ASKARA 2021-22

ASKARA 2021-22 Intra-collegiate being an annual sports fest was held on 11th and 12th April 2022. Click here for more Details…


The unprecedented pandemic of Covid-19 brought with it an abrupt lockdown affecting our colleges and impacting all our lives, leaving us to navigate the significant changes to work and lifestyle. At International Institute of Information technology (I²IT) college, we were locked down, but we were not closed down – there were no face-to-face sports events, but our core activities of sports were still carried out, thanks to the quick thinking and a tremendous effort by the college Management and the Sports Committee.

Catching up on exercises, tuning into online sports activities and appreciating the enthusiastic spirit can help get us through lockdown, but we cannot deny the lack of physical activity due to restricted movement and its immediate health concerns. With this in mind, we launched the Virtual Fitness Event called as “Mr. and Miss FIT” in October where activities were streamed online with students watching at home and feeling invested with the organized exercise routine. This fitness event is one among several initiatives the college is running during lockdown.

Online sports eventwas effectively launched and executed throughout the lockdown period. This included push-ups, crunches, pull-ups, yogic Asanas followed by few challenges like Cardiovascular Endurance challenge, Balancing challenge, etc.  We were successfully able to do this event online keeping the current pandemic situation in mind and the importance of exercise in our day-to –day life.

We are sharing an experience which is unique and unprecedented and yet it is communal and worth enjoying.

It is important that we preserve our traditions by adapting them to new times and new circumstances. Lockdown has brought this evermore into focus as we continue to find new and innovative ways to aid the all-round development of our students helping them draw confidence and making them achieve their full potential even while we are apart.

Here is a glimpse of the events along with the participants who enthusiastically participated in the event.

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I²IT Hinjawadi Phase 1 organized the event CYCLOTHON on 19th December 2020 on virtual basis. College students and staff including outsiders participated in this event as it was an open category event for the age group 12 years onward. The motto of this event was ‘ Cycle to Recycle’ , it was intended to create awareness among ordinary people to ride a bicycle for fitness which is economical as well as pollution free. This event was carried out as per the guidance of Fit India Movement, the proofs and report of this event was submitted on FIM website for which college also received a certificate from govt. of India FIM. The whole event was a great success.

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Inter-collegiate University Competitions

I²IT Students actively participate in inter-collegiate university competition every year, likewise this year too they showed participation in many university games like Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Volleyball, Football and Football Men’s and Women’s. This Session College Table Tennis team won 2nd Runner up at intercollegiate level with 2 players i.e. Ritikesh Bhatt and Omkar Menkudale from BE IT and Ritikesh Bhatt from SE Comp. got selection at inter-zonal level, Mayuri Morey from TE IT Got selection at inter-collegiate level for Inter-zonals, Niranjan Pai from Basketball got selection in inter-zonal Basketball team.

Yoga Day

Team I²IT celebrated the International Yoga Day by performing yoga as per the protocol given by government. The event was taken on 20 th and 21 st June 2019 .The faculty members, staff and students participated this session, there were overall 90 participants, out of which 82 were students and 8 staff members. OM chanting was continuously played in the background. Incense sticks were lit at the beginning of the session to create a pleasing environment. The yoga session happened on the ground floor of the academic building, where mattresses were arranged. The session was led by the Physical Director of the college, Staff member Mr. Shanker Rasal captured the pictures and video.


International Institute of Information Technology, Hinjawadi Pune. Organized ASKARA 2020 Annual Sports Fest on 30 th and 31 st Jan. 2020 in I²IT College campus. Sports like Football, Volleyball, Kabaddi, Tug of War, Table Tennis and Chess were organized. Opening ceremony was led by Mr. Saikrushna Bennuru, a trust Executive Secretary by lighting the ASKARA flame with torch handed by Sports players of the college. Different colleges from Pune city and Pune District zone participated in this meet. The event successfully concluded with following results: Volleyball Girls of I²IT stood first defending Symbiosis Girls at finals. Umesh Khengare from Rajarshi Shahu College won Chess title and Ritikesh Bhatt from I²IT won 2nd Place. D.Y.Patil College secured first position conquering I²IT Boys Kabaddi team giving very tough fight. With last penalty shoot goals Planet FC defeated I²IT Boys Football team at finals. Adarsh Gopal from Loyola won Gold while N. Manthan from MIT won Silver in Table Tennis. From fun and health point of view college teaching vs. non-teaching friendly matches were also organized. Prize Distribution ceremony was carried out in the Vikramshila Sports Ground where college Principal Dr. Vaishali Patil, Physical Director Ankita Dhone, Student Affairs- Chief Coordinator Dr. Varsha Degaonkar, Adesh Patwardhan, Hope Foundation Chief Administrative President Mr. Vijay Ranbhise including all Staff and students were present.

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ASKARA Intra-college Annual Sports Fest

ASKARA 2018-19 was again conducted as an intra-college sports event comprising of Kabaddi, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Table Tennis, Chess, and Badminton for Boys and Girls. These events was carried out after college hours in order to unhamper the academics. The Event began from 21st Jan. 2019 and continued till Dhruva. The focus was to get the maximum participation for talent identification so league matches were arranged for giving good platform to all average level individuals. Overall the ASKARA 2018-19 was a great success as students were satisfied and happy.

Inter-collegiate University Sports

I²IT College Hinjawadi participated in university level inter-collegiate sports events in the year 2018-19 in 11 different sports events like: Table Tennis Men’s, Yoga Men’s, Volleyball Men’s and women’s, Football Men’s, Cricket Men’s, Chess men’s and women’s, Basketball Men’s, Athletics, Badminton Men’s. All players showed their improved performance and few excelled for the next level i.e. inter-zonal like in Yoga and Chess. These intercollegiate participants received college T-Shirts for Sports. They also receive TA/DA for participation at university level.

Yoga Day

21st June 2018 we celebrated International Yoga Day in our campus with more improvements and peaceful environment from 11.45am to 12.45pm i.e. before lunch time. College Physical Director initiated the event and college Yoga player was a demonstrator.

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I²IT Cup Cricket Tournament 2017-18

3rd I²IT Cup Cricket tournament held from 18th Jan 2018 to 25th Jan 2018 was again conducted on VARROC ground Pimpri – Chinchwad. The timings for the matches were 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. I²IT T-Shirts were distributed to all the participants, volunteers and the organizing committee. Opening ceremony held after reporting on 18th Jan 2018 at 8.30 am by taking oath and Principal Dr. Vaishali Patil addressed the event and blown off balloons in the air and wished all participants for their best performance.

ASKARA 2017-18

5th ASKARA meet was celebrated in I²IT College from 12th Feb. 2018 to 18th Feb. 2018 where total number of participation was 528. Huge number of girls and boys participated in 3 to 4 events including Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Cricket, Table Tennis, Chess, Carom, Badminton and Kabaddi. The events were carried out after college hours, for not to hamper academic hours. Mr. Swapnil Khambayat was the in-charge of the event.

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International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT)always promotes students to participate in sports activities. Institute organizes “I2IT Cricket Cup” every year. Institute organized annual state level Cricket Tournament from 27th December 2016 to 30th December 2016 on VARROC Ground Pimpri-Chinchwad. The complete tournament was umpired by Mr. Isam Sayyed and Mr. Ashok Gotpagar and the score keeping for the match was done by the team of Mr. Sarish B., Mr. Saurabh Raut, Mr. Sumedh Gajbhiye, Mr.  Krishna B.In all 8 teams registered for the Cup including college team.


From 27th December 2016 to 03rd January 2017, the Annual sports fest i.e.  ASKARA held at International Institute of Information Technology. With great excitement, the students participated in different intra-college events including Table-Tennis, Carrom, Badminton, Foot-Ball, Cricket, Kabaddi (Mens and Womens).

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I²IT Cup Cricket Tournament 2015-16

I²IT College began state level cricket competition naming it as I²IT Cup which held from 7th March 2016 to 14th March 2016. The competition was conducted on VARROC Ground Pimpri – Chinchwad . The motto behind this competition was to get all engineering colleges under one roof and to provide platform to engineering students to compete with each other. The prize money for winners was 51K whereas for runner up was 21K. 8.00 am was the reporting on 7th march. The opening ceremony started at 8.30 am by taking oath and flying balloons and pigeon by Principal Dr. Vijay Patil.

ASKARA 2015-16

Consecutively 3rd ASKARA Event was celebrated in I²IT College from 6th Dec. 2015 to 12th Dec. 2015. The annual sports fest was organized with more improvements and more number of participation was observed. Total number of student’s participation was 342 which isa magicacountl. Girls and Boys participated in events like Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Chess, Table Tennis, Carom, Badminton and Kabaddi. The intracollegiate matches were between different departments of the college i.e. Computer Dept., E&TC DPT., IT Dept. and Applied Science. All Hods’ were encouraging their department students. Everywhere there was lively feeling, so much activeness and enthusiasm. Prof. SagarJaikar was the in charge and Principal Dr. VijayPatil inaugurated the event by encouraging the students with his small talk, gave best wishes to students.

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ASKARA 2014-15

This was the second year where ASKARA took place from 1st Dec. 2014 to 5th Dec. 2014 and again the sporty environment was everywhere. Overall 330 students participation was noticed where girls and boys got a sporty platform to show their talent. Beautiful organization was done by Prof. Sagar Jaikar. Opening was held on 1st Dec. 2018 at 8.00 am by Dr. Kaushal Parsad  by breaking shreefal on the ground and serving the volleyball from one court to another court which showed great sports spirit. The whole environment was sporty and enthusiastic. Winners and Runner’s up were given cash prizes on Dhruva prize distribution day by Hon. Aruna Katara. The event was successfully carried out.

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ASKARA 2013-14

I²IT Began an annual sports fest naming it “ASKARA” from this year,  where students showed their great enthusiasm participating in various events including Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Carom, Chess, Table Tennis and Badminton. Boys participated in large number whereas Girls also showed interest in few events by participating in events like Basketball, Badminton, and Chess. Total number of student’s participation was 286. Prof. Sagar Jaikar was the in charge of the event and Principal Dr. Bharat Chaudhary was the Chief Guest for the opening which held on 15th Dec. 2013. The event took place from 15th Dec. 2013 to 18th Dec. 2018 after college hours. The event was a great success.

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