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Inter IIT Sports Meet

Inter IIT Sports Meet is the annual sports tournament of the Indian Institutes of Technology. It is organized in December every year, with the Aquatics events held separately in October. The seven old IITs take turns hosting the event. Inter IIT Sports Meet (or just Inter IIT) as students of the IITs call it) is the event wherein all the IITs participate other than Inter IIT Tech Meet

Sports in Inter IIT

1. Athletics

Footspeed, Negative split, Photo finish…. Athletics in IIT Madras has seen its fair share of legends and even has had its own ‘Bolt’. Equipped with a wonderful synthetic stadium, it gives athletes a new zest of life in their quest to get that gold and steer their hostel to victory. Godavari won the athletics championship of Schroeter 2016.

2. Basketball

Alley-oop, Amoeba defense, Hack-a-Shaq…. The institute has 2 basketball courts giving the students the chance to hone their basketball skills. Well maintained and equipped, the courts are accessible to all students of the institute. Brahmaputra with a host of foreign students on its team, scored a surprise win over the other teams to take home the basketball championship of Schroeter 2016.

3. Badminton

Birdie, sling, wood shot…. The Student’s Activities Centre at the institute houses 4 badminton courts. Brahmaputra bagged the badminton championship of Schroeter 2016.

4. Cricket

Baggy green, nightwatchman, toe crushers…. The widely famous Chemplast cricket stadium which has been witness to the practice sessions of many A-listers of the Indian cricket team like Murali Vijay and Ravichandran Ashwin also frequently hosts several league matches. It provides the students of the institute with some of the best cricketing infrastructure in Chennai. Cauvery was the cricket champions of Schroeter 2016.

5. Squash

Boast, nick, tin… IIT Madras is host to 2 state-of- the-art squash courts. The squash champion of Schroeter 2016 was Godavari.

6. Football

Penalty, dive, strike…. With two full-sized grass-covered football fields and three separate fields for football games with 5 or 7 players on a team, the students of the institute have access to state-of-the-art facilities. The institute football team have been tough opponents at Inter IIT sports meets. The Schroeter football championship of 2016 was clinched by Alakananda.

Swimming

Flutter kick, medley, dolphin kick…. An Olympic size pool to boast about and exceptional performances in Inter IITs, the IIT Madras swimming team which calls itself the Madras Sharks, has had quite a presence in the pool. The Schroeter 2016 swimming champion was Godavari.

8. Water polo

Baulk, bunny, pump fake…. Similar to football and quite an uncommon sport in varsity sporting, water polo has found a soft spot among the students of the institute for these very reasons. Here again, the Madras Sharks have shown their mettle consistently, proving to be fierce opponents to teams from other IITs. Tapti, with a strong water polo team, clinched the Schroeter 2016 championship in this sport.

9. Weightlifting

Bounce, eccentric, scoop… The weightlifting team practices throughout the year in that one hall tucked away in the Sports Complex. With a dedicated trainer, the team has high goals to achieve. Tapti took the weightlifting gold in Schroeter 2016.

10. Table tennis

Chop, long pimples, twiddle…. With 4 table tennis tables, the students of the institute have access to well-maintained infrastructure. IIT Madras has done very well having been placed consistently in the top 4. The table tennis championship of Schroeter 2016 went to Narmada.

11. Tennis

Gold set, lucky loser, drop shot… With 4 hard courts, the state-of-the-arts facilities are open to the students of the institute. With state and national level players on the team, IIT Madras has been favorites for the top spot in Inter IIT sports meets. The Schroeter 2016 tennis champion was Alakananda.

12. Volleyball

Pepper, campfire, joust… 3 volleyball courts with functioning floodlights, volleyball enthusiasts have a place of their own in the institute. The men’s and women’s teams have had a formidable presence at Inter IIT tournaments. Tamaraparani took home the volleyball Schroeter championship of 2016.

13. Hockey

Shammy, Indian dribble, drag flick…. A well-cured hockey ground provides just the right space for the institute team members as well as the students of the institute to hone their skills in India’s national game. The IIT Madras hockey team has had an exceptional presence in the Inter IITs, winning 4 golds and a silver in the past 6 years (one Inter IIT was canceled). At the institute level, Saraswathi was the Schroeter hockey champions for 2016.

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Winners of Inter IIT

SURESH

Suresh

Suresh is the commander-in-chief of the right wing. He is well known to adapt to the team’s need of the hour. Watch out for his zero degree attempts and trail blazing sprints.

ANUDEEP ANNARAPPU

Anudeep Annarappu

Goes by the name ‘Pista’. The team’s right inner has skills worth bragging about, and a really mature game sense. He’s got his way with people. Political heavyweight both literally and figuratively.

PARMINDER SINGH

Parminder Singh

We have good news and bad news. Good news: He’s a really nice guy. Bad news: You’ll have to cross him before you score. Has the largest forearms you will ever lay your eyes on and the power of a 100 pure bred race horses. Parminder aims to serve the nation after writing his UPSC exam. Has the innocence of a 5-year-old and an uncanny love for Youtube and the institute’s LAN.

KAMLESH KUMAR

Kamlesh Kumar

Kamlesh is a giant of a man and all the defence needs. To this day, no living human has seen him pause for a breath. India’s Mangalyaan mission was in serious trouble when one of his scoops just narrowly missed the orbiter.

MANOJ MEENA

Manoj Meena

Every team needs a manager who ensures that everyone is regular and morales are at their peak. Our manager goes by the name Manoj Meena, A.K.A. Baba. He’s no saint though. His stops are the best. His hard cracks do all the talking. As for his love life, ganda hi Baba, ganda hi.

RAM VG

Ram Vg

R.I.A (Ram In Action) is an alias for this Ph.D scholar and excellent playmaker who can penetrate the best defence with ease. Give him even the slightest chance and he’ll make you pay for it.

NIRMAL RAJ

NIrmal Raj

Nirmal has all it takes to destroy the opponent’s defense. This seemingly innocent face can be observed stuffing itself with a large number of puffs at Ramu, with someone he claims to be ‘just a friend’.

SOURBH BHADANE

Sourbh Bhadane

Soura guards the post and his CGPA effortlessly. His unconventional saves might seem like a mystery at first sight but you have no idea about the complex physics which goes into them. Talk to him and he’ll explain. If you’re nice, maybe he’ll give you his number ;)

GOWTHAM DADA

Gowtham Dada

Gowtham, a newbie to the team, already has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. His passes never miss their man. Steal the ball from him, and he will get it back. No matter what. Rumour has it that his friends from Anna University are still being hounded for that hockey ball he lost 4 years ago.

SUDARSHAN

Sudarshan

After two years at work Sudarshan is back to the ground to set a few things right. An M.Tech graduate from IITM, he is here to finish his PhD and put his experience as a full back to work.

ARUN MADHAV

Arun Madhav

Watch out for this freshie. With both speed and mad skills, watching Arun play is almost as enjoyable as watching puppies sneeze. Or kittens. You get the point. He’s single, you can grab him at 3am near Himalaya. Special offers on Saturdays.

BHARAT WARRIER

Bharat Warrier

Bharat Warrier. Not warrior, even though he lives up to it. The ED freshie has a big pair of shoes to fill, and has all but outgrown them. 6 feet tall. Curly haired!. Never has anyone looked as threatening with a hockey stick in their hands.

SUBASIS GOLDER

Subasis Golder

The clown of the pack is never out of jokes. Golder is never tired of experimenting both on and off the field. His teammates pray he stops trying to reverse hit, it’s pathetic. Like many people in our contingent, he has a thing for mallus.

ANURAG K. SRJ

Anurag K. Srj

Anurag is never short of comebacks. Burn him, he’ll roast you. A player in the making, he’s building himself to leave his mark. Perseverance and hard work make him the engine of the team.

KULANDAI SAMY

Kulandai Samy

Another debutant, Kulandai is currently working on his Ph.D. Calm. Composed. Lethal. There’s nothing left to be said.

SURYANARAYANAN SWAMI

Suryanarayanan Swami

Suryanarayanan “Starter” Swami is not a Tam-Brahm. He has advice for everyone. Give him the ball at the top of the shooting circle and wait for his tomahawk shot, a shot which raises the hair of Native Americans to this day.

RAGHAV SIVARAMAN

Raghav Sivaraman

The Jack of all trades, Raghav will always make you an offer you can’t refuse. Being the most consistent player on the team is tough work, made to look easy by last year’s captain. A silver medal in his last year sees him signing off with a legacy.

ADITYA BAGARI

Aditya Bagari

Bagari, the contingent’s very own incarnation of Hodor, is a mammoth of a man. By far the most popular member of the team, the men’s captain lead from the front, from the back, and from the sides (all sides) to clinch the silver medal in a hotly contested final. Did one better than his favourite team Arsenal, by refusing to settle for 4th place. His wallet will always have over 5k of hard cash. Demonetisation what?

RAGINI SRINATH

Ragini Sreenath

Ragini’s first stint in the TT team came at Inter IIT 2016. Her work ethic and innate talent helped carry the team to the quarter finals. Conferred the title of ‘silent killer’, no one knows what she’s up to, but she’s always up to something.

SANJANA PARAZ

Sanjana Paraz

A TT team debutant, Sanjana A.K.A. Mia is a quick learner, and one of the most dedicated people in 2015’s NSO batch. Awkward silences do not exist when she’s in the room. In fact, nor does any sort of silence. A person best described as ‘chill’ and easy going, she is an animal lover with a soft spot for puppies. They say she leaves female opponents in a daze and anyone male thinking “I’ve seen her somewhere before.” (If you know what I mean)

VENKATESH PAKKIRISWAMY

Venkatesh Pakkiriswamy

Venky here took Kanpur by storm. Without a single defeat in any match, he was conferred the best player award. Dominating the tables at Kanpur was made to look easy by this promising freshman. Tales are told of his stamina, which allows him to play all day, everyday. Loves posing in his aviators, although we thought this picture does him more justice, and has a mellifluous voice which can be heard within the confines of his shower stall.

SAEEL PAI

Saeel Pai

Poster boy Saeel is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Always one to hold his own and maintain that smile on his face. His worst nightmares involve the two marks he lost in his last quiz, a thought which, to this day, makes him shudder. Known for his atrociously bad jokes, he has been ‘blowing air’ since his school days, irrespective of gender. (We have no idea what that means, seems like an inside joke)

SUBARNA S

Subarna S

Captain Subbi is an Inter IIT veteran, being a presence at the tables since 2013. Has been winning key matches ever since, hardly ever making any unforced errors. A simple smile will ensure that she conceded to any demand you make. When it is said she spends the entire day in the lab, she is quick to disagree and say that it’s never more than 8 hours. Enjoys long strolls and cycle rides on her ‘kutti’ cycle.

MOUNIKA BHUKYA

Mounika Bhukya alias Mounika Moh, manages to look equally stunning before and after a 3 hour workout. Is equally loud off the court as she is on it. Some say her passion for badminton is only exceeded by her passion for food. Captaining the team for the second year in a row, all while making it look effortless.

Mounika Bhukya alias Mounika Moh, manages to look equally stunning before and after a 3 hour workout. Is equally loud off the court as she is on it. Some say her passion for badminton is only exceeded by her passion for food. Captaining the team for the second year in a row, all while making it look effortless.

TANYA

Tanya is known for her super powered tosses. She is an enigma to the masses, leaving very little to be said, but a whole lot to be dealt with. Tearing up the opposition is a pass time she enjoys with a smile on her face.

Tanya is known for her super powered tosses. She is an enigma to the masses, leaving very little to be said, but a whole lot to be dealt with. Tearing up the opposition is a pass time she enjoys with a smile on her face.

SURYA

Surya here has a lot of questions to answer. Many wonder if the weather up there is different. She's the hovering head you see in a crowded room. Has eternal dibs on all watermelons. You can watch her raining down her trademark 'in your face' smashes on the court, all day, everyday.

Surya here has a lot of questions to answer. Many wonder if the weather up there is different. She’s the hovering head you see in a crowded room. Has eternal dibs on all watermelons. You can watch her raining down her trademark ‘in your face’ smashes on the court, all day, everyday.

CHETANA

Chetana is known for her high serves which make you forget that it's your turn to hit. Also known as Miss. Tippy Toes, she's the team's de facto physio, giving health tips to all those in need. Badminton and research apparently do go hand in hand.

Chetana is known for her high serves which make you forget that it’s your turn to hit. Also known as Miss. Tippy Toes, she’s the team’s de facto physio, giving health tips to all those in need. Badminton and research apparently do go hand in hand.

VINY L KIRAN

Vinyl, A.K.A. Blackie is quick on court and pairs up with Shrinidhi to form what is known as the deadly doubles duo. The funniest person on the team by a long shot, look no further when bored. Need to draw someone like one of your french girls? Vinyl's your guy.

Vinyl, A.K.A. Blackie is quick on court and pairs up with Shrinidhi to form what is known as the deadly doubles duo. The funniest person on the team by a long shot, look no further when bored. Need to draw someone like one of your french girls? Vinyl’s your guy.

NIPAM

The freshie the team needs but doesn't deserve. As steady as a rock on the court, and also as quiet as one. A man of few words, Nipam will not honour you with a reply. Unless of course you consent to watching him dance to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies'.

The freshie the team needs but doesn’t deserve. As steady as a rock on the court, and also as quiet as one. A man of few words, Nipam will not honour you with a reply. Unless of course you consent to watching him dance to Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’.

SRINIDHI  S BHAT

Probably the only person on the team to look down at Surya, Shrinidhi can cover the court in a single step. Deceptive in the front, as he is at the back as well. Can be seen making a bee line to Bangalore every weekend in search of a bride *hint hint insti girls*.

Probably the only person on the team to look down at Surya, Shrinidhi can cover the court in a single step. Deceptive in the front, as he is at the back as well. Can be seen making a bee line to Bangalore every weekend in search of a bride *hint hint insti girls*.

SONAM

Precise strokes, fluidic movement and controlled aggression. Except when he's running. Sonam here runs like a duck, and can easily be mistaken for a girl, with the long curly hair and what not. Did someone say Sonam?

Precise strokes, fluidic movement and controlled aggression. Except when he’s running. Sonam here runs like a duck, and can easily be mistaken for a girl, with the long curly hair and what not. Did someone say Sonam?

AASHISH LODHWAL

Famous for his outswingers. Aashish is the Arvind Kejriwal of field placements. Never lets the energy of the team drop. Shoutout to insti girls: If you are in need of any cosmetic products, contact him. Failure is not a word he is familiar with. Dada hamesha confidence mei rehta hai.

Famous for his outswingers. Aashish is the Arvind Kejriwal of field placements. Never lets the energy of the team drop. Shoutout to insti girls: If you are in need of any cosmetic products, contact him. Failure is not a word he is familiar with. Dada hamesha confidence mei rehta hai.

ABHISHEK YADAV

Abhishek is the Kedar Jhadav of the team. Aliases as 'power house'. Casualties at the adjoining football field have his straight drives to blame. Big brother Abhishek converted from M.S to Ph.D just to play Inter IIT.

Abhishek is the Kedar Jhadav of the team. Aliases as ‘power house’. Casualties at the adjoining football field have his straight drives to blame. Big brother Abhishek converted from M.S to Ph.D just to play Inter IIT.

GAURAV SINGHVI

Has a variety of excuses to bunk practice. The fittest among those with pot bellies. Death over specialist known for his non-existent leg cutters and jokes. Claims to be a batsman with a stylish game but knows only one shot which fetches him no runs whatsoever.

Has a variety of excuses to bunk practice. The fittest among those with pot bellies. Death over specialist known for his non-existent leg cutters and jokes. Claims to be a batsman with a stylish game but knows only one shot which fetches him no runs whatsoever.

GNANS

When Gnans hits the ball it stays hit. If you place a handkercheif on the pitch he can hit it 10/10 times. Cricket is the motivation behind him not leaving IIT. He is one of the few people who represented IIT Madras at the first Inter IIT Sports Meet in 1961. Legend has it that he is the reason behind the resignation of the previous women's volleyball coach.

When Gnans hits the ball it stays hit. If you place a handkercheif on the pitch he can hit it 10/10 times. Cricket is the motivation behind him not leaving IIT. He is one of the few people who represented IIT Madras at the first Inter IIT Sports Meet in 1961. Legend has it that he is the reason behind the resignation of the previous women’s volleyball coach.

MUKHIL

From minnows to midas. Mukhil loves to grab balls and has the safest hands on the team (Wicket keeper). Relationship status : commited to cricket. His Ford Figo moonlights as the team bus.

From minnows to midas. Mukhil loves to grab balls and has the safest hands on the team (Wicket keeper). Relationship status : commited to cricket. His Ford Figo moonlights as the team bus.

RAMESH NAIDU

A role model for the entire team. He can take a bullet for the team if the situation demands it. Impeccable control over his leg spin. Most girls have his number on their speed dial, to reach out to their dearest berother, of course. Claims to eat 2 full biryani's in one seating and is a specialist at playing a double game.

A role model for the entire team. He can take a bullet for the team if the situation demands it. Impeccable control over his leg spin. Most girls have his number on their speed dial, to reach out to their dearest berother, of course. Claims to eat 2 full biryani’s in one seating and is a specialist at playing a double game.

RAVI

 Ravi A.K.A Papa of the team. The most calm and composed player of the team. Gives fundaes on anything, anytime. If not for IIT, he would have been a playback singer in the Telugu Film industry.

Ravi A.K.A Papa of the team. The most calm and composed player of the team. Gives fundaes on anything, anytime. If not for IIT, he would have been a playback singer in the Telugu Film industry.

Rohit Khare

Solid defence. Takes the team's fielding to the next level. His throws have the accuracy of a shooter. Vidarbha was thankful for his services at the U-16 and U-19 level, however no such records have been found

Solid defence. Takes the team’s fielding to the next level. His throws have the accuracy of a shooter. Vidarbha was thankful for his services at the U-16 and U-19 level, however no such records have been found

SAKET

Saket is the personification of awareness. Can bat either like Dravid or Rohit Sharma according to the situation. Is often found lurking around the captain's room at late hours spying on him. Will do anything for Biryani. We mean anything.

Saket is the personification of awareness. Can bat either like Dravid or Rohit Sharma according to the situation. Is often found lurking around the captain’s room at late hours spying on him. Will do anything for Biryani. We mean anything.

SAURABH AWATADE

Awatade might look slow because of his weight, beware, he is even slower. Clean striker of the ball, anything in his arc goes out of the park. Blames all his dissmisals on the umpire (including bowled). Freshie of the team.

Awatade might look slow because of his weight, beware, he is even slower. Clean striker of the ball, anything in his arc goes out of the park. Blames all his dissmisals on the umpire (including bowled). Freshie of the team.

SHREYAS SRINATH

9940128288, not Shreyas' phone number, but the number of sixes he has conceeded in the past ten matches he has played. P.S the zero was because he did not bowl that match. Known for his dedication, he is invariably the first person to come (hint hint) to practice and the last person to leave. He goes to the gym only to squat. Jokes aside, he is known for his vicious bouncers that catch batsman off guard.

9940128288, not Shreyas’ phone number, but the number of sixes he has conceeded in the past ten matches he has played. P.S the zero was because he did not bowl that match. Known for his dedication, he is invariably the first person to come (hint hint) to practice and the last person to leave. He goes to the gym only to squat. Jokes aside, he is known for his vicious bouncers that catch batsman off guard.

SHUBHAM ATRAM

 Livewire of the team. Jonty Rhodes would be proud of Shubham's fielding. Big things come in small packages, for he can hit all around the park. Cries after every Inter IIT, and for the first time this year, they were happy tears.

Livewire of the team. Jonty Rhodes would be proud of Shubham’s fielding. Big things come in small packages, for he can hit all around the park. Cries after every Inter IIT, and for the first time this year, they were happy tears.

SRI RAM A R

“Chill da, I got this. Chill !” When Sriram runs between the wickets, a run out is definitely on the cards. Apart from being the sports sec and a Pro Show Coord, he needs to be reminded often that he is the captain of this team. Known for his exquisite cover drive he is a delight to watch on and off the field. Ladies take note, he is not considering any offers at the moment for he has a PPO in hand.

TIRTH

Punches on the backfoot like a boxer. Kanjoosa ka kanjoos. Spins a viscious web around the batsmen. Off the field Tirth's got moves like Jagger. Big time maggu. Pursues 2 passsions in life, physics and cricket.

Punches on the backfoot like a boxer. Kanjoosa ka kanjoos. Spins a viscious web around the batsmen. Off the field Tirth’s got moves like Jagger. Big time maggu. Pursues 2 passsions in life, physics and cricket.

VENKAT DHARAVATH

Venkat opens the batting in inter hostel tournaments but bats at a humble 9 down for the institute. Once an aspiring body builder, (See: Bhai) he is now known for his toe crushing yorkers. There isn't a girl in our campus who hasn't blocked him on social media. In deep denial, Venkat still claims to be a player.

Venkat opens the batting in inter hostel tournaments but bats at a humble 9 down for the institute. Once an aspiring body builder, (See: Bhai) he is now known for his toe crushing yorkers.

ROHITH REDDY SANAGA

A man with a plan, Rohith has made a promise to his team mates and the institute- to score 20 points in 20 minutes. An animal on the court, and an animal at the mess. Tales of his accurate shooting and pace on fast breaks have spread far and wide. Ladies watch out, his angry face will woo you more than you would care for.

A man with a plan, Rohith has made a promise to his team mates and the institute- to score 20 points in 20 minutes. An animal on the court, and an animal at the mess. Tales of his accurate shooting and pace on fast breaks have spread far and wide. Ladies watch out, his angry face will woo you more than you would care for.

AKSHAY DEURI

 Believe it or not, one of the senior players on the team, having seen and done it all. His high 3 point conversion, some say, makes Steph Curry sweat in his sleep. Deuri is a regular at the gym, giving equal importance to his physical and 'mental health'

Believe it or not, one of the senior players on the team, having seen and done it all. His high 3 point conversion, some say, makes Steph Curry sweat in his sleep. Deuri is a regular at the gym, giving equal importance to his physical and ‘mental health’

CHINTAN MUTHURAJ

Insti lore has told of Chinthan's ball control. The ability to dictate the game's pace combined with precision passing make opponents quiver in their shoes. If that wasn't enough, the only person on the team to be in a steady relationship.

Insti lore has told of Chinthan’s ball control. The ability to dictate the game’s pace combined with precision passing make opponents quiver in their shoes. If that wasn’t enough, the only person on the team to be in a steady relationship.

SAGAR JOSHI

Captain fantastic Sagar Joshi has been setting fire to the institute courts since 2012. Verified hustler in defence and deadly from any part of the court. Despite numerous requests from the ladies to enquire about his relationship status, Sagar maintains that his one true love is and always has been basketball.

Captain fantastic Sagar Joshi has been setting fire to the institute courts since 2012. Verified hustler in defence and deadly from any part of the court. Despite numerous requests from the ladies to enquire about his relationship status, Sagar maintains that his one true love is and always has been basketball.

AMAR

Some say there are different weather conditions where his head is. This mammoth of a man holds the team's defence together. The heart throb of many, sources say, particularly within the women's volleyball team. Amar effortlessly handles the reponsibility of attending practice regularly, and the affection of his doting admirers.

Some say there are different weather conditions where his head is. This mammoth of a man holds the team’s defence together. The heart throb of many, sources say, particularly within the women’s volleyball team. Amar effortlessly handles the reponsibility of attending practice regularly, and the affection of his doting admirers.

NEEL SHAH

Impeccable team spirit and a hot shot when in the zone, Neel is the one player on the team with a smile on his face all the time. Ahmedabad, Himatnagar and Bhavnagar have had the honour of being represented by him at the State level. Many believe he is part of an underworld organisation, after noticing him rush to his phone after practice every day and make conversation with a secret person in hushed tones.

Impeccable team spirit and a hot shot when in the zone, Neel is the one player on the team with a smile on his face all the time. Ahmedabad, Himatnagar and Bhavnagar have had the honour of being represented by him at the State level. Many believe he is part of an underworld organisation, after noticing him rush to his phone after practice every day and make conversation with a secret person in hushed tones.

RAJSHEKHAR VANNALWAR

Played at the state level at Vaashi and Nagpur. Hungry to perform on the court and nicknamed the wall, after noticing that he collects all rebounds. Did someone say alcohol?

Played at the state level at Vaashi and Nagpur. Hungry to perform on the court and nicknamed the wall, after noticing that he collects all rebounds. Did someone say alcohol?

PUNEET

State level player from Delhi. Legend has it that his ball control and speed on the court were gifted to him by a supernatural force. His ladder passes (which often need a ladder to reach) are a secret weapon to throw opponents off his real game. Puneet is a Delhi boy through and through. If he doesn't tell you himself, his accent will give it away.

State level player from Delhi. Legend has it that his ball control and speed on the court were gifted to him by a supernatural force. His ladder passes (which often need a ladder to reach) are a secret weapon to throw opponents off his real game. Puneet is a Delhi boy through and through. If he doesn’t tell you himself, his accent will give it away.

ANEESH SALELKAR

The institute team captain charged with the task of leading his team to glory, he will never miss out on an opportunity to troll you. He has a scorching forehand capable of leaving spectators and opponents dazed. Aneesh can be seen using his captain power to make the others take breaks or shift them to neighboring courts in order to keep a full court for himself. Bandi patayi toh kuch bhi karega kya?

The institute team captain charged with the task of leading his team to glory, he will never miss out on an opportunity to troll you. He has a scorching forehand capable of leaving spectators and opponents dazed. Aneesh can be seen using his captain power to make the others take breaks or shift them to neighboring courts in order to keep a full court for himself. Bandi patayi toh kuch bhi karega kya?

JUNAID

Junaid is one of the senior most members of the team and is respected for his cool attitude on court. In case you want to learn the perfect way to miss an overhead, Junaid is your go to man. A perfect example of an aggressive baseliner, he can be spotted from a distance carrying a humongous kitbag on his shoulders which he is also known to sleep in. Rumor has it that his smooth strokes are only due to his magical racquet and so he will be starring in “Chain kulii ki main kulii part 2”.

Junaid is one of the senior most members of the team and is respected for his cool attitude on court. In case you want to learn the perfect way to miss an overhead, Junaid is your go to man. A perfect example of an aggressive baseliner, he can be spotted from a distance carrying a humongous kitbag on his shoulders which he is also known to sleep in. Rumor has it that his smooth strokes are only due to his magical racquet and so he will be starring in “Chain kulii ki main kulii part 2”.

SAKTHI

Spelt Sakthi, pronounced Shakthi, common usage Shakti is the most agile player on the courts. Born with ability of hitting winners and passing shots from the most adverse of positions, a set against Sakthi/Shakthi would end up in you taking a 2 hour break out of fatigue and depression. One of the most promising tennis players the institute has, he is the commander in chief of the Freshie Power Puff squad.

Spelt Sakthi, pronounced Shakthi, common usage Shakti is the most agile player on the courts. Born with ability of hitting winners and passing shots from the most adverse of positions, a set against Sakthi/Shakthi would end up in you taking a 2 hour break out of fatigue and depression. One of the most promising tennis players the institute has, he is the commander in chief of the Freshie Power Puff squad.

VIVEK YADLAPALLI

Vivek is one the most prominent figures of the tennis court. How can you not be at a height of 6’2? Do his looks intimidate you? Wait till he unleashes his Federer like backhand that would leave you wondering why God put you on that court. Hungry for Inter IIT glory in his last year (hopefully), he is a role model for the junior players on court who have the daily duty of facing his wrath to keep Vivek bhaiyya happy.

Vivek is one the most prominent figures of the tennis court. How can you not be at a height of 6’2? Do his looks intimidate you? Wait till he unleashes his Federer like backhand that would leave you wondering why God put you on that court. Hungry for Inter IIT glory in his last year (hopefully), he is a role model for the junior players on court who have the daily duty of facing his wrath to keep Vivek bhaiyya happy.

ANKITHA ARAVINDAN

Arguably the best tennis player the institute has ever seen, Ankita has under her belt Schroeter medals in which she decimated both male and female opponents and a striking Inter IIT record to match. She is a complete mix of overall talent, playing just about any sport. Extremely consistent, hardly ever making an unforced error. Don't anger her, she'll pour her drink on you (believe me, she will)

Arguably the best tennis player the institute has ever seen, Ankita has under her belt Schroeter medals in which she decimated both male and female opponents and a striking Inter IIT record to match. She is a complete mix of overall talent, playing just about any sport. Extremely consistent, hardly ever making an unforced error. Don’t anger her, she’ll pour her drink on you (believe me, she will).

YASWITA GUJJU

Popularly known as 'Gujju' Yaswita likes to think she is a bad-ass. Has the 'bitch' face on 24*7. Her excuse of not being able to run on the courts is

Popularly known as ‘Gujju’ Yaswita likes to think she is a bad-ass. Has the ‘bitch’ face on 24*7. Her excuse of not being able to run on the courts is “My legs are asleep, they don’t seem to move”. She has a mean forehand and can hit winners off of the frame of her racquet. Huge lover of chicken. They say she only tried playing tennis for the meat they serve at the Inter IIT mess.

KEERTHANA W

Captain Keerthana only started playing tennis a few years ago and has shaken IITM's courts up from the very beginning. With an armoury of shots at her disposal, she works hard and makes the opponent work even harder. Loves running and is a sports enthusiast by nature. Also is a fanatical potterhead.

Captain Keerthana only started playing tennis a few years ago and has shaken IITM’s courts up from the very beginning. With an armoury of shots at her disposal, she works hard and makes the opponent work even harder. Loves running and is a sports enthusiast by nature. Also is a fanatical potterhead.

AVIENAASH

Avienaash is a player in all senses of the word. Has the uncanny ability of motivating the team, no matter what the situation is. Ground staff have had numerous complaints after being forced to work overtime, filling in the craters from his spikes. This just in, ladies look out. It seems he's ready to play a new set, if you know what I mean.

Avienaash is a player in all senses of the word. Has the uncanny ability of motivating the team, no matter what the situation is. Ground staff have had numerous complaints after being forced to work overtime, filling in the craters from his spikes. This just in, ladies look out. It seems he’s ready to play a new set, if you know what I mean.

AISWARYA AANAND

Captain ferocious is often seen shouting her lungs out on court in every possible language, but maintains it's all in good spirit. Aiswarya's exemplary Tamil skills and charm have managed to win the favours of the supporting staff and a certain member of the men's volleyball team. With amazing attacking skills and precise serves, she is ready to lead a team that is full of promise!

Captain ferocious is often seen shouting her lungs out on court in every possible language, but maintains it’s all in good spirit. Aiswarya’s exemplary Tamil skills and charm have managed to win the favours of the supporting staff and a certain member of the men’s volleyball team. With amazing attacking skills and precise serves, she is ready to lead a team that is full of promise!

KISHORE YADAV

Captain Kishore is capable of playing in all positions. He is infamous for his technique, the coach often telling newbies to follow the 'Kishore action'. If you're looking for a weakness, you're not going to find one. Unless of course, you look in the right place. Mallu girls are the Kryptonite to this Superman.

Captain Kishore is capable of playing in all positions. He is infamous for his technique, the coach often telling newbies to follow the ‘Kishore action’. If you’re looking for a weakness, you’re not going to find one. Unless of course, you look in the right place. Mallu girls are the Kryptonite to this Superman.

SUJATA KHANDARE

An Inter IIT veteran and the scourge of two previous campaigns, Sujata is the mother hen of the team. Her ability to motivate people and seamlessly pull a leg makes her one of the most supportive team mates. Her immense experience in captaincy, match situations and all round play will play a huge role in deciding the fortunes of the team this year.

An Inter IIT veteran and the scourge of two previous campaigns, Sujata is the mother hen of the team. Her ability to motivate people and seamlessly pull a leg makes her one of the most supportive team mates. Her immense experience in captaincy, match situations and all round play will play a huge role in deciding the fortunes of the team this year.

SRICHARAN

Mr. Perseverance - Sricharan spikes the ball in the most unorthodox way. A fitness freak who laid eyes on a volleyball for the first time two years ago hasn't looked back since. Is often seen giving advice to those who ask. They say his halo lights up GC at night.

Mr. Perseverance – Sricharan spikes the ball in the most unorthodox way. A fitness freak who laid eyes on a volleyball for the first time two years ago hasn’t looked back since. Is often seen giving advice to those who ask. They say his halo lights up GC at night.

YAMUNA NAGALAKSHMI

With a quirky jersey name, Yummy A.K.A. Yamuna Nagalakshmi is the team's energy reservoir. Often seen showing off her Choreo skills on the court, she takes pride in being able to do a full split. With knock-your-socks-off boosting and knock-your-stockings-off-as-well ball control, she is the booster every team needs and deserves. Don't bother guessing her age. You're going to be wrong.

With a quirky jersey name, Yummy A.K.A. Yamuna Nagalakshmi is the team’s energy reservoir. Often seen showing off her Choreo skills on the court, she takes pride in being able to do a full split. With knock-your-socks-off boosting and knock-your-stockings-off-as-well ball control, she is the booster every team needs and deserves. Don’t bother guessing her age. You’re going to be wrong.

JASSIM RAFEEK

General consensus is that it's not safe for a structure that tall to be moving. Blocking him is unheard of. Jassim will persistently dig out all balls within the attacking line. This Ph.D. scholar has recently made the transition from bachelor to husband. Has been seen trying to cure a persistent thigh pain, which many say was a wedding gift.

General consensus is that it’s not safe for a structure that tall to be moving. Blocking him is unheard of. Jassim will persistently dig out all balls within the attacking line. This Ph.D. scholar has recently made the transition from bachelor to husband. Has been seen trying to cure a persistent thigh pain, which many say was a wedding gift.

BHAVYA NUKAPOTULA

This Guntur mirchi's love for Volleyball is only overpowered by her love for spicy food. When Bhavya is not trying to learn how to attack, she is often seen roaming around with her nerdy elec friends. From humble throwball beginnings to becoming the captain of their B team, one thing that hasn't changed is her enthusiasm.

This Guntur mirchi’s love for Volleyball is only overpowered by her love for spicy food. When Bhavya is not trying to learn how to attack, she is often seen roaming around with her nerdy elec friends. From humble throwball beginnings to becoming the captain of their B team, one thing that hasn’t changed is her enthusiasm.

RITESH

One of the most senior players on the team, Ritesh's calling card is his slick serve coupled with first passes to die for. Never to let his ego get in the way, Ritesh has no shame in asking for advice. When it comes to girls that is. Is happiest when he has a good hair day.

One of the most senior players on the team, Ritesh’s calling card is his slick serve coupled with first passes to die for. Never to let his ego get in the way, Ritesh has no shame in asking for advice. When it comes to girls that is. Is happiest when he has a good hair day.

LALITHA SRINIVASAN

A kid's heart in a six foot body is the perfect way to describe Lalitha. Her towering presence at the front of the court and killer serves are known to rattle the opposition and send them scurrying away. Her blocking abilities and net play are matched only by her enthusiasm for practice. This picture isn't an optical illusion. She really is taller than the building.

A kid’s heart in a six foot body is the perfect way to describe Lalitha. Her towering presence at the front of the court and killer serves are known to rattle the opposition and send them scurrying away. Her blocking abilities and net play are matched only by her enthusiasm for practice. This picture isn’t an optical illusion. She really is taller than the building.

NEVIN THOMAS

Parents tell their children stories of this beast. Nevin's muscular frame allows for power packed smashes and solid blocks. His jumbing is impeccable. How high do you think he can jumb? I'd say he jumbs pretty high. Has been known to bunk practice only in case of life threatening emergencies, such as ice cream night or a birthday treat.

Parents tell their children stories of this beast. Nevin’s muscular frame allows for power packed smashes and solid blocks. His jumbing is impeccable. How high do you think he can jumb? I’d say he jumbs pretty high. Has been known to bunk practice only in case of life threatening emergencies, such as ice cream night or a birthday treat.

ANJALI MUTYALA

This meek persona often finds aggression only on the court. No number of assignments and deadlines can stop her from coming to practice . Her all round abilities and dedication have turned her into a promising player and someone to watch out for.

This meek persona often finds aggression only on the court. No number of assignments and deadlines can stop her from coming to practice . Her all round abilities and dedication have turned her into a promising player and someone to watch out for.

PALLAVI BANDI

This NIT- IIT combo has been a revelation ever since she broke into the team. Pallavi's brilliant ball control and presence of mind make her an asset to any team. With precision drops and a solid defense, she is the wall of the team and a constant guiding force. The biggest question occupying her mind currently is

This NIT- IIT combo has been a revelation ever since she broke into the team. Pallavi’s brilliant ball control and presence of mind make her an asset to any team. With precision drops and a solid defense, she is the wall of the team and a constant guiding force. The biggest question occupying her mind currently is “Will I get placed before Inter IIT?”. Of course you will.

SANDEEP PAMIDIPAGU

An all rounder who attacks from every angle, in every way possible. Has the safest hands on campus, so safe that many people have started storing their black money with him. One of the most reserved people on the team, if there's one person he's not scared of, it's the coach. Definitely not scared of the coach. Not scared at all.

An all rounder who attacks from every angle, in every way possible. Has the safest hands on campus, so safe that many people have started storing their black money with him. One of the most reserved people on the team, if there’s one person he’s not scared of, it’s the coach. Definitely not scared of the coach. Not scared at all.

SHUMAILA SHAHID

This girl from Uttarakhand is not just about her charming looks. Nicknamed 'Mailo, she has been a part of many amazing teams over the years and keeps improving every day. With unbridled love for the sport and research work, as incongruous as that sounds, she is often seen running from her chemistry lab to the court at a frantic pace. Species can also be found at Zaitoon at unearthly hours.

This girl from Uttarakhand is not just about her charming looks. Nicknamed ‘Mailo, she has been a part of many amazing teams over the years and keeps improving every day. With unbridled love for the sport and research work, as incongruous as that sounds, she is often seen running from her chemistry lab to the court at a frantic pace. Species can also be found at Zaitoon at unearthly hours.

VIVEK RATHI

Vivek Rathi is the Papa Bear of the team. After 10 years of service at the Navy, he's here to unleash himself at the squash courts. His grit and determination is the stuff legends are made of.

Vivek Rathi is the Papa Bear of the team. After 10 years of service at the Navy, he’s here to unleash himself at the squash courts. His grit and determination is the stuff legends are made of.

MEHUL KUMAR

We are at a loss of words for Mehul. Simply because there is too much to tell. His idiosyncracies will surprise the closest of his friends. Has a flair for math, working out the optimum angle for his shot in a jiffy. Keeps you guessing until the last minute, when it's time for you to realise that you've lost. They say he's shy. Truth is, he's just weird.

We are at a loss of words for Mehul. Simply because there is too much to tell. His idiosyncracies will surprise the closest of his friends. Has a flair for math, working out the optimum angle for his shot in a jiffy. Keeps you guessing until the last minute, when it’s time for you to realise that you’ve lost. They say he’s shy. Truth is, he’s just weird.

VIKAS YELAGANDULA

 Vikas. From the confines of your room, if you listen hard enough you can probably hear him talking. Pretends to know English, Hindi and Telugu. It is said that he can cover every inch of the court. Started playing squash when he got here, and hasn't looked back since. His kill shots might leave your racket with a hole. Deadly on the court and off it. Good luck taking any points off this guy. Hi. My name is Arun Sharma.

Vikas. From the confines of your room, if you listen hard enough you can probably hear him talking. Pretends to know English, Hindi and Telugu. It is said that he can cover every inch of the court. Started playing squash when he got here, and hasn’t looked back since. His kill shots might leave your racket with a hole. Deadly on the court and off it. Good luck taking any points off this guy. Hi. My name is Arun Sharma.

VIGNESH RADHAKRISHNAN

Vignesh's dedication is contagious. On the court all day, every day. His work rate is phenomenal and his strokes will leave you in awe. If you're late, he WILL make you feel bad. The coach is no exception to Mr. Vignesh's strict policies.

Vignesh’s dedication is contagious. On the court all day, every day. His work rate is phenomenal and his strokes will leave you in awe. If you’re late, he WILL make you feel bad. The coach is no exception to Mr. Vignesh’s strict policies.

SOWMYA

Sowmya is the women's captain and has been leading from the front ever since her freshie year. The fate of IIT-M's women's athletics lies solely on her shoulders. No biggie for this Taekwondo black belt. Has the special ability of conjuring up typhoid whenever she needs to miss practice.

Sowmya is the women’s captain and has been leading from the front ever since her freshie year. The fate of IIT-M’s women’s athletics lies solely on her shoulders. No biggie for this Taekwondo black belt. Has the special ability of conjuring up typhoid whenever she needs to miss practice.

MUTHU KUMAR

Muthu's long jump is rivalled only by the black bucks on campus. His springy step and powerful strides have chances to propel him straight into the record books. If only he would use those legs to get to practice on time. There's a six pack under that shirt. Promise.

Muthu’s long jump is rivalled only by the black bucks on campus. His springy step and powerful strides have chances to propel him straight into the record books. If only he would use those legs to get to practice on time. There’s a six pack under that shirt. Promise.

NAYAK NARESH

 There is only one word which does justice to Naresh. Beast. His drive and dedication sends shivers down the spines of his competitors. The coach hopes that he will reach great heights. Quite literally.

There is only one word which does justice to Naresh. Beast. His drive and dedication sends shivers down the spines of his competitors. The coach hopes that he will reach great heights. Quite literally.

BIPIN BABU

Bipin Babu, A.K.A. Mupin as he is fondly called, is an Inter IIT veteran. One of only two people to attend every Inter IIT since Roorkee, Bipin has a meet record in his name. Watch him run, but don't blink. You'll miss it. His special hobbies are hunting and SFM. Hardly ever loses his cool. Come on ra Bipine!

Bipin Babu, A.K.A. Mupin as he is fondly called, is an Inter IIT veteran. One of only two people to attend every Inter IIT since Roorkee, Bipin has a meet record in his name. Watch him run, but don’t blink. You’ll miss it. His special hobbies are hunting and SFM. Hardly ever loses his cool. Come on ra Bipine!

SHREYAS CHAUDHARI

Some call him the boy who cried. They say his tears made the floods last December that much worse. Never to miss practice, the stadium is more or less his second home. A sprinter by trade, Shreyas will be an important member of both relay teams, with his quick feet, agility and never say die spirit. Worst co-ordinator ever.

Some call him the boy who cried. They say his tears made the floods last December that much worse. Never to miss practice, the stadium is more or less his second home. A sprinter by trade, Shreyas will be an important member of both relay teams, with his quick feet, agility and never say die spirit. Worst co-ordinator ever.

HARSH SHAH

Harsh is probably the most enthusiastic graduate student here at IIT Madras. Looks down on a lot of people, mostly because he has to. Always looking to raise the bar, high jump and hurdles are his forte. Somehow manages to rev his engine only on Jain food. Also looking to settle down with the girl of his dreams. Any takers?

Harsh is probably the most enthusiastic graduate student here at IIT Madras. Looks down on a lot of people, mostly because he has to. Always looking to raise the bar, high jump and hurdles are his forte. Somehow manages to rev his engine only on Jain food. Also looking to settle down with the girl of his dreams. Any takers?

SANDEEP CHANDRA

Fastest out of the blocks, Sandeep has the stride length of a four year old but is still fast enough to make you feel inadequate. A prolific 100m and 200m runner, his ability to maintain a consistent speed is commendable. His favourite exercise at the gym is called the ‘Sandeep Sprawl’, a gruelling ten minute nap in close proximity to heavy weights.

Fastest out of the blocks, Sandeep has the stride length of a four year old but is still fast enough to make you feel inadequate. A prolific 100m and 200m runner, his ability to maintain a consistent speed is commendable. His favourite exercise at the gym is called the ‘Sandeep Sprawl’, a gruelling ten minute nap in close proximity to heavy weights.

VIVEK OOMMEN

Most people decide that throwing a Shotput is not their cup of tea. Vivek is not like most people. No person has ever been happier winning an arm wrestling match. A promising freshie, as difficult as it might be to believe. Tony still believes he’s writing his Ph.D. thesis and is about to graduate.

Most people decide that throwing a Shotput is not their cup of tea. Vivek is not like most people. No person has ever been happier winning an arm wrestling match. A promising freshie, as difficult as it might be to believe. Tony still believes he’s writing his Ph.D. thesis and is about to graduate.

NOORUL SHARIK

Part of the gold winning relay team in IIT Guwahati, Sharik is one of the fastest sprinters Madras has seen over the last decade. Casanova of the team, Sharik got more than just a gold medal that year. The stage is now set for a comeback of epic proportions. Not in the shower Sharik! Not in the shower.

Part of the gold winning relay team in IIT Guwahati, Sharik is one of the fastest sprinters Madras has seen over the last decade. Casanova of the team, Sharik got more than just a gold medal that year. The stage is now set for a comeback of epic proportions. Not in the shower Sharik! Not in the shower.

TONY EVANS

Tony is like an endangered species with a penchant for histrionics. See him fake an injury like a pro, any time of day. Watching him run is like watching a ballet recital, with his graceful movement. Claims to run a sub 50 second 400m. We believe him.

Tony is like an endangered species with a penchant for histrionics. See him fake an injury like a pro, any time of day. Watching him run is like watching a ballet recital, with his graceful movement. Claims to run a sub 50 second 400m. We believe him.

NITESH KUMAR

Not much is there to be said about Nitesh, the man, the myth, the legend. Tales are told of his grit. Many call him the freshie Forrest Gump. Just tell him to run. Go ahead. See if he stops.

Not much is there to be said about Nitesh, the man, the myth, the legend. Tales are told of his grit. Many call him the freshie Forrest Gump. Just tell him to run. Go ahead. See if he stops.

SASWAT MISHRA

Saswat (who for all purposes henceforth will be referred to as Gokul) as the prophecy foretold is set to take over the midfield. A sublime first touch and passing the likes of which you would only see on FIFA, make him the perfect person to do so. Claims to be strong. Managed one push up the other day. Celebrated.

Saswat (who for all purposes henceforth will be referred to as Gokul) as the prophecy foretold is set to take over the midfield. A sublime first touch and passing the likes of which you would only see on FIFA, make him the perfect person to do so. Claims to be strong. Managed one push up the other day. Celebrated.

JITHIN RAGHAVAN

Jithin A.K.A. Peter, is the most composed person in the team. Panic doesn't seem to be in his dictionary. The most versatile member of the wolves, Jithin can play anywhere on the pitch. Has perfected the art of trolling.

Jithin A.K.A. Peter, is the most composed person in the team. Panic doesn’t seem to be in his dictionary. The most versatile member of the wolves, Jithin can play anywhere on the pitch. Has perfected the art of trolling.

SHASWAT MOHANTY

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They say that we must honour our fallen. Mohanty, lovingly referred to as oratory, has been providing his support to the team despite an ACL injury. Back when he wasn’t hobbling around campus, his heavy challenges, curling crosses and scorching long shots used to make heads turn. Chicken>Team>God. Has visited every restroom on campus (said in the nicest way possible).

TUSHAR GOEL

Tushar is the big, powerful striker we've been looking for, minus the size and the power. Full of trickery, you never know how he's going to send you back home. Tushar is a firm believer in the fact that every minute he exerts himself, is a minute wasted. Practice sessions often see him strolling around while the rest of the team is dying.

Tushar is the big, powerful striker we’ve been looking for, minus the size and the power. Full of trickery, you never know how he’s going to send you back home. Tushar is a firm believer in the fact that every minute he exerts himself, is a minute wasted. Practice sessions often see him strolling around while the rest of the team is dying.

PETER GAUTAM

Peter/Patri/Jithin. Tall. Strong. Single. A beast of a centre-back. Majestic in the air and capable of launching missiles with both feet. Is the team's top scorer. If you count goals at both ends, that is. Ladies line up.

Peter/Patri/Jithin. Tall. Strong. Single. A beast of a centre-back. Majestic in the air and capable of launching missiles with both feet. Is the team’s top scorer. If you count goals at both ends, that is. Ladies line up.

SHUBHAM ASTHA

Shubham Ashta. The man himself.Covers his angles well and makes himself big in one on one situations. Our very own Manuel Neuer. A 6'2

Shubham Ashta. The man himself.Covers his angles well and makes himself big in one on one situations. Our very own Manuel Neuer. A 6’2″ frame of athleticism, the inability to understand most situations and social ineptness. Spends his free time making coffee for the Raftar team. Someone please translate this into Hindi for him.

AVINASH

Avinash is the most wily character on the squad. With movement so fast, he often confuses himself. Defenders have no chance against him. We asked him if we could put up this picture of him. He hasn't said anything. In fact, he never says anything.

Avinash is the most wily character on the squad. With movement so fast, he often confuses himself. Defenders have no chance against him. We asked him if we could put up this picture of him. He hasn’t said anything. In fact, he never says anything.

MUBEEN A S

 Silky smooth on the wings with dazzling Hazard-esque footwork. Capable of beating all kinds of players on his day and slotting the ball into the corner with his majestic curler. Bubeen has been consistently killing it. 4 CAT modules done today.

Silky smooth on the wings with dazzling Hazard-esque footwork. Capable of beating all kinds of players on his day and slotting the ball into the corner with his majestic curler. Bubeen has been consistently killing it. 4 CAT modules done today.

SETHU MADHAVAN

Sethu. The rock of the team. One of the calmest people on and off the ball (ask Devraj), motoring the defense line throughout the game and providing the needed stability from the back. Remember kids, with great power, comes great testosterone. Ask his wingmates.

Sethu. The rock of the team. One of the calmest people on and off the ball (ask Devraj), motoring the defense line throughout the game and providing the needed stability from the back. Remember kids, with great power, comes great testosterone. Ask his wingmates.

SHIVAM MUNSHI

A calm and composed finisher who rarely misses an opportunity. Hold up play and nutmegging opponents are a trademark of his game. Don't let that belly fool you, he runs 100m in 16 seconds flat. The institute has funded a special security team to keep the ladies away from him. Kami kya hai?

A calm and composed finisher who rarely misses an opportunity. Hold up play and nutmegging opponents are a trademark of his game. Don’t let that belly fool you, he runs 100m in 16 seconds flat. The institute has funded a special security team to keep the ladies away from him. Kami kya hai?

PARIKSHIT GOENKA

Can blast in goals from 35 yards out with either foot. Calm and composed on the ball and a perfect playmaker in the centre. Exceeds at putting balls between legs *hint hint*. Prashant/Parshit is a very calculated person, often taking complete days to understand jokes. Kya karra?

Can blast in goals from 35 yards out with either foot. Calm and composed on the ball and a perfect playmaker in the centre. Exceeds at putting balls between legs *hint hint*. Prashant/Parshit is a very calculated person, often taking complete days to understand jokes. Kya karra?

ADITHYA RANGAMANI

Brilliant at the back and handy while going upfront. Ranga has no weaker foot and can deliver crosses like birthday presents to the strikers. Puts Borat to shame with that wonderful moustache. The not so friendly neighbourhood creep. Keep the women and children safe.

Brilliant at the back and handy while going upfront. Ranga has no weaker foot and can deliver crosses like birthday presents to the strikers. Puts Borat to shame with that wonderful moustache. The not so friendly neighbourhood creep. Keep the women and children safe.

AMEYA PANSE

Baby faced assassin, who is the complete opposite of what he looks. A hard tackler with a hammer of a right foot, is equally happy when he scores a goal as he is when he sneaks in a punch. Ameya, being as spiritual as he is, is still waiting for an auspicious time to start coming for practice. Before Inter IIT? Who knows.

Baby faced assassin, who is the complete opposite of what he looks. A hard tackler with a hammer of a right foot, is equally happy when he scores a goal as he is when he sneaks in a punch. Ameya, being as spiritual as he is, is still waiting for an auspicious time to start coming for practice. Before Inter IIT? Who knows.

DHYANESHWARAN

The steam engine of the team, who dominates the entire left flank throughout the game. Impossible to beat in one on one situations and a pace which is difficult to match. Dhyanu Kutti has never been seen without a smile. Few know the secret behind it. Loves cycling. Late at night. Not alone.

The steam engine of the team, who dominates the entire left flank throughout the game. Impossible to beat in one on one situations and a pace which is difficult to match. Dhyanu Kutti has never been seen without a smile. Few know the secret behind it. Loves cycling. Late at night. Not alone.

JOEL SUNIL

Swift reflexes and a supple dive makes it a challenging task to score against him, especially in one on one situations. Joel has the reflexes of a ninja and the slow wit of a gold fish. Also known as tubby. Has been conferred with the 'Belly Dancer of the Team' award for 2 years in a row. Don't you wish you were him?

Swift reflexes and a supple dive makes it a challenging task to score against him, especially in one on one situations. Joel has the reflexes of a ninja and the slow wit of a gold fish. Also known as tubby. Has been conferred with the ‘Belly Dancer of the Team’ award for 2 years in a row. Don’t you wish you were him?

ABHIJEET SHENOI

The perfect Centre-Mid. Strength to anchor the midfield along with the vision to find any player on the field with pinpoint accuracy. An absolute joy to watch on the field. Can eat everything on the team's plate at the mess because he just can't waste food. Takes frequent trips to the field during the day and the night, to play two entirely different games.

The perfect Centre-Mid. Strength to anchor the midfield along with the vision to find any player on the field with pinpoint accuracy. An absolute joy to watch on the field. Can eat everything on the team’s plate at the mess because he just can’t waste food. Takes frequent trips to the field during the day and the night, to play two entirely different games.

DEV RAJ

Devraj Babeli, a debutant has taken the institute team by storm. With flawless technique, his track record currently stands at 2 freekicks and 2 goals. Being Sethu's understudy is one of the most enjoyable experiences, isn't it?

Devraj Babeli, a debutant has taken the institute team by storm. With flawless technique, his track record currently stands at 2 freekicks and 2 goals. Being Sethu’s understudy is one of the most enjoyable experiences, isn’t it?

SRIRAM GANESH

Our very own captain cool except when he loses his cool. This classy breaststroker is the impregnable wall in the defence of the Madras Sharks. He terrorizes opponent center forwards by his sheer physicality and sharp game sense. And does anyone rock a beard as suave as his? We think not. Sriram's trademark ‘sweep’ shot leaves defenders baffled and goalkeepers questioning their talent.

Our very own captain cool except when he loses his cool. This classy breaststroker is the impregnable wall in the defence of the Madras Sharks. He terrorizes opponent center forwards by his sheer physicality and sharp game sense. And does anyone rock a beard as suave as his? We think not. Sriram’s trademark ‘sweep’ shot leaves defenders baffled and goalkeepers questioning their talent.

VISHAL

Picture a soft-spoken CS-9.9 pointer from Vizag, who drinks horlicks and protinex and is always eager to submit assignments. Now forget about that. Vishal is a budding freestyler, stunning all with his speed. In the Water Polo court he's slick as a fox and shoots and passes with the accuracy of a sniper.

Picture a soft-spoken CS-9.9 pointer from Vizag, who drinks horlicks and protinex and is always eager to submit assignments. Now forget about that. Vishal is a budding freestyler, stunning all with his speed. In the Water Polo court he’s slick as a fox and shoots and passes with the accuracy of a sniper.

ABHINAV SARDANA

Understudy to Pankaj, Sardana is getting better and better with every save. He follows through with one of the most dreaded workouts in sports, leaving the average human being gasping for breath, and wishing he were dead. Outside the water, this man along with Super Suri, Bukya and Sanket can be seen keeping the spirits of the team high with their banter and shenanigans.

Understudy to Pankaj, Sardana is getting better and better with every save. He follows through with one of the most dreaded workouts in sports, leaving the average human being gasping for breath, and wishing he were dead. Outside the water, this man along with Super Suri, Bukya and Sanket can be seen keeping the spirits of the team high with their banter and shenanigans.

PANKAJ

One of the cornerstones of the madras sharks’ continued success has been their excellent goalkeepers. Pankaj is filling the shoes of legends like Oreo and Deva. Propelled by his strong kicks and athletic frame Pankaj stands tall in the water, leaving little room for opponents to score. Good luck getting past this man.

One of the cornerstones of the madras sharks’ continued success has been their excellent goalkeepers. Pankaj is filling the shoes of legends like Oreo and Deva. Propelled by his strong kicks and athletic frame Pankaj stands tall in the water, leaving little room for opponents to score. Good luck getting past this man.

NEELKAMAL SOMYSETTI

NSO 2014: Neelkamal struggles to complete 50m freestyle and barely makes it into the shortlist. Inter-IIT 2016: Neel is one of the fastest and most tireless swimmers on the team.  Beware when he switches on his beast mode during matches. Neel has clawed his way up the team hierarchy (quite literally). His 6-pack abs are not just for show, though Public Display of Physique (PDP) often precedes his performance in the water.

NSO 2014: Neelkamal struggles to complete 50m freestyle and barely makes it into the shortlist. Inter-IIT 2016: Neel is one of the fastest and most tireless swimmers on the team. Beware when he switches on his beast mode during matches. Neel has clawed his way up the team hierarchy (quite literally). His 6-pack abs are not just for show, though Public Display of Physique (PDP) often precedes his performance in the water.

SANKET WARAD

A candyfloss coloured cap bobs up and down in the water. The head inside the cap belongs to none other than our center forward and breastroker, Sanket Warad. This wiley player outsmarts defences with his wide range of shots, plays and tricks. Quick wit both inside the pool and out.

A candyfloss coloured cap bobs up and down in the water. The head inside the cap belongs to none other than our center forward and breastroker, Sanket Warad. This wiley player outsmarts defences with his wide range of shots, plays and tricks. Quick wit both inside the pool and out.

SHANBHAG

Shanbhag has been the coach’s pet since his NSO days. Come dusk or dawn, whenever there is a practice session you can count on Sai to be there to put his nose to the grindstone. He always has his game face on and his morale high. “Small hands” Shanbhag doesn’t let his shortcomings bring him down, but lets them fuel him.

Shanbhag has been the coach’s pet since his NSO days. Come dusk or dawn, whenever there is a practice session you can count on Sai to be there to put his nose to the grindstone. He always has his game face on and his morale high. “Small hands” Shanbhag doesn’t let his shortcomings bring him down, but lets them fuel him.

ANAND KRISHNAN

The MVP of the team, A.K.A VIP owing to the troubled sleep and weak knees he leaves opponents with. His trademark flamboyant dribbling leaves defenders baffled and spectators awed. Also the fastest swimmer in all IIT's, ever. Just saying.

The MVP of the team, A.K.A VIP owing to the troubled sleep and weak knees he leaves opponents with. His trademark flamboyant dribbling leaves defenders baffled and spectators awed. Also the fastest swimmer in all IIT’s, ever. Just saying.

SURYA DWARAKANATH

Van-dyke, ugly shorts (or pants?) and hues of pink, this lovable teammate is the perfect mentor for the juniors and the proverbial glue of the Madras Sharks. Surya's work ethic makes him one of the grittiest people on the team. He is the only one brave enough to do the 100m butterfly. Enough said.

Van-dyke, ugly shorts (or pants?) and hues of pink, this lovable teammate is the perfect mentor for the juniors and the proverbial glue of the Madras Sharks. Surya’s work ethic makes him one of the grittiest people on the team. He is the only one brave enough to do the 100m butterfly. Enough said.

Pursuing his PhD in Robotics, Anirban Nag is an embodiment of dedication and perseverance. He manages to make it to the pool every single session and complete gruelling 3km workouts like pleasant strolls in the park. Last year's 1500m gold medallist, he's the man you hope is with you when your ship is sinking.

Pursuing his PhD in Robotics, Anirban Nag is an embodiment of dedication and perseverance. He manages to make it to the pool every single session and complete gruelling 3km workouts like pleasant strolls in the park. Last year’s 1500m gold medallist, he’s the man you hope is with you when your ship is sinking.

Don’t let her looks fool you, Swati is not the undergraduate freshie we all thought her to be but actually a 2nd year PhD student! Having learnt swimming only a couple of months back, it is purely her hard work and unending enthusiasm that has fetched her a place among the four in the girls’ team. Equipped with high levels of commitment to the sport, Swati is the epitome of sincerity.

Don’t let her looks fool you, Swati is not the undergraduate freshie we all thought her to be but actually a 2nd year PhD student! Having learnt swimming only a couple of months back, it is purely her hard work and unending enthusiasm that has fetched her a place among the four in the girls’ team. Equipped with high levels of commitment to the sport, Swati is the epitome of sincerity.

Sphurti Agarwal

 She may look fragile and meek but once in the pool, this girl is agile and her strokes sleek! With lots of potential in store, this freshie will leave you asking for more. Ok, no more rhyme, just watch out for her at Inter IIT this time.

She may look fragile and meek but once in the pool, this girl is agile and her strokes sleek! With lots of potential in store, this freshie will leave you asking for more. Ok, no more rhyme, just watch out for her at Inter IIT this time.

‘Gayathri Akka’ as she is lovingly called in the team, has been a star swimmer in all the Inter IIT meets she has been a part of. Her impeccable stroke and insightful suggestions to all the swimmers, girls or boys, are invaluable to the team. Her support during water polo matches is unparalleled. She brings an unmistakable positive vibe to the team with her charming persona, all without letting her research career take a back seat.

‘Gayathri Akka’ as she is lovingly called in the team, has been a star swimmer in all the Inter IIT meets she has been a part of. Her impeccable stroke and insightful suggestions to all the swimmers, girls or boys, are invaluable to the team. Her support during water polo matches is unparalleled. She brings an unmistakable positive vibe to the team with her charming persona, all without letting her research career take a back seat.

KAMALA

Captain Kamala or LRK as she likes to call herself, had a pivotal role in bringing home the Women’s Swimming trophy last year. This time around, she has upped the ante by working even harder. While doing the dry-land training in the stadium, she gives everyone a run for their money during sprints and exercises. No wonder she is also a part of the Inter IIT Athletics team. Also has the distinction of being the worst coordinator ever.

Captain Kamala or LRK as she likes to call herself, had a pivotal role in bringing home the Women’s Swimming trophy last year. This time around, she has upped the ante by working even harder. While doing the dry-land training in the stadium, she gives everyone a run for their money during sprints and exercises. No wonder she is also a part of the Inter IIT Athletics team.

BUKYA VINOD

 The ever smiling Bukya looks nothing short of a featherweight MMA fighter (albeit a slightly underfed one) with his bulky torso and numerous scars. If you see Conor McGregor taking inch-perfect lob shots in the insti swimming pool, rub your eyes and pinch yourself, for it is Bukya. A great comrade, Bukya is a classy customer of the sport that is Water Polo.

The ever smiling Bukya looks nothing short of a featherweight MMA fighter (albeit a slightly underfed one) with his bulky torso and numerous scars. If you see Conor McGregor taking inch-perfect lob shots in the insti swimming pool, rub your eyes and pinch yourself, for it is Bukya. A great comrade, Bukya is a classy customer of the sport that is Water Polo.

ANUJ SINDGI

 The silent freshie- this prolific swimmer has astonished everyone with his chart-busting improvement. He hulks over most with his imposing physique and grim expression. Anuj is a talent to watch out for in the next four years, not just in the pool but also on the dance floor.

The silent freshie- this prolific swimmer has astonished everyone with his chart-busting improvement. He hulks over most with his imposing physique and grim expression. Anuj is a talent to watch out for in the next four years, not just in the pool but also on the dance floor.

ADIT

Adit is the multi-faceted demigod that the team needs as well as deserves. He is an astounding flank, a splendid goalie and a noteworthy centre forward- all in all, a fabulous all rounder. If that wasn't enough, Adit is well versed at playing the flute, singing, mono acting and imparting wisdom nonchalantly! That smile is 30% genuine and 100% evil.

Adit is the multi-faceted demigod that the team needs as well as deserves. He is an astounding flank, a splendid goalie and a noteworthy centre forward- all in all, a fabulous all rounder. If that wasn’t enough, Adit is well versed at playing the flute, singing, mono acting and imparting wisdom nonchalantly! That smile is 30% genuine and 100% evil.

RAGHAV GNANASAMBANDAM

The saint of the team; aggression doesn't come naturally to this guy. Watch him finish a 6*400m workout with a perfect stroke and unwavering speed and then slowly realise how unfit you are. His shots are powerful and his smile - killer; he lets his game do the talking. Sincerity is his middle name.

The saint of the team; aggression doesn’t come naturally to this guy. Watch him finish a 6*400m workout with a perfect stroke and unwavering speed and then slowly realise how unfit you are. His shots are powerful and his smile – killer; he lets his game do the talking. Sincerity is his middle name.