The university comprises of departments of Professional and Non – Professional nature, offering a number of popular and sought after courses for the rural and needy student population of Tamilnadu as well as other States of India and abroad. The Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, established during 1974, is offering quality teacher training programme in Physical Education to produce Physical Education Teachers and Physical Education Directors for schools and colleges as well as universities, producing winning teams for the All India inter – University, National and International level competition and also carry out research of basic and applied nature and train the department has produced more than 200 Ph.Ds., supervised by 100 qualified and dedicated staff Members. Every year the department has been organizing minimum of two or three inter university tournaments both at the zonal and all India level and field teams for twenty five disciplines of both men and women for the inter university tournaments. The department is already awarded with grants from funding agencies like UGC (SAP) and successfully running innovative research projects. The Department of Physical Education is offering three year Bachelor degree (B.P.E.S), two year Bachelor degree (B.P.Ed.), two year Master degree (M.P.Ed.), Master of philosophy (M.Phil), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.,Regular, Part time and External). In Physical Education as well as one year Post Graduate Diploma in Gym Instructor and Diploma in Gym Instructor Courses.