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The 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 was concluded today (11th March 2021) at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, Campus-13, KIIT – Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar. The event was organized jointly by the KIIT – Deemed to be University and Odisha Volleyball Association (OVA). A total of 58 teams (30 Men & 28 Women) […]

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The 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 was concluded today (11th March 2021) at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, Campus-13, KIIT – Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar. The event was organized jointly by the KIIT – Deemed to be University and Odisha Volleyball Association (OVA). A total of 58 teams (30 Men & 28 Women) including some 200 International Players (M & W) from across the nation participated in this mega Championship.

For the 1st time in Volleyball National Championship cash prizes were awarded to the top 3 teams (Men & Women) with Champion team awarded Rs.51,000/-, Runner Up team awarded Rs. 31,000/- and 3rd Position team awarded Rs.15,000/- respectively. The Champion & Runner Up cash award was sponsored by KIIT & KISS and the 3rd Position cash award was sponsored by Odisha Volleyball Association (OVA). 

Prof. Achyuta Samanta, President – Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), Hon’ble MP, Kandhamal, and Founder KIIT & KISS conveyed his good wishes to all the players, coaches, managers and technical officials who took part in this grand championship and congratulated the winner teams.

69TH SENIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL (M & W) CHAMPIONSHIP 2020-21

Date: 05th – 11th March 2021

Venue: Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, Campus 13, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

RESULTS MEN CATEGORY

Men Finals           :       Haryana beat Assam by 3-0 sets

         (25-23, 25-18 and 25-19)

 3rd/4th Position   :       Kerala beat Railways by 3-2 sets

         (36-38, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-12)

Champion           :        Haryana

Runner Up          :         Assam

3rd Position        :         Kerala

4th Position         :         Railways

RESULTS WOMEN CATEGORY

Women Finals      : Kerala beat Railways by 3-0 sets

   (25-20, 26-24 and 25-13)

3rd/4th Position   : West Bengal beat Himachal Pradesh by 3-1 sets

   (25-16, 18-25, 25-21 and 25-18)

Champion            :         Kerala

Runner Up           :         Railways

3rd Position         :         West Bengal

4th Position         :         Himachal Pradesh

GUEST LIST:

1)    Prof. Achyuta Samanta, President – Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), Hon’ble MP, Kandhamal, and Founder KIIT & KISS.

2)    Shri. Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, Chairman Organizing Committee, Principal Secretary, Sports & Youth Services Department and Tourism Department, Govt. of Odisha.

3)    Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT- Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.

4)    Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Organizing President & Pro Vice -Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.

5)    Shri Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, Executive Vice-President Central Zone and Member-Board of Administration, AVC, CEO-Volleyball Federation of India (VFI)

6)    Shri Ashirbad Behera, General Secretary, Odisha Athletic Association & Odisha Football Association

7)    Shri. Anil Choudhary, Secretary General – Volleyball Federation of India (VFI).

8)    Shri Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, Executive Chairman, MGM Minerals Ltd and President, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA)

9)    Dr. Sarat Kumar Sahoo, Managing Director, Om Oil & Flour Mills Ltd., Odisha

10) Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Organizing Secretary, Associate Jt. Secretary, VFI, Hony General Secretary, OVA & Director Sports, KIIT Deemed to be University

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69TH SENIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL (M & W) CHAMPIONSHIP 2020-21 https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/69th-senior-national-volleyball-m-w-championship-2020-21/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/69th-senior-national-volleyball-m-w-championship-2020-21/#respond Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:30:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=28350

Venue: Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, Campus 13, KIIT Deemed to be University Date: 05th – 11th March 2021 The 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 is going to be organized by Odisha Volleyball Association (OVA) under the aegis of Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) at  Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT Deemed to be University from 05th – 11th March 2021. […]

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Venue: Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, Campus 13, KIIT Deemed to be University

Date: 05th – 11th March 2021

The 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 is going to be organized by Odisha Volleyball Association (OVA) under the aegis of Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) at  Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT Deemed to be University from 05th – 11th March 2021. For the first time in the history of Indian volleyball, Odisha as a state would be hosting the senior National Championship consecutively after successfully conducting the 68th Senior National Volleyball (M&W) Championship last year. Also for the first time all the matches would be played in Indoor courts with live streaming.

Odisha as a state has been allotted four Volleyball National Championship – 36th Junior National Volleyball Championship 2009, 41st National Sub Junior Volleyball Championship 2019, 68th Senior National Volleyball (M&W) Championship 2019-20 and the forthcoming 69th Senior National Volleyball (M&W) Championship 2020-21. All the four tournaments have been conducted at KIIT premises.

The Championship will feature more than 1200 Men & Women volleyball players from 28 states and 8 union territories. For the first time the union territory Ladakh team have been participating with proper permission from President, VFI. Many Arjuna Awardee as well as International & National players would be participating in this championship. The Indian Volleyball team for the upcoming Asian Championship and other International meets would be selected through this championship.

The selection committee for the Indian Volleyball Men Team consists of Shri. G.E. Sridharan, Dronacharya Awardee, Arjuna Awardee & Present Coach of Indian Volleyball Team; Dr. Dalel Singh, Arjuna Awardee and Shri Jagir Singh Randhawa. The selection committee for the Indian Volleyball Women Team consists of Shri Ajay Jangra from SAI, Shri. Daljeet Singh, and Ms. Vaishali Phadtare, Present Coach of Indian Volleyball Team. Shri Prakash Roy and Shri A. Ramana Rao, Dronacharya Awardee & Arjuna Awardee will be the coordinator of both the selection committees.

The championship would be conducted as per COVID guidelines of Govt. of Odisha. The Inaugural Ceremony will be held at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT-DU on 05th March on the Birth Anniversary of legendary Late Shri Biju Patnaik, Former Chief Minister of Odisha.

The Inaugural Ceremony will be attended by Shri. Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Minister Sports & Youth Services and Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of Odisha as Chief Guest; Shri. Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, Principal Secretary, Sports & Youth Service Department and Tourism Department, Govt. of Odisha as Guest of Eminence; Shri. Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, Zonal Executive Vice-President and Member Board of Administration, AVC and CEO, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) and Shri. Anil Choudhary, Secretary General, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) as Guests of Honor. Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble MP, Kandhamal; President, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) and Founder, KIIT & KISS will preside over the Inaugural Ceremony.]

Prof. Achyuta Samanta has thanked Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) for giving KIIT Deemed to be University the opportunity to conduct the senior national championship consecutively. Prof. Samanta, after taking charge as President, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), has emphasized on development of volleyball at grassroots level by creating infrastructure and providing necessary equipment in various districts in Odisha and other states as well. In his parliamentary constituency Kandhamal, he has arranged 5 Floodlights Volleyball Courts in Tikabali, Raikia, Baliguda and at two locations in Phulbani. Prof. Samanta has assured all kinds of support for hosting the prestigious tournament in a befitting manner and also wished all the very best to all the players, coaches, managers and technical officials taking part in this grand championship.

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Dialogue on Integration of Sports at UN75 Campaign https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/sports-kiit-school-news/dialogue-on-integration-of-sports-at-un75-campaign/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/sports-kiit-school-news/dialogue-on-integration-of-sports-at-un75-campaign/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 01:12:43 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=26261

The United Nations is observing 75 years of its glorious existence and engaging in dialogues wired around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the same. “KIIT and KISS, as educational institutions in a multicultural society, understand the necessity of placing an emphasis on history, culture, language and sports. It is no secret that when a student […]

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The United Nations is observing 75 years of its glorious existence and engaging in dialogues wired around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the same.

“KIIT and KISS, as educational institutions in a multicultural society, understand the necessity of placing an emphasis on history, culture, language and sports. It is no secret that when a student feels that they belong in an educational context supplemented by sports, they perform better”, opined the speakers at a webinar on ‘Dialogue on Integration of Sports – Youth Empowerment through Sports’.

Mr. M. K. Kaushik, Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee and Olympic Gold Medallist in Hockey said, “There is no winner and loser in sports, it teaches discipline. We need an environment which takes us towards sports. It develops skills including soft skills. A sports person realizes his or her social responsibilities. The state of Odisha has become a sports capital because of the support of all the stakeholders.”

In his talk, Mr. Rahul Bose, Rugby Player, Actor and Social Activist stated, “Sports are all about inclusivity, concentration and focus and injects the capacity to work hard. I will work till my last breath to professionalize sports so that a player like Sumitra Nayak hasn’t to worry about missing a national camp”, he added.

Mr. Vishal Dev, Sports Secretary, Government of Odisha, while addressing the young minds, opined that sports will connect youth with the future and help them shape their lives. The state of Odisha has done commendable work in this regard and changed the perspective of the people that sports cannot be opted as a career. Ms. Minati Mahapatra, first Arjuna Awardee from Odisha spoke about 5Cs – commitment, confidence, concentration, character and caring. Sports teaches peace and friendship, she added.

Ms. Dutee Chand, Olympian and Arjuna Awardee, said, “The infrastructure of KISS and initiatives like Khelo India have provided many opportunities to shape careers in sports. Now people know me for sports and it has changed the situation of my family.” Ms. Sumitra Nayak, U 19 Girls Rugby Captain expressed her gratefulness to KISS for believing in her and extending necessary support. “Samanta Sir and Rugby have contributed a lot in my life”, she expressed.

Earlier, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS, in his welcome address, thanked all the esteemed speakers for gracing the event and prayed that both the national and international players of KIIT and KISS continue to bring laurels. “Employment through sports is the apt topic chosen for the UN75 and both the organizations have been doing it since their inception. For the past three decades, we have been working on developing infrastructure and facilities pertaining to sports”,

“Sports helps in eradicating poverty and checks anti-social activities. I always share my favorite quote with the students, Khelte khelte padhte jao, Padhte padhte khelte jao”, he added.    

Dr. Prashanta Kumar Routray, CEO-cum-Registrar, KISS & KISS-DU, in his deliberation, said, “Sports is one of our integrated activities. We at KISS strongly practice the integration of sports with academics. KIIT and KISS have been adding gems to the State as well as the country. We are fortunate to organize such this webinar”.

Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Director Sports, KIIT & KISS delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the organizing team and Mr. Rudrakesh Jena, Assistant Director-Sports, KISS facilitated and coordinated the entire event.        

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Webinar on ‘NEP 2020, Sports Integration & Future Roadmap for Education in India’ Held at KIIT https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/webinar-on-nep-2020-sports-integration-future-roadmap-for-education-in-india-held-at-kiit/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/webinar-on-nep-2020-sports-integration-future-roadmap-for-education-in-india-held-at-kiit/#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:41:33 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=24972 nep 2020

The Department of Sports, KIIT Deemed to be University and KISS Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar organized a webinar on ‘NEP 2020, Sports Integration and Future Roadmap for Education in India’ on 8th August, 2020. Sports directors from different universities, faculty and PE teachers from different institutions, including KVS, international athletes like Dutee Chand, Amiya Mallick, […]

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The Department of Sports, KIIT Deemed to be University and KISS Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar organized a webinar on ‘NEP 2020, Sports Integration and Future Roadmap for Education in India’ on 8th August, 2020.

Sports directors from different universities, faculty and PE teachers from different institutions, including KVS, international athletes like Dutee Chand, Amiya Mallick, Purnima Hembram, Jauna Murmu, Shriyanka Sadangi and Rutaparna Panda, senior coaches from SAI and State Government, sports administrators and teachers, members from National Sports Federations, players and students joined the webinar.

Terming NEP 2020 as a welcome change, Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi underscored the importance of integration of sports in the curriculum, multiple entry and exit and academic bank of credits. Prof. (Dr.) Jayashree Acharya, Dean, National Sports University, Imphal highlighted how implementation will be a major test to show if the transformational changes envisaged by 2020 are actualized. She also pointed out the nuances of distinction between sports and physical education.

Dr. Payoshni Mitra, Researcher and Social Activist, UK appreciated the anti-harassment and diversity that the NEP 2020 unfolds, but underscored the importance of critical thinking, which, she said, is missing in the NEP 2020.  Mrs. Suvasri Das, Columnist, The Samaj, IT Professional, US recounted her children’s experience with sports integration in America.

Prof. Achyuta Samanta, MP, Lok Sabha and Founder, KIIT & KISS explained the significance of sports, which has been highlighted in the NEP 2020. The trajectory of KIIT & KISS has always focused on a perfect mix of academics and sports. Prof. (Dr.) Sasmita Samanta, Pro-Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University emphasized on a degree based on sports as a way to motivate the youth to take up sports in an academically driven world.

Dr. Gaganendu Das, Director-Sports, KIIT & KISS proposed the vote of thanks.

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11th KIIT International Chess Festival 2018 Inaugurated Today https://news.kiit.ac.in/sports/11th-kiit-international-chess-festival-2018-inaugurated-today/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/sports/11th-kiit-international-chess-festival-2018-inaugurated-today/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 03:06:02 +0000 http://52.66.239.247/?p=2577 KIIT International Chess Festival 2018

Jointly Organized by KIIT Deemed to be University and All Odisha Chess Association(AOCA) under the aegis of All India Chess Federation & FIDE, the 11th KIIT International Chess Festival-2018 is being held at KIIT Campus from 25th May to 1st June, 2018. This Chess Festival was formally inaugurated today by Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed University by […]

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KIIT International Chess Festival 2018

Jointly Organized by KIIT Deemed to be University and All Odisha Chess Association(AOCA) under the aegis of All India Chess Federation & FIDE, the 11th KIIT International Chess Festival-2018 is being held at KIIT Campus from 25th May to 1st June, 2018.

This Chess Festival was formally inaugurated today by Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed University by moving  a piece in the Chess Board at the  International Chess Hall, Campus-15(B).

While the Welcome Address was given by IM Sekhar Ch. Sahu, President, AOCA, the Vote of Thanks, was proposed by Sri KK Sharma, Secretary, AOCA. The tournament is being played in three different categories and will be concluded on 1st June, 2018.

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On this occasion, Mr. Debasis Barua, Chief Arbiter and Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Director, Sports, KIIT Deemed University were present. Players, coaches and managers numbering around 850 from  17 countries have participated in this Chess Festival.

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All India Inter University Lawn Tennis, Basketball & Archery Tournaments opened at KIIT https://news.kiit.ac.in/sports/india-inter-university-lawn-tennis-basketball-archery-tournaments-opened-kiit/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/sports/india-inter-university-lawn-tennis-basketball-archery-tournaments-opened-kiit/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:50:25 +0000 http://52.66.239.247/?p=1844 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GAMES 2017-18 at KIIT

KIIT Deemed to be University & KISS Deemed to be University are organizing All India Inter University Archery(M/W), Inter Zonal Basketball(M), Tennis(M) Tournaments 2017-18 under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi which are being held at KIIT Cricket Stadium, Campus-13 from 26th to 31st December, 2017

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KIIT Deemed to be University & KISS Deemed to be University are organizing All India Inter University Archery(M/W), Inter Zonal Basketball(M), Tennis(M) Tournaments 2017-18 under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi which are being held at KIIT Cricket Stadium, Campus-13 from 26th to 31st December, 2017.

Gracing the Inaugural Ceremony as Chief Guest, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS, emphasized that playing and learning should be carried out in tandem on part of the students. In this context, he cited an axiom in Hindi language “Padhte Padhte Khelte Raho, Khelte Khlete Padhte Raho”.

Expressing his pleasure in envisaging a large number of teams present in the tournament, he said, it is indeed our pride and privilege that participants from almost half of the total Universities in India have assembled here. He advised to the players to spare some time to visit KIIT and KISS during their stay here. He assured that all of the players would certainly relish the uniqueness of these beautiful Institutions which might be much cherished experience for them.

Addressing the participants, AIU Observer for Archery(M/W) Shri. B.D.Vanar said that though the winners would be rewarded with medals and citations, but the losers will have nothing to lose. Instead they have to march ahead with competitive spirit and en-cash the experience they gain from being parts of these tournaments.

Sri Vanar said,

“KIIT is one of the Excellent Institutes of India. He thanked KIIT Authority for extending excellent Lodging and Boarding facilities as well as Technical Support. I am confident that everybody would be in jubilant mood, for availing its excellent hospitality at the time of their departure”

Presenting the Welcome Address, the Registrar of KIIT University, Prof. Sasmita Samant said,

“No more Sports is considered a leisurely pursuit, rather it is a core activity. That’s why, Sports can be taken as a professional career at the present scenario. The Government of India should design the concept of different Sports, so that the Sports persons would find themselves in equivalent grades in different sectors at par with their counterparts in Academics,” she added.

Later on, after declaring the tournament opened, the Chief Guest, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, unveiled the Sports Logo of KIIT & KISS and subsequently hoisted the AIU Flag. Among others, Mr. Deep Solanki, Representative, EUSAI and Dr. Gaganendu Das, Director of Sports, KIIT Deemed to be University were present on the occasion.

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