THE QUIZ CLUB
The oldest and best established clubs in IIT Bombay, the Quiz Club meets
every Wednesday at 9:00 p. m. in the Hostel-8 lounge. Each meeting covers
questions on wide variety of topics like sports, food, India, cartoons,
music, history, science fiction, films, love & marriage, and so on.
The Quiz Club is largely responsible for the resurgence of quizzing and other
literary events in IIT Bombay. The wide exposure to trivia and the recycling
of outside quizzes also helps.
THE SCRABBLE CLUB
Not having firm grounds as yet, this club intends to hold workshops, fundaes
sessions, Scrabble based puzzles, competitions, tournaments, etc.. Very
soon you could hear it hit the notice boards.
THE SPEAKERS' CLUB
Formed just recently, this club focuses on all kinds of speaking events,
debating, extempore speaking, elocution and jamming. The latter being an
event in which IITB used to dominate. Other activities on the cards are in -
house competitions, presentations and fundaes sessions with experienced
THE HOBBIES CLUB
This club includes hobbies like electronics, astronomy, HAM radio and
aeromodelling. The electronics room in SAC, accessible at any time, has the
facilities and literature for students to design, experiment with and
construct various electronic circuits. Even the required components are
provided, free of cost. Apart from this, lectures are held every Tuesday and
Thursday between 6:00 p. m. - 8:00 p. m..
The HAM club seems to have lost momentum since last year. Aeromodelling kits
and equipment is being arranged for the aeromodelling club.
The Astronomy club organizes periodic star - gazing sessions and field trips
to places like the GMRT, IUCCA and the Nehru Planetarium. Besides star
charts and other literature, the club has a 6" Newtonian reflector telescope.
THE WILDLIFE CLUB
IIT Bombay is lucky to have such a lovely campus and natural surroundings,
with lots of animals like the cows, dogs, cats, snakes and the mosquitoes
to make the students attracted to know more about them and the other fauna
in India. The The Wildlife Club works towards the same ideal.
THE SWIMMING CLUB
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One of the few sports activities in IIT, where we now boast about several
National level swimmers; one of those activities that dispels the running
myth that IIT students just study,study and .......!
The Swimming club started functioning in 1983. Since then, every year, one
or more swimmers, have regularly been selected by Maharashtra, to represent
the State at the Nationals. Several campus youngsters have got motivated to
join, and have excelled at the sub-junior/junior level.
The IIT Swimming club regularly holds NSO swimming activities for students.
Advanced swimming camps are held year round for swimmers showing promise.
The IIT Aquatic team has made a habit of returning with the GOLD from
almost all Inter IIT Aquatic meets held so far.
Every year, triathlon competetions are held for IIT students and
campus children. A 12-hour SWIMMATHON, is an annual event eagerly awaited
and gleefully entered by IIT students and campus children.
The high point of the year is the Annual swimming Gala, a State level
swimming meet, normally held in February. Considered a very prestigious
swimming event in Swimming circles, it attracts the best from all over
the state. The IIT coach is Dr. P. M. Reddy.
THE MOUNTAINEERING CLUB
The club organizes regular weekend treks in the Sahayadris, to provide a
respite from the rigours of IITian life and to keep people in touch with
Nature. Places like Rajmachi, Kabubai, Bhimashankar and Harishchandragad
were visited last semester.
Last summer, ten club members earned a Basic Mountaineering Course
Certificate after 25 grueling days in the Himalayas. This summer the
club plans to send an increasing number of students for the course.
Click Here for the Mountainerring Club Homepage
THE GROUP FOR RURAL ACTIVITIES (GRA)i
This is a group of service minded people dedicated to uplifting rural India.
Child education at the Pholenagar slum just outside the campus, is one of the
GRA activities. The GRA also maintains a wall magazine outside the Central
Library to create rural awareness. The group also holds discussions,
seminars, and attends various camps also regarding the NGOs, rural
activities, etc.. Research Scholars Forum
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP IN FINANCE (SIGFIN)
After being out of the headlines for a couple of years, SIGFIN was
resurrected this semester, thanks mainly to the enthu shown by a few
4th - yearites. An introductory lecture on the stock market was held some
time back, to an enthusiastic response. SIGFIN plans to hold such seminars
regularly with professors from the School of Management and IITB alumni
active in the financial field slated to talk about their fields of work and
interest. Other plans include the formation of a discussion group, and the
holding of a budget analysis session, with various eminent personalities
For more information Click Here