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Best Five Sports Management Institutes in India

Sports had always been a recreational activity for many decades and many centuries in India. India’s obsession with ‘Study’, didn’t allow the parents to take into account that their child can also do ‘Study’ in the field of sports. Well, not really in the ‘field’ of sports, but we can say, a study of all the businesses happening around the field of sports and this study is provided by many Sports Management Institutes in India.  Though only a small percentage of India’s population is versed in this field, the field has a lot of potential to be at the center stage in the upcoming years.  Let’s see the Best 5 Sports Management Colleges in India which are providing the degree and postgraduate degree in Sports Management. 

1. International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

Best 5 Sports Management Colleges In India

IISM is a Mumbai-based college. 

It offers a wide range of courses. It has Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Sports Management and Post Graduate Program in Sports & Wellness Management and Sport Event Management. Bachelor’s and Master’s are for 3 and 2 years respectively, while PGP is an 11-month program. 

Fees, on the other hand, are on a bit higher side.

CourseEligibility CriteriaTotal Fees(In Lakhs)
BSM–  Management-  CoachingQualifying exam: SMATClass 12 from a recognized educational board with at least 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for reserved category students)..7.04
Masters in Sports ManagementQualifying exams: SMAT/ MAH CET.Passed Bachelor’s with at least 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for reserved category students).7.31
PGP– Sports and Wellness Management- Sports Event Management Qualifying exams: SMAT/ MAH CET.Passed Bachelor’s in any discipline from a recognized university.– 3.50 – 4.25

Recently, the institute has been awarded Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar in the National Sports Award Ceremony 2020.

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2. Nest Academy of Sport Management (NASM)

Nest Academy of Sport Management (NASM)

It is a Mumbai-based college. 

It has Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and Post Graduate Diploma degree for the Sports Management course. 

As usual, Bachelor’s degree is for 3 years, a Master’s for 2, and Post Graduate Diploma for 1 year. 

The fees are on the lower side if you compare them with the peers of college. The fees could be between 1 to 5 Lakhs for the entire duration depending upon what course you chose. Despite the lower fees, there is no compromise with the quality of education. 

College can take an aptitude exam and it is followed by an interview. 

Students were given an opportunity to be a part of the management team for the ‘Khelo India’ and a few students also got an opportunity to work as an intern for IPL. 

3. Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)

Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)

The name ‘Symbiosis’ written in your resume can do wonders for you, considering the reputation that Symbiosis has.  

If you are looking for some specialization in the Sports Management field after graduation then this college situated in Pune suits you the best. 

It has only one course, MBA in Sports Management, but it provides three fields for the specialization. So you can choose a specialization in Sports Marketing, Event Management in Sports and Technology in Sports. 

However, fees is around 8 lakhs for 2 years. 

The college has its SNAP Test which will be followed by a personal interview. 

4. Indian Institute of Sports Science and Technology (IIST)

Indian Institute of Sports Science and Technology (IIST)

This Pune-based college has a lot of variety in the courses. 

It has classroom courses as well as distance courses. 

If you are a cricket fanatic then this is the best college for you. The college has programs like Diploma and Master’s in Cricket Management. Then obviously it has Bachelors and Master’s in Sports Management. College also offers a Diploma in Sports Sciences and Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. 

However, depending on courses, fees vary in a huge range. Your fees could be 35 thousand as well as more than 5 lakhs.

5. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management (KJSIMSR)

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management (KJSIMSR)

The college is in Mumbai and has a full-time post-graduate program in Sports Management.

Exams accepted by the college are CAT, NMAT by GMAC, XAT, CMAT, and GMAT.

The student will be selected based on the interview, group discussion, and past academic performance. 

Fees for 2 years count to 18.79 lakhs, which is extremely expensive as compared to other colleges.

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List of Best 5 Sports Management Colleges in India

RankName of Institution
1 International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)
2 Nest Academy of Sport Management (NASM)
3 Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)
4 Indian Institute of Sports Science and Technology (IIST)
5 KJ Somaiya Institute of Management (KJSIMSR)
Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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