Rayalaseema College of Physical Education (RCPE) was established 3 decades ago (Year 1984) under the Management of Proddatur Development Trust with a aim to produce Physical Education Teachers (PETs) who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving & committed for the development of Physical education and Sports.
This is the first college of Physical education established under private sector in the state of Andhra Pradesh and has its credit some outstanding achievements in the field of Physical Education.
The College was initially started with Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed.), and Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) Courses with the permission of the Government of Andhra Pradesh vide G.O. Ms. No. 344, Edn. Dept. dt. 27/5/1984 and with the affiliation of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati from the year 1984-85. Later, the post graduation Course i.e., Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.) added in the year 1994. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh admitted the College into Grant-in-Aid w.e.f. 16/04/90. The U.G.C. has recognized and included this College in the list of Colleges under section 2(f) & 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956. The SRC, NCTE, Bangalore has granted its recognition for DPEd and BPEd. Courses from the year 2001 and for M.P.Ed. Course from the year 2003 onwards. At present the College is permanently affiliated to Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa with Diploma and Degree Courses and Temporary Affiliation for PG Course. At present this is the only Aided College of Physical Education and recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) & 12(b) in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Proddatur Development Trust was established by Dr. M.V. RAMANA REDDY, M.B.B.S., LL.B., with other Eight persons during the year 1981. Dr. M.V. Ramana Reddy is the Managing Trustee and the remaining persons are designated as Trustees and all of them are well qualified and also in respectable professions in the society. The Main Aim of the Trust is to establish Educational institutions to provide academic and employment oriented Education to all irrespective of Caste, Creed, Race, and Religion in view of the growing problems of the employment.