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Inter IIT Sports Meet
Inter IIT sports meet, is an annual gathering of teams from all IITs (currently 16) across India, where they compete across wide range of sporting activities. The event is hosted in cycle by one of the participating institutions and is organized during the month of December. Inter IIT sports meet 2017 will be held at IIT Madras during December. Aquatics is, however, not considered a part of Inter-IIT sports meet and is separately organized as aquatics meet during the month of October.
It is one of the highly sought after events for sport enthusiasts, thus, witnessing an intense competition from teams to prove their mettle. It is also a place to forge new friendships and enjoy the fruits of your year-round efforts.
As the Inter-IIT Rule Book notes, the main objective of Inter IIT Sports Meet is “to organize sports competitions in some selected Olympics-recognized events, to encourage sportsmanship, to promote and create a better harmony, understanding and friendly interaction among the students of the IITs as well as to foster a close association among them”
It also goes on add, “to make students aware of the importance of sports and games in a modern era, to help students perform skillfully in all life situations and also raise the standard of sports in IIT’s”. 
All the 17 IITs participate in the Inter IIT Sports Meet:
- Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
- Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad
- Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneshwar
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
- Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
- Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
- Indian Institute of Technology Indore
- Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
- Indian Institute of Technology Patna
- Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
- Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
The sports which are part of the General Championship are :
- Lawn Tennis
- Table Tennis
- Water Polo
IIT Kharagpur has been crowned champions 13 times since its inception (in the Men's GC), and has been showing a sub-par performance for the past few years (coming third in last 2 years, and the last gold came way back in 2005).
The proposition for an Inter IIT Sports Meet was brought up in 1961, and IIT Bombay hosted the first ever Inter IIT Sports Meet. Only five IITs were in existence then, namely IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi; who competed in five sports only.
|Year||Edition||Held at||Champions||Year||Edition||Held at||Champions||Year||Edition||Held at||Champions|
|1961||1||Bombay||Kharagpur||1989||26||Kanpur||Kharagpur||2015||51||Madras||Cancelled due to flood|
|1983||20||Was not held||2009||45||Kanpur||Bombay|
The Meet in 1971 was cancelled due to the India-Pakistan war, while the one in 1992 was to be held at IIT Bombay but was cancelled owing to the communal riots in Mumbai, also, the meet during December 2015, which was to be held in IIT Chennai, was cancelled due to heavy rains and flooding inside the IIT Chennai campus.