Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Am I too young to apply?

A. Postgraduate certificate programme requires pre-qualification of an undergraduate degree in any stream. You are eligible to apply in the final year of your bachelor’s degree and pursue sports management after bachelor’s degree.

Q. How does the course differ from Lausanne to Mumbai?

A. Fundamentally, the programme is on the same lines as the one offered in Lausanne and covers all those topics. However, some customization has been done to adapt it to India to ensure understanding of the Indian sport, federations, company structures, Indian sport business models and entrepreneurial development. 

Q. What is the difference between On-Campus/Online students?

A. In the case of On-Campus students, you will have face-to-face interactions with fellow students, faculty, and speakers when they are on-site, who will become your network as they will be working in a similar industry with you. 

For the Online students, the curriculum and lectures will be the same, live and synchronous, but you will attend them remotely. There is a possibility that guest lectures may not be recorded and therefore only accessible live. Online students may not have access to live projects/interactions with industry partners or their facilities. Online students will have access to the Campus for 30 days in the academic year.

Online students can join the immersive trips, both domestic and international, as the fees does not cover these visits.

Q.   What is the AISTS INDIA PGCP in Sports Management Admission process in India?

A.  To apply, please fill out the online Am I Eligible form under the How to Apply section of the website. Once you are verified eligible you will receive the Application Form link from the Admissions Team. Applications must include: 

  1. Essay: Statement of Purpose in 500-600 words
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae;
  3. One latest passport-size photograph; 
  4. Copy of your Aadhaar Card 
  5. Copy of Pan card; 
  6. Certified (signed and stamped by the University) copies of your university degree.
  7. Personal Interview (Zoom/In-person)

Q.  Is there an entrance exam?

A. There is no entrance exam, but we review your essay, followed by a personal interview that helps us gauge your eligibility, seriousness, and the value you can bring to the programme.

Q. What is the duration of the Programme?

A. AISTS INDIA offers a 12-month Postgraduate Programme in Sports management & Technology.

Q. What is the attendance policy?

A.  You are expected to have an attendance of at least 80% of the academic lectures. 

Q. What are the timings/class schedule?

A. The classes shall begin at 11:30 am/12.30 pm IST and will run for 4-5 hours daily with 60-minute lunch break from Monday to Friday. However, the campus is open from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm, students are welcome to use the facilities for any assignments, live projects, or group work. On a few occasions we do have sessions on Saturdays as well.

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Saturday: Occasional Sessions

Q. Curriculum and Schedule for January and August intake

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Q. Who is the Faculty?

A. The Faculty comes from the top European Educational Institutions including the Founders of AISTS such as EPFL, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, EHL, Olympic Medical Center as well as leading professionals in Technology and Management. The Modules are led by the European Faculty with Indian counterparts providing the local context. We also have top notch guest faculty who are drawn from business leadership and sporting icons.

Q. What is the Curriculum?

A. The Postgraduate Programme (PGP) is a specialised curriculum that concentrates on developing essential skills across various functional aspects of sports management and entrepreneurship. This programme aims to enhance employability readiness and foster future leadership development. The curriculum encompasses modules on Sports Management, Sports Event Management Operations, Sports Technology, Sociology in Sport, Sports Law, Sports Medicine, and a dedicated module focusing on Career Development & Leadership. 

The 700+ hours programme systematically covers abilities and skills, equipping you for a job aligned with your work experience and educational qualifications in a role of your interest.

Q. Is there a semester system?

A. The year is divided into two semesters Jan-July and Aug-Dec. 

Q. When are the exams held?

A. Exams are held in April, July, November and after completion of a course– the faculty decides on various forms of assessments through presentation, paper writing, group discussion or feedback from live projects and performance in internships.

Q.  Can we work full-time while also taking part in the programme? 

A. This is a full-time programme and students are required to dedicate all their time to the programme, including assignments and group work. However, if the students can organise their work schedule around the classes, then they can work simultaneously. Please understand this programme is your investment in reskilling or upskilling yourself to get ready to enter the sports sector. The detailed nature of sessions, assignments, and projects are structured to provide time to absorb, apply and prepare yourself for the next significant career move. A typical day has 4 hours of classes from 12.30 to 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Q. What are the fees for the course?

A. PGCP (on-campus): INR 10,00,000 plus 18% GST; 

     PGCP (online): INR 8,50,000 plus 18% GST 

Q.  Are there any scholarships offered?

A. We offer limited Scholarships* to Athletes who have played at National & International Level through a recognised Association/Federation and not in an individual capacity as well as Para-Athletes who have competed at State level & above. They can apply for the scholarship providing proof of their participation and why the Scholarship should be extended to them.

To encourage more female participation in the Indian Sports Industry, AISTS INDIA offers a 10% scholarship to Women Candidates. This is applicable to both online & on-campus students*.

Personnel from Defence Services can also apply for this Programme & receive financial assistance*.

(*Terms & Conditions Apply)

Q. Where is the Campus located? What is the nearest local transport?

A. The campus of AISTS INDIA is located at One World Center, Lower Parel, Mumbai which is one of the country’s most iconic commercial buildings. Besides international quality infrastructure, the campus also has state-of-the-art classrooms and break-out rooms. The building offers a Games room, Cultfit Gym, cafes and a Food court.

The institution is located 5 minutes away from the Prabhadevi station.

Q. Do you provide accommodation?

A. We will provide you with some PG facility numbers that you can explore as per your budget and preferences.

Q. Where are alumni of AISTS INDIA presently working?

The following are some of the organisations that have hired from AISTS INDIA (in alphabetic order):  


Bengaluru FC

Cultfit Healthcare Pvt Ltd


GoSports Foundation

Grant Thornton Bharat LLP

Gujarat Titans

Inspire Institute of Sport

ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd

JSW Sports Recharge Pvt Ltd – LEAP

Mashal Sports – Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 · Full-time

Meraki Sports and Entertainment

Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre

Reliance Foundation

Sports For All


Sportz Interactive