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Switzerland-based CIES ties up with Pillai Group for sports

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The International Centre for Studies, a Switzerland-based educational body which is connected with world governing body FIFA, on Monday signed an MoU with a Maharashtra-based group of educational institutions, offering an programme in management.

The deal was signed by and Mahatma Education Society's Pillai Group of institutions' Dr K M in the presence of Minister of and Education Vinod Tawde.

With the exponential growth of sports, and had established the FIFA-in 2004 "to give the broadest possible vision of management in modern sports".

The tie-up between the Maharashtra-based institution and the Switzerland-based University is the 16th such instance globally and the first in South Asia, it was announced at a

"We are proud that our alumni include nationally and international known athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games, (shooter Ayonika Paul), (Mumbai Ranji batsman Suryakumar Yadav) and (Rahul Bheke).

"We are therefore convinced that part of the FIFA-CIES will allow us to become a in the field of sports management in South Asia", said Vasudevan Pillai.

Pointing out to the proliferation of professional sports leagues in the country such as the IPL, ISL and Pro Kabaddi League, Cornu said that with the Pillai Group as local partners his will "train a new generation of managers and help them meet the multiple and complex challenges" in the world of sports.

The first edition of the programme is set to commence next September, it was announced.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:30 IST