Shri Chhotubhai Purani Degree College of Physical Education college was established by Gujarat Vyayam Pracharak Mandal, Rajpipla in 1985.
The main purpose of establishing this college was to prepare highly qualified professional leaders in the field of Physical Education and Sports, promote responsiveness in fitness concept and enhance status of physical education in society by offering degree and post-graduate course for the first time in the Gujarat. Bachelor’s degree programme was started in 1985; a two year Master’s Degree course was introduced in 1993-94.
The college was affiliated with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat till 2013 and it has been affiliated to Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gandhinagar from 2013 onwards.
Acknowledging the importance of physical education under new education policy, Government of India has accorded it recognition as an integral part of education. As a result, it has given rise to a necessity of increasing number of qualified and scientifically trained physical education teachers. Living up to the demand of the situation and in responding to the invitation of department of education, Gujarat Vyayam Pracharak Mandal has established ‘Shri Chhotubhai Purani Degree College of Physical Education, Rajpipla’, three-year graduation course in physical education in 1985-86.
The college has been recognized under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. 1956. The college has been accredited with CGPA of 2.30 at ‘B’ Grade.
There after M.P.E course was introduced in 1993-94 within a short time span. After that M.Phil. in Physical Education has been started from 2009-2010.
This college has earned the distinction of becoming the first ever institute to start B.P.E. and M.P.E degree courses in physical education in Gujarat. It also undertakes various public welfare programmes in collaboration with Gujarat Vyayam Pracharak Mandal, Rajpipla.