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To become one of the premium institutions across the globe by bringing innovation in imparting knowledge and skills to nurture and scout the sporting talent.


To upskill students, aspirants, and in-service internal security officers in terms of physical fitness, and skills related to sports, marching, weapon, and defense to make the nation more proficient.

About School of Physical Education and Sports

I wish as the I/c Director of the School to extend a word of a warm welcome to all who read this message and especially to all those students who love to play sports or who want to join security forces in the future.

The school was established in 2017 in response to enhancing the standard of sports and to train the young aspirants who want to join and cater their life in security forces to serve the country.

It has been well established that to join or to serve any of the security forces personnel requires good physical fitness which includes all the fitness components such as endurance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, balance, reaction, and flexibility as well as a variety of skills such as marching, weapon handling, sports skills and many more. Keeping all these aspects in mind, the SPES majorly focuses on training to make the students and aspirants physically fit, so that they can clear all those competitive examinations, where to clear the physical fitness test is a criterion.

SPES exclusively focuses on the development of sports skills for all those students who want to make their career in sports or want to play professionally and ultimately, want to bring laurel for themselves, for the university, state, and for the country.

Academic Programmes
  • PhD in Physical Education (Minimum 3 Years)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Fitness Management – 1 Year
  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports – 3 Years
Visiting Faculty and Eminent Speakers
  • Shri. Mahendra Vasava – July 2016 to April 2018
  • Ms. Namrata Acharaya – July 2016 to April 2018

  • Coach Development Programme
    1. Expert Lecture on “Ways to be a better coach” by Mr. Ravindra Singh Rajpurohit: Assistant Professor, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University on 21/06/21
    2. Expert Lecture on “Speed and ABC’s of Training” by Mr Saharsh Shah: Athletics Coach (Sprint), NSNIS, Patiala on 24/06/21
    3. Expert Lecture on “Physiological aspects of Training” by Dr. Anshuman Mishra: Lecturer, Govt. College of Physical Education on 25/06/21
    4. Expert Lecture on “Rehabilitation for Athletes” by Mrs. Deena Kumari Brij Mohan: (M.P.T., M.I.A.P.) Specialized in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports Therapy on 29/06/21
    5. Expert Lecture on “Periodization” by Mr. Ankur Singh Saini: Assistant Professor, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University on 01/07/21
    Coach Development Programme-Football
    1. Expert Lecture on “An introduction to scouting by IPSO” by Mr. Colin chambers: Head of IPSO (International Professional Scouting Organization) professional scout & opposition analyst on 17/01/2022
    2. Expert Lecture on “How to design football projects that can make an impact” by Mr. Nathaniel Da costa: Senior Manager at Forca Goa Foundation, Premier League certified Coach Educator on 18/01/2022
    3. Expert Lecture on “Fitness doesn’t improve football players” by Mr. Anshul Tamta: Head of Youth Development, FC Noida UEFA-B Candidate Coach (Scotland) on 19/01/2022
    4. Expert Lecture on “Goalkeeping in Football” by Mr. Gumpe Rime: AFC Coach Educator, Goalkeeping Coach at Reliance Foundation Young Champs and Ex- Indian Footballer on 20/01/2022
    5. Expert Lecture on “Nutrition and hydration in performance and recovery” by Ms. Richa Verma: Diploma in sports nutritionists, Harvard on 21/01/2022
    6. Expert Lecture on “Developing a winning team mindset” by Mr. Sangey Tsering: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education Asian Football Confederation ‘B’ Diploma holder on 22/01/2022
    7. Expert Lecture on “Coaching Grassroots” by Dr. Narendra Gangwar: Assistant Professor, LNCPE, AFC A’ License Coach, AFC Coach Educator-23/01/2022
    Coach Development Programme-Athletics
    1. Expert Lecture on “Basic Biomechanics Awareness in Athletics” by Dr. Satpal Yadav: Assistant Professor, LNIPE, North East Regional Centre (Deemed University) Guwahati (Assam) on 22/02/2022
    2. Expert Lecture on “Strength and Conditioning for Throwers” by Mr Radhakrishnan Nair: Chief Coach, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on 23/02/2022
    3. Expert Lecture on “Scientific Basis of Throws” by Mr. Parveer Singh: Senior Athletics Coach, NSNIS, Patiala on 24/02/2022
    4. Expert Lecture on “Training and Development of Elite Sprint Performance” by Mr. Saharsh S. Shah: Athletics Coach (Sprint), NSNIS, Patiala on 25/02/2022
    5. Expert Lecture on “Nutritional Periodization and Meal timing for Athletics” by Ms. Sweta Sarkar: Nutritionist SAI, NCOE, Kolkata on 26/02/2022
    6. Expert Lecture on “Skill & Coaching Communication” by Mr. Zainal Bin Abas: Director School Management Division Ministry of Education, Malaysia on 27/02/2022
    7. Expert Lecture on “Scientific Basis of Jumps” by Ms. Nilima Deshpande: Senior Athletics Coach, NSNIS, Patiala on 28/02/2022
    Expert Lectures
    1. Expert Lecture Series – 01 on “Importance of Nutrition for aspirants and professionals of Internal Security Organizations” by Dr. Rakesh Tomar, Lecturer, Department of Physical Education, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. on 28.12.2020
    2. Expert Lecture Series – 02 on “Basic Concept of Strength Training” by Mr. Ankur Singh Saini, Assistant Professor, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gujarat. on 28.01.2021
    3. Expert Lecture Series – 03 on “Mental Preparation for Running Events” by Dr. Rajarshi Kar, Assistant. Professor, Women College of Physical Education, Kolkata, India. on 05.06.2021
    4. Expert Lecture Series – 04 “Post COVID -19 Recovery through Yoga 7th International Yoga Day Celebration” by Mr. Yogendra Singh Kushwah, International Yoga Instructor, Director Founder Yogi Yoga Classes. on 19.06.2021
    5. Expert Lecture Series – 05 “Sports Law in Emerging Sports Economy in India” by Prof. (Dr.) S.C Roy – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna on 31.07.2021
    6. Expert Lecture Series – 06 “Career Opportunities in Physical Education and Sports Law” by Mr. Ravindra Singh Rajpurohit, Assistant Professor, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gujarat. on 29.10.2021
    7. Expert Lecture Series – 07 “Role of exercise physiology for enhancing the sports performance” by Dr. Ravi Sharma- Sports Officer Department of higher education, Madhya Pradesh on 27.12.2021
    Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) DPA-II Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
    1. ITEC SPES Programme Day 01 on “Ways to Develop and Maintain Physical Fitness of Security Personnel” by Dr. Ashish Phulkar, Associate Professor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, M.P. on 01 .02.2022
    2. ITEC SPES Programme Day 02 on “Nutrition and Diet for Uniform Officials” by Dr. Rakesh Tomar, Lecturer, Department of Physical Education, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. on 02.02.2022
    3. ITEC SPES Programme Day 03 on “Psychological Challenges faced by Uniform Personnel to regulate physical fitness and ways to overcome it” by Col. (Dr.) Arvind Jha, Sports Psychologist for the Indian Contingent for Individual Sports in Olympics and Common Wealth Games. Associated with Indian Army Sports Institute. on 03.02.2022
    • Physical Training Program for Internal Security Aspirants (PTPISA – II), One-month physical training program.
    • Physical Training Program for Internal Security Aspirants (PTPISA – I), One-month physical training program.
    • Physical Training Program for Army Aspirants (PTPAA), One-month physical training program.
    • 10 Days Coach Development Program.
    • Expert Lecture Series – 05 Sports Law in Emerging Sports Economy in India by Prof. S.C Roy, Professor Chanakya National Law University.
    • Expert Lecture Series – 04 Post COVID -19 Recovery through Yoga by Mr. Yogendra Singh Kushwah – Director Yogi Yoga Classes.
    • Expert Lecture Series – 03 on Mental Preparation for Running Events by Dr. Rajarshi Kar, Assistant Professor, West Bengal.
    • Expert Lecture Series – 02 on Basic Concept of Strength Training by Mr. Ankur Singh Saini, Assistant Professor, SGSU.
    • Expert Lecture Series – 01 Importance of Nutrition for aspirants and professionals of Internal Security
    • Organizations by Dr. Rakesh Tomar, Lecturer King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
    • International Yoga Day celebration – Practical Session on Postural Aligning through Yoga.
    • Physical Fitness Training Program for male faculties and staff of RRU.
    • Physical Fitness Training Program for male faculties and staff of RRU.
    • Collaboration and assistance to Special Protection Group (SPG), Gujarat.

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    Facilities and Sports Infrastructure at RRU

    RRU is spread across 240 acres of land on the bank of Meshwo River. Currently, the University is having the following sports facilities and infrastructure:

    • One Volleyball Court
    • Two Kabaddi Courts
    • One Kho-Kho Ground
    • Four Table Tennis Tables
    • Carrom Boards
    • Chess
    • One Cricket Pitch
    • One Football Ground
    • 400 Meters Cinder Athletic Track
    • One Handball Ground
    • Three multi equipped Gym comprises various common gym machines, commercial treadmills, and free weights
    • A variety of Training equipment to develop fitness is also available.
    • Advanced Health and Fitness Testing Lab

      RRU aims to have international sporting and gym facilities upcoming years including Indoor Sports Complex comprises of (yoga, wrestling, judo, badminton, boxing, aerobics, zumba, squash court, billiards, snooker, and shooting range), Swimming Pool and Standard Synthetic 400 meters athletic track, basketball courts, complete human performance testing lab, physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre etc.

      Adventure sports, rock climbing, obstacle course and other sports facilities will also be created in upcoming years, specifically for armed, internal security and paramilitary forces as well as for the state and central police forces.

      Advanced Health and Fitness Testing Research Equipment available

      Research Equipment

      1. Exercise Physiology
    • Spirometry
    • Oximeter
    • Sphygmomanometer
    • Polar Heart Rate Monitor
    • 2. Anthropometric
    • Anthropometric Kit
    • Body Composition Analyzer
    • Weighing Machine
    • Goniometer
    • 3. Sports Psychology
    • Vienna Testing System
    • Mirror Drawing
    • Memory Drum
    • Tachistoscope
    • Hand StudiednessTachistoscope
    • Human maze learning
    • Division of attention
    • 4. Physical
    • Hand Dynamometer
    • Leg Dynamometer
    • Sit and Reach Box
    • 5. Biochemical
    • Biochemistry Analyzer
    • Hematology
    • Hemoglobin Analyzer

    • Gym Equipment
    • Latest Treadmill
    • Strength and Cardio Machines
    • Spin Bike
    • Weights
    • Dumbbells
    • Barbells
    • Bench Press
    • Kettle Ball
    • Swiss Ball
    • Medicine Ball
    • Stepper
    • TRX
    • Leg Extension Leg Curl Machine
    • Rear Delt / Pec Fly Machine
    • Dual Lat Pull Down/Vertical Row
    • Dual Pectoral Fly & Rear Deltoid
    • Extension Leg Curl
    1. Won five times Gujarat State Republic Day parade competition at various places and praised by then Honorable Chief Ministers – Palanpur (2019), Mehsana (2018), Dwarka (2015), Bhavnagar (2014), and Himmatnagar (2013).
    2. Won once the Gujarat state Republic Day Tableau competition at Himmatnagar (2013), Honorable chief Minister Honor the RRU Contingent.
    3. Participated in the All India and West Zone Inter-University Competitions at various places of India in the sports like athletics, kabaddi, volleyball, taekwando, wushu, tabletennis, and kho-kho from 2016 till date.
    4. Participated and won many Medals in Khel Mahakombh and Khel Gujarat Competitions, State Level Competitions and open invitational competitions.
    Academic and Research Programmes
    1. MPhil in Physical Education (1 Year)
    2. PhD in Physical Education
    Dissertations undertaken at the School
    1. Does Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) participate in the State, National, and Inter-University Competitions in sports?
    Yes. RRU sends the teams to participate depending upon the performance and potential of students at the state, national and inter-university competitions in sports such as Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross country, Table Tennis, Handball, Football, and on few more. RRU envisages virtually every type of physical game and sport at its campus. Our plans are in progress.
    2. What kind of physical training is imparted at the Rashtriya Raksha University?
    RRU – School of Physical Education and Sports (SPES) teach and look after various aspects such as physical fitness development which includes components such as endurance, speed, strength, agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, etc. as well as other skills such as weapon training, yoga, marching drills, policing skills, self-defense techniques and skills of various sports.
    3.What are the Courses Offered by the School of Physical Education and Sports?
    For the academic year 2021-22, SPES offers three academic programmes – Ph.D. in Physical Education, Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports (BPES), and Post Graduate Diploma in Fitness Management (PGDFM).
    4. What are the sports facilities available at Rashtriya Raksha University?
    RRU is spread across 230 acres of land on the banks of the Meshwo River. Current sports facilities include, 400 meters clay athletic track, one volleyball court, two Kabaddi courts, one Football Ground, one Kho-Kho Ground, one handball ground, and Four Table Tennis Tables, carom board, chess, one cricket pitch, and three multi equipped Gym comprises of various highly sophisticated gym machines, commercial treadmills, and free weights. RRU aims to have international sporting and gym facilities including Two Synthetic Tennis Courts, Indoor Sports Complex, Swimming Pool, Standard Synthetic 400 meters athletic track, Basketball Courts, Cricket Ground, and many more. Besides, the University has trained eligible and skilled coaches of different sports. Adventure sports, rock climbing, obstacle course, and other sports facilities specifically meant for armed and paramilitary forces are under construction.
    5. What are the advantages and credits, adding to the process of recruitment in Gujarat police, by the School of Physical Education and Sports?
    RRU students get benefits in the recruitment process in Gujarat police such as 5 marks at the constable level and 15 marks at the PSI level. Apart from this, if any student participates in the Inter-University Competition and represents the Rashtriya Raksha University then additional 5% marks will be given to the student in the recruitment process as well as students develop his/her fitness level and can obtain complete 25 marks at constable level and 50 marks at PSI level.
    6. Who can provide more information about the academic programmes, sports infrastructure, facilities, and assistance?
    Mr. Dipak Purohit – Administrative Officer can be contacted at for more information.
    Annual Sports Fest
    Sr. No. Year No. of Sports No. of Events Best Athlete (Boys) Best Athlete (Girls) Best (Staff) Athlete Championship Overall
    1. 2015-16 6 26 Mr. Hariram Singh Ms. Kajalben Parmar BASM
    2. 2016-17 6 26 Mr. Hariram Singh &
    Mr. Chandrachudsinh
    Ms. Amita Vekariya BASM
    3. 2017-18 8 32 Mr. Ankit Bhoye Ms. Komalba Zala Dr. Sumit Kumar
    Pratap House
    4. 2018-19 7 35 Mr. Aashish Nimavat Ms.Kajal Chauhan Dr. Sumit Kumar
    Azad House
    5. 2019-20 10 40 Mr. Gautam Madhad Ms. Ashtha Chuhan Dr. Sumit Kumar
    Pratap House
    Five Year Research Plan
    Sr. No. Area Research Work after Establishment of School from 2017 till now (3 Years) 5 Year Research Plan by SPES (2020 to 2024)
    1 PhD Supervision 3 Research Scholars pursuing PhD,  1 MPhil Degree Awarded At least 4 PhD Scholars are likely to complete their Degree within five years
    2 Research Articles Publication 4 Research Articles Published Will try to publish at least 10 research articles/ Papers in the leading journals or UGC Care listed Journals  
    3 Book Publication Will try to publish at least 1 book with leading publication house  
    4 Research Lab Try to Establish Human Performance Lab within RRU
    5 Expert Lectures 10 Expert Lectures were delivered on Sports Sciences & Research Methodology areas across India Will try to deliver 20 Expert lectures/ Guest lecturers across India  
    6 Research Program Organize Conducted 2 Research Programs funded by ICSSR & KCG, in collaboration with R&D, RRU Try to organize 5 Research Programs  
    7 Research Data Base Try to create Data base in the area of Sports and Internal Security
    8 Research Projects Submitted 2 Research Proposals for the Minor Projects to Central Funded Government Agencies- BPRD & ICSSR Will apply for the research projects in the external funded government agencies – ICSSR, KCG, BPRD, DRDO & UGC
    9 Paper Presentation in Conferences Presented 6 Research Papers in the International/National Conferences Will try to present at least 10 Research paper presentations in the International /National Conferences
    10 Workshop/ Seminar Conferences Attended Attended 10 workshops, seminars, conferences on Research Methodology and Sports Sciences Will try to attend at least 25 workshops/Seminars/ Conferences
    11 Organize Conferences Organizing Member of 2 major International Conferences- ICPS & SASCV  Will be the part of the organizing committee in the  5 International or National Conferences
    12 Orientation Program/ Refresher Course/FDP Attended 5 Programs Will try to attend at least 10 Orientation/Refresher/FDP Programs
    13 MOOC Courses Will try to enroll and complete at least 1 distance learning course
    14 Purchase of Research Equipment   2 lakhs 20 lakhs 20 lakhs 50 lakhs 10 Lakhs
    15 Collaborations with other Organizations/ University Will try to collaborate with at least 5 International/ Indian Organizations / Universities for Research and Training programs
    Research Projects
    • Completed the Research Project on the Topic “Race Time Management System” of worth Rs. 3,81,293 as the member of the Research Project team in January, 2021.
    Contact us

    Dr. Gaurav Singh Kushwah

    I/c Director, School of Physical Education and Sports

    Rashtriya Raksha University,

    Lavad, Dahegam, Gandhinagar – 382305

    Phone No. – 079-68126800, Ext: 216

    Email –

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    Batch: 2018-19

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    Batch: 2018-19

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    Guide: Dr. Gaurav Singh Kushwah

    Status: Pursuing

    Current Job details: Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education and Sports, Rashtriya Raksha University


    Batch: 2018-19

    Mode: Full Time

    Guide: Dr. Gaurav Singh Kushwah

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    Batch: 2020-21

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    Guide: Dr. Gaurav Singh Kushwah

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    Visitor Feedback

    “Thank you for this opportunity to give to the Maldives police service. I recommend extending the course duration and adding more content to this course. All the lectures are very informative.” –Sergeant Ahmed Rauf – Maldives

    “Keep doing this kind of course especially focuses on uniform personal.” –Luis Gonzalo Taco Villalta – Ecuador

    “I am grateful for the opportunity that they have given me in this course, thanking the effort of each of the teachers and colleagues in allowing me to carry out this course where I have been able to acquire new knowledge that will help me in my Ecuadorian Police Institution, greetings from Ecuador and waiting for a next invitation sincerely.”-Alvarez Moreno Marco Vinicio – ECUADOR

    It was a great and fantastic CDP. Thank you so much to the host team for introducing us to the most talented and experienced coaches. Good luck for the future and your CDP will bring more energetic and talented coaches to our country. And lastly good luck for the future your CDP will take all over the world one day. My best wishes to you all. Thank you. –Dado Sham

    Very well organized by your team. Time was short for coaches but overall good experience & fortunate to meet you guys. –Arun Malhotra

    Highly appreciated for the initiation…keep conducting frequently, so that Indian coaches can update and gain knowledge about the game…Congratulations on taking step towards the development of Indian Football. –Veerababu Sivaneni

    It is very good progress that helps to motivate students for being good coaches in the future. –Taman Berwal

    I would like to have sessions on improving physical fitness, tactical analysis, and more detailed sessions on scouting and talent identification. –Biju B N

    Keep organizing such wonderful sessions with such prominent personalities. –Nidhi Sachan:

    Topics may be included specific to the games as different games have different development aspects to be focused. –Dr. Narendra Gangwar:

    I was impressed seeing the list of course at Rashtriya Raksha University. The efforts put in to develop the sporting infrastructure is also something I admire at RSU.” – G C Shah (Retd. Sports teacher, Devgadh Baria, S R High school)

    Rashtriya Raksha University is in process to provide one of the best sporting facilities for the students, and in addition to that, they have an amazing faculty & staff.”- Saharsh Shah(World Athletics Lecturer – L1)

    It was an Honor for me to visit Esteemed University on your kind Invitation. I was really impressed with amount of infrastructural planning which is under process to marshal the university and its students for an elite class of overall learning experience. I could sense the amount of passion and excitement in all the staff members, I met during my visit. Best wishes for all the future Endeavors to Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.Shakti Chauhan,(Football Coach & Educator, All India Football Federation)


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