Dr. M. I. Quraishi founder of "Play India Play" is a Physical Educationist of India currently working as Director, Physical Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, M.P. His father Late Capt. M. H. Quraishi was a renowned Physical Educationist, outstanding hockey player and coach and was one of the pioneer teachers to start lakshmibai College of Physical Education (L.C.P.E.) now Lakshmi bai National University of Physical Education (L.N.U.P.E.) in 1957 at Gwalior, M.P. Dr. M.I.Quraishi has an outstanding academic and sporting record and is a product of L.N.U.P.E., Gwalior. He obtained Bachelor of Physical Education in 1971, Master of Physical Education in 1973 and Ph.D in 1988.
He started his professional career in 1973 as a Lecturer and Head, Department of Physical Education in Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow, U.P. Dr. Quraishi was selected by the Public Service Commission of Nigeria to serve in the Federal Ministry of Education in the capacity of Education offices & senior education from 1975-1985. Dr. Quraishi served as Assistant Director National Resource & Documentation Centre from 1985-88 and as Lecturer from 1988-90 at L.N.U.P.E., Gwalior. M.P. Dr. Quraishi joined Devi Ahilya University, Indore in the year 1990 as Director & Head, Physical Education and established Department of Physical Education offering Bachelor, Ph.D Master and M.Phil programmes. Dr. Quraishi established Yoga centre in 1994 offering summer certificate course, Diploma & post graduation in Yoga education. He was Dean of Faculty of Physical Education Devi Ahilya University, Indore in the year 2000-2008 and Head Department of Physical Education and Yoga centre for all most 17 years.
Dr. M.I. Quraishi has more than 38 years of experience in teaching, research, and administration in the institutions of higher learning in India and abroad. He has supervised 08 Ph.D. theses and Ph.D. projects are in progress. He has published/presented many research papers/articles in International and National Journals and attended & organized International, National & State conferences, seminars and workshops. He served as subject expert in many central and State universities, Public service commission of different states & member of professional bodies in different capacities.
Dr. Quraishi has been assigned various key posts in the university like Chief Proctor of the university, Senior Superintendent Examination and Chairman & member of many important committees of the university. He was member of Executive Council, Devi Ahilya University, Indore for many years. Time and again Dr. Quraishi was given the charge of the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.
Dr. Quraishi has been member of the many professional societies, NAAC, NCTE, sports bodies and editorial member of journals.
Dr. Quraishi organized M.P State, Zonal and All India Inter University Tournaments in different games & sports from time to time. In the academic session 2007-2008 Dr. Quraishi has organized very unique programmes of Adventure Sports namely Trans Himalayan Safari (By car from Indore to Indore) and Circular Trail Tracking at Kullu- Manali for 350 students and teachers of the university.
Dr. Quraishi has widely travelled in India & abroad and loves nature and outdoor life. He enjoys good music and films and all kind of arts.
Mrs. Nasreen is a science graduate & mother of two daughters & one son.
Mrs. Quraishi preferred to be a home maker & very creditably she executed this noble task. She considered her physically challenged son as the precious gift of God & reared him in an exemplary manner. She is a God fearing religiously inclined lady with fine qualities.
Mrs. Quraishi always imparted the education & home skills to the children of deprived socio-economic class. These children ultimately do very good in their life.
Mrs. Quraishi always encouraged one and all to play & exercises herself & enjoys a healthy life style. She maintains a good health status at late fifties. She has gone for Trekking to Himalaya & Satpura ranges many times and played important role in organizing camps. She often accompanies her physical educationist husband to games & sports.
Mrs. Quraishi immensely enjoys travelling, going close to the nature, visiting historical places, music, films, outdoor cooking and finds time for them.
She is a qualified beautician & good at the art.
Mrs. Quraishi is committed to the cause of "Play India Play" very deeply and wants all the Indians specially the girls women to play and enjoy a wholesome life.