About CACPE Faculty & Staff

CACPE is empowered by its well-qualified and vastly experienced teaching faculty and support staff.

This empowerment enables CACPE to impart education and support to students in just the right manner & quantum. The qualifications and experience of the faculty in the field of physical education are but a testimony to their expertise. While many of the teachers / lecturers have completed advanced studies in the field by acquiring post-graduation degrees and doctorates, the junior faculty members are also well-qualified to support the seniors.

An able, competent and professional leadership to the faculty is given by the Principal, herself a PhD in the field and having more than 30 years of experience in teaching and administration. Having witnessed the inception & growth of CACPE from close quarters and also being a part of it, has given the Principal a deep insight into shaping the present and the future of the Institution!

CACPE back-office staff, library staff and other administrative support staff are all of one mind and work towards the betterment of the College through their dedication, effort and service.

The faculty and staff are the pillars & catalysts of education and they are the prime movers in molding the personalities of the students at CACPE

Sopan Kangane (Principal)
Associate Professor
B.A., M.A, B.Ed.(P.E.), M.Ed.(P.E.) Dist., SET, M.Phil., Ph.D.

I joined CACPE in the year 1996. Presently I am an Associate Professor in Physical Education and also appointed as the Principal of the college. I have also worked as Dean for the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Pune. I am a recognized research guide and several students have been awarded MPhil and PhD under my guidance. I teach at both UG and PG levels, the subject areas I teach are Science of Sports Training, Essentials of Physical Education and Methods of Teaching History. In practical teaching, I teach Handball, Hockey and Table-Tennis. I have published more than 12 books on various areas in PE and sports. Many of my articles are published in research journals. I work on several important committees at the University and National level.

Contact Number:+91 9922279151

Balaji Pote
Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., B.P.Ed.(II), M.P.Ed.(I), SET, M.Phil., NIS cft course in Athletics, Ph.D.

I completed my post graduation from Nanded and I joined CACPE in 1999 as a lecturer. Presently I am an Associate Professor and also a recognized Ph.D guide. The courses I teach are Management and Organization of Physical Education and Sports, Method of Teaching Marathi at UG and PG levels. I am in charge of the internal assessment work at the UG level. On the field I teach Athletics, Kabaddi and indigenous activities like Mallakhamb and Lezim. I have a Certificate in Athletics Coaching. I have authored a book on Indian Games and Sports. Few of my research articles are published in journals at national level. I take special interest in athletics officiating and track marking.

Contact Number:+91 9922278981

Sharad Aher
Associate Professor
B.A., B.Ed.(Phy), M.Ed.(Phy), SET, M.Phil., Ph.D. Registration

I have completed my Doctoral Degree in Physical Education from University of Pune. I am working as an Associate Professor at CACPE since the year 2016. Previously I worked as an Assistant Professor at Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Physical Education. I am responsible for teaching of Measurement and Evaluation, theory and practical, at both UG and PG programs. I take particular interest in teaching of fitness and conditioning specialization practical course. Till date a few of my research articles have been published at national and international level. I have also authored two books on Measurement and Evaluation and Sports and Games. I love participating in physical activities and keeping myself and everyone around fit and healthy. In my leisure time I enjoy weight training, jogging and playing with my kids.

Contact Number:+91 9890025266

Ujwala Raje
Assistant Professor
B.Com., M.Com, B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.) (Supple), SET, NIS cft course in Basketball, Ph.D. Registration

I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s from CACPE. Before joining CACPE in the year 2000, I have worked as a PE Teacher, Teacher Educator in school and colleges in and around Pune. I have completed the NIS coaching Certificate Course in Basketball. I teach Basketball and Aerobics to the UG students. The theory part that I teach is Sports Psychology at PG & UG, Teaching methods in Marathi & PE at UG level. I am responsible for the campus placement and in-charge (coordinator) of the ground practical. I take special interest in organizing events and setting up demonstrations for national and important day celebrations. I have participated in state and national conferences and seminars and presented & published papers in journals & proceedings.

Contact Number:+91 9822035682

Shrikant Mahadik
Assistant Professor
B.Com., B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.), NET

I have completed my Doctorate in Physical Education from University of Pune. I have worked on ‘Obesity in School-aged Girls’. I have presented and published some articles in conferences and journals. I teach Bio-mechanics and Kinesiology, Athletic Care & Rehabilitation and Methods of Teaching Mathematics at UG and PG levels. In practical I teach football, hurdles and sprinting events in athletics. I have been a national athlete and football player. In my free time, I play and also watch cricket and all sports events. I have special interest in watching, promoting and keeping track of Indian athletes in different games.

Contact Number:+91 9921678189

Mahesh Deshpande
Assistant Professor
B.Sc., B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.), SET ,Ph.D., NS NIS (cert) Athletics

I have worked as a PE teacher in St Vincent’s High School, Pune for ten years before joining Bharti Vidyapeeth BPEd College as Principal. I joined CACPE in the year 2009 as an Assistant Professor. I am a past student of CACPE and proud to be working in the same college. I teach Statistics, Advanced Statistics, Research Methods and Fitness & Wellness at UG and PG levels. I am a recognized research guide for MPhil and PhD and many scholars have been awarded their MPhil and PhD degrees under my guidance. Several of my research articles are published in journals and I have presented papers in national and international conferences. On the field I deal with teaching of athletic events specially throwing events. I am a Right to Information Activist and in my leisure time along with physical activity, swimming, I help people exercise their Right To Information.

Contact Number:+91 7385313491

Shraddha Naik
Assistant Professor
B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.), SET, NE, PhD

I completed my Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from CACPE in the year 2000 and I joined the college as an Assistant Professor in the same year. Earlier I worked as an Assistant PE Teacher in Muktangan English School. The areas of my interest for teaching and research are Pedagogy of Physical Education, Physical Activity, Evaluation and Physical education, Teacher Education. I deal with the specialization component in fitness and conditioning at UG and PG. Few of my research articles are published in international and national journals and I have presented papers at national conferences. I am a recognized research adviser for research programs.

Contact Number:+91 9850880126

Yogesh Bodke
Assistant Professor
B.Sc., M.Ed. (Phy.), M.Phil.(Phy.), SET

Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics are areas of teaching and research interest. I teach Evaluation Procedures and Methods of Teaching Information Technology at UG level and Anthropometry practical at PG level. I take special interest in teaching fundamental movements and competence development. At PG I am responsible for a specialization course in Handball. In my doctoral studies, I have worked on Handball skill tests and tried to standardize the Handball skill tests suited to our state. I have participated in national conferences and seminars. I have represented the State of Maharashtra in the game of Handball senior level more than 12 times. I love playing Handball. In free time, I like to explore technology and its applications in the field of PE and Sports.

Contact Number:+91 9158009695

Ameet Prabhu
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.Ed. (Phy.), SET (2006), NET (2005)

I am a Certified Mountaineer and take special interest in adventure sports, mountaineering and trekking. I have completed my PhD in Physical Education from the University of Pune. Earlier, I worked in Arts, Science College at Saswad as the Director of Sports & Physical Education. Prior to it I worked as a Teacher Educator at Bharati Vidyapeeth BPEd college Pune as well. I take particular interest in Sports Psychology and teach them at both UG and PG levels. I teach Methods of Teaching English at UG level. Area of my interest in research is mainly adventure activities. I have published and presented few papers in national and international conferences. I love playing, particularly Basketball. I jog and play Basketball every day and go for treks regularly.

Contact Number:+91 9922910629

Shirish More
Assistant Professor
B.Com., B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.), M.Phil.(Phy.)

After finishing my Master’s from CACPE, I joined MIT English medium school as a PE teacher. I completed my M.Phil from University of Pune and during this period I have also worked as teacher educator at Bharti Vidyapeeth BPED college. Later i joined MIT school of Management as a director of sports and Physical Education. I joined CACPE in the year 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Presently I am pursuing my Doctorate in Physical Education from University of Pune. I have presented a few papers in national conferences. I take special interest in teaching and research on Management of PE & Sports and also Philosophical Basis of Sports & PE. The field activities I teach are Kho-Kho, Minor Games and Modified Games. The area of my research work deals with fitness profiling of national level kho-kho players in India. I have represented state and university teams at Kho-Kho. I am also an active member of Pune District Kho-Kho Association. I like to play Cricket in my free time.

Contact Number:+91 9545455910

Kumar Upadhyay
Assistant Professor
B.Com., B.Ed.(Phy.), M.Ed.(Phy.)

I am an ex-student of CACPE and after completing my Masters, I joined the College in the year 2011. I am a Certified Fitness Trainer from ISSA and I teach Fitness & Conditioning and Athletic Events on the field to the UG Class. The theory component I teach is Exercise Prescription & Fitness Management. I also run the Fitness Club at the Institute and help people in being physical active and getting in shape.

Contact Number:+91 8149887382