Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
The IISc Gymkhana is the sports and culture hub for the faculty and students of our
prestigious, century-old Institute. The Institute in addition to being the home for some of the
brightest minds of the country also has a significant number of athletes, actors, musicians,
artists and sportspersons who have represented themselves and the Institute at various levels.
The Gymkhana provides all possible facilities, infrastructure and support, so that students can
pursue extracurricular activities along with their research work. The Gymkhana is spread
over a vast area of 26 acres in a very scenic part of the campus. At present, there are 27 clubs
(sports and culture) active in the Gymkhana. The IISc Gymkhana is currently administered by
Prof. R. V. Ravikrishna as President, Prof. D. Ambedkar as Associate President, and Mr. C.
P. Poonacha as the Senior Sports Officer. The Gymkhana administration is supported by the
Gymkhana Student Affairs Committee (GSAC) whose role is to co-ordinate the various club
activities and interface between the students and the Gymkhana administration. Additionally,
each club of the Gymkhana has a representative who is designated as the Club Convener. The
GSAC members are elected each year from among the students of IISc. For the year 2015-16,
the post of General Secretary has been allotted to Vikram Pal Singh. Varun Raturi has taken
the post of Sports Secretary along with Sagar Gupta as the Cultural Secretary. The GSAC
additionally consists of Core members: Harsha Vajjarapu, Sandeep Mishra,Vikas Jangid and
Somarupa Sahoo (Lady Member).
The IISc Gymkhana coordinates and organizes various events throughout the year to maintain the environment of fun, unity and optimism in the Institute. Some of the events organized by the Gymkhana include the Independence Day Run, Republic Day Run, and a once-a-year event showcasing the sports and cultural activities of the clubs of the Gymkhana.
In order for any individual to excel at the frontiers of science and technology, it is essential to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. The IISc Gymkhana provides the right environment for the faculty and students in this endeavour.
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