Mumbai, 1 March 2019: In line with their commitment to creating opportunities for students to gain real-world sports management experience, GISB today announced that three students from their first batch successfully completed internships with Baseline Ventures’ Rupay Pro Volleyball League.
Vedant Shinde, Avnish Sistla and Chirag Manjunath were handpicked by RuPay Pro Volleyball CEO and GISB Mentor Joy Bhattacharjya.
At 23, Shinde, an Electronics and Communications graduate, is the youngest of the group and he handled Ticketing and Accreditations for the League. Sistla was put in the Travel and Logistics team of the League.
A Chennai native, 25-year old Sistla has worked as a Project Manager for an NGO Life Is A Ball that helps disadvantaged children grow through sport.
Manjunath worked in Franchise Relations and was instrumental in serving as a liaison between the participating teams and the League Office.
A commerce graduate from Bengaluru, Manjunath has worked as an Operations Manager for an online platform to book sports arenas called Playo in India and UAE.
“We are grateful to Baseline Ventures and Joy Bhattacharjya for creating this opportunity for our students. It is a unique privilege be able to work with a group of top professionals to launch a new professional sports league and I’m thrilled that Avnish, Chirag and Vedant had this experience. This month with Baseline Ventures will support their professional growth and better prepare them to enter the industry upon graduation,” said Neel Shah, Program Director, GISB.
Bhattacharjya is an industry veteran having worked across top sporting brands like IMG, ESPN Star Sports, Kolkata Knight Riders, FIFA U-17 World Cup in India and now as CEO of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League.
“The inaugural edition of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League was a success and on behalf of everyone at Baseline Ventures we are grateful to Avnish, Chirag and Vedant for their commitment and hard work. The sports sector desperately needs trained professionals in all positions and we appreciate the efforts that GISB is taking to develop the next set of industry leaders,” said Bhattacharjya.