The Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune (SSSS) successfully concluded the fourth edition of their annual flagship event National Sports Science Conference (NSSC) from 28 - 30 July 2020 on an online mode. The theme of the conference was "Research Methods in Sports Management". Along with eminent guest speakers Mr. Jitendra Joshi (Founder, Sports Village) and Mr. Hoshedar Gundevia (Head Of Digital, IMG Reliance), as a special feature for this edition, SSSS had kept two different tracks for Research Paper presentations across all the three days. There were a total of 65 participants who have attended the conference. With more than 60 research paper presentations, NSSC 2020 was conducted successfully emphasizing the importance of research. The selected papers therein were published in SCOPUS indexed Journals.
The Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune (SSSS) successfully concluded the third edition of their annual flagship event, the National Sports Science Conference (NSSC) from 29 - 31 August 2019 at the Symbiosis International University, Lavale Hill Top campus. The theme of the event was “Evolving Sports Ecosystem in India” where various people from the sporting ecosystem were invited. Prominent names across the duration of the Conference included renowned Chess player Mr. Abhijit Kunte (Chess Grand Master), Mr. Madhukar Talwalkar (Founder, Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited), Mr. Ayaz Memon, Mr. Mandar Tamhane (CEO of Bengaluru FC Pvt. Ltd) and Mr. Tuhin Mishra (Co-founder & Managing director of Baseline Ventures) to name a few of the 20 plus eminent speakers. The speakers addressed the audience on various topics ranging from experiential sports marketing, sports analytics, media & journalism and many more, which were punctuated with purposeful ‘Q & A’ sessions. There were a total of 150 participants who have attended the conference.
The second National Sports Science Congress (NSSC) was held on February 2, 2019 at the Symbiosis International University, Lavale Hill Top campus with 137 participants. The theme of the event was “Future of Business of Sports in India” where various people from the sporting ecosystem were invited. Amidst the senior and junior batches of the institution and seven brilliant speakers lined up for a series of talks for the Congress, the build-up was nothing short of exhilarating. Eminent speakers such as Mr. Jayanth Kolla (Co-founder, Convergence Catalyst), Mr. Deep Mukherjee (CEO C11, National Community of Sports & Sr. Vice President, Head of Sports Development, Star India), Mr. Jitendra Singh Naruka (Former Vice-Chancellor, LNIPE), Mr. Udit Sheth (Founder and Managing Director, TransStadia), Ms. Deepthi Bopaiah (Executive Director, GoSports Foundation), Mr. Lokesh Suji (Founder - Indian League Gaming | Director - Esports Federation of India | VP-South Asia: Asian Esports Federation), Mr. Yugal Kishore Sharma (CEO, ONEOTT iNTERTAINMENT LTD. IN ENTERTAINMENT INDIA LTD) shared their experience and knowledge on various topics.
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) organized the first National Sports Science Congress at the Symbiosis International University, Lavale, Hill Top campus on September 23, 2016, with 188 participants. The theme 'Trends in Sports Science' focused on important disciplines and topics within sport sciences. Invited speakers highlighted different viewpoints on specific topics in order to summarize existing knowledge as also help ideate new approaches in the field of sport. The objective of Congress was to promote technological innovation, facilitate the exchange of expert knowledge and emphasize the need for strengthening the Indian sports network. On this occasion, the University felicitated and honoured the team of Olympians from Maharashtra who qualified for the Rio Olympics. These included Ms Kavita Raut (Athletics), Ms Prarthana Thombare (Tennis), Ms Lalita Babar (Athletics), Mr. Dattu Bhoknal (Rowing) and Mr. Devendra Valmiki (Hockey). Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Secretary University Grants Commission, New Delhi was the Guest of Honour.
The most happening academic activity at SSSS is the Auctions. It is the annual flagship event of SSSSS under Company Simulation Program which is organized every year to uproot the stage fear of the students as well as to enhance the thinking and planning ability of the students.
The students of Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune organized Khelo Pune, a sports fest for school children in rural areas on 1st October 2019 at Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Lavale. The event was jointly organized with the Department of Sports Recreation and Wellness, SIU as a part of the social responsibility project.
The objective of the programme was to provide an opportunity for school children from a rural background to participate in physical activities and make them understand the importance of staying fit & healthy and to provide hands-on experience to the students of SSSS in managing such type of events.
The fest witnessed participation from three Zila Parishad schools in Sus, lavale and Bavdhan villages of Pune adopted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). There were around 300 school children of 5th, 6th and 7th standard who participated in the fun-filled activities/games like Zumba, Parachute, Relay races (Ball and Hoops), Football match and Dodge ball. Every child of the school was active for these 5 hrs. The school authorities appreciated the efforts of the MBA (SM) students of SSSS and were encouraged to carry on these activities in their school.