Celebrating 7 Years of Excellence! 🎉 Today, we commemorate the incredible journey of WIFA Skillanation, marking 7 years of dedication, innovation, and transformation. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our students, alumni, faculty members, industry partners, and the entire WIFA Skillanation community for your unwavering support and commitment. Your passion for sports management has fueled our growth and inspired us to reach new heights. Cheers to the milestones we've achieved together, and here's to an even brighter future ahead!
Skillanation is a platform for teaching sport-specific management skills through hands-on field experience. As the education platform of WIFA, Skillanation provides young sports enthusiasts multiple study options aimed at transforming the learners into holistic sports professionals, whilst gaining recognition by the industry and the sports associations and federations. Come visit our campus or fill the form to experience how you can start a new career in Sports Management from a plethora of flexible options - Full Time, Part Time and Online.
The Western India Football Association (WIFA) is the governing body of football for Maharashtra state. It is affiliated to the All India Football Federation. WIFA came into existence on 12th July, 1911, with the objective to promote and develop football in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Patkar-Varde College is well-known in the western suburbs of Mumbai. It is reaccredited with 'A+ Grade' by NAAC (3rd Cycle), with an institutional score of 3.53, ISO 9001-2015, Best College 2016-17, "DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME" And RUSA 2.0 Awardee.
A world class education partnership with Liverpool Football Club and Pearson that opens doors to career opportunities in the global sports industry. This ground-breaking partnership draws on the sporting and education success of Liverpool Football Club and over 170 years of Pearson's education expertise and learner success with BTEC International qualifications.
Cádiz Club de Fútbol are a LaLiga Santander club founded in 1910, based in Andalusia, Spain. Cádiz CF’s first season back in the top flight (LaLiga Santander) saw a 12th place finish which included huge wins against Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The course at Wifa Skillanation has been incredibly valuable and transformative. It's hard to put the experience into words, but I am extremely grateful to them for initiating such a comprehensive and enriching program. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, I was able to learn and grow significantly during this course, which I believe will have a positive impact on my future.
As a Football Manager at Kerala Football Club, I am proud to be a Skillander and hold a postgraduate diploma from Wifa Skillanation. The education and training I received during my time at Skillanation has been instrumental in my career success and has provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic and challenging field of Football management. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have studied at Skillanation and it has played a vital role in shaping me as a professional.
Completing the football management diploma at Wifa Skillanation was a valuable opportunity, it helped me network and gain insights into the football industry in India. I am thankful to my parents for supporting me and to Wifa Skillanation for providing me this chance to pursue my dreams. I hope to achieve my goals in the near future.
My experience at Wifa Skillanation was truly exceptional, as a native of Kerala with a dream of getting closer to the football industry, it was an opportunity of a lifetime. The hands-on learning approach provided by Wifa Skillanation allowed me to gain valuable knowledge and insights into the field, it was a truly transformative experience for me and I am grateful for the opportunity.
I joined Wifa Skillanation's course through a friend's referral and it was an amazing one year of learning. I am grateful for the opportunity provided. My experience here helped me to secure a role as a lesson officer in an organization after a month of training. It provided me with valuable insights and helped me think beyond the box. I am grateful for the support provided by everyone at Wifa Skillanation, dream has no limits.
I am studying sports management at Wifa Skillanation and have transformed from a low confident student to a confident individual thanks to the dedicated faculty members who brought out the best in me. The best part of the program was the emphasis on practical situations and the focus on both physical fitness and mental health for sports players.
As a second-year BMS student at Wifa Skillanation, I have gained invaluable knowledge and skills thanks to the experienced and highly talented faculty who provided expert guidance and support. Their ability to effectively address any doubts or queries has been instrumental in my professional and personal growth.
One of the key aspects that set WIFA Skillanation Sports Management apart is its
distinctive campus. Unlike other existing sports management institutions, WIFA Skillanation holds its sessions and classes within a football stadium and is surrounded by the leading stadiums of Cricket, Tennis and other sports in Mumbai. This unique opportunity provides students with a dynamic and immersive learning environment. By being situated within the stadium premises, students have direct access to the facilities and resources that are integral to the world of sports management. This proximity allows for practical, hands-on experiences and enables students to witness and engage with the real-time operations and events taking place within the stadium.
Our dual campus approach - Churchgate and Goregaon, ensures convenience and maximum exposure to all our students.
An aptitude/entrance test (multiple choice) needs to be undertaken by every applicant applying for a postgraduate program. It can be done at our office or online. This is a free test. No tests for undergraduate students, only submission of soft copies of your mark sheets and domicile documents to check eligibility. Once an applicant makes the cut then he/she will have to appear for a round of personal interview. This will be to assess his/her genuine desire to study a Sports Curriculum. Based on these eligibility and examination parameters, an applicant gets admission into his/her chosen Program.
The differences are the following:
1a. MBA stands for Masters in Business Administration and largely covers exactly that – Business Administration (covering specialization elements of Finance, Human Resource, Research, Marketing and Administration).
1b. Masters is the academic post-graduate track leading up to a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in the chosen field. A Masters alludes to a post-graduate specialization across a wide swathe of subjects under Sports Management. Students can choose from specializations as varied as Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition (under Sports Sciences) and Sports Analytics
1c. Masters allows more opportunities for Research.
1d. The Sports Industry shows a preference towards hiring and paying more for Masters in Sports Management Students.
1e. Masters will be essential if you intend to pursue a Ph. D in the future.
The aptitude test will comprise of multiple choice questions based largely on sports. There is no set material that one could refer to but if you follow your preferred sport regularly then you will have no trouble answering the question.
Similar Programs with world-class syllabus abroad cost anywhere between Rs. 25 lacs to 45 lacs per annum. Our fees are less than 10% of these and offer far more practical experience and are governed by the University rules and the Sports Association oversight regulations and offer the best Sports management education in India. Practical sessions are instilled in every module of the Programs and the students get hands-on experience through-out their academic year. Internships and Project-based learning are intrinsic elements of their syllabus. A lot of value has been built into the Programs.
The University of Mumbai recommended Assessment criteria (Credit Points and Grade Point Averages) is followed in our Bachelor in Sports Management and Masters in Sports Management Programs. The Diploma Programs follow a similar structure with marks spread across:
a. Practical Assignments
b. Class assignments (individual and group)
c. Written exams at the end of each semester.
At WIFA Skillanation Patkar-Varde we do not guarantee job placements but have an effective system which brings about jobs as preferred by the students individually. We ask the students to articulate the type of job/company/organisation that they would like to work in and then facilitate internships for them in those verticals to help them understand how it would be to work there and what is expected by such companies of their employees. We have our own student-led Placement Cell which brings about a minimum of 4 job interviews for each student and in most cases these are adequate to land a job of the student’s choice.
Yes, we have an internship track that our students can choose from. As we have great relationships within the sports industry we are able to provide a wide range of exposure and hands-on learning. Each student chooses the sports arena they wish to intern in such as –Football Club, Sports Federation, Sport Marketing Company, etc. and we set them up to be interviewed for the internship.
The sports industry offers a wide range of opportunities for Students with diverse interests and skills. Some of the opportunities in the sports industry include: Athlete and player agent, Team Manager, Sports governance and Administration Manager, Broadcast Manager, Sports PR Manager, Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager and many more.