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About the Institute

Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education & Research (VCPER) was established in 1991.

Mahatma Education Society Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education and Research has been permitted by the Government of Maharashtra to start B.Ed. (Physical Course) from the academic year 1991-92. The College is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and recognized by National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE).

M.E.S.’s Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education and Research was the first institution in the University of Mumbai to have started Physical Education in a building and play ground owned by the Society. The building is centrally located between Mumbai and Pune, accessible both by rail and road with Konkan railway harbor terminus nearby. It is also accessible by harbor branch, Central Railway, Western railway and Konkan railway, The college also has a hostel for boys and girls with world class infrastructure.


To become a renowned institution where dedicated educators, inspire a healthier society through their commitment to character, community engagement, and transformative social change via physical education.


Nurturing educators with values and expertise to shape lives through physical education, fostering character, community engagement, and social change.


The college focus on fostering personal and social development, as well as contributing positively to society.

  1. Quality Teacher Training:
    The primary objective is to provide high-quality teacher training programs that equip aspiring physical education instructors with the knowledge, pedagogical skills, and teaching methodologies needed to become effective educators in schools and communities.
  2. Character Development:
    Instill values such as discipline, perseverance, respect, and integrity through physical activities, creating well-rounded individuals who exhibit strong moral character.
  3. Community Engagement:
    Encourage students to engage with their local communities through physical education initiatives, such as volunteering, coaching, or organizing fitness programs for underprivileged individuals.
  4. Environmental Awareness:
    Raise awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability in physical education and sports, and teach students to minimize the ecological impact of sports and physical activities.
  5. Cultural Understanding:
    Foster cultural sensitivity and inclusivity by exposing students to a variety of sports and physical activities from different cultures and backgrounds.
  6. Conflict Resolution:
    Teach conflict resolution skills through sports and physical activities, helping students develop strategies to peacefully resolve disputes and build positive relationships.
  7. Leadership for Social Change:
    Empower students to use their physical education knowledge and leadership skills to address social issues, promote inclusion, and advocate for healthier communities.
  8. Lifelong Learning:
    Promote a passion for lifelong learning by encouraging students to continue their engagement in physical activities and sports beyond college, contributing to a healthier and more active society.