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UBS & EduSports to launch integrated sports programme for Management students

December 21, 2016

According to an official release on December 21, Karjat based Universal Business School, India’s first Green Business School, is focusing on the comprehensive development of management students and has introduced MILES – an integrated multi-sports programme led and executed by students themselves – developed by EduSports, India’s No.1 sports education organisation. MILES curriculum is designed to help college students develop leadership and social skills and improve health and fitness using sports as a medium. The two-year programme is currently running in IIM Bangalore, Karnataka and Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai and engages around 300 students. UBS believes that in the stress induced corporate environment, blending a healthy mindset, with fitness and fun will go a long way in enhancing the skill, teamwork and leadership development of its students giving them a unique advantage in the workplace and making them attractive to employers. 

MILES boasts a unique learning methodology for Leadership Development, based on Leading2Play, developed by a distinguished American Psychologist, Dr. George Selleck, who is also an advisor with EduSports. Leading2Play puts children in charge of designing, leading, and engaging their peers in sports and fitness activities, and develop their leadership and sports skills. The MILES programme exposes students to multiple sports such as Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Rugby, Basketball, Throw ball, Badminton and Aerobics. UBS hosts a 40 acre well equipped campus which offers facilities for all these sports and many more. 

EduSports has been instrumental in making a fundamental change to the education system by convincing schools to adopt a curriculum-based, age-appropriate and structured PE and sports programme. Working with over 650 schools and covering over 5 lac children, EduSports has successfully implemented an inclusive and positive sporting experience across the country. With their strong understanding of sports and PE, they are constantly innovating by developing new products for enhancing the sports experience for children. The launch of MILES programme for college students is a step further in that direction that helps college students improve their interpersonal and management skills and make them job-ready. EduSports aims to target 1000 students and plans to partner with 20 colleges in two years. 

Commenting on MILES, Gurdip Singh Anand, chairman, Universal Business School said, “We are proud to be India’s 1st B-School to integrate sports activity into management skill development with EduSports. Corporations expect our students to work hard for long hours, be adaptable, resilient and flexible with leadership and team building skills. What better way than to get them to play sports and learn these skills on a daily basis”. 

Speaking about their latest venture, Parminder Gill, co-founder and business head at EduSports said, “We are extremely happy to provide a sports programme, which provides 360 degree high quality learning experience for students. We believe an approach like MILES is important to maximise the impact of sports. Through MILES, we intend to make students job-ready by developing heir attitudinal and motivational attributes using sports as a medium.”

Set up in 2009 by CEOs who have headed multi-billion dollar global companies in over 100 countries, the Universal Business School is a fully residential B-School sited on a 40 acre campus in Karjat, near Mumbai. 

Winner of several industry awards, Bengaluru headquartered EduSports is India’s first and largest Physical Education & School Sports enterprise.  

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