GS Sports Affairs: Manifesto Review

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

Events in red are those that haven’t been started or there has been no satisfactory development in this regard.
Events in blue are those that have been initiated but not completed, or there have been some developments in this regard.
Events in green are those that have been completed as described in the manifesto, or have seen satisfactory developments.



Propose to form/support clubs for activities such as Cycling, Trekking, Skating, Jogging & Fitness, Chess and other sports

Organize club workshops, introductory sessions, informal-open events to attract new membership

Conduct monthly institute events such as ‘Ride of the week’, Biathlons, Triathlons, Trekking expeditions, open tournaments and camps in every sport to actively involve club members

Tournaments and Activities

Introduce an institute wide challenge-and-play ranking ladder for Chess and Racket sports on the lines of the existing Lawn Tennis Ladder

Start institute wide year-round leagues with open entry for 6 on 6 football and 4 on 4 basketball

Introduce an Inter-Department Sports Meet across multiple sports to foster UG-PG interaction

Support and streamlining

Create and maintain online ‘IITB Sports Hub’ hosting a bank of video tutorials, GC Match videos & photos, Inter-IIT matches and international matches from all sports

Propose to invite interns from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) to train Inter–IIT teams

Create a combined council manifesto to increase accountability and foster holistic functioning

Propose an online payment portal for event registration fees and equipment purchases

Provide NSO teaching timeline and integrate NSO feedback with ASC course feedback

Adding to Sports

Launch ‘Sports for a Cause’ donation campaign to collect-and-distribute sports goods among NGOs

Organize talk shows during semester by distinguished sportspersons

Promote engineering in sports through academic projects, relevant library literature and lectures


Push for timely completion of SAC- Phase II for hosting Inter-IIT 2014

Propose construction of Indoor synthetic multipurpose arena to be used as Futsal court, Rink Hockey and Tennis Courts in place of old swimming pool

Accommodate more players in Indoor SAC by increasing number of badminton courts by re-marking

Propose construction of covered footpath around SAC for jogging throughout monsoons

Set up Inter-Hostel GC tally boards, and electronic screens with event & result display

Propose for renovation of surface of Badminton, Basketball and Tennis courts

Propose setting up of an artificial climbing wall in gymkhana facilities

Ensure re-soiling and levelling of Football ground and Athletics track

Facilities and Outreach

Online Facilities – Gymkhana Website

Expand online Centralized Purchase System (CPS) to include more goods (related to Fitness/ Cycling/ Skating) and frequent deliveries fortnightly

Initiate Gymkhana Blog for sports articles by students/alumni & club activity calendars

Have regular updates on website with an Events Ticker and team photos

Provide space for feedback, clarifications (#AskASecy) & registrations for institute events


Identify jogging routes of varied difficulty with colour coded levels in campus and construct physical maps and road-side direction pointers

Publish ‘Campus Sports’, half-yearly institute sports magazine with updates of all sports activities

Propose for nutritionist consulting at Hostel messes as part of health and fitness drive.

Push for hiring of Gym Trainer at the institute gym for guidance of fitness enthusiasts

PG events and organization

Learning: Conduct camps and push for PG-NSO as Audit Course, catering to keen learners

Competition: Boost active participation by organizing preparation workshops for PG sports players

Representation: Introduce PG conveners in clubs; Involve PG Sports council in organising events

Resources: Increase equipment availability through PG Sports Budget revision

Awareness: Conduct postgraduate freshmen sports orientation and distribute periodic pamphlets providing information about council members, sports activity schedules and equipment availability

Institute Events

Expand DRONA sports-mentorship program by including more sports & physical activities

Launch ‘Summer School of Sport’ constituting learners’ camps conducted by hired professionals

Provide recognition for GC performers with medals & merchandise to winners & ‘Player of the GC’

Organize ‘Freshmen Sports Week’ to encourage participation; scout and create talent pool

Organize Indian sport games and fun events on days of national importance.

Propose the concept of ‘Sports Yatra’ to boost sports spectatorship for professional matches

Introduce Girls & Boys Open events in Pool, Chess, Carrom and other popular board & card games

Organize Sophomore GC in Football and Volleyball and push for inclusion of TT and Athletics

Conduct ‘Mixed Sports Gala’ in sports such as Cricket, Basketball, Athletics, Badminton and TT

Screening of major matches such as in Football & Cricket World Cups at LT/Convocation hall

Inter-IIT 2014, IIT Bombay

As Host

Organization: Form a multi-tiered managerial team for Inter-IIT 2014 to be held at IIT Bombay

Informal events: Propose to host Talks and Cultural Nights in opening and closing ceremonies

Player lounge: Arrange for cafeteria and players’ leisure lounge

Information: Distribute pamphlet with campus maps and local information guide

Updates: Set up electronic screens at various venues to update scores and results

As Participant

Training: Hire coaches & propose to hire physiotherapist summers-onwards for team practices

Gold Quest: Launch Gold Quest for Inter-IIT with website for contingent activities & player details

Feedback: Collect periodic feedback for equipment, coaching, messing & accommodation issues

Coordination and transparency

Conduct frequent meetings between PG, Hostel and Institute sports councils to increase coordination

Assist Hostel and PG councils by providing maintenance & construction guidelines and vendors lists

Formulate & distribute Rulebook & Calendar with Sports Organizing bodies at beginning of semester

Maintain online and offline (hostel mess) feedback and suggestion box to address grievances

Conduct at least one Institute GBM and Open house every semester for improved functioning