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Great demand for sports management professionals

 

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In the last 15 years, we have raised more than Rs 300 Crore through long distance running including marathon and half marathon events”, said Dilip Jayaram, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Procam.

Delivering the sports talk organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Institute for Management (SDMIMD) and Centre for Sports and Management Studies (CS and MS) at its premise, he said, “Over the years, the charity figures have risen steadily from Rs 1.4 Crore to nearly Rs 50 Crore in 2017. Every year the number of long distance running events across the country is increasing. At an average, more than 1074 long distance running events including 10 km, half marathon and marathon are held in the country. To organise these events, sports management professionals are in great demand. The demand is so much that the institutes are not able to meet the demand. Every year, more than 1600 sports management professionals are recruited.”

“Sports management professionals are also required to run various sport associations which includes Board Control for Cricket in India, Sport Authority of India, various leagues including Indian Premier League. To manage each IPL team, the owners of each franchise appoint more than two sports management professionals. Apart from this, for conducting various sporting events, more sports management professionals are required”, added Jayaram who was also instrumental in bringing Indian Hockey League.

“The response for Mumbai marathon which is Asia’s longest marathon is too good. The registration gets completed within four hours of its commencement. Not everyone can take part in the Mumbai marathon which is held once in year. Only the best with certificates can apply.
 

Guest lecture by Mr. Somdev Devvarman

 

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Former international tennis player and Brand Ambassador of SDMIMD and CS&MS Sports Management Course Mr. Somdev Devvarman said that there was a pressing need to promote sports at the grassroots level in the country. Mr. Somdev was delivering the talk on ‘Training and Development of an Athlete – Achieving Excellence in Sport’ to the students of Sports Management Course and invited sports professionals on July 20, 2017 at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. Former tennis ace highlighted need for training & developing sporting talent and sport managers in India to emerge as a major sporting nation in coming years. Earlier, senior tennis coach & Founder Member of CS&MS Mr. Enrico Preperno, welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker of the Sports Talk Series. Mr. Arijith Ghosh, Honorary Member of CS&MS and faculty of the course delivered the Vote of Thanks. Sports Course Program Director Dr. H. Gayathri, faculty members of the institute and invitees were present.

Guest Lecture by Brigadier PKM Raja

Brigadier PKM Raja, SM, VSM (Retd), Chef de Mission Indian Contingent, London Olympics ,2012 & President Pro Boxing League and former Secretary General, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, delivered invited talk on ‘Business of Sports’ on August 23, 2017 at SDMIMD. Brig. Raja who is instrumental in establishing a highly successful sport federation in a country where Olympic medals are a rare occurrence, presented the talk quoting his experience in the Business of Sports. Brig. Raja who officiated as a Technical Official in the Athens Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and number of World Boxing Championships, shared the key expectations by athletes from his Sports Managers. The talk was followed by Q&A.

Guest Lecture by Mr Arjun Goutham

‘Sport is always considered being second to academics in this country, slowly but surely things have been changing and sport is heading in the right direction’ thus opined Mr.  Arjun Goutham, Mind Coach, during the Sports Talk delivered to students of Sports Management Course on August 12, 2017. Mr. Arjun speaking on the topic ‘Taking a Stand for the Future of Indian Sports’ shed light on the various aspects of Sports Management to the aspiring sports management students about the power of the mind and its’ utilisation in the field of sports. He called upon the students to make the recommendations based on their experience to change the face of sports and take a stand to create a difference for the coming generations. The interactive talk gave an insight about how clear and progressive thought process could bring about a revolution in sports in this country.

Guest Lecture by Mr. Shama Rao

Mr. Shama Rao, Fitness Trainer and Strength Conditioning Coach, was the speaker for the ‘Sports Talk Series’ conducted on July 25, 2017. Mr. Rao shared his experiential learning in the field of Strength Conditioning Coach in India and Abroad with leading Tennis Players, Cricketers, and other Athletes. 

Mr. Shama Rao called upon the students to be innovative and be a team player to be in the business of Sports Management.