By M. Sai Adhithi
New Delhi: The Sports Industry is an explorable area of opportunities, development, and scope since sports are the trend. There is always NEWS trending regarding some sport or the other. A college-level course in physical education is a basis of the understanding of the physical as well as mental well-being and fitness of a person. The B.P.Ed course offers a good career choice because the global sports industry is growing at a rapid pace at a worth of USD 620 Billion. The Indian Sports Industry was estimated to grow by 18% in 2022 generating huge employment opportunities for B.P.Ed graduates.
There are projects taken up by the Indian Government to promote the sports industry further such as Khelo India Scheme, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Sports Welfare Fund and National Sports Development Fund. The criteria to apply for a course in Sports Education to secure a seat in the 270 colleges in India providing the bachelor’s in physical education course is- the student has to have qualified their 12th (Intermediate) Grade with a minimum of 50% marks. The course duration is 3-4 years and can be pursued by those who have completed their graduation in any relevant field.
Some colleges admit students to the course of physical education through simple merit-based selection while some may handpick students through entrance exams that are conducted. Some of the top public colleges in India providing excellence in the course of Physical Education are Lakshmibai National College Of Physical Education(Thiruvananthapuram), Indira Gandhi Institute Of Physical Education And Sports Sciences(New Delhi), Alagappa University(Karaikudi), Banaras Hindu University(Varanasi), Gujarat Arts & Science College(Ahmedabad). The fee structure for these colleges range from Rs.7000-Rs.16000 per year.
Private institutions like Amity Amity School Of Physical Education And Sports Sciences(Noida), BPCA’s College Of Physical Education(Mumbai), Chandrashekhar Agashe College Of Physical Education(Pune), VNS College Of Physical Education And Management Studies(Bhopal) and Lovely Professional University(Phagwara). The fee structure for these colleges range from Rs.10,000-Rs.86,000 per year.
List of Entrance Exams for admission into B.P.Ed programs:
University-Level Entrance Exam
Conducted by Banaras Hindu University
Course Offered: B.P.Ed course of 2 years at the BHU
University-Level Entrance Exam
Conducted by Lovely Professional University
Course offered: B.P.Ed course of 2 years at the LPU
The entrance exams conducted at university level for entrance to the B.P.Ed program are colleges mainly consist of four sections- Basic Science, English Language, General Awareness, and Reasoning Section. Students can pursue a B.P.Ed through distance education mode in case they are unable to opt for regular learning for some reason. Colleges offering this distance education mode for the B.P.Ed course are Alagappa and Annamalai Universities located in Tamil Nadu(fee ranges from Rs.16,000-Rs.18,000 per year)
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