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As colleges across the country suspend or scrap student-athlete programs amid the pandemic, GITAM, a deemed-to-be university in Visakhapatnam, wants to create one.
GITAM believes in the philosophy that sports priority is to enhance the student-athlete experience, with success academically, athletically and personally being a byproduct. Through the use of interactive workshops and experiential learning opportunities, the deemed-to-be university strives to provide student-athletes with experiences that will prepare them for success as they transition into college, continue through their collegiate careers and embark on their professional careers.
The time-tested way of establishing a competitive sports culture is by introducing Student athletes through an effective Sports Quota system. GITAM aim to do exactly that, by provide deserving students a chance to get quality education in conjunction with pursuing their sporting dreams.
Sports Quota Admissions
Through the Sports Quota, GITAM aims to attract talented athletes to pursue education at GITAM Deemed to be University, while offering them an opportunity to continue practicing and playing the sport of their choice at a competitive level for the University.
While the students’ achievements and prowess in Sports will be given importance, there shall be equal significance attributed to their academic performance once they start the Student-Athlete journey.
There are 11 list of sports for which Admissions are available under Sports Quota: Basketball, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Throwball, Handball and Chess. The program will hopefully drive enrollment for the college.
There will be a two-stage screening process for finalizing the Sports Quota candidates – Application review and Selection Trials + Interview.
Grant of Sport Scholarship
The scholarship will be granted on an annual basis. Sports performance, Academic and overall performance of the current year will be considered for continuation or withdrawal of scholarship for the 2nd year and subsequent years.
With the announcement of the program, GITAM continues to provide platforms and opportunities for its student-athletes to elevate and amplify their sporting dreams.
To know more in detail about the program click HERE.
Please find the link to apply for the program click HERE