Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, located in Gwalior
, was established in August 1957 as a national college of physical education.
Named after Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, this was the first institute in India to have introduced Bachelorís degree and Masterís degree courses in physical education. The university also offers M Phil and doctoral degrees in physical education. It was granted autonomous status by Jiwaji University in 1982.