Dr. P. SAMRAJ did his schooling at Government High School, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District. He completed B.A from Madurai Kamaraj University; B.P.Ed and M.P.Ed from University of Madras through Y.M.C.A College of Physical Education, Chennai. He also did M.Sc yoga, M.A and M.Phil in Sociology and Ph.D in Physical Education from Annamalai University.
He initially joined as a Lecturer, Department of Physical Education, Annamalai University in 1983 and served as a Reader and Professor for 24 years. Subsequently he joined as a Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU), Chennai in 2007 and served in different academic and administrative capacities and retired from service in 2016. Further in 2017 he joined as the Principal at Sri Renugambal College of Physical Education, Thiruvannamalai District, an affiliated college of TNPESU. He has 3 years experience as a Principal and 33 years of University experience in teaching, research and administration. He assumed charge as the Principal of Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tiruchendur on 5thOctober, 2020.