IISM, Mumbai conferred with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020

Published On: August 29, 2020
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020

International Institute of Sports & Management (IISM) has been conferred with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020 in the category- Development For Sports. This award was given on 29th August 2020, National Sports Day. It is indeed special as IISM received the accolade from Honourable President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind ji.

IISM pioneered Sports Management education in India and in the year 2020, the institute has reached to the milestone of completing 10 years of excellence in the Sports Industry. Since a decade now, IISM has proffered premier Sports Management education to sports enthusiasts and instilled the essentials of Sports Industry in them to look after its backend.

Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni, Founder Director- IISM, Sports Eduprenuer and Former Test Cricketer, conceptualized IISM to be a key contributor in the evolution of Sports Industry by bestowing it with competent Sports Management professionals. Mr. Kulkarni, post his retirement, took a step to show a way forward to sports enthusiasts and train them be skilled Sports Management professionals. For ten years now, Mr. Kulkarni has been successfully transforming his on-field experiences into carving a niche for Sports Management professionals and aspirants through IISM.

In the past 10 years, IISM has strived to ensure quality for sports lovers through the best possible ways. The institute collaborated with University of Mumbai & Garware Institute of Career Education and Development. IISM-FICCI’s research report- ‘Deep Insights on Indian Fitness Trends’ was launched by Shri. Kiren Rijiju. IISM is the first-ever institute in India to launch a dedicated Sports Research Journal- Sports Academia Research Journal (SARJ), also published a report on ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in collaboration with Prof. Ratnakar Shetty.

The institute made its presence in both Khelo India Youth Games 2019 and 2020 as our students worked in different verticals of the grand events. Moreover, we proudly IISM was the Official Knowledge Partner to Khelo India Youth Games 2020 and first-ever Khelo India University Games. Our students, in tune with the Sports Authority of India curated the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the same. While the Sports Sector is flourishing stupendously in India, IISM at the parallel is doing its bit in the same.

This honour proffered by the Government of India and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, India, is an encouragement for IISM to keep moving towards our mission. IISM will always continue to play a major role in taking India forward to being a sporting superpower.

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