To equip Intermediate school leavers with operational management tools and skills to ascertain their employability in various fields, directly or indirectly related to sports.
It gives me great pleasure to invite applications for the courses at Academy for Sports Sciences, Research and Management (ASSRM). This academy has been started under the aegis of the prestigious Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU). The university is relatively new, with the status of University being granted to DPSRU only in 2015, but it has a strong legacy of 53 years in providing quality education to the students.
India is home to the world’s second largest population, but has relatively lesser number of sportspersons who are excelling in sports at the global level. Recently, an expert committee deliberated extensively and came to the conclusion that integrating sports sciences with coaching is essential to develop excellence in sports. With that vision in mind, ASSRM was set up to equip the students with the required skills to meet the growing demands of the sports industry and also bridge the gap between the industry demands and the present skills in the marketplace.
The global sports industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, which is growing at a rapid rate, year on year. In India, too, the sports industry is growing at a fast pace, with experts pegging the growth rates to greater than 10% per annum. Also, in recent times, a lot of sporting activity – in the form of professional cricket, football, tennis, badminton, kabaddi and hockey leagues- has come up in India, which requires a proper support system and trained personnel to help in activities ranging from sports and fitness staff to infrastructure management and event management personnel. There are a plethora of career opportunities in this field for those who are willing to work in this industry.
For any sports, it is not just the sportspersons who make the sporting event a success; rather, it is all the people combined including the support staff such as the event managers, infrastructure managers, dieticians, nutritionists, etc who help in making the sporting event a success. At ASSRM, comprising of a team of technical experts combined with sports experts who have decades of experience in sport talent identification and performance tracking, we aim to train the people so that they become skilled in the aforementioned jobs. With such an experienced and knowledgeable team, I am positive that we can help the students in achieving their dreams to work in the sports industry, thereby resulting in the growth of the overall sports industry in India.
Vice Chancellor -DPSRU