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Beyond Academics

  • IITD has a very vibrant extra-curricular culture with various boards and committees organizing an entire spectrum of events catering to varied interests and hobbies and also serving as avenues to achieve recognition. Apart from providing an essential break from academic rigor, it is the domain of extra-curricular activities that is frequently credited for the creation of leaders and an imparting of a holistic education.

  • Extra-curricular activities include Music, Dance, Art, Debating, Quizzing, Dramatics, Photography, etc.

  • Apart from these, sports like Hockey, Football, Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball, Athetic Sports, Table Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Squash, Billiards, Pool, etc.

  • Beyond ECA and Sports, festivals (like Literati, Rendezvous, Sportech, Tryst) are organised by the institute, giving a platform to the students to showcase their talents and abilities.

  • Extra-curricular students’ activities are organized into various Boards—namely that of Board of Recreational & Creative Activities (BRCA), Board for Sports Activities (BSA), Student Publications (BSP), Students’ Welfare (BSW) etc. Then, within each, clubs and committees are demarcated to represent every interest.



  • In BRCA, there are various clubs such as Music, English Debating & Literary, Quizzing, Photography, Fine Arts, etc which hold events frequently throughout the year. Thus, apart from providing an essential break from academic rigor, it is the domain of extra-curricular activities that is frequently credited for the creation of leaders and an imparting of a holistic education. Students compete by representing their resident halls, vying for annual trophies and the ensuing glory and respect of their peers. Not surprisingly the best go on to compete beyond the boundaries of IIT, in competitions held across India and at times beyond India, bringing back with them not just recognition for IITD but also invaluable personal experience.

  • Sports also forms an integral feature of IITD life. The Board of Sports Activities (BSA) conducts various inter-hostel events, generating great enthusiasm and healthy competition among students. The impressive sports infrastructure, that includes world-class swimming pool, sprawling cricket, football and hockey fields, squash, badminton and tennis courts along with billiards and pool tables, further promotes the sporting culture. Also, all year long selection and practice distills out the skilled and talented to be sent to represent IIT Delhi in the inter IITs- the annual sports meet in which all the IITs participate and where winning is a matter of great pride and honour.

  • The Board of Student Publications (BSP) is the journalistic and creative publishing faction of the Indian Institute of Technology , Delhi. It aims at providing the students with high quality publications to encourage the expression of creativity and personal views, in a way which is intellectually stimulating. It also focuses on efficiently reporting events all round the campus, to keep people informed about all the institute happenings. BSP comes up with magazines and newsletters to promote good literature as well as cover and analyse the affairs of the institute.

  • Going beyond just participation, IIT Delhi students organize four major student festivals through the year (Rendezvous, Tryst, Sportech & Literati), giving a platform for students from all over India to showcase their talents and abilities in spheres both technical and extra curricular. The distinctiveness of these being that they are entirely organized through student efforts, starting from designing of all artwork and promotional material to event conceptualization and actual conduction of the festival, a range of activities requiring months of preparation.

Extra-curricular students’ activities range from sports and student publications to the entire gamut of the performing arts – music, dramatics, photography, fine arts, debating and much more.



All year long selection and practice distills out the skilled and talented to be sent to represent IIT Delhi in the Inter IITs.



Going beyond just participation, IIT Delhi students organize four major student festivals through the year, giving a platform for students from all over India to showcase their talents and abilities in spheres both technical and extra curricular.


Literati: The Literary Festival ,
It is the signature literary festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi - has grown into one of the largest gatherings of it's kind, thronged to by the erudite, glib and logoleptic masses whose numbers would exceed the word count of a small novella. Organised annually by the Board of Student Publications, this edition marks a radical departure from tradition, custom, expectation and even reality. So it has been written. So it shall be done. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, join in, and someday you'll be famous, just like what's-his-name.

Rendezvous: The Cultural Festival,
It is the biggest fest in North India, marks the convergence of the art, talent and enthusiasm of the Gen-Next. It is the biggest youth platform in India-every year sees a huge youth turnover, with Rendezvous claiming participation of colleges' nation wide. The festival boasts of events in dance, debating, quizzing, dramatics, fine arts etc along with recreational packages of a Rock nite, Pronite, Dance podium, Fashion shows (Lifestyle) and many more. Huge publicity is done for each and every event including posters, web site and during-event publicity and the event finds active support and sponsorship from the Corporate world as well.

Sportech: The Sports Festival,
It is organized in November every year by the BSA, in which teams of various colleges vie for glory in all sorts of games like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Hockey etc. The competition is intense, the participation enthusiastic and naturally, huge crowds turn up to cheer and appreciate the talent on display.

Tryst: The Technical Festival,
It celebrates innovation and technical skill, providing an interface between students, academia and industry. From lectures by some of the most eminent personalities in fields of science, technology and management and workshops ranging from nascent areas of technology to hypnotism, coupled with student competitions which test participants’ ingenuity, innovation and analytical abilities, Tryst offers it all, making it one of the largest events of its kind in India.