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Ph.D. – Physical Education and Sports Science | Savitribai Phule Pune University - Pune

Dr. Mahdi Soleimani Farrokh
Ph.D. in Physical Education and Sports Science from Pune University; Postgraduate degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Azad University, Iran; Bachelors of Physical Education and Sports Science from Azad University, Iran
Assistant Professor – Sports & Physical Education

Dr. Mahdi S.Farrokh did his Ph.D. in Physical Education and Sports Science from the University of Pune-India. He has done his UG and PG studies in Azad University-Iran, where he grew up.

He has served as Sports Director in NMIMS University, Mumbai and Department of Sports and Youth Affairs of Hamadan province- Iran.  He has also been visiting professor at Azad University and Payam-e-Noor University in Iran.

Prof. Farrokh has in the past been the head of Education committee of Sport medicine Association in Hamadan province, strength and conditioning coach of Skate Hockey team in the super league of Iran, and senior instructor of physical fitness Federation of Iran.

He is holding Black belt 2nd Dan in Kick Boxing, and coaching certificate in Physical Fitness, Football, Handball, Swimming, Life Guard and Yoga and also he is an International referee in Kick Boxing. He has been practicing Martial Arts (Kick Boxing) professionally since 1996 and he is silver medalist of Open Champion Cup in Iran.

He has always had a huge passion for Sports and his mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge in the area of Physical Education and Sports Sciences through innovative teaching and research.

Since 2005 he has actively researched and contributed papers in Physical Education and Sports Science at various National/International journals/conferences and also he is a founder of Sports talent identification software (FASTI).