PGPSM 2018-19 Students with Great Sports Players

PGPSM 2018-19 Students with Great Sports Players

KPL Internship

KPL Internship

Prominent Speakers on Campus

Prominent Speakers on Campus

Placement Opportunities

Placement Opportunities


Talk on Obstacle Course Race by Mr. Abhijit

Mr. Abhijit, Founder and Race Director, UnTame OCR UnTame Race was the speaker to deliver invited talk to PGPSM 2018-19 Batch on ‘Obstacle Course Race’ which has a blend of sport, fitness and adventure. The speaker informed that the UnTame Obstacle Course Race is Mysuru’s first ever obstacle course race scheduled to flag-off on the February 17, 2019.

Mr. Abhijit briefed the students about the event, the things that need to be planned and what management decisions need to be taken in order to ensure a smooth and an efficient event. The talk touched upon various facets that needs to be taken care regarding the event such as the marketing, advertising, operations, on ground tasks, etc.

Offering the internship to the PGPSM 2018-19 Batch to work along with the team at the top level. He encouraged students to give their opinions and make plans for the event. Mr. Abhijit said that the event will give a broader exposure of event management to the sports management students.

Invited Talk By Srisha Bhalle

The interactive session on ‘Technical Organization – Coaches, Specialists, Support staff’ was organized from Mr. Srisha Bhalle from Footieculture India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. Mr. Shrisha gave a better understanding of the roles of a coach, how the support staff acts as the backbone and the various career opportunities in sports management during the invited talk delivered to PGPSM 2018-19 Batch on August 24, 2018. Mr. Srisha described how sports managers act as a sandwich between management and coaches. The talk gave an insight about the various skills sets of a sports manager and a sports course.

Talk on Role of Analytics in the sports industry

An interactive session on the Role of Analytics in Sports Industry was conducted on January 2, 2019 by Mr. Naveen Ningaiah, Founder and CEO, SportsKPI, at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara – Institute for Management (SDMIMD) for the students of Post Graduate Program in Sports Management at the college campus. Talking about how analytics and databases play a key role in Sports industry, Naveen said , “ It is very vital to merge analytics and technology with sports as its drives sports performance, aids in making quantitative decisions etc. All this is achieved with software and simple metrics. With this performance analysis of a team or an athlete can be mapped and that data can be used in taking crucial decisions in terms of scouting, planning the teams, working on an individual’s strength and weakness etc. Performance Analysis provides athletes and coaches with objective information that helps them understand the player’s pattern of playing and performance.”

“Performance analysis can be in three types, namely, opposition analysis, live match analysis and post match analysis. Analytics help a team to pick players during auctions, or scout potential players. Analysis tracks the players performance and his performance during various competitions”, he said.

Sports Analytics is an integral part of sports as it aids in fan base engagement, assesses players fitness levels and injury management. With detailed stats, pictorial and graphical references along with video analysis, the job for the coaching team becomes easier. The data is provided to the strength and conditioning team and the physiotherapists who asses the fitness ability of the indivisible and work on enhancing his/her performance. In the modern day sporting ecosystem, sports analytics has become a key component. With analytics and sport going hand in hand, the data aids in elevating the sporting performance as it access the coaches or the athlete with useful data. Right from talent recruitment to access the player in all professional formats, Analytics plays a key role.

SportsKPI is a company that enables Sports teams to achieve their best on the field by delivering end to end performance solutions. With vast expertise in sports and technology, they aim to drive sports performance by leveraging latest technology and Data Analytics.

Talk by Aparna from GoSports Foundation

The talk delivered by Ms. Aparna Ravichandran, Head Partnership, GoSports, gave an insight to the students about the GoSports Foundation, its motives and functions. Ms. Aparna through her presentation took the students on a tour to give a clear understanding of the works done by the foundation. The Foundation identifies talent, gives them the right platform and a fair chance for them to blossom and achieve their dreams of playing for India. The speaker introduced the students about Rahul Dravid athlete mentorship programme, Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Program and Para Champions Program. The interactive session was an eye opener to the students about talent scouting, funding and showed them the way to probable career options that a sports management student can look out for in their Foundation.

Commencement of Sports Management Program 2nd Batch

The program commenced with the welcome address by the Program Director Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Academic Head of SDMIMD. Dr. Gayathri presented an overview of Indian Sports Industry and the need of professional sports managers. Further discussed on how the premier leagues in different genre – Cricket, Soccer, Badminton, Kabbadi, Hockey, etc. – has changed the Indian Sports Industry.  Dr. Gayathri shared the conceptual idea in offering the PGDSM program jointly by SDMIMD and Center for Sports and Management Studies (CS&MS) was shared during the talk.

Dr. Gayathri informed the gathering about the scholarship by PUMA to the 2 graduates who are economically backwards sports professionals who are interested to takeup the PGDSM Program. The program fee is sponsored by PUMA. 

During the inaugural address Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, discussed on how management concepts are applicable in Sports. Further, he shared about technology is used by sports analysts, event managers, strategists, celebrity managers, coach, and other professionals involved in sports management. Dr Parasuraman opined that sport is linked to individual life and winning in ethical way is demonstrated in every sport.

Mr. Raghav, Visiting Faculty, PGDSM, introduced the faculty members, staff and companies associated for internship & final placement of the program.

Faculty members, staff, and students attended the program.