Introduction and Infrastructure of GAPEY

Introduction and Infrastructure of GAPEY

1. Location

The Faculty General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY) is an Off-Campus Faculty of Vivekananda University head quartered at Belur Math, Kolkata. It is located in the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyala Campus at Coimbatore. Vidyalaya is one of the major and legendary educational institutions of Ramakrishna Mission. Vidyalaya is set 19km apart from Coimbatore main city on the Ooty–Mettupalyam high way. When one travels to Ooty on this high way one enjoys the sight of Western Ghats-stretch, declared as a Heritage site by the government of India on right side. To the left is situated Vidyalaya in about a 300 acre area in a serene environment, away from the bustle of life. 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 levels till date. GAPEY is one amongst the 19 institutions of Vidyalaya. GAPEY being a part of Vidyalaya which houses different branches of learning, it is an obvious benefactor to GAPEY in terms of infrastructural facilities and multifarious branches of knowledge.

2. Genesis

GAPEY is an Off-campus Faulty center of Vivekananda University 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

This 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 University. 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 facility and soft-wares 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.
The Faculty Especially has a Library which it shares with Maruti college of Physical Education. (Give statistics)

6. Laboratories

In addition to the classrooms and lecture halls, the Faculty shares the following laboratories with the MCPE (Maruthi College Physical Education):
• Educational Psychology and Sports Psychology Laboratory
• Educational Technology and Media Laboratory
• Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
• Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Laboratory
• Kinesiology and Biomechanics 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. Many species of birds, especially peacocks are our occasional visitors. An Indoor stadium of international standards where we observe our annual day celebrations, a well equipped Gymnasium, A Tennis Indoor stadium, various playfields 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 provisions for staff-members to stay inside the Vidyalaya Campus. These are among the other infrastructural facilities that GAPEY enjoys because of its setting in Vidyalaya to mention a few.

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