Mumbai (India PRwire) - With increasing number of global sport events coming to India, the need of a structured sports marketing and management program is often felt by the industry bigwigs. And now, the wait is over. International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) is now offering India’s first-ever comprehensive program in Mumbai to train future sports marketing and management professionals, with it’s under graduate and post graduate diploma in Sports Management.
IISM will be the first institute to hold this program, which is in association with Jai Hind College. The objective of this program is to develop knowledge, understanding and much-needed professional management skills relevant to the different sports in India and abroad. The first batch will kick-start from 16th August for which the admissions will start from 16th June 2010.
With the vision in mind, IISM will deliver education that would integrate the experience of the core faculty and industry professionals. The advisory board consist of the experts like Ravi Shastri – Former Indian Team Captain and Commentator, Mahesh Bhupati – Managing Director, Globosport, Prof. Ratnakar Shetty – Chief Administrative Officer, BCCI, Ameya Hete – Executive Director, Valuable group, Dhiraj Malhotra – Marketing, ICC, Vivek Singh – Joint Managing Director, Procam International, Shailendra Singh – Managing Director, Percept D’Mark, Harish Krishnamachar – Vice President, South Asia World Sports Group to name few.
With world’s largest youth population and one of the fastest growing economies, India has witnessed galloping growth in its sports industry in the past few years. Global events, thriving new infrastructure and large fan following for diverse sports is making India a major sports destination. With major sporting properties flocking to India, career opportunities are extensive and varied in this rapidly- expanding field. However, there is a huge shortage of trained professionals even though there are numerous career openings.
In line with the global trend of imparting professional training with industry knowledge, many education institutions in India are now designing courses with industry inputs. Many curriculums are now designed with help of industry experts that train our youth to face the rapidly-changing professional environment.
The IISM is believes in combining excellence with innovation and places high value on providing its students an enriched educational experience in their chosen discipline. The IISM courses are well poised to deliver talent and harness the potential of young minds. With the focus to impart a quality education, IISM is also providing practical skills necessary for the start of successful career in sports management. Through on the job training internships, IISM students will have the edge of earning while they are learning.
Mr Nilesh Kulkarni, a world record holding Indian cricketer (wicket with the very first ball that he bowled in Test Cricket) and Director, Eduhub Education Pvt. Ltd., said, “At IISM, we deliver education with a global perspective and I’m confident that the students will find their tenure with us an enriching experience.”
IISM is a Sports Management Training Institute promoting rigorous education and aims to churn out a new generation of sports management professionals. The curriculum is structured in such a way that it would allow a logical progression in learning, while the IISM’s support systems will ensure a continuous professional application of the same. Along with the complete support of the promising faculty, the training would focus on academic as well as on-ground training for the students to excel in their careers.
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