The Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE), Kariavattom, P. O Thiruvananthapuram is a part of the academic wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). The college is affiliated to University of Kerala and it aims to serve as a model institute for teacher's training by offering undergraduate and post-graduate/ research courses.
Besides the academic programs, the college runs sports_ training schemes of SAI in a few disciplines.It provides excellent facilities for the upliftment of Physical Education and Sports in the country.
The picturesque 50 acres of land facilitate for play fields, training halls, Swimming pool, Cycle velodrome, hostels, staff quarters, and administrative building which accommodates Class rooms, Laboratories, assembly hall and library.
To prepare highly competent and skilled leaders in the field of physical education and sports.
To serve as a Centre of Excellence for research in physical education and allied areas.
To provide technical ,professional and academic leadership to other institutions of physical education.
To provide vocational guidance and placement services to the people in the field, and
To develop and promote programmes of mass physical activity.
The college is located at the Northern side of the Kariavattom Campus of the University of Kerala approximately 15km from Thiruvananthapuram city on National Highway (NH 47).
The college has well laidout and maintained play fields for various sports and athletic events. Hostel facilities are provided for boys and girls. Quarters are provided for members of staff. The college also supports a health centre which provides treatment for ordinary ailments and injuries. Other facilities provided include Computer Lab, Gymnasium, Fitness center etc.