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Sr. No. Teachers Name Designation Qualification
1   Shri. S.R. Ghorpade   Head of Deptt., Cricket Coach  B.Com., N.I.S.
2   Shri. P.T. Gaikwad   Athletic Coach  B.A., M.P.Ed., N.I.S.
  Sports & Physical Education Unit of Shivaji University:

The Deptt. of Sports & Physical Education of the Shivaji University has all the necessary facilities, with keeping in mind the importance of health and physical fitness & that a sound mind dwells in a healthy body, it has a well equipped Gymnasium, Athletics stadium, 04 Basketball hard courts, cricket ground with 04 wickets, 01 Hockey Court, Tennis Court, 04 Volley Ball Courts, 02 Handball courts, 01 Football Ground, 02 Indoor Badminton Courts, 04 Table Tennis Tables (Indoor), 04 Kabbadi Courts, 02 Kho-Kho grounds & Indoor strengthening & weight Training Gymnasiums are present. In addition to these, there is also facility for Wrestling, Judo, Rope Malkhamb, Chess, Gymnastics etc. 

          All the above games have sports equipment of International standard & is accessible to all students, who may be interested in improving their health as well as to all those who are interested in participating in sports competitions.  These students are selected on merit by proper trials. 

         The Incharge of Sports & Physical Education Deptt. is Mr. P. J. Maskar. The University has appointed Athletic & Cricket coaches for coaching facility throughout the year.


  ASHWAMEDH - 2001:


Shivaji University hosted 'ASHWAMEDH - 2001', the inter University sports meet in month of November 2001, the event which provides Opportunity to youths from various Universities to display their skills in various sports events. These sporting events are also accompanied with the AIDS awareness campaign, to promote the awareness about  prevention and control of AIDS. The Ashwamedha?2001 was inaugurated by Honorable P. C. Alexander, Governor of Maharashtra, who said that the intention with which these sporting events were, launched, has been Successful. "Overall development of the character of the youths, building of sporting spirit and to capacitate the Youth to combat the challenges of the life were the main intentions to commission this event, said Governor, who recalled the glorious tradition of Kolhapur city , the hub of social and sporting events. Also present during the opening ceremony were Vice Chancellor Dr. M G Takawale, Smt. Ackama Alexander, Health Minister Digvijay Khanwilkar, Higher and technical education minister Dilip  Walse-Patil, Pro Vice Chancellor  Dr. VM Chavan and dignitaries from various fields were present during this ceremony which was marked by the colorful march by the participants and also with the traditional cultural programs. The special memorabilia was published by hands of Ackama Alexandar. More than 1500, youths from 17 Universities participated in this event, organized on Krida Maharishi MeghNath Nageshkar sports complex, which was capacitated with all the requirements to arrange the events, including the special athletic track and wrestling ground, it was for the first time in the history of these events that wrestling was enlisted in these  sporting  events. Also the NSS cadres in Sangli,Satara, Kolhapur and  Solapur  had arranged bicycle rally to enlighten masses on AIDS and its implications. Also Photo and poster exhibition was arranged in the sports complex.
           Shivaji University won general championship of Ashwamedha ? 2001 with winning 40 medals, followed by Mumbai University (22 medals) and Pune ( 14 medals) . Sarita Patil, Arun Helwade, Pandurang Varute of Shivaji University, Swati Gunule of Nagpur University and Nivedita  Kardikar of Mumbai University were awarded best sportsman in various events .The awards were conferred in a grand ceremony on Nov. 30, 2001 by hands of Guardian Minister Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Finance Minister Jayant Patil, Health Minister Digvijay Khanwilkar and other luminaries including VC Dr. MG Takawale and Pro VC Dr. VM Chavan .Dr. Kadam  while addressing the participants assured that the sportsman winning medals in inter University competitions will be given preference in jobs and he added that business houses will be requested to sour the sportsman, by providing jobs. Finance Minister Jayant Patil assured that state government will provide all the assistance to the plans for capacitating  sport complex.
         Shivaji University had arranged these events for first time. Thirty two committees under leadership of Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor toiled to arrange the events, and the efforts of University were appreciated by the Chancellor himself.