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We are now accepting applications for the 3rd Edition of the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management. You can access the application page by clicking here. Few seats available. Please apply by 24th January, 2022.

Scholarships Available for Female Candidates – 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 Executive 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

11th February, 2022
Block One runs from (Online)
11th to 20th February, 2022
Block Two runs from
9th to 17th April, 2022
Block Three runs from
18th to 26th June, 2022
Block Four runs from
17th to 21st August, 2022
September 2022

We will be moving back to the physical classroom mode of teaching for the 2021-22 academic year unless there is another severe coronavirus outbreak in India during any of the four blocks. A class bubble with free accommodation will be created during each block of the course.

Key Dates

Sale of Application Forms
12th August, 2021
Last date of Submission of Forms along with Statement of Purpose (Final Round)
24th January, 2022
Dates of Interviews
Rolling basis
Declaration of Results
Rolling basis
Submission of part fee (non-refundable)
1 week after selection
Course Commencement
11th February, 2022

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