Australia’s Deakin University will be Rajasthan Royals’ official sports education partner during the upcoming Indian Premier League 2014. The IPL T20 team and Deakin have entered a partnership under which the two organisations will work on promoting sports education in India. Deakin University will initiate research in sports management and sports science. The university will also come up with a case study on sports management and offer its students IPL internships and scholarships. “The partnership will enable us to promote sports education in India while serving as a worthy case for research and learning,” said Raghu Iyer, CEO of Rajasthan Royals in a press statement. “Applying management and marketing theories and business principles within a leisure framework is the defining feature of our sport management degrees,” said Jane den Hollander, the Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University in a press statement. Deakin University is currently ranked seventh in the world by Sport Business International.
Source: Education News