Prof. Dhanve, Department of Sports

Prof. Dhanve, Department of Sports

Dear Students & Parents,

Greetings from MIT-WPU Gymkhana

MIT-WPU Gymkhana is the nerve centre for all sports initiatives at MIT-WPU. The ‘MIT World Peace University’ status accorded to MIT Group of Institutes-Pune, established under Govt. of Maharashtra Act No. XXXV 2017 and recognized by UGC makes us a unique multi-campus and multi-disciplinary organization, conducting university approved academic programs in diverse fields and also non-academic development programs. It has been our culture & tradition to nurture our student’s persona to shape-up their all-round personality. We give equal importance to curricular and extra-curricular activities, and all such activities are conducted under the guidance of MIT Gymkhana Department. As a part of all-round development, MIT Gymkhana Department organizes different sports competitions at University Inter-Collegiate, Inter-Zonal, District, State and National level every year. We have witnessed students develop qualities like- Personality Development, Team Building, Leadership, Fitness, National Level Interaction, and Event Management skills amongst others.

The Sports Infrastructure includes a Well Equipped Gymnasium, a Wrestling Akhada, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Football ground, Cricket ground, Hand ball ground, kabaddi ground, table-tennis and carom facilities for all students every day from 6.00am to 8.00pm and those sports infrastructure which are not available in the institute campus are hired from other sports centres and provided to our students.

It has been our continuous endeavour to turn novices into champions on our expansive grounds. The best facilities provided by us have led to great results and our presence is now being felt in the Pune circles as well as in the inter college meets outside. At MIT-WPU, the Gymkhana is working to make our sporting standards at par with Global standards. Apart from being the apex body for sports at MIT-WPU, we are involved in a number of social events, informal events, and hosting of sports tournaments. We take pride in making a significant contribution to our student’s personality, fitness and health development.

Prof. Dhanve
Department of Sports

Vision

Committed towards Nation building and Cultivating World Peace by nurturing a culture of Sports

Mission

“Nation building through sports” MIT-WPU, Pune is always keen to follow the ideals of the great noble son of India, Shri Swami Vivekananda. “Our country needs a few strong men, with muscles of iron and nerves of steel.” “It is better to run after a football than to read the Gita.” These words are a great source of inspiration to the management and students of MIT Group of Institutions, Pune.
MIT World Peace University Campus has been graced with the presence of esteemed sports personalities like VVS Laxman, Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, M. C. Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, PR Sreejesh, Irfan Pathan, Dilip Vengsarkar, Chandu Borde, Kiran More, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mithali Raj, Abhijit Kunte, Mir Ranjan Negi and Kedar Jadhav, who have motivated and inspired our youth in arenas of sporting interest over past few decades.

Sports Culture

We, at MIT World Peace University believe that extracurricular activities and Sports are equally important along with Academics to develop overall personality of the students. We have cultivated a smart blend of fine sportsmen and academicians in the last three decades at our Campus.

We take every effort to encourage our students to participate in various social, cultural and sports activities. The college has its own cricket, football, volleyball grounds and twin basketball courts with flood lights It also has 1500 sq. ft. modern style well equipped gymnasium. Table Tennis, Carrom and Wrestling facilities are also provided. Our basketball courts were inaugurated in 2009 by Mrs. M.C.Mary Kom, Bronze Olympic Medal Winner.

Our students have participated and won number of prizes at Inter-Collegiate, University, State and National levels. MIT Pune has successfully organized several sports tournaments including Inter-Engineering Athletic Meet, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis tournaments, Zonal level Boxing, Badminton, Chess tournaments and Inter-Professional College Volley ball, Basketball tournaments, and so on.

The M.I.T Gymkhana is situated near the girls’ hostel within the campus. All the sports facilities are well looked after by a proficient Director of Physical Education, Shri. P. G. Dhanave, B.Sc. B.P. Ed. M.Ed. (Physical), SET and is guided by a keen sports person Dr. M. Y. Gokhale who is the Vice President of the Gymkhana.

Every year M.I.T organizes a National Level Inter-Engineering Sports meet called “Summit” featuring 15 disciplines of sport. Last year Summit’12 was a huge success and had over 4000 participants from all over the country. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Yogeshwar Dutt, Bronze Olympic Medalist; Hon’ble Shri Yashvir Singh, Dhronacharya Awardee. M.I.T won the Championship trophy. The other notable personalities who have graced our event are Mr. Kiran More, Arjuna Awardee, Mr. Vijender Singh, 1st bronze Olympic medal for an Indian boxer, Mrs. M.C Mary Kom, Khel Ratna Awardee, Mr. Dilip Vengsarkar, Arjuna Awardee, Subedar R. P. Shelke, Asian Gold Medalist, Mr. Chandu Borde, Padma Bhushan Awardee. This year “Summit” is going to be held between 20th -24th of September, 2013.

In the second semester Inter-Departmental Sports events are organized in the field of Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis. There is active participation by all the students from different departments.

ABOUT N.C.C at MIT-WPU

“National Cadet Corps” is considered to be the second line of defence for the country. Youthful, energetic, sincere & patriotic boys & girls come together and work as NCC cadets, with the motto, “Unity & Discipline”.

On MIT WPU campus, the activity of NCC was started in the year of 1995, with a minimal number of cadets. Within the span of next nine years, the troop has grown & developed into a huge family which has cadets belonging to three different wings of NCC. National cadet corps & allied social, adventure & cultural activities constitute special feature of this premier professional institution.

Training is rigorous & is conducted regularly; this includes weekly theory classes on service subjects, basic foot drill & weapon drill, adventure activities, water sports & aero-sports. Apart from this, social service & social exposure is an important aspect of training. With this in mind we started with the activity of blood donation on the campus. Another social service project is being carried out at ‘CIPLA – Palliative Care & Training Centre”. Troop members provide voluntary help throughout the year except during examination period.

Sports Infrastructure

The college has fully equipped Sporting Infrastructure and its own cricket, football, volleyball grounds and twin basketball courts with flood lights It also has 1500 sq. ft. modern style well equipped gymnasium. Table Tennis, Carrom and Wrestling facilities are also provided. Our basketball courts were inaugurated in 2009 by Mrs. M.C.Mary Kom, Bronze Olympic Medal Winner.

SUMMIT

A National Level Inter-Engineering Sports Meet- MIT Summit now in its 9th Edition.

Our meet consists of 15 disciplines which are Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Baseball, Badminton, Table tennis, Chess, Carrom, Squash, Water polo, Swimming & Rowing and Boxing. Over 3800 sports persons from 80 colleges across Indian Colleges participated in Summit with outstation teams coming from major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Kurukshetra, etc and major colleges like Gitam University, Dhirubhai Ambani College of Engineering, Satyabhama University, NIT Kurukshetra and various other engineering colleges from Maharashtra.

N.C.C

“National Cadet Corps” is considered to be the second line of defence for the country. Youthful, energetic, sincere & patriotic boys & girls come together and work as NCC cadets, with the motto, “Unity & Discipline”.

On MIT-WPU campus, the activity of NCC was started in the year of 1995, with a minimal number of cadets. Within the span of next nine years, the troop has grown & developed into a huge family which has cadets belonging to three different wings of NCC. National cadet corps & allied social, adventure & cultural activities constitute special feature of this premier professional institution.

Training is rigorous & is conducted regularly; this includes weekly theory classes on service subjects, basic foot drill & weapon drill, adventure activities, water sports & aero-sports. Apart from this, social service & social exposure is an important aspect of training. With this in mind we started with the activity of blood donation on the campus. Another social service project is being carried out at ‘CIPLA – Palliative Care & Training Centre”. Troop members provide voluntary help throughout the year except during examination period.

So as to carry out all the above mentioned activities the total strength of the troop is divided into five committees. Every committee has around 20 members including a leader & two sub leaders. Here’s a glimpse in to the five committees:

  • Blood Donation Committee:
      • The committee strives to educate the youth about utmost importance of blood donation & to motivate them to participate in all the activities related to blood donation.

    Academics Committee:
      • This committee plans & implements a system for improvement in academic performance of troop members, interacts with parents in detail, regarding academics & other personnel aspects of their wards, helps the members through counselling sessions.

    Cultural Committee:
      • This committee apart from binding all other committees together also reflects true Indian spirit through its performances at CIPLA, our annual social gathering & other social occasions.

    Aero sports & Water sports Committee:
      • Till date this committee has successfully organized & conducted variety of activities including trekking, water sports such as kayaking, sailing & rowing, ship modelling, aero sports such as gliding, paragliding, parasailing & aero-modelling.

    Publicity Committee:
    • This committee’s primary concern is reaching maximum number of like-minded people & making them aware about overall activities along with multi-disciplinary approach of the troop. This helps a great deal in increasing strength of the troop & in maintaining cohesive atmosphere.

    • With such an efficient committee structure, activities are carried out with utmost consistency. Another most important feature of this structure is, seniors learn how to take care of the juniors & juniors learn how to respect seniors.

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Contact Us

I.C.S.R- Rajika Divadkar- +919881100281

Jt. Gymkhana Secretary- Anand Tiwari- +918149421328