Introduction and Infrastructure of General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY)

Introduction and Infrastructure of GAPEY

1. Location

The Faculty of General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY) is an Off-Campus Faculty of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) head quartered at Belur Math, Kolkata. It is located in the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Campus at Coimbatore.

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore is one of the major and well known educational institutions of the Ramakrishna Mission. Vidyalaya is 19 km from Coimbatore main city on the Ooty–Mettupalyam National highway.  Shri T.S. Avinashilingam founded Vidyalaya in 1934 while Mahatma Gandhi laid foundation stone. Over years Vidyalaya had grown into a huge educational complex housing 19 educational institutions, offering courses from pre-school to doctoral level till date. GAPEY is one of the 19 institutions of Vidyalaya.

2. Genesis

GAPEY is an Off-campus Faculty center of RKMVERI which started functioning since 2007 at Coimbatore.

3. Aims

GAPEY mainly focuses on the physical educational needs of persons with disabilities. The Faculty aims at preparing world class Adapted Physical Educators and Yoga trainers. To realize the aims the Faculty is provided with appropriate infrastructural facilities.

4. Administrative Building

Administrative Building houses offices of Administrative Head, Dean, faculty members, office bearers and research scholars. It has a fully provided assembly hall, world class-conference room and multi-purpose hall for conducting the daily assembly and occasional meetings. The building is disabled friendly and is provided with ramps, lift, wheel chairs and disability friendly toilets.

5. Academic Block and Library

It is a huge class room complex with 20 class rooms. Classes are held in this building for different courses offered at our Institute. The building is disabled friendly and fully furnished for all class room activities.
It also has a fully furnished disabled friendly library with about 1,00,000 books and journals. The Library has computers provided with Internet and software applications like NVDA and JAWS meant for visually challenged population. There is a separate Braille book section in the library. There are several CDs and DVDs to encourage different modes of learning.

6. Laboratories

In addition to the classrooms and lecture halls, the Faculty has the following laboratories :

  • Adapted Physical Education Laboratory
  • Sports Physiotherapy Laboratory
  • Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Sports Psychology Laboratory
  • Human Performance Laboratory
  • Exercise Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • AT EASE Laboratory 3D
  • Computer Laboratory

7. Swami Niranjanananda Hostel for Men (capacity 300)

The Faculty besides its building has a spacious Hostel for Men. The Hostel has two dining halls and a kitchen. The Hostel is at a stone’s throw away from the Faculty. Hence sports facilities and grounds are accessible to students round the clock.

8. Play Fields and Related Infrastructure

The sprawling campus has the following Spots related infrastructure which meet the needs of the students as needs as well as public in an around Vidyalaya.
• Fitness centre,
• Adequate play ground, both indoor and outdoor.
• A 400 mtrs track,
• Hockey field,
• Football field,
• A volleyball complex ,
• Tennis complex,
• Ball-badminton complex,
• Kabbaddi complex, etc.,
• A well equipped indoor stadium
• 2 Tennis Indoor stadiums

9. Recreation

All the buildings situated in Spectacular Sprawling campus of the GAPEY are well connected by roads. There are beautiful gardens all over with many a species of plants and trees. Many species of birds, especially peacocks are our regular visitors. An Indoor stadium of professional standard where we observe our annual day celebrations, a well equipped Gymnasium, A Tennis Indoor stadium, various play fields belonging to Vidyalaya cater to the recreational needs of our students. Large GKD Auditorium with a capacity of 800 is the place where we organize cultural events and seminars. There are Ramayana Park and Vivekananda Park for relaxation. There are staff-quarters for staff-members to reside inside the Vidyalaya Campus.

10. Facilities added during the year 2022

Behind the GAPEY main building standard Basketball Court is being constructed and is scheduled to be completed in the second half of year 2022.