Sports in ABV-IIITM
Together with academics sports is given adequate importance at ABV-IIITM. To encourage sporting activities we have a full-fledged complex, and also games facilities in each of the students’ hostels. We believe it is essential to remain physically fit and alert together with mental sharpness. In addition to a proper infrastructure several sporting events are held throughout the year to keep students bodily engaged.
Our institute has an elaborate sports complex with:
One swimming pool
One lawn tennis court
One basketball court
One billiards room
Two squash courts
Several table tennis boards
Multiple badminton courts
The best equipments and materials have been used to construct this sports complex. Apart from this complex, there is an additional billiards room in Boys’ Hostel 1, an additional gymnasium in Girls’ Hostel, an additional tennis court, one cricket ground and one football field. Students’ hostels are provided with badminton courts and table tennis boards.
Students interested in swimming may take the assistance of a trainer. However pool remains closed during winter season.
Urja – This is an intra-institute. Spread over three days during February/ March, learners are encouraged to participate in this event at least in the form of a spectator. Athletes are always inspired by the presence of a team of supporters. Urja not only tests one’s physical abilities in track and field events but also offers an opportunity for creating a familial bond among different members of learners.
Twaran – Twaran is an inter IIITM athletics meet also held around February/ March every year. Students from four IIITMs in Allahabad, Jabalpur, Kanchipuram, and Gwalior take part in this track and field competition with zeal and enthusiasm. In addition to sporting glories achieved, Twaran provides a platform for interacting with IIITMians across India.
Cultural Activities and Events
ABV-IIITM encourages its students to participate in cultural events and activities with equal enthusiasm as academics. This institute is an active participant of SPIC MACAY, an endeavour of Government of Madhya Pradesh for promoting classical performance art forms like music, dance, and drama. Cultural groups and celebrity performers from across India are invited tto perform in SPIC MACAY.
Music, Arts and Dramatics club of this institute also organizes events of smaller scale throughout the year for inspiring talents of this institute.
This is a cultural festival held over a period of three days in the month of February/ March. Aurora should not be looked upon just as a cultural event but an attempt to promote friendship, teamwork, and alliances. It is an opportunity to exhibit your talents to members of your community and visitors. Participants are invited from academic institutes across India and even abroad to join in this cultural extravaganza.
This three day event comprises: Parivesh (a fashion show showcasing ethnic Indian dresses); personality contest; Kavi Sammelan; Antakshari, singing competition, dance competitions and similar such events. Aurora is a regular event in the calendar of ABV-IIITM and is being held without interruption since its inception in 2001.
This institute organises events that acknowledges technological innovations and management procedures with accolades every year. ABV-IIITM in its continuous efforts to recognize excellence in areas of technology and management among its scholars organises ‘Infotsav’ every year. Participants are invited form leading technological and management institutes of this country, while premier industrial and business houses sponsor this event. Awards are in the form of prize money and recognition.
Infotsav is organized in October/ November.
HIQ – High Intelligence Quotient
HIQ is this institute’s initiative to encourage innovative knowledge amongst its learners. We at ABV-IIITM believe that every dream could be achieved if it is purposeful and feasible. We celebrate creative thoughts and knowledge among students through interactive sessions, classroom lectures and quiz rounds. Initiated in 2001 this is one of the more successful endeavours of this institute.
The literary activities of ABV-IIITM are something to boast about. Students, research scholars, faculty, staff members, and alumni are free to contribute to the literary efforts of this institute. The institute issues magazines, newsletters, and reports for internal and online circulation. Issues are either in English or Hindi and are informative and entertaining.
Abhishar – This internal publication in English is issued annually. Articles on various topics ranging from technology, economics, management, environment, social issues, sports, and entertainment are published in this magazine.
Arunaday – This publication is entirely in Hindi beginning from the editorial. Contributions are made by learners, faculty members, and even members of staff. Arunaday is also a yearly .publication and carries articles and anecdotes that are meaningful, informative, and entertaining.
Our Alma Mater – This magazine focuses on the alumni of ABV-IIITM. Our Alma Mater is an attempt of this institute to keep its alumni still associated with its happenings. It is also a platform where ex-students may share their experiences or thoughts with current generation of learners and teachers. This magazine in English is published yearly.
‘Gunjan’, the online newsletter of this institute is published regularly. It is a quarterly edition and targets one topic at a time. The response is encouraging and more so because of its online accessibility. Anyone associated with this institute may contribute to this online newsletter.
These are solely informative and issued by the institute every year. They are in fact a collection of all activities of the institute for a preceding year and meant for circulation among students, faculty members, staff, and visitors. Reports are printed both in Hindi and English.