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We are now accepting applications for the 5th Edition (Batch of 2023-24) of the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management that will commence in September 2023. You can access the application page by clicking here. Please apply by 25th August, 2023.

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

9th September, 2023
Block One runs from
9th to 17th September, 2023
Block Two runs from
2nd to 10th December, 2023
Block Three runs from
2nd to 10th March, 2024
Block Four runs from
18th to 22nd June, 2024
September 2024

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
15th March, 2023
Last Date of Submission of Forms along with Statement of Purpose
25th August. 2023
Dates of Interviews
27th August, 2023
Declaration of Results
29th August, 2023
Course Commencement
9th September, 2023

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