To The Sports Lovers – Avenues And Facilities At IIT-D

An MBA aspirant but also passionate about sports? DMS, IIT D is the place for you!

First of all, the infrastructure is amazing; you have all that you need. Cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, squash, lawn tennis, badminton, table tennis, snooker, swimming, you name it IIT Delhi has it. For the fitness freaks among you, there is a gym at every hostel to maintain your muscle tone and an athletic track to put in the miles and build your stamina.

For the exceptional sportspersons, you have the chance to train and represent IIT Delhi at Inter-IIT Sports Meet held every year. This year the meet was held at IIT-Mumbai and our contingent has performed well. Plus, with the plethora of B-schools around the Delhi region, IIM-Rohtak, MDI-Gurgaon, IMT-Ghaziabad, FMS-Delhi, IIM-Kashipur, one can participate in B-school sports events and compete.

The Sports Committee at DMS is ever active and conducts sports activities on a regular basis. The first semester witnesses a competition between the seniors and the juniors, known as the IceBreaker! The second semester includes the cricket league (C2K- Cricket Ka Kurukshetra), football league (Ligue de DMS) and indoor sports competitions. C2K and the Ligue are exciting events as it tries to replicate an IPL like scenario, it includes the drama of the auction process and the jaw-dropping on-field performances of DMS star players, not to mention the intense sledging!

Additionally, for those who prefer to spectate and not to sweat it out, Delhi provides them requisite opportunities. The home matches of Delhi Daredevils and Delhi Dynamos are a must watch and both the stadia are easily accessible.  At this year’s ISL edition, the chance to catch Alessandro Del Piero, Luis Garcia, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljunberg in action at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was surreal. The inaugural edition of IPTL had a leg at Delhi, with Novak facing off against Roger Federer being the highlight. The Buddh International Circuit is also not far away; hoping that the logjam over the Indian F1 clears up soon and we can catch some racing action.  Furthermore, when you are short on finances you can stream the matches or catch it in the TV rooms at every hostel. You will never miss any piece of action!

Life during an MBA is hectic but it isn’t an excuse if you are passionate and crazy about sports!

S Sharad Athrey

DMS, IIT Delhi

Media Cell DMS, IIT Delhi

The Department of Management Studies is a result of the evolutionary process of growth of an idea floated in 1963. What was then a seed, gradually came to life and in 1974, IIT Delhi set up an internal committee to scrutinize the functioning of the management area in the institute. In 1975, an expert committee was setup to formally examine the possibility of launching this area in a more sustained fashion. The result was an M.Tech programme in "Management Systems" in the School for System Studies, (subsequently renamed School for Systems and Management Studies). The year 1978 saw the setting up of the Management Core Group and the core inputs to a full time Management Education at IIT(D) were reconfirmed by an Advisory Committee constituted by the representatives of the Academia and the industry. Since then, there has been no looking back. The School for Systems and Management Studies became the Centre for Systems and Management Studies. This was subsequently renamed as the Centre for Management Studies. In 1993 the Department was brought into existence by amendment to IIT (D) statutes. Clearly, the Department responds to a felt need of the Indian Industry and derives satisfaction from its heavy field orientation in all its curriculum activity. In response to the feedback from the students, alumni and industry, the Department of Management Studies launched MBA programmes in 1997. The department currently runs a two year full time MBA programme (General and with focus on Telecommunication Systems Management) and a three year part time MBA programme (with focus on Technology Management). MBA program in IIT Delhi is designed keeping in mind the changes in business environment and the need of the industry. Our academic program is comparable to the best that are available in the world class business schools for creating managers to face the new challenges of the ever changing market environment. The entire course aims at creating holistic managers trained by a very eminent faculty, which is also supported by the experienced professionals as external faculty from India and abroad. The students are admitted through a rigorous screening process that includes CAT score, group discussion and interview. IITD MBAs are known to do well.