Innovative BPEd course in Thiruvananthapuram, apply until July 25

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Online applications for admission to the BPEd – Innovation (Bachelor of Physical Education) course that qualifies aspirants to work as Physical Education teachers in High Schools, trainers at fitness centers/ health and sports centers and organizers of sports events, could be submitted until 25 July. An application fee of Rs 1000 should be paid online.

The program is run by Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram. Website: Meanwhile, the course is managed by the Sports Authority of India and the degree is awarded by the University of Kerala.

BPEd – Innovative is quite different from the old schemed 3-year BPEd for those who have passed class 12 and the two-year Post Graduate BPEd that was available last academic year. There will be theory classes, practical sessions, teaching practice, training in coaching and internship as part of the latest program. The candidates have to reside in the hostel inside the campus.

Those who have passed plus two or equivalent with at least 45% marks could apply. Candidates of scheduled categories and backward communities can avail of mark relaxation as per the University of Kerala’s guidelines. However, the applicants should not be over 23 years of age as on 1 June 2022. Meanwhile, candidates from the scheduled categories can apply until 25 years.

There are 70 seats up for grabs; 42 seats are for male candidates while 28 seats are reserved for female candidates. As part of the selection process, a written test (50 marks) will be held on 22 – 26 August. Besides, there will be a fitness test (30 marks) and a sports aptitude test (10 marks) too. The applicants have to score at least 45% marks in these tests to secure admission. An additional mark of 10 would be given for other achievements. Moreover, the candidates should be medically fit.

Those who are awaiting the results of final year exams too can apply. They can present the certificate at the time of the selection test. The fee structure would be published later.

In the first year, the students have to pay Rs 53,835, which also includes the charges for food and accommodation at the hostel. Out of this, Rs 33,835 has to be paid at the time of admission.

MPES: Apply until 25 July

Online applications for the two-year Master of Physical Education would be received until 25 July. There are 25 seats up for grabs. Those who have passed Bachelor of Physical Education/ BPEd/ BSc (PE) with at least 50% marks can apply. 5% marks relaxation would be allowed for those who produce certificates of high profile sports achievements. The applicants should not be over 28 years of age as on 1 July 2022. Meanwhile, candidates of Scheduled categories would be allowed age relaxation as per the guidelines. The students have to pay Rs 49,905 in the first year, which includes the charges for food and accommodation at the hostel. Out of this, Rs 30,905 has to be paid at the time of admission.

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