Sunday, October 21, 2018


Play India Great India..

President Profile


Dr. M.I. Quraishi

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.

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