The Department of Physical education comes under School of Education and it came into existence in session 2006-07 with B.P.Ed. program under self-finance scheme on the basis of recognition granted by Northern Regional Committee of NCTE under section15(B)(a) of the NCTE act, 1993 through letter no. F.NRC/ NCTE/F – 7 / UR-77/6234-6242 dated Sep.09.2006 at Birla Campus Srinagar. The B.P.Ed. course is converted into regular scheme since session 2013-14. Till now 13 batches have been passed out successfully and are well placed professionally/ pursuing higher education in reputed institutes of the country. The department had started M.P.Ed. course in session 2016-17, but it is discontinued due to some technical issues from last session. The proceeding for restarting the M.P.Ed. programme at department is in progress. In addition to it, the department has two batches of research scholars doing their Ph.D. in regular mode.
Ever since its inception, the department has been playing active part in organizing many Inter - University, Inter - Collegiate and Open Tournaments in the field of sports and games. The department provides opportunities for the students to demonstrate their officiating and organizing competency in various sports meets. The department is also engaged in the selection and coaching camps of the university campus teams to participate in the Intercollegiate and Zonal Inter - University tournaments. The faculty and research scholars of the department is actively engaged in research in the area of Physical education and sports. They are consistently participating in National and International Conference, Seminar and Workshop. They have published several research papers in Peer reviewd Ugc Care list Journals and with good Impact factor and acted as technicalofficiated in National and international tournaments of different games.