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IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals get Australia’s Deakin University as official sports education partner

Australia based Deakin University will be the official sports education partner for Rajasthan Royals this season. 

Ranjit Barthakur- Chariman & CEO, Rajasthan Royals with Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Jane den Hollander, AO, | CricTracker.com
Ranjit Barthakur- Chairman & CEO, Rajasthan Royals with Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Jane den Hollander, AO. (Photo Source: Rajasthan Royals)

In a view to promote sports education, Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman & CEO, Rajasthan Royals and Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Jane den Hollander, AO, today entered into a strategic agreement for the third time. Deakin University has associated with the team twice in the past as well.

The most important feature of the collaboration is the mega scholarship provided to an Indian student for a sports management course in Melbourne.The scholarship will provide for full tuition fee waiver, up to Rs 38 lakh for Masters and Rs 43 lakh for Under Graduate course.

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A three-year course

The duration of the course is three years for a Bachelors degree and two years for Masters degree at Burwood Campus in Melbourne. It will be a full-time course with internships and work integrated learning as part of the curriculum.

“Sports management is emerging as an important career option and we are pleased to provide an opportunity to students to learn the craft at a reputed university. It is a privilege to tie up with Deakin University for the third time. The joint effort will help us work on different aspects of sports research and management” said Ranjit Barthakur, CEO and Chairman, Rajasthan Royals.

As per the selection criteria, students with 85 percent in class 12 for UG and 80 percent in Bachelors degree for PG will be preferred. Other selection parameters include high achievements in co-curricular activities. Deakin University will soon come out with the detailed criteria, the process of applying and what sort of project students have to submit.

The candidates would be shortlisted and interviewed by a panel of representatives from Deakin University and Rajasthan Royals. The name of the fortunate student who will bag this scholarship will be announced during IPL.

Professor Jane den Hollander said, “Sports is an integral part of learning at Deakin and we look forward to working with some great talents from the world of cricket. Through our partnership with Rajasthan Royals, we aim to work towards a sporting platform that not just nurtures talents but also provides adequate knowledge and resources for best utilisation of these talents.”

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