Decision of the UGC to recognize the diplomas hailed by the International Sports University


UGC’s decision to recognize the degrees was applauded by the International Sports University, Maharashtra (ISUM).

UGC’s decision to recognize the degrees was applauded by the International Sports University, Maharashtra (ISUM).

The decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to include Bachelor’s and Master’s in Sports Science and Sports Management as recognized degree options has been welcomed by the International Sports University of Maharashtra (ISUM). The International Sports University was established last year with the support of the government of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra sports minister hails decision

UGC’s move was also welcomed on Saturday by Maharashtra Sports Minister Sunil Kedar who said he looked forward to a substantial leap in the creation of talent, jobs and sports intellectual property for the long-term development of the Indian sports industry through vocational training.

Transforming sports education is the only goal

“We had a singular vision to reinvent and transform sports education in the country with the objective of creating qualified professionals well-versed in the science and management of emerging sports disciplines,” the sports minister said in a statement. Press.

Further adding, he said, “With International Sports University, our goal is to revolutionize sports education by incorporating different aspects of technology, management, sports governance, to produce sports professionals from future that can advance India’s prowess in sport”.

Considerable development for the sports ecosystem

Maharashtra’s Sports Commissioner, Om Prakash Bakoria, has called it a momentous development for the sports ecosystem in India.

He added that ISUM was one of the few universities in the country to offer future courses in sports science and management.

Approval of diplomas following need of one hour

A key government consultant on this project and former Indian cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni said the UGC has taken note of the work done by the Maharashtra government to rejuvenate sports education in India through this notification.

“Graduation approval is the need of the hour if we want to make higher level progress in different areas of sport.

By establishing ISUM, we aim to make rapid progress in the development of carefully selected programs and in building strategic collaborations between sectors to diversify sports learning,” added the former cricketer.

(With PTI inputs)

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