Sports get a boost at IIT Kharagpur


Coach of Leander Paes to train sports enthusiasts at the esteemed Institute

IIT Kharagpur has taken a giant step towards promotion of sports activities among its students. The Institute has allocated an amount of Rs. 10 crore for upgrading and renovating sports activities to host the Inter IIT 2019. This is in addition to the annual sports budget of Rs 1.5 crore allocated by the Institute.

IIT Kharagpur will be building two synthetic courts each for tennis, basketball and volleyball, one synthetic athletic track, an indoor stadium with a food court. In addition to the centralized indoor facilities, the Institute already has a stadium for athletics, ground for cricket and soccer, several outdoor courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball and a swimming pool. 

“The enhanced focus in sports activities would strengthen the wellness initiatives as well. Sports tend to inculcate qualities like resonance, leadership, discipline, d