POKHARA, AUGUST 13
The Gandaki University established by Gandaki Province is preparing to run a four-year-long Bachelor's in Sports Management, the first of its kind in the country.
The university has already called for admission for the Bachelor's in Sports Management and eligible candidates are asked to submit admission documents by August 16, the university stated.
University's Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nabaraj Devkota said that the students would be given classes on practical and theoretical aspects of sports science.
The university established two years ago with an aim to produce technical human resources has unveiled academic programmes from this year. The university is also scheduled to run Bachelor's in Information Technology (B.IT) from this year.
According to Prof Dr Devkota, most of the curriculums of the university are as per the international level.
Theoretical aspects of 10 to 12 sports would be taught, it is said. "The main purpose of this programme is to produce sports manager, trainer, referee and, most importantly, sportsperson," Dr Devkota added.
In the eight-semester course, volleyball, football, taekwondo, karate, handball, athletics, gymnastics, basketball, archery, shot-put, cricket and swimming are included.
Likewise, sports marketing, sports economy, funding in sports, sports tourism, sports in globalization, strategic management in sports industries, athletics care and rehabilitation, and other subjects are included in Bachelors in Sports Management.
The university said that the total fee for the programme is fixed Rs 330,000 but the students would be given scholarships too.
The total number of seats for Bachelor's in Sports Management is 50 and the regular classes are scheduled to begin after the Dashain festival.