Royal Challengers Bangalore recently revealed that they have agreed to a deal with JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) as their official education partner for IPL 2021. Speaking of the recent development, Chenraj Roychand, JAIN Chancellor, expressed his exultation by pointing out the team’s promising goals and elements. The Karnataka-based education institute sees this as an opportunity to develop leadership through sports by encouraging the youth.
“This Partnership will motivate our students and youth of Karnataka to excel in life and inculcate qualities of leadership, passion, and excellence which symbolize the T20 championship wherein 8 teams consisting of the best players from across the world will strive to win one of the most coveted trophies”.
Rajesh V Menon, Vice President & Head of Royal Challengers Bangalore, also added his own views on this collaboration. He said that the team is delighted to be associated with an educational institution that has always been an “avid supporter of sports and athletes”, just like the franchise’s principle.
JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) is one of the top universities in Karnataka that is accredited by NAAC as grade A (A+ as per current grading scheme) and features in the top 100 Universities as per NIRF. Being upfront and serious regarding sports, the university till now has a huge number of alumni who have been a part of recognized sporting events across the world.
Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University validated these awards by saying, “seven of our alumni have represented India in Olympic Games, 24 in Asian Championships, 220 in international events and over 300 in national events, many receiving prestigious awards such as Arjuna, Ekalavya and Padma awards”.
The partnership with the Karnataka-based IPL franchise will be a stepping stone for the University, that will encourage the youth to indulge in Khelo India University Games, which will be hosted by JAIN.