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FIFA-CIES to conduct South Asia’s First Sports Management Program in India
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FIFA-CIES to conduct South Asia’s First Sports Management Program in India

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions, a Mumbai-based not-for- profit trust, on Thursday organised a FIFA/CIES/PILLAI Sports Summit on the theme 'Sport and the Development of a Nation' .

With this, it plans to launch the prestigious FIFA/CIES Executive Program in Sports Management here in New Delhi in partnership with CIES (The International Centre for Sports Studies, Switzerland), one of the world’s premium bodies for Sports Management Education.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards this direction was signed by Pierre Cornu (President-CIES) and Dr K M Vasudevan Pillai (Chairman-Pillai Group) in the presence of Vinod Tawde (Minister for Education and Sports - Government of Maharashtra) and many other prominent professionals from the sports industry in India on December 3, 2018 in Mumbai.

FIFA (World’s Governing body of Football) along with CIES established the FIFA/CIES University Network in the year 2004 ‘to give students the broadest possible vision of management in modern sports’. On Thursday, FIFA/CIES has an established network for conducting their executive sports management program in 15 different countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, as well as in the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

India is the 16th country in the global map to have such a program and 1st in South Asia to get an authorisation for running such an initiative. The program allows managers from various sports organisations to gain knowledge of management principles in fields such as marketing, sponsorship, finance and accounting, communication, management, law and event management. (UNI)