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
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.
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.
Birdie, sling, wood shot…. The Student’s Activities Centre at the institute houses 4 badminton courts. Brahmaputra bagged the badminton championship of Schroeter 2016.
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.
Boast, nick, tin… IIT Madras is host to 2 state-of- the-art squash courts. The squash
champion of Schroeter 2016 was Godavari.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.