The PUMA - CS&MS Scholarship Program

The Centre for Sports & Management Studies (CS&MS), in collaboration with Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), is jointly offering an 11-month Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) at SDMIMD, Mysore. The course fee for the PGDSM Program is Rs 2.50 lakhs.

The PUMA - CS&MS Scholarship Program is being introduced to extend full funding support to two deserving, financially constrained, young students who are passionate about making a career in the sports industry and are desirous of taking up the 11-month course at SDMIMD.

PUMA, one of the largest sports brands in the world, has come forward as part of their commitment to the upliftment of sports and sportspersons in India, to offer a scholarship of Rs 1,50,000 (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) to each student, while the CS&MS Trust, on their part, is offering another scholarship to the tune of Rs 1,00,000 to each of these two students, bringing the total funding available to them for the course to Rs 2,50,000 each.

The 11-month Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) is currently offered at a course fee of Rs. 2,50,000 (Rupees two lakh fifty thousand only). The candidates selected for the PUMA - CS&MS scholarships would therefore not be paying any amount in terms of course fees.

PUMA has also agreed that the sponsored candidates will undergo an extended internship program as a part of the course, at PUMA, which could lead to a final placement offer at the end of the course if the candidate is found suitable.

The following guidelines would apply for identification and selection of these two candidates:

  1. Education - Preference would be given to graduates. Minimum 10 + 2 academic qualification, with English, is essential.
  2. Age - Up to 27 years of age, as on 01 Aug 2018. Candidates with a background in sports would be preferred.
  3. Family income of less than Rs 30,000 per month.
  4. Both male and female candidates may apply.

Both PUMA & CS&MS would participate in the student recruitment/ interviewing process.

CS&MS would be issuing press notes, circulars, social media posts etc, as well as putting this information up on their website, sharing it verbally at briefings for the press, students, parents and all interested parties. They would be asking for applications from eligible candidates based on this promotional activity and screen these appropriately and offer four or five suitable CVs to PUMA for final screening and selection for the course. If required, CS&MS would participate in the final interviewing process at PUMA.

In other words, the whole journey would include scouting for suitable candidates, interviewing them, ensuring that they complete their Sports Management studies and subsequently nurturing them to become sports management professionals. Together, PUMA and CS&MS shall try and change their lives completely, providing these underprivileged students opportunities and platforms beyond their wildest dreams. And these could eventually become the stories that we proudly tell on our websites and at promotional events!

Graduates who wish to apply for the PUMA – CS&MS Sponsorship Program may initially contact Ms Kamakshi MM, Coordinator, PGDSM Program, SDMIMD, Mysuru, at 9845402532 (Mobile) or sportscourse@sdmimd.ac.in (email).