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Course for career in sports management

The Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna, (CIMP) would start a one-year diploma course on sports management from the next year.

V. Mukunda Das, the institute director, said they would start the course in collaboration with Manab Bose, the CEO and director of Bangalore-based Sukrut and co-founder of Parikrma Humanity Foundation. The contents of the course are being planned.

Sukrut, a psychotherapeutic centre started in 2008, aims to facilitate the development of potential capabilities of individuals and organisations.

“The Parikrma Humanity Foundation is a mainstream school affiliated to ICSE and Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board. The school, with 1,500 students, is for the underprivileged children in slums. The school, which was started in 2003, has done a good job. Many students are now working in good positions in different parts of the country. We are trying to convert the school, which has classes from IV to XII, to the CBSE,” Bose told The Telegraph.

Earlier, Bose has been a member of the General Electric’s (GE) country management team in India for a decade in the 90. He was an active member in the All India Board of Management Studies from 2003 to 2006 and was the member of the sub-committee to recommend a model curriculum for business schools in India.

“In the state, sports needs a boost and this course would help all those who are interested. This will be a short-term course. The institute is also thinking of developing new courses aimed at skill training. The CIMP has already provided training to 3,000 government officials,” Mukunda Das said.

Bose said Bihar had immense scope in the field of agro industries and training. “The soil of the state is very fertile and can produce almost all kinds of vegetables and fruits. The state has immense opportunities in agro business and should play on its strengths. There can be no reason why Bihar cannot be a supplier of food products for the country and abroad. The government needs to focus and funnel in the investments in a proper way. It needs stability and focus,” Bose said.