Gandaki University: First University to offer ‘Bachelors in Sports Management’ in Nepal

Bachelors in Sports Management by Gandaki University

Gandaki University has become the first University in Nepal to offer Bachelors in Sports Management. Gandaki University is the Provincial University of Gandaki Province. Recently, Prof. Dr. Ganeshman Gurung was named the Chancellor of Gandaki University. Gandaki University becomes the first University even before Tribhuvan University or Kathmandu University to introduce a sports-related subject in Nepal.

Prof. Dr. Ganeshman Gurung, the Chancellor of Gandaki University said, “The course will be of four-years degree with eight semesters”. He further added, “Sport is a very essential means for the positive social change in modern society. It plays a vital role to inspire and engage our youth for the prosperity of the nation. But this is true that we are lacking behind in this matter, therefore, we have considered it in priority”.

Furthermore, students who have completed Bachelors in Sports Management can pursue Masters in other streams as well.

Moreover, Dr. Prakash Pradhan, who is a Curriculum Coordinator, said that it was a matter of pride to be the first University to introduce sports subjects at the Undergraduate level. Also, Dr. Prakash Pradhan has a Ph.D. in Sports Science from the University of Levzig, Germany.

He said, “Pokhara itself urges with a lot of potentiality in sports. Sports education itself holds a wide range of markets internationally. So, we have designed this curriculum which is saleable to the international market too.” He also added, “We should understand the basic foundation of sports along with the development of physical infrastructures.”

Bachelors in Sports Management Details

According to Mr. Pradhan, 80% of the subjects are from sports and 20% of courses are from the core management stream. Furthermore, the syllabus has 52 titles divided into 8 semesters comprising 162 credit hours for 4 years.

Many would be interested in the sports that are included in this course. So, we have listed the sports included in Bachelors in Sports Management below:

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Taekwondo
  • Karate
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Traditional Archery
  • Traditional sport ‘Chhelo’
  • Cricket
  • Swimming

All these sports will certainly attract the students. In addition, the University also has plans to add other sports on demand. As a result, this course has become even more appealing to the students.

Similarly, the courses of Bachelors in Sports Management includes:

  •  Sports Management
  • Marketing
  • Management of Leisure Recreation
  • Spectator Management
  • Sports Economics
  • Funding in Sports
  • Sports Tourism
  • Sports in Globalization
  • Yoga Science
  • Sports in Media
  • Sports Sociology
  • Strategic Management in Sports
  • Sports in Event Management
  • Leadership in Sports
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship in Sports
  • Sports Law and Risk Management
  • Sports Facility Management
  • Career Development
  • Sustainable Development in Sports
  • Ethics in Sports
  • Women’s in Sports
  • Legacy of sports 

These were the courses related to sports. However, they also have other core management subjects in this course. Hence, the other mainstream subjects in the syllabus are:

  • English
  • Computer Applications
  • Statistics
  • Business Communications
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information System
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methodology


What others had to say about Bachelors in Sports Management course

Other members also expressed their joy and gratitude regarding the implementation of the course. Mr. Tej Gurung, who is also a member of the Syllabus Drafting Committee said that he felt proud about the achievement. Furthermore, he added that it was a milestone for the development of sports not only in Gandaki Province but in the entire nation. Moreover, he also said that these University sports courses will play a vital role to keep sports of Gandaki Province always in the lead.

Mr. Tej Gurung is also the Vice-President of the Nepal Olympic Committee.

“It is a milestone pave for the development of sports not only for the Gandaki Province but for the entire nation. We feel proud that Gandaki Province is in advance in many areas of the social development, these University sports courses will also definitely play a vital role to keep sports of Gandaki always in the lead.” 

– Mr. Tej Gurung, member of Syllabus Drafting Committee, also the Vice-President of Nepal Olympic Committee

“This University course will produce qualified manpower and widen the horizon of job opportunities in sports to the new generations. This course’s target is not only Nepali students but also the foreign students.”

-Mr. Khadga Ranabhat, member of Syllabus Drafting Committee; former Member of National Sports Council 

Other courses offered by Gandaki University

Gandaki University will also be providing various other courses. Therefore, for your information, these sectors are listed below:

  • Medical Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Fashion Designing and Management
  • Technical and Vocational Training

The development of the Gandaki University has picked up pace during the recent lockdown. However, the infrastructures for the University are not completely built yet although the courses are supposed to begin from the October/November session this year.


The sports stream is a very appealing stream for youths so we think that a lot of students will enroll in this session. In addition, this course will help build manpower to develop the sports sector of the nation as well. Moreover, the University aims to produce skilled manpower not just for the nation but for the international level as well.

I believe that the sports stream has a great future in Nepal as the country is investing more in sports now than before. Hence, this can help develop the sports section here in the country as well.

Moreover, it would be even better if other Universities also introduced this course. Since this course is available only in Gandaki Province currently, students from other provinces may be missing out. Therefore, it would be better if other provinces introduced this course as well.

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