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We are now accepting applications for the 6th Edition (Batch of 2024-25) of the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management that will commence in August 2024. You can access the application page by clicking here. Please apply by 15th June, 2024.

Soroptimist Welfare Association (an NGO that works for the welfare of girls and women) has partnered with Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research to offer scholarships to needy and meritorious female candidates. For more details click here.

FIFA (World’s Governing body of Football) along with CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) established the FIFA/CIES University Network in the year 2004 ‘to give students the broadest possible vision of management in modern sports’. Today, FIFA/CIES has an established network for conducting their executive sports management programme in 17 different countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, as well as in the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe. India was the 16th country on the global map to have such a programme and 1st in South and East Asia to get authorization for running such an initiative.

Who is the FIFA/CIES International Programme intended for?

Managers and individuals working in the sports world on a professional or amateur basis (e.g. national and international federations, continental organisations, NOCs, clubs, regional associations, ministries, municipalities) who are seeking to broaden or refresh their knowledge of sports management.

Professionals from all backgrounds (e.g. legal practitioners, techies, economists, journalists) who wish to start working in sport and become familiar with the specialist aspects of the sports industry.

Young graduates who wish to complement their existing academic training with a specific qualification in the field of sports management.

Course Schedule

31st August, 2024
Block One runs from
31st August to 8th September, 2024
Block Two runs from
16th to 24th November, 2024
Block Three runs from
22nd February to 2nd March, 2025
Block Four runs from
28th to 31st May, 2025
August / September 2025

All 4 blocks mentioned above will be conducted in physical mode at the Pillai Campus in Navi Mumbai with additional online sessions conducted on weekends in between the blocks.

Key Dates

Sale of Application Forms
25th February, 2024
Last Date of Submission of Forms along with Statement of Purpose
15th June, 2024
Dates of Interviews
21st & 22nd June, 2024
Declaration of Results
29th June, 2024
Course Commencement
31st August, 2024

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