Dr. M. Elayaraja

Professor

Department of Physics

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Dr M. Elayaraja is Professor of Physical Education in the Department of Physical Education & Sports, Pondicherry University. He has 20 years of experience in the field of Physical Education & Sports. He received the Best PhD Thesis Award from Annamalai University in 2009. His main research areas include Physiology of Sports Training, Predictors of Human Performance, Fundamental Movement Skills, Yoga for Physical,Mental health &wellness.He has (co-)authored over 20 journal articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as an invited reviewer for some exercise science and sports journals.He is a recipient of the Best Teacher Award awarded by Pondicherry University for 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017&2018; and the Prestigious UGC Research Award for 2016–18.His areas of sports specialization include Tennis, Ball Badminton, Cricket and Athletics. He attended the AITA Level I Coaches Course,is a qualified ITF Level I official, and qualified the FSTO examination conducted by the AFI.

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Notable Publications

"Published a paper entitled “The self-esteem, goal orientation, and health-related physical fitness of active and inactive adolescent students” Cogent Psychology (2017),4:1331602,Published:18 May 2017, ISSN: 2331-1908. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2017.1331602"

Published a paper entitled "Effects of Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) Training on Anaerobic endurance and flexibility of Novice Tennis players"European Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science,Volume No.3,Issue 12, 2017, ISSN: 2501-1235.

Published a Paper entitled "Investigation of Somatotyping in 6 to 14 year old boys of Chandauli and Mirzapur Districts of Uttar Pradesh - A Pilot Survey"Human Biology Review (ISSN: 2277 4424) 4 (2) pp. 150-158, 2015.

"Published a paper entitled ""Combined effects of SAQ and PETTLEP imagery training: A study on the learning process of new skills among novice tennis players"" International journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education Volume No. 2 & Jul-Dec 2017, ISSN: 2456-0057."

Published a Paper entitled "Urban-rural contrasts in biomotor features of male children in the district of Mirzapur and Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, India"Human Biology Review ( ISSN: 2277 4424) 8(4) pp. 287-295, 2019.

Awards & Achievements​

"UGC Research Award (Effects of Different Impact and Intensity Training Programme on Bone Density in Young Adult Females) for the year 2016-18."
Received the "Best Presenter" Award in the International Conference for Sports Sciences 2019 organised by Ton Duc Thang Uiversity, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Biomedical Sports session - for the paper titled "Influence of Socioeconomic Status on the Musculoskeletal Fitness of School Students".
"Certificate of Merit for Teaching (Best Teacher Award) awarded by Pondicherry University for the years 2012, 2015, 2016,2017&2018."

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