"The enhanced focus on sports activities would strengthen the wellness initiatives as a whole. Sports tend to inculcate leadership qualities and decision-making powers into individuals," President of Technology Students' Gymkhana, the hub of students' extra-curricular activities, William Mohanty said.
Tennis has recently received a major thrust at the institute with US-based alumnus and entrepreneur Vinod Gupta roping in T J Hyman, erstwhile coach of ace player Leander Paes, for a training programme.
He will be assisted by Warren Rhomfeld of US Professional Tennis Association.
"I want IITKGP to excel in sports. We have asked T J Hyman to train the institute's tennis team from January 2018," said Gupta.
The 2017 Inter-IIT Sports Meet for students and staff is scheduled for December in Chennai. A total of 23 IITs will be participating in the event this year in 13 categories. The 2018 meet will be hosted by IIT-Delhi.
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