⁠What is Inter-IIT sports?

Inter IIT Sports Meet is the annual sports tournament of the Indian Institutes of Technology. Since 1961, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have convened annually, solidifying its position as India’s longest-running event of its kind. Featuring a comprehensive roster of sporting disciplines, including athletics, basketball, cricket, and various others, the games culminate in December, with aquatic events taking place separately in October.

The competition features 13 sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Lawn Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, and Weightlifting. Inaugurated in 1961 by IIT Bombay, the Inter IIT Sports Meet began with just five participating IITs. Today, all the 23 IITs participate in the Inter-IIT Sports Meet.

IIT Madras boasts an unmatched track record at the Inter-IIT Sports Meet, consistently ranking among the top performers. They lead the pack with the most overall wins (24), including emerging victorious at the most recent edition (56th) in 2023, where IIT Madras secured the top spot with a score of 87.5 points. Selection for the IIT Madras Sports Contingents is open to the General Student Body (GSB), with each team conducting its own tryouts to select its respective contingent and probables.