"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."
It is often said that the key to a sharp mind is a healthy body and therefore to make its students "healthy, wealthy and wise" IIT Ropar lays a huge emphasis on promoting sports activities among it's students. And thus the sports become an integral part of the education process of the students. The students have various sports facilities which they enjoy every day in campus. Presently, IIT Ropar has one cricket field, three cricket practise pitches, three clay tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a football field, a hockey field, a gymnasium, two table tennis tables, a basketball court, a badminton court and a ground for different athletic events.
All the sports facilities have flood light arrangements to play after sunset. All the sports facilities are open to all students to either practice or enjoy in their leisure time. The institute also encourages students to participate in inter-IIT sport events and other competitions. The institute has appointed experienced and skilled coaches for all sports to augment the student's game skills as well as their physical fitness.
2016 marked an important and deeply cherished chapter in the history of sports at IIT Ropar when the institute organized it's first sports day, "AAROHAN". And to grace this occasion he chief guest was former Team India Hockey captain and Olympian Gold medalist, Arjuna Awardee Shri Surinder Singh Sodhi, IPS.
Sports are not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. They are there to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, and teach them to think straight, if possible.
Inter IIT Sports Meet is the annual sports tournament of the Indian Institutes of Technology. It is organized in December every year, with the Aquatics events held separately in October. The seven old IITs take turns hosting the event. Inter IIT Sports Meet is the only event wherein all the IITs participate. And the IIT Ropar sports contingent works hard all year and performs admirably in the Inter IIT Sports Meet.
We have different sports at IIT Ropar: