Sports is a growing industry in India, thanks to high viewership patterns of FIFA World Cup 2018 and the recent leagues like IPL, ISL, Pro Kabaddi.
Many students after finishing Class 12 or graduation, look to make a career in sports journalism or management. These are not only lucrative sports careers, but also a chance to meet sporting personalities.
As you continue to enjoy FIFA World Cup 2018, here are some courses to make a career in sports:
Sports Economics & Marketing
Location: SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi
Duration: 3 months
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One of the best places to kick-off your sports education is at Delhi University that offers a Certificate programme in Sports Economics and Marketing. No entrance exam is needed for this course and admission is done on first come first serve basis.
The course objectives include:
- Provide an overview of sports economics and marketing with the ability to evaluate the role of economics and business in the social environment of sports.
- Expose students to varying aspects of sports business, from a single player to Board of management.
- The role of Media in the evolution of sports economics
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Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management
Duration: 2 Years
Location: IIM Rohtak
This program in ‘’Sports Management’’ is for experienced professionals, sports graduates, and enthusiasts. In this course, students are equipped with understanding of regulations, revenue and branding models in sports industry; both locally and globally.
This professional course requires you to pay Rs 5.25 lakh (plus taxes) for 900 hours. That includes 720 interactive sessions, project work and industrial visits.
For selections, students must have a good knowledge of general knowledge and current affairs. After registrations online, applicants are called for a personal interview. Good knowledge through GK mock test and current affairs mock test is useful in this process.
Diploma in Sports Coaching
Location: SAI, NSNIS, Patiala
A huge range of coaching course options are available for sports such as:
Athletics, Cricket, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling, etc.
There are three categories of admission criteria:
Category A: Diploma in Sports Coaching
Category B: For International Sportspersons
Categ. C: For North-East Candidates
All three categories have their own entrance exams/interview procedures available on the official online exam website. They also have separate free practice tests.
BSc Physical Education Health Education Sports
Where? : Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences (IGIPESS), New Delhi
Duration: 3 years
If you are someone with an interest in science and sports, then apart from NEET entrance exam or other such entrance exams, you can seek admission to B.Sc. (P.E., H.E. & Sports) .
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By paying just 21, 275 you can gain substantial knowledge about this aspect of the sports industry and make a career of it. Best part here is that you only need to pass Class 12 Board Exams, and no entrance exam is necessary.