Sports at GITAM

At GITAM, we believe that Sports is one of the key components in enhancing the Campus life experience of students. Hence, we focus on providing sports opportunities to students to help with developing social awareness and interaction.

Sport is a great tool to address students’ physical and mental health, social and personal development, in parallel with intellectual and academic developments. GITAM intends to be a leading enabler in sport-based development, and towards that end, will offer engagement opportunities to students to access high quality playing facilities which in turn will contribute to a positive and healthy sports culture within the University.

The establishment of a competitive sports culture is an essential element in our pursuit of instituting a robust and sustainable sports ecosystem.

The time-tested way of establishing a competitive sports culture is by introducing Student athletes through an effective Sports Quota system. The vision for Student-athletes in GITAM is to provide deserving students a chance to get quality education in conjunction with pursuing their athletic dreams.

Sports Quota Admissions

  • Through the Sports Quota, GITAM aims to attract talented athletes to pursue education at GITAM Deemed to be University, while offering them an opportunity to continue practicing and playing the sport of their choice at a competitive level for the University.
  • While the students’ achievements and prowess in Sports will be given importance, there shall be equal significance attributed to their academic performance once they start the Student-Athlete journey.

Application Process

  • Proceed to fill the regular GITAM application.
  • The prospective students may select Sports Quota in the Scholarship drop down box, which will open a separate section for entering sports related information.
  • All the sports achievements will have to be listed in the application form with uploading a scan copy of proof (certificates, paper clippings etc.) in the allotted provision.
  • The achievements should be within 3 years from the year of application (i.e.) on or after 1st January 2018.
  • The application will be considered only if the applicant has participated/won in their sport at an International, National, State or Zonal level.
  • The list of sports for which Admissions are available under Sports Quota is mentioned below :
# Sport Categories/Gender
1 Basketball Men & Women
2 Badminton Men & Women
3 Cricket Men & Women
4 Football Men & Women
5 Kabaddi Men & Women
6 Table Tennis Men & Women
7 Tennis Men & Women
8 Volleyball Men & Women
9 Throwball Women
10 Handball Men & Women
11 Chess Men & Women
  • If you have participated at an International or National level in any sport that is not listed above, you may write mentioning the relevant achievements (alongwith certificates) to
  • Scholarships for these candidates will be granted at the discretion of the Directorate of Sports, GITAM.

Shortlisting & Trials

  • There will be a two-stage screening process for finalizing the Sports Quota candidates.

    1. Application review :
      All applications will be analyzed and the candidates who rank the highest amongst the applicants and meet the criteria set will be called for Selection Trials & Interview.
    2. Selection Trials + Interview :
      • The candidates who have cleared the Application review process will participate in a Selection Trials process. The Selection Trial will be an assessment of their game/sport – which shall include :
      • a. Sport specific Fitness.
        b. Fundamental knowledge and skills on the sport.
        c. Overall playing ability.
      • The personal interview will also be conducted to assess the overall fit of the candidate.


a. The overall evaluation process shall be as under:

Assessment Stage Assessment categories Allotted weightage
Application Process
Sports Achievements 30%
Selection Trials
Academic History + GAT/Entrance test score 20%
Sports specific Trials 40%
Personal Interview 10%
Total 100%

b. The various levels of competitions and categories of events are given below:

Level of Competition Name of the Competitions
Recognized International Events
International (Olympics/Asian games)
International (Games conducted every six months)
Recognized National Events
National Championships/National Games – Organized by National Federations/IOA/MYAS
School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Meet (National Level)/Khelo India School Games/Khelo India University Games
All India Rural Sports Meet/PYKKA (Panchayat YuvaKridaAur Khel Abhiyan) National Level Rural Competition (National Level)
National Sports Festival for Women/PYKKA National Level Women Competition (National Level
National Inter-School Competition (National Level)
Recognized State Championships State Championship Representing Revenue District – Organized by State Association
Recognized National Events
KVS/CBSE National Sports Meet (State Level)
PYKKA State Rural Competition
Recognized District/Zonal events
District Tournaments/Sports Meet/Championships conducted by District Sports Associations
District Inter School Competition/SAI Promotion Games (District Level)
PYKKA – District Level Rural competition
PYKKA District Level Women competition

c. Authorization authority for certificates

Category Details Competent Authority for Authorization
International (Representing Nation) President/Secretary of the National Sports Federation (recognized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports/IOA) Participation certificate should be signed by the President/Secretary General/Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the host Nation
National (Representing State) Member Secretary, Secretary of the State Association
National Games (Representing the State) President/Secretary of IOA and Chairman of the organizing committee
National (Representing State) Chief Inspector of Physical Education for National School Games competitions
Khelo India University Games VC/Registrar of University/Khelo India Games Certificate
School Games Federation of India (SGFI) (National Level) President/Hon. Gen. Secretary, SGFI
Khelo India/National Inter-School Competition (National Level) Executive Director/Director-General, Sports Authority of India
All India Rural Sports (National Level) Executive Director/Director-General, Sports Authority of India
National Sports Festival for Women (National Level) Executive Director/Director-General, Sports Authority of India
PYKKA (Panchayat YuvaKridaAur Khel Abhiyan) National Level Rural Tournament Executive Director/Director-General, Sports Authority of India
KVS Nationals (State Level) Commissioner/Joint Commissioner of KVS
CBSE National Sports Meet (State Level) A. E. O. – Sports/Secretary, CBSE
State Inter School Competitions (State Level) Member Secretary, State Sports Development Authority
PYKKA State Rural Competition Member Secretary, State Sports Development Authority
CBSE South Zone Sports Meet (Divisional Level) A.E.O. – Sports/Secretary, CBSE
District Inter School Competitions (Divisional Level) District Sports Officer
PYKKA District Rural Competition Member Secretary and District Sports Officer
District Level Competitions District Education Officer

Grant of Sport Scholarship:

  • The scholarship will be granted on an annual basis. Sports performance, Academic and overall performance of the current year will be considered for continuation or withdrawal of scholarship for the 2nd year and subsequent years.