GS Sports Review: Rajesh Ghusinga

**Click on individual manifesto points to get a more descriptive understanding.

A point in Green signifies that the work has been done and to a great level of satisfaction. Orange signifies that some more improvement is possible with regard to the point. A point in Red implies no work has been done in view of that point. To gain a better understanding of how well a specific manifesto point was executed we tried to take into account the views of the GS and the various stakeholders involved.

Most importantly – IIT Bombay won the Inter-IIT championships 2012!


Boost the fitness level of students by conducting Gym Workshops and establishing a Jogger’s Club, Yoga Club and continuing the Skating Club
Organize Exhibition Matches between IITB team and local clubs/teams before the GCs along with predict and win contests
Publish an Annual Sports Magazine articulating the details of all sports GCs and Inter IIT
Push for establishing a centralized system for maintenance of Hostel Gym equipment and services through AMC
Organize a ‘Lukkha Sports Weekend’ comprising of informal and mixed events
Integrate a comprehensive section on the facilities, available equipment and issuing procedure in sports into the freshman booklet
Screen selected International matches with Sports quizzes as fillers
Organize cricket, football and hockey camps for girls followed by friendly matches
Conduct the existing Freshers’ Weekend in two phases to reduce overlapping of events


Set up a display of current GC Tally and tentative GC schedule on the wall of old badminton court (opposite H-11) enumerating the points of all hostels in sports GC
Award the top finishers of the Inter Hostel Crossy (Boys and Girls) a chance to run in Mumbai Marathon.
Ensure that recognition is given to GC participants by awarding medals/T-shirts to best individual performers and compiling a database of all players on the Sports website.
Draft an exhaustive rulebook for Inter-Hostel GCs with the help of newly formed council before the start of the academic year, to be made available on the website
Organize a Beginner’s Camp for girls before every GC to ensure greater participation and enthusiasm


Will try to start biometric system for swimming pool entry as a replacement for the swimming cards
Set up a sports outlet once in each semester and facilitate advance ordering of equipment via an informative online portal
Water cooler will be installed near the volleyball courts to provide easy access for all players
Make badminton and tennis equipment available to students against their ID cards


Will try to provide certificates and T-shirts for all students selected for the Inter-IIT Camp
Will push for appointment of part-time coaches to improve performance at Inter IIT
Ensure that grounds and sports facilities are made available soon after the monsoons
Will motivate teams to participate in local leagues (like BDFA, BHA, Open University etc.)


Will re-allocate the sports budget to increase the PG Sports Budget, thus fulfilling their requirements in Department Sports League etc.
Conduct a well-publicized PG Sports orientation and provide PGs with a Sports Handbook
Conduct regular meeting with PG Sports council to ensure ground availability and adequate practice slots to help in smooth execution of the schedule
Top performers in the PG sports will be scouted and called for inter-IIT trials


Will hold at least one Institute GBM and an open house and will ensure active participation in them with the help of my council
Interaction with Hostel sports council will be increased to ensure smooth coordination between institute council and hostel council with monthly sports committee meetings

Extra Initiatives :
TextWeb app -an app to get the gc schedule , timings , results and also general information for sports activities

khokho ground +lighting (established)

Girls Coach (for inter iit) were provided

Summer Sports Camp was conducted

Girls aquatics day was conducted

LDAP ID for all Institute Sports Secretaries

Sports Mentorship – Drona was taken forward. Now mentors need to be selected

An Institute Basketball League was established.

A Cemented Pitch was constructed

Biathlon on Independence and Republic Days

Inter IIT subsidies increased – 1500 to 1800 fuel ; 1200 to 1500 kit ; 20k – 30k racquet

IIT Sports logo making competition:-Collaboration with Cultural Council; more than 80 entries received; Selected logos are being used as IIT Bombay Sports and Inter-IIT Quest logo.

Summer Sports Camp

LDAP IDs for council

Temporary Sports Officers: 9 Sports Officers recruited for the purpose of NSO classes and Inter-IIT team practice

Rule-book for Inter-Hostel GCs: For increasing the awareness among student community; Articulating GC Rules, GC Format, Previous GCs result, Points system and council info

Freshmen Orientation: Orientation held in New Indoor SAC, with a rebus quiz and Volleyball exhibition match .

Online portal for NSO choices :

Weeklong interactive sessions for NSO classes

Summer skating Camp:

Proposal of new cricket ground and Jogging track: raised point of having a new cricket ground opposite to tunnel; Approved in Town planning meeting; Work supposed to be completed by 2014

Inter-Council Sports Meet:

Quizzes along with the screening of Matches

Formation of Joggers’ club

Lukkha Bowling tournament: organized in Neptune Mall, Bhandup; More than 150 students participated; Discount vouchers of Dominos , KFC and other food stalls availed.

Sports mela : A mela was conducted on the eve on national Sports Day; more than 600 took part; National and traditional games were conducted; Food stalls of Desi items were installed; Sitoyalia tournament conducted

Recruitment of permanent sports Officer

Recruitment of 1st girls coach

New sports website : After a span of 2 years new sports website launched with many changes like GC Sports Tally; Hostel Sports Council info, Hostel Awards and Institute Awards info, Facilities and their issuing procedure

TXT Web App:

Body Weight Trainning session : Session conducted by very experienced student Vikram Vincet; Instructor was paid for the session

Player of the GC: Player of the GC started for giving the proper recognition to the institute students for performing good in
Institute level events; Saw positives results

Comprehensive section for Sports in Freshmen booklet: A separate section for equipment issuing procedure and venue and information about council and sports facilities were added

Online Portal for Sports outlet: For providing the info about the price and available goods ; wish list for new equipment

Independence day Race

Re-allocation of PG Sports and Equipment budget : Budget for common Budget- rackets and Skates for students; equipment budget of PG Sports included

Contingent T-Shirt: Contingent T-Shirt were given to all the
Inter-IIT Camp students

Caps and Gloves to Inter-IIT Contingent students : Severe cold at IIT Roorkee during Sports meet; Cap and gloves distributed to all the students

Contingent by Rajdhani; Air-fare reimbursement

Alumni Sports day: Exempted from registration Fee that was 500 RS till last year; t-Shirts to all the Alumni were given

IITB Sports T-Shirt: T-Shirt of IIT Bombay Sports were distributed for all the open events; Crossy GC and Player of the GC

Mumbai Marathon for Crossy Winners: Free entriy was provided to all the Crossy winners (Girls & Boys)

Girls’ Freshie Sports Day: Informal sports day for the freshmen of H-10 & 11 consisiting of events like throwball, sports scavy etc.

Cricket Box-Net:

Cemented Cricket Pitch :

Construction of New Kho-Kho grounds

Cube-mania in Techfest

Playoffs : Institute basketball league was started for improving the basketball scenario in institute; 8 boys and 3 girls teams played

Some changes for Inter-IIT:
· T-Shirt Racket Subsidy and Shoe Subsidy increased
· Inners
· March-past practice alternate day with drums

Girls Aquatics Day

Yoga Sessions for IIT Bombay Students

Issuing of all Sports Facilities against I-cards

Issuing of Skates with safety guards against I-cards

Cricket Fiesta

Squash, Tennis, TT, Athletics, Football, and Hockey Girls camp

Girls Footer camp and Match of Institute girls football v/s Mumbai clubs

Wall-climbing session at Samant Adventures.

Institute Kho-Kho team formed which will take part in tournaments.

Track-suits made available for Institute Students: More than 350 students got benefit from this initiative.

Independence Day race: Bi-athlon (Running+ Cycling ) organized ;
IITB Sports T-shirt given to the winners

DRONA: Sports Mentorship program: Weightlifting and Athletics TAs added to the list

Karate classes:- started in Institute which saw huge response and participation.