Lorenzo D’Ilario (Italy) Football Referee – Serie C, Italian third division “If you are passionate about sport, the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management is the best place to further your personal, academic and professional growth”. The Programme helped me to develop a comprehensive view of sports management issues and concepts from an international perspective. I really liked the way the faculty members combined theoretical education with practical case studies and it was amazing to share my passion with students from different countries and backgrounds. Joshua Ronald Ivan Co-Founder – Goal Football School “The Executive Sports Management Programme at PILLAI/FIFA/CIES is a great pathway for aspiring individuals looking to build a career in the sports industry. A comprehensive sports management curriculum coupled with leading guest speakers in the International and Indian sports industry makes this course not only worthwhile – but also a great platform to establish and build networks. The faculty are very supportive too. Having seen the sporting industry in India grow in recent years, this executive sports management programme will give an added advantage for someone looking to make their mark in the sports industry”. Dr Rakesh Chakule Sports Injury Specialist – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This program provided me with the required knowledge to explore Sports Management in the Indian Context. I feel more empowered to take on future challenges as a Sports Administrator and I recommend it for anyone who wishes to contribute to the growth of Indian Sports. Shelton Simon Sr. Ads Associate – Linkedin India “The PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management is a meticulously planned program for working professionals interested in the sports domain. Personally, I found this very helpful and useful, all the aspects in sports were covered in the given time and the main highlight of the program was the guest lectures by top professionals in the field. The course combined with an in-depth understanding of the concepts in sports and practical execution through the group project. Thank you for the opportunity.” Subas Humagain Senior Correspondent – HamroKhelkud.com During the hard times of Covid-19, pursuing the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management proved to be a blessing in disguise for me. With my professional duties on hold and my enthusiasm to learn new things on a high, this course helped me build myself. Not just the theoretical aspect, but the practical experience of faculty and colleagues were really insightful. Namita Firodia Owner – NFC Football Club It brings me great pleasure to announce that I have successfully completed the PILLAI/ FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management at Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, New Panvel, India. The months spent learning the various modules of the Programme was fantastic. It allowed me to improve myself professionally and personally. I would like to express my gratitude to Pillai Institute and all the Professors for encouraging me to explore my own potential. Girija Kumari.R Manager – Chathiyara Football Academy The prestigious PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Sports Management Programme helped me become a true sports professional. I got a chance to work with like-minded sports enthusiasts. A great course with able guidance and wonderful networking opportunities. Thank you. Niranjan Raju Founder – Goal Football School I believe our class was lucky that not only was the rigor and substance of the course not lost in the virtual format, we were also able to gain deep insights from some amazing international guest lecturers. The program’s key takeaway was the use of real-world examples, which made it more relatable and helped in comprehensively understanding how the sports world actually functions. Thank you to all of the faculty members for their flexibility in these exceptional circumstances, as well as their sternness when necessary! Shubham Ruhela Sales Intern – Sporjo The Pillai/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management has provided me with the right education and opportunities to transition seamlessly into the sports management industry. The guest lecturers provided us with both international and local knowledge. I am grateful for this enriching experience. Ayonika Paul OLY Olympian Rio 2016, World Cup and Commonwealth Games Medalist. I have been an athlete since a young age and this course has given me insights on how the management works beyond the playing field. I am thankful to the experts from respective fields who gave us in-depth knowledge of the sports industry. Pillai Institute in collaboration with CIES and FIFA is helping sports enthusiasts lift the nation’s sporting ecosystem. Mr. Lokesh Kumar The Executive Sports Management program at PILLAI/FIFA/CIES was an enriching experience that helped me transition my career from the corporate sector to the Sporting industry. The course was planned and executed meticulously which was very engaging during the Covid times serving as the silver lining. I got to network with the industry experts who guided us with on-ground realities of how the sporting industry works. I am confident that the knowledge earned from this program will help me solve problems and contribute to the Sporting ecosystem. I want to express my gratitude to Pillai Institute for giving me this opportunity and to all the Professors for guiding the batch with their expertise.