Nilesh Kulkarni - IISM Director
Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni

In a short span of 7 years, International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai (IISM) has succeeded in carving a niche for itself as the first professional Sports Management education provider of India.

With an emphasis on creating Day One Business Ready Managers & future sports management leaders, IISM has undertaken a revolutionary redesign in management education through innovative academic methodology and delivery systems for students to take the fullest advantage of the exceptionally rigorous and demanding nature of the customized curriculum.

With its collaborative arrangements with the Sports Industry and global sporting industry icons as its advisers and supporting pool of visiting faculty from top B-Schools among many others, IISM is the embodiment of underlying philosophy of ‘Global Mindset, Indian Roots’. The academic rigour of our curriculum is complemented by insightful guest lectures delivered by personalities with a record of outstanding accomplishments in all areas of Sports Management providing a deeper perspective to the ideas and practice of management to the students.

At IISM, we encourage learning by doing. The culture in IISM facilitates not only learning from academicians and eminent industry captains but peer learning as well. Aided by the latest technology, a continually evolving curriculum, and constant corporate interaction, our students are transformed from being first class management students into astute thought leaders who are ready to take on the challenges of the sports corporate world, both in India and abroad.

We have always pioneered in new areas according to changing business requirements and were the first to introduce BBA in Sports Management in India! We are proud to mention that this year we have been able to achieve 100% internships and are inching closer to achieve 100 % placements as well!

Our students have actively participated in India South Africa One dayer, International Football forum, World Cup T20, IPL, PKL, Future Indoor Sports, National Swim Meet, DY Patil T20 league, Air-India Sports Club and Lion’s Club Grassroots Football Development Program.

I also take pride in mentioning that in January 2016 IISM created history by producing ever National Anthem – Jana Gana Mana – sang by the leading sports heroes of India including – Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathy, Bhaichung Bhutia, Gagan Narang and Sushil Kumar. The anthem has so far inspired over 25 lakh youth through social media and cinema halls!

Like they say that Mumbai is the city of dreams, where the ambitious explorers set out on voyages of discovery and adventure, IISM offers you an unparalleled experience of 365 days of learning that enriches the rest of your lives; form enduring bonds of friendships and camaraderie of the best B School graduates in the country ready to set out on their sporting world journeys. It is my pleasure to invite you to be a part of this voyage of discovery…..ALL ABOARD !!