Sport’s life at BIT
“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”
Inauguration of indoor sports complex by PV Sindhu at BIT
Sports and exercise play an important role in our life as it helps us to prevail fit and live longer. It shapes and tones our body muscles in such a way that possibilities of muscular sprains are minimized. We all as young people should have no dispute in playing outdoor sports and doing exercises to live a healthy life. Apart from giving a proper shape to our body sports and exercises are also good sources of recreation and they give us some kind of freshness to our mind and our heart. Future of a nation is healthful only when its people are physically fit and strong. BIT lays adequate stress on physical fitness and mental agility.
BIT campus life accommodates a prolific range of co-curricular activities as part of its daily routine. Apart from providing the physical well being of students, it is also essentially a way of life for BITIANS and helps them come together on numerous occasions in a spirit of healthy rivalry and true sportsmanship. It is the constant Endeavor of the college to see that the students grow skillfully as well as physically. Whether it is an occasional face-off between friends, intra-college championships or inter-college tournaments arranged on a grand scale, students of BIT have proved their worth in the field of sports time and again.
The Department of Physical Education and sports regularly coordinates training camps and courses and is well equipped with appropriate facilities.
The Sports Development Committee of BIT is started with a vision of encouraging “Sport for ALL” – “To create a state of art facility to the students and staff to participate actively in sports in hunt of sound physical and psychological health.”
The Institute has on its rolls Physical Director, Senior Coach, Life Saver (both male & female), Martial Art Instructor and other supporting staff. Our college has invested heavily in designing the most extensive and finest sports infrastructure. The sports facilities in the college are built to international requirements and provide a different choice of sports and games. BIT provides facilities for Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Gymnastics and Health Club. BIT offers best of sporting facilities for its students for various Outdoor sports like well constructed Basket Ball Court of required standards, Lawn tennis Court, Badminton Court and Cricket Field.
The Existing sports facilities for students include 400 m standard athletic track with 8 lanes including a Long Jump & Triple Jump Pit, Sectors for Shot-put, Discus & Javelin throws, In addition, it has also a standard bed for High jump and Pole vault events, a football field and two kho- kho courts, a Hockey field with kerb, 65 m radius cricket field with two net practice pitches & one portable nets, two Volleyball courts, two Ball Badminton Courts, one Handball Courts and two Kabaddi Courts. The total area of the BIT Play Field is 5,74,580 sq. ft.
In our Sports complex, we have Standard synthetic tennis courts (2 nos.) with fencing and floodlight facilities, one volleyball court with fencing and Floodlight facilities, one multipurpose synthetic basketball court with portable and foldable backboard, fencing, floodlight facilities. This basketball court has the facility to be converted into a tennis court. The total area of indoor games facilities is 57,400 sq. ft.
BIT provides very good recreational halls for boys and girls separately. They consist of two table tennis board & a ball Feeder, one pool table, four Carrom boards and four Chess Boards. Besides these, we have 14 semi indoor badminton courts at the hostel premises. Our students spend their leisure time in these indoor activities. The total area of indoor games facilities is 31,440 sq. ft.
Facilities have also been provided for Yoga, Weightlifting and Kabaddi. A Gymnasium hall is equipped with advanced exercising machines for weight training and the aerobic exercise floor. The boys’ gym consists of Three 4 station, three 2 stations, 16 single station gym equipment, Weight lifting and Powerlifting sets. And also we have enough barbell weights, barbell & dumbbell rods, fixed dumbbells, cattle bells and Gym Balls. For women, two 4 station equipment, three 2 station equipment, 6 single station equipment. Regularly, there are more than 100 students avail of the gym facilities. The total area of gym facilities is 4,490 sq. ft. BIT a unique platform to students which also organizing events on a regular basis and a sports meet every year to shaping the sporting behaviour of our students.
GIRLS HOSTEL PLAYGROUND
Apart from all these sports, BIT has also initiated exclusive sports for girls. The athletics events are also widely engaged in by the girls of BIT. Our institute provides Volleyball court and Throwball Court with Floodlight facilities, Hockey field and multipurpose synthetic basketball court with portable & foldable backboard, floodlight facilities for girls inside the hostel. This basketball court can be converted into the tennis court. The total area of Girls hostel playgrounds is 1, 05,049 sq. ft. Overall, BIT has been a successful celebration of sports by the students with the help and active participation of the college faculty.
Over the years, BIT has developed a very strong sporting culture. Each and every day, you will find all the courts and grounds filled with people after the class hours until they are officially closed for the day at around 9 pm. BITs motive is to enlarge access, development and excellence at all levels of participation in sport in order to improve social cohesion, nation building and the quality of life.