Are there sports facilities in IIT Madras?

IIT Madras, renowned for its academic excellence, also offers exceptional sports facilities to cater to the holistic development of its students. The institute boasts state-of-the-art sports infrastructure, providing ample opportunities for students to engage in various sports and recreational activities. The Institute offers first-rate amenities like an Olympic-standard swimming pool, a fully-stocked gym, a high-quality IIT-Chemplast cricket facility, a sizable outdoor stadium, and a high-tech wood-floored multifunctional indoor stadium in the Students’ Activity Centre.

Following is a list of sports facilities in the campus:

  • The Olympic-size swimming pool
  • The fully-equipped gym with professional trainers
  • The weightlifting arena
  • The large IIT-Chemplast cricket ground
  • The K.S Narayanan Centre for Cricketing Excellence
  • The massive stadium
  • The high-tech wood-floored multipurpose indoor stadium
  • The athletics stadium
  • Four synthetic floored tennis courts and wood-floored badminton courts
  • Two world-class squash courts
  • Two basketball courts and two volleyball courts
  • The hockey & football fields
  • The table tennis facility
  • The skating rink, bordering the Sangam ground

Apart from these, a new complex is under construction to house more indoor sports, beside the tennis courts. The students also have grounds and indoor courts in the hostel, so that they do not have to come to the sporting complex for casual playing.

Students have an exceptional chance to hone their skills by being a part of numerous clubs:

  • Aquatics Club
  • Athletics Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Bridge Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Football Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Squash Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Weightlifting Club

The sports culture here is so strong that we host a competitive inter-hostel sports competition called Schroeter, which is widely attended. We also have strong teams at the yearly inter-IIT sports meet in which we’re proud to say that IITM has the leading number of wins!