Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT
Foreign ExCHANGE?

Foreign ExCHANGE?

07-03-2017

Every year, foreign exchange remains one of the most hyped opportunities amongst sophomores providing them with a delightful opportunity to spend a semester in a new land. Amongst the many who apply for it (leaving out those whose grade sheets...

Read More...
Is Inter IIT all about Sports?

Is Inter IIT all about Sports?

25-12-2016

Although, the name clearly mentions “Inter IIT Sports Meet”, but is it actually just the game that matters. Well no. Inter IIT is way more than just a tournament. While at the court, your opponent might be your enemy. You...

Read More...
A word with Rahul Jhajharia, the Gold Miner.

A word with Rahul Jhajharia, the Gold Mi…

25-12-2016

For all those who think aisa sirf movies me hota hai, here is Rahul Jhajharia,JJ as he is commonly known, for you. 4 Gold medals (800m, 1500m, 5000m, 4*400m relay) in his maiden Inter IIT appearance. But there is more...

Read More...
The Placement Saga

The Placement Saga

16-12-2016

Another Placement season. Another season of lucrative offers for some and heartbreak for others. Only this time around, there were a little too many heartbreaks. Far more than one associates with an institution like IIT Delhi . Despite 270 organisations...

Read More...
Waterpolo #IITD

Waterpolo #IITD

18-10-2016

In the fifth-sixth playoff position for water polo, Girnar managed to defeat Kumaon 5-1. Drama ensued in the beginning, when Girnar turned up with an incomplete team. GSec Ishan Tyagi himself had to join in, to make up for the...

Read More...
Rajan Era Ends, says ‘No’ to a Second  Term

Rajan Era Ends, says ‘No’ to a Second T…

19-06-2016

“I am an academic and I have always made it clear that my ultimate home is in the realm of ideas. The approaching end of my three-year term, and of my leave at the University of Chicago, was therefore a...

Read More...
A+ A A-

A Success Story : Inter-IIT Aquatics 2016

User Rating: 4 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Inactive
 

Recently, IIT Delhi Aquatics team came home to a hero’s reception. And deservedly so. After all, they have made us proud in this year’s Inter-IIT Aquatics Meet held in IIT Kanpur.

Every team works diligently in a quest to improve until it reaches the pinnacle of sporting excellence and this year’s result shows that IIT Delhi’s aquatics team is marching (or should I say swimming) on the right path. Last year, IIT Delhi Boys’ swimming team secured 5th position and this year they secured the 3rd spot.

Also, the Girls’ team secured the 2nd position. This is a commendable feat as, in the last 10 years or so, IIT Delhi has never been able to come even close to a podium finish. This year however, Gaurav Singh, a member of the aquatics team, feels that IIT Delhi made its presence felt at the biggest event of them all. Talking to Dhritiraj Das, the captain of this year’s team, we came to know that the team has got a new coach this year round and he is undoubtedly, the biggest driving force behind the team’s success. The coach knew how to target the skill set of an individual for further improvement and kept separate workouts for players who specialized in different skills such as endurance training or long/short distance training.

                                      
                                                      Dhritiraj Das                                    Aditya Kotia

The secondary architects of this triumph were obviously, the team, led by Dhritiraj Das and Aditya Kotia. The duo had been winning medals since their 1st year but their efforts always seemed to fall short of a top 3 place. This year also, Dhritiraj won 1 Gold and 2 silver medals and Aditya Kotia bagged 1 Gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. However, what catapulted IIT Delhi into the top 3 was the boys swimming team which finished 3rd largely, because of 8 points from the two relay events. The relay teams were as follows:

4*100m Freestyle Relay (Bronze): Dhritiraj Das, Aditya Kotiya, Yash Malviya and Gaurav Singh.

4*100m I.M. Relay (Bronze): Dhritiraj Das, Yash Malviya, Abhay Karol, G.S.M. Rishikesh Reddy.

                          

                                                                                   Boys Relay Teams

Also, a special mention needs to be given to the new star players of IIT, Yash Malviya and Bhakti Agrawal, both of them securing 2 Gold & 1 Silver medal each. Bhakti also secured the INSTITUTE CHAMPIONSHIP trophy. This trophy is awarded to the best swimmer from all IITs combined. Vrittika Bagadia and G.S.M Rishikesh Reddy, secured 2 Bronze medals and 4th position in 200m Backstroke respectively. The presence of such outstanding new swimmers proved to be instrumental in IIT Delhi’s success and this was clearly emphasised by all the team members we talked to. Vrittika attributed her success to regular practices, proper guidance provided by the coach and the constant support and encouragement offered by the team. “Their faith in me helped me achieve what I aspired for.”, she feels.

 

                                    

                                                                              Girls Team

These medals kept the IIT Delhi points tally ticking. Here is the medal-points relationship:

Individual Events: Gold = 5 points, Silver = 3 points, Bronze = 2 points and 4th Position = 1 point.

Relay Events: Gold = 10 points, Silver = 6 points, Bronze = 4 points and 4th position = 2 points.

The two teams, who topped the charts this year, were IIT Madras (in Swimming) and IIT Kharagpur (in Water Polo) and the reason was quite simple. They have a culture that passes on from one batch to another and the experienced players from these IITs took the competition by storm through their relentless hard work.  When asked about the difference in facilities between IIT Delhi and others, he replied “The only difference would be a permanent coach. The rest of the IITs like IIT Kanpur, Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, all have a permanent coach. I am not forcing IIT to give us a permanent coach, but at least provide us one who will come daily starting from the very first day of our summer training till the last day of the inter IIT event.” Some team members also feel that lack of availability for exclusive slots at the swimming pool for team practice, delay in getting equipment and availability of pool for a limited number of months due to weather conditions are also major complications that the team faces. 

But what motivates these players? And how do they manage such commitment? The answer is simple – love for the sport. Hardwork, dedication and passion like that come naturally to a person who loves what he or she is doing. If you love playing, you will go to practice every day. “Despite all odds, it's the hunger for glory and the responsibility of representing IIT Delhi among other IITs that keeps us motivated”, says Gaurav. Vrittika agrees by saying that the zeal for medals is something that can bind a team together to great effect. Moreover, following the coach religiously is equally pivotal as this year’s success reflects.  Freshers aiming for an inter-IIT stop, Listen Up!

Aquatics, at IIT Delhi, is at a certain disadvantage as compared to other sports, be it in terms of coaching and infrastructure facilities or the participation from students. Aquatics is a very demanding sport and requires a lot of time and effort which eventually most of the students are not willing to put in, leading to limited competitive spirit within the team members and limited bench strength. With the recent triumph, the team can surely hope for better days ahead.

 IIT Delhi has never won the Inter-IIT Swimming Championship, so there is no doubt that the team will be aiming for further glory. Most of the steps, that they plan to implement soon, focus on Water Polo. Building a good Water Polo team is their top priority after an unsatisfactory performance this time around. They are going to start dryland workout from January onwards. Also, there are plans to organize a Water Polo match every weekend. Be it in the form of an Inter Hostel match, an external competitive event or a friendly match with guest players from outside of IIT Delhi, such matches could prove to be an enriching experience for all present. When the swimming pool will restart in April, the Aquatics camp plans on teaching beginner student from scratch. Once they learn the basics, they can join the summer camp if they want to proceed to the next level.

This year’s jubilant triumph is a testament to the ‘khoon and paseena’ of the entire IIT Delhi Aquatics Camp, ranging from the swimmers to the pool cleaning staff. With great plans in the coming year to build an even stronger team and promote aquatics as a sport, there is no knowing how far this team of dedicated swimmers can go.

 

 

 

Prof. Next Door

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT

Professor Arudra Burra

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Introducing the guy behind all philosophies! Read on to find out more about our conversation with Professor Burra, one of the coolest and most looked...

Read More...
Professor Amitabha Bagchi

Professor Amitabha Bagchi

"Stop, take a breath, look at the world and ask yourself - what kind of person do I want to be?Who do I want to be? Do I just want...

Read More...
Prof. Sandeep Sen

Prof. Sandeep Sen

Nearly a semester has passed since our new Deans got appointed, and it is time we had a closer look at their lives. IIT Delhi is not an easy place...

Read More...

Video Corner

Statement of Purpose - Elections 2016

Job Sem in 10 minutes, V01 - Finance

 

Career Series

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT

14-03-2017

Ishana Shekhawat | A Start up in Penn Un…

Ishana Shekhawat, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of the 2015 batch, is a budding entrepreneur and Penn State Mechanical Engineering graduate student. She was the recipient of the Summer Founders Program Award which has helped her in developing her product, PlayPhysio,...

Read More...

13-02-2017

Pulkit Garg | UPSC AIR 27

Pulkit Garg, a Civil Engineering Graduate of the 2014 batch, cracked the Civil Services Examination with an All India Rank 27,in CSE 2015. And that too in his second attempt,at the age of 24.He has been allocated IAS, UP Cadre....

Read More...

25-01-2017

Harsh Parikh | IBM - Duke University

Moving on with our Career Series, we bring to you a 2015 Computer Science graduate,Harsh Parikh. He quit his high paying job at IBM to pursue higher studies with an intent to create societal impact. Read on to know how...

Read More...

Start up a Startup

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT
Fitbite

16-03-2016

Fitbite

Here we are, yet again with a new startup coverage. We all have faced the dilemma of tasteless and unhealthy mess food if I may call it so. Fitbite solves...

Read More...
Adloid

25-02-2016

Adloid

This time we bring to you, Adloid. We interviewed Kanav Singla (Co-Founder Adloid), a fourth year Civil Engg. student. The other co-Founder being Shubham Gupta, a final year dual degree...

Read More...
Hoodoo

20-02-2016

Hoodoo

In this next article of our new series, we bring to you, a detailed account of “Hoodoo”. Siddarth Jain is one of the founders of Hoodoo. He is the current...

Read More...

Our Latest Publication

  • 1
  • 2
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT

Blog Post

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_PREV MOD_NEWS_PRO_GK4_NSP_NEXT

19-01-2016

IITD Market, NSS/NSO/NCC and the case of…

George Orwell’s 1984 painted a picture of a totalitarian government where the Big Brother always had an eye on you. There was no escape. What happens when your every move is scrutinised? What happens when punishments make you aware of...

Read More...

16-01-2016

The Lost Spring

By Devashish Kumar Fulfilling my father’s dreams,I forgot to dream. Wanting to be the first in everything, I forgot to enjoy. Building a house,I forgot to make a home.  Reading about love,I forgot how to love.  Meeting new people,I forgot to make friends. Wanting too much,I forgot...

Read More...

22-04-2015

छाया और धूप

- यश जैन   कलयुग का है यह एक रूप  कही है छाया कही है धूप।  एक तरफ है सुकून भरी छाया  दूसरी ओर है धूप की माया। 

Read More...

Contact Us

Want us to publish your work or have any suggestions? Drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.