December 2023

Sports Extravagaza of Umang 2023 at IIIT-B Breaks Records with the Largest Turnout Yet


The latest edition of IIIT-Bangalore’s annual intercollegiate sports fest marked a milestone as the largest one yet, spanning from November 3 to 5. Over 850 students from 25 different colleges engaged in a diverse range of sporting events, totaling more than 10.

The competitions featured Football, Volleyball, Throwball, Basketball, Badminton (men’s, women’s and mixed), Chess, Table Tennis (men’s and women’s) and Powerlifting (men’s).

Umang 2023 kicked off on November 3 after extensive preparations, commencing with an opening ceremony that included the unfurling of the IIIT-B flag and a captivating performance by Symphony, our music club. Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT Bangalore, and the Chief Guest of the sports event officially declared Umang 2023 open. All participants gathered on the Football ground, representing their respective colleges, radiating enthusiasm. Food stalls catered to both players and IIIT-B students, sustaining the energetic atmosphere until 8 pm.

Day 2 resonated with the same fervor, witnessing numerous matches, including many teams from IIIT-B itself drawing a supportive crowd from our college. Despite a brief evening rain, the matches proceeded smoothly, undeterred.

The final day showcased intense, nail-biting matches. IIIT-B claimed first place in Chess and Powerlifting, securing second place in men’s Table Tennis. The competition remained fierce among the teams vying for top positions.

The event concluded with a grand closing ceremony at the sports complex, attended by our Director and special Chief Guest, Ms. Trupti Murgunde. Ms. Murgunde, a distinguished badminton player, Dhyan Chand awardee and South Asian and Commonwealth Games medalist, expressed her admiration for the athletes, saying, “Umang 2023 has exemplified the unifying power of sports. The commitment and dedication displayed by the participants are truly inspiring. I firmly believe that events like Umang play a pivotal role in nurturing future champions.”

Umang 2023 showcased diverse sporting talent. Winners included New Horizon in Football, Shiva DS, Haneef Bilal, Ahijith Melath, Vidhu, and Yeshwanth Kumar in Powerlifting, PES RR in Badminton Men’s Singles, Surbhi Mittal in Badminton Women’s Singles, Bits Goa in Table Tennis Men’s Singles, IIIT-B in Chess, Surana in Volleyball, SJU in Basketball Women’s 3v3, MSRIT in Basketball Men’s 3v3, Alliance University in Basketball Men’s 5v5, PES RR in Badminton Mixed Doubles and SJU in Throwball.


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

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