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The Sports School integrates Sports and Academics into its curriculum

August 31, 2020

The Sports School, located in Vaderahalli, Bangalore, is India’s first integrated School for Sports and Academics. A Kalpen Ventures initiative, in collaboration with Jain Group of Institutions, The Sports School aims to create a cohesive learning experience to encourage young sports enthusiasts and support professional athletes at excelling in their game, while pursuing their academic aspirations.

The Sports School has partnered with internationally renowned sporting partners to ensure achieving its vision of transforming young talent into well-rounded professionals in the world of Sports. These include names like Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy, Bengaluru FC, Center for Cricketing Excellence and Key5 Basketball Coaching.

Students at The Sports School get the opportunity to interact with and learn under the mentorship of some of the most celebrated names in the field of sports such as Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach of the Indian Badminton team, and Robin Uthappa, Indian International cricketer.

Dr. Sankar UV, Director, The Sports School says, “The School strives towards excellence with a 27-acre residential campus equipped with world-class facilities and infrastructure to explore students’ maximum potential and prepare them to compete on international grounds.”

The Sports School offers elite training in different sports like Football, Badminton, Cricket, Basketball & Tennis. The School also has one of the best state-of-the-art sporting and academic infrastructures in India, including- FIFA Quality Pro Certified Artificial Football Turf; 7 ITF qualified Tennis courts with floodlights; 65 m International Standard Natural Cricket Ground with 6 indoor and 6 outdoor nets; Two and a half FIBA standard Basketball courts; and12 BWF standard indoor synthetic Badminton courts.

Dr. Sankar further adds, “The infrastructure is equipped with all the requirements to host national and international level sporting events. For academics, The Sports School promotes interactive learning through smart classrooms, highly equipped labs, and a well-equipped library to support the curiosity of students. Furthermore, the additional facilities include a fully equipped Gymnasium, a video analysis room, cafeteria, medical room, hostel, and an auditorium. The school also offers day boarding facilities.”

The advisory board at The Sports School consists of industry pioneers like Pullela Gopichand, Venkatesh Prasad (Indian cricketer), Shikha Tandon (Ex-Olympic Swimmer) Mustafa Ghouse, (former tennis player and currently the CEO of JWS Sports) and Vickram Kanth (Indian Hockey player).

The Sports School features a specifically designed curriculum that aids in the vision of striking an ideal balance between sports and academics with skill-based education to create life-long learners. The Sports School is associated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Grade 1-10, Department of Pre-University (Government of Karnataka) for Grade 11 and 12 and JAIN (deemed-to-be-university) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses.

Undergraduate courses at The Sports School include Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, and Economics, and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sports Management. BBA in Sports Management is a specially designed program that aims to incorporate every aspect of sports and recreation. It is a three-year degree that includes an expertise business management course with real-time experience wherein students are encouraged to manage live sports events, conduct industry mentoring sessions, case studies, and seminars to bridge the gap between the sports and business industry. Post-Graduation Programs include Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology with specialization in sports helps in enhancing career prospects and equips the students with valuable personal skills.

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