Category: Inter-IIT

Inter IIT Hockey: One step further?

It was an agonizing defeat to IIT Bombay in the quarter finals last year which dashed KGP’s hopes for a medal. Neither the 70 minute game nor the 8-second rule could distinguish between the teams and it was only when the game went into sudden death that KGP faltered. KGP’s hockey team, lead by Lukeshwar Singh will look to go […]

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Inter-IIT Badminton: A closer glance

Inter-IIT Badminton: A closer glance

After its mediocre performance last year, the squad for Badminton is all geared up to win laurels for KGP this time around. The team seems to have left no stone unturned in their practice  for the upcoming Inter-IIT in December. The team has been following a strict regime these past two months that includes an hour of conditioning in the […]

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Inter-IIT football: An insider perspective

Inter-IIT football: An insider perspective

In one of the intense practice sessions this year, centre-back Navneet plays the ball out wide to winger Satya Prakash, who covers an unbelievable amount of distance in a matter of seconds and delivers a magnificent cross inside the D-box. Ronit Ranjan, the team’s goal scoring machine, meets the ball with a powerful header but alas, it kisses the top […]

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The Presi Files: An Interview with Manish Bhattacharya

The Presi Files: An Interview with Manish Bhattacharya

Professor Manish Bhattacharya was at the helm of Gymkhana, IIT Kharagpur for a period of six years. Very charismatic in his personality, he was instrumental in bringing about several changes, and had to face several challenges when it came to issues like Illu, OP and elections. His love for sports also comes across very strongly in this interview. Have a […]

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Inter IIT Aquatics 2013

Inter IIT Aquatics 2013

The final event was 50m freestyle. It all came down to this last event. Whoever would have won that event would have won the Aquatics GC.” Team Kharagpur couldn’t secure a medal in the final event and IIT Madras, even with a mere silver medal got through to the top. The final standings were IIT Madras (53) followed by IIT Kharagpur (50) with a lead of about 22 points over IIT Kanpur (28) in the third position.

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A Take on our Sporting Culture – What’s wrong (and right)?

When it comes to sports, it’s no secret that IIT Kharagpur’s performance has been dismal in recent times. The last time we topped the inter-IIT standings was in the 41st edition of the event, which occurred a good eight years back. In fact, the men’s contingent has bagged a mediocre sixth position for the last three years. What may be the […]

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Get Splash Go!

Get Splash Go!

It’s that time of the year again when splashes, kicks and whistles are heard from the swimming pool as the aquatics contingent of KGP gears up for its biggest challenge – the inter-IIT aquatics meet. The last three years have been nothing short of a dream for our swimmers as they have bagged the golden shield on each occasion. Striving […]

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Another Inter-IIT to forget

Another Inter-IIT to forget

The Inter-IIT squad of IIT Kharagpur spluttered to yet another humiliating sixth position in the recently concluded 48th Inter-IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Roorkee. Barring volleyball and tennis, our athletes simply had nothing to write home about. That Kharagpur managed to hold on to its sixth position is only due to the brilliant performance of our swimmers, who managed […]

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Inter IIT 2012 Update

A satisfactory start for the Kharagpur contingent in the 48th Annual Inter IIT Sports meet. Football: Kharagpur had a steady start to the tournament, beating Patna 2-0. Ronit Roy and Haothang Baite scored a goal each. They face hosts Roorkee in a mouthwatering clash tomorrow. Hockey: Kharagpur had a dismal start, losing 5-1 to favourites Madras. A victory against Guwahati […]

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Citius, Altius, Fortius…

Citius, Altius, Fortius…

The preparations are on in full swing for the 48th Inter IIT Sports Meet to be held in Roorkee. The Kharagpur contingent has just about a month’s time left to improve its rather dismal performance in recent years, where Madras and Bombay have stolen all the limelight. TSA caught up with the coaches and captains of various sports to know […]

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