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Sports Management programme launched at St Philomena’s College in Mysuru

'Young Indians' who are passionate about sports must get involved with sports administration, says Enrico Piperno

Former international tennis player Enrico Piperno

Mysuru, October 13:- “I have been involved with sports for four decades and now it is time to give something back. I feel there is lack of professionalism in the way we conduct sports events. No doubt, we have come a long way from the days when I first played for India in 1977. Plenty of leagues have emerged of late, but most of these are run by professionally paid employees who have done sports management courses abroad. I want “Young Indians” who are passionate about sports, to get involved with sports administration by giving them a chance to purse sports management courses at an affordable price,” said Enrico Piperno (popularly known as Rico), the founding trustee of Centre for Sports and Management Studies (CS&MS), Kolkata, West Bengal.

Former international tennis player and India’s former Davis Cup and Fed Cup leading coach Piperno was addressing the gathering during the launch of Sports Management Programmes offered by St Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Bannimantap, Mysuru, in collaboration with the Centre for Sports and Management Studies (CS&MS), at the virtual launch programme held on Monday (October 12).

The website providing information about the one-year Sports Management Programmes was launched
by Rev Fr Dr Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager of St Philomena’s College (Autonomous),

The dignitaries released the promotional poster of the programmes. The programme was offered
by the collaborative programme with the recognition from the University of Mysore.

Wg Cdr Arijit Ghosh, Secretary of CS & MS presented the information about the Advanced Diploma
in Sports Management (ADSM) offered to the graduates from any discipline; and Diploma in Sports
Management (DSM) offered to the PUC or +2 candidates and sports enthusiasts. The programmes will
be offered for the current academic year 2020-2021.

Dr T Ruth Shantha Kumari, Principal, St Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Mysuru, shared the
requirement of the well-structured sports management programme for the effectiveness right from
scouting of athletes, training, facility management, diet management, and performance evaluation.

Further, Dr Kumari said that the aim of this effort is to introduce professionals and professionalism in
different vertical of sports; and the ultimate result of all these efforts leads to the success in medal
score of India.

Rev Fr Maria Xavier, Vice Rector; Rev Fr John Paul, Campus Administrator; Sanjay Nair, Vice
Principal; Ronald Prakash Cutinha, IQAC -coordinator; Dr Reena, Dean of Commerce; faculty
members from St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous), were present.

Deepa welcomed the dignitaries for the virtual launch of Sports Management Programmes at
St.Philomena’s College and Master of Ceremony (MC) Antonette Monica conducted the deliberations
of the launch programme. Arshiya Khanum presented the vote of thanks.

Chandan Samuel, Assistant Professor and HoD, BBA Department, St Philomena’s College (Autonomous) and  Raghav K Prasad, Co-ordinator, Sports Management Programme, from CS & MS, coordinated the launch of the programme. (NGB)

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