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About the Course

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak is the first amongst all IIMs to have PG Diploma Programme in Sports Management. The institute invites online applications for admission into the second batch of a two-year specialized program in “Sports Management” for experienced professionals, sports enthusiasts, and sports administrators. This program is for industrious participants interested in working in the sports, entertainment, and related industries. Graduates of the program will be equipped to understand the legal, regulatory, operational, financial, and branding concepts in the sports industry, nationally and globally. That understanding enables graduates to solve the problems arising in the industry and carve a niche for themselves in this growing sector in India.

The sports management is highly professionalized in developed nations. The global sports market is estimated at USD 600-700 billion. The United States, Australia, Europe, and even China, all have well established sporting leagues which are managed by professional managers. The domain of sports management encompasses various functions such as sports administration and planning, event management, sports negotiations and compliance, sports communication, management of elite athletes, sports academies, facility management, and sports marketing management. All of the aforementioned functions require professional management.

The size of the Indian sports market is 1899 million USD. The advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009 revolutionized the sporting environment in India. The resounding success of the IPL opened the doors for many professional leagues such as Indian Sports League (ISL), Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Indian Hockey League (IHL), which in turn have started to inculcate a year-round professional sporting calendar in India. Hence, the market has been growing at the compound annual growth rate of 5%. All of these macro-environmental forces have led to the need of trained professional managers, which this program wishes to address.

Objectives of the Program

This program blends top faculty with unmatched curriculum to enable participants to embark upon exciting career opportunities in the field of Sports Management in India. It aims to:

Offer a course that is needed by the Sport enthusiast participant wishing to carve out a career in the sports industry.

Offer a course at par with the best in the world with a focus on being ‘job ready’ upon completion of the course.

Offer an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum that blends classic sport-focused education with professional development, networking, and skills in areas such as sports finance, sports law, sports marketing and merchandising and special events.

Course Curriculum designed to shape independent and creative thinkers prepared to thrive in global business environments.

Programme Design & Duration

The programme duration is of two years. The mode of delivery is through blended learning- offline and online. This will include a total of 560 interactive sessions with a mix of Offline Sessions, Online Sessions, Live Projects, and Industrial Visits. Total course duration will be of 900 Hours.

Offline Sessions 150 Live Project (Hrs) 100
Online Sessions 410 Individual Visits (Hrs) 100
Session Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

There will be six mandatory in-campus modules. The Offline Sessions will be held during the campus visits, and Online Sessions will be scheduled thrice a week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday (tentative))

Program Delivery

We have a state of the art Online Synchronous Learning Technology platform using one of the best technology (Direct to Desktop/Direct to Device) where students can attend their online sessions from anywhere with the help of Laptop or Desktop with internet connectivity of 2Mbps and enabled with webcam, microphone.

Important Dates

Online Application Opens May 06, 2020
Last date of submission of online application July 20, 2020
Sports Aptitude Assessment (Online) July 26, 2020
Online Personal Interviews Aug 02, 2020
Declaration of Results Aug 10, 2020
Introduction cum Orientation Sept 07, 2020

Selection Procedure

All applicants will have to undertake Sports Aptitude Assessment Test (Online) and Online Personal Interviews.

How to Apply

All those who are interested for the program and possesses requisite qualification need to register online on the website www.iimrohtak.ac.in along with a non-refundable application fees of Rs. 1000/-. All applicants are requested to apply online on or before July 20, 2020.

Payment of the application fees should be done through Payment Gateway.