO chair in the area of Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, which is a unique area of work to promote inclusion. The UNESCO Chair in the area of ‘inclusive education’ at RKMVU, Coimbatore, is the first of its kind in the whole of Asia.