To live in India and not talk or play cricket does not seem right. The biggest religion in India is cricket and very recently, we have a regular cricket playing group led by our biggest cricket enthusiast Happy Mittal. The team plays regularly on weekdays in front of Bharti Building starting at 5 pm. Consisting mostly of PhD students, the group is joined by a bunch of masters, undergraduates, office staff as well. Moreover, Faculty members also carry a representation here, occasionally showcased by spin bowling of Mausam and all round performance of Sayan Ranu. The communication is primarily through whatsapp group.
Apart from playing cricket, there are cricket enthusiasts who like to watch and analyse cricket. They like to watch key matches together in labs and whenever permits visit Ferozshah Kotla as well.
Started by cycling trio of Prathmesh Kallurkar, Suvam Patra and Ankit Anand, this is one of the vibrant groups of CSE PhD. The group describe themselves as “We are a group of amateur cyclists from IIT Delhi who are starting to have a different look at Delhi by early morning cycle trips in and around the city to historical, modern, sporting and random places” on their facebook page
Many of the PhD students have been riders in this group at least once if not every weekend which the group strives for. The group also has a strong presence of women led by likes of Dilpreet Kaur and Sakshi Tiwari who have cycled more than 50 kms in a single trip. Get in touch with anyone of these to get added to this whatsapp group.
Situated in Delhi, IIT Delhi provides an easy access to many nearby treks to Himalayas. Though not as group, many of our group members have been regular visitor to treks like Chadar Trek, Pin Parvati, Rupin pass, Har- Ki Dun to mention a few. You can contact Himanshu Jain , Suvam Patra and Anup Bhattacharya for guidance on these.
Check out these awesome videos of Treks by Himanshu Jain.
A day outing was organized in 2014 from IIT Delhi to Wanderlust resorts. It started with a vibrant bus trip of fun games to Damdama lake and a lot of activities like wall climbing, trekking, outdoor games etc. We hope to organize many more outings in future.
To welcome new PhD joinees, the students throw a freshers' party. It is a fun filled event with performances, introductions and a variety of games. Not to mention, the elaborate feast afterwards.
An annual event where research scholars and faculty meet and share their stories. These interactions not only bring the two fraternities closer but also help in making the environment of the department friendly and conducive to constructive growth and progress.