Sangram, a veritable war of the elite sports teams from three premier business schools in Southern India – the Indian Institutes of Management at Kozhikode, Bangalore and Trichy. SANGRAM’13 will be its 10th edition and IIM Kozhikode will play host to the event in 2013.
Since its inception in the year 2004, the intensity of Sangram has been unmatched, and the euphoria unparalleled. Traditionally, each campus plays host every alternate year and gives an opportunity to students from the other campus to establish their superiority.
In last year’s sports extravaganza there was the added thrill because of the fact that to add to all the excitement of the much awaited sports encounters between IIM Kozhikode and IIM Bangalore, we also had IIM Trichy as the third competitor in the battle of sporting supremacy among the IIMs of the South !!
The sports teams of IIMK this year will play in their backyard and would be supported by the students IIMK and NIT Calicut (sports partner IIMK).With the pride and honor of IIM K’s alma maters at stake, the captains and players are going through a rigorous training schedule, all the while balancing it with their highly demanding academic schedules. Inter-IIM meets are unique in the aspect that they provide students a chance to interact, compete with other IIMs and build strong networking relations via Sports. Sporting rivalries often turn out to be the benefactors of lifelong friendships by bringing in passionate, energetic and highly motivated people who think alike on the same page.
That’s the beauty of SANGRAM !! Clichéd as it might sound; but last year’s SANGRAM witnessed most of the matches that went to the wire with each IIM having their moments of victory.
However, it was the tenacity and athletic supremacy of the teams of IIM Kozhikode which helped IIMK beat IIMB in around 7 sports clinching a 2nd place in the tournament. In this year’s edition of Sangram for three full days, the IIMK’s sports contingent is brimming with energy and is eager to prove their mettle. The challenge for IIM Bangalore to defend its status of champion doesn't look like an easy job.
The battle has begun, clearly bigger challenges lie ahead as the team and institute prepares itself for upcoming Sangram-2013 to make it bigger, better and exciting.