The faculty of GAPEY, the second off-campus faculty of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) at Coimbatore Campus. The faculty was started to strengthen our services and academic programs in the field of Disability Management – one of the four major areas identified by the university at its inception. The main aim of the Faculty is to promote adapted physical education and yoga among physical education professionals and to produce qualified trainers possessing a thorough knowledge of adapted sports and games, basic knowledge in various disabilities, and inclusion of positive attitude to work with disabled persons.
In the whole of India, this is the only department which provides adapted games and sports for persons with disabilities with the following objectives:
- Initiating specialized courses in Adapted Physical education and sports.
- Conducting extension activities in Adapted Physical Education and to embed these in standard teacher education program in Physical education
- To initiate research programs in Adapted Physical Education and sports.