Symbiosis - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence



Sports and Games are essential components of human resource development, helping to promote good health, comradeship and spirit of healthy competition which in turn has positive impact on holistic development of personality of the Youth who is potential source of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration for development, progress and prosperity of a Nation. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) established its University Sports Board in 2010 and the Department of Sports, Recreation & Wellness was established in 2019. The DSRW particularly is responsible for the development of sports infrastructure, participation in sports at grass-root level, fitness testing for staff and students as well as excelling at National Sports Tournaments. Our emphasis is on Physical Literacy for our students, faculty and staff for lifelong improvement in their quality of life. The Department provides access to state of art playfields and Gymnasiums at all campuses, fitness and wellness programs, multiple group classes, sports competitions and counselling.

Objectives of the SIU Sports Board
  • To advice on creating a culture of sports by imbibing higher moral and Ethical values, spirit of comradeship and the desire to excel.
  • To advice on providing equal opportunities and encourage students and staff to participate in sports and fitness activities.
  • To annually organize Symbiosis International (Deemed University) / Inter institute competitions in specified games and sports for the students & staff.
  • To advice on promoting excellence in sports by encouraging participation in National and International championships in large numbers.
  • To recognize talent in sports and reward young women and men, achieving excellence in sports.
  • To offer sports scholarship, prizes and other awards to outstanding athletes and sportsmen and women.
  • To review the progress on developing, maintaining and optimally utilizing sports and fitness infrastructure.
  • To organize workshops, seminars on sports and fitness related subjects.
Activities at the Department of Sports, Recreation & Wellness
Infrastructure and facilities

On campus sports and recreation facilities are some of the best and offer many outdoor recreation options for all. We boast of 13 indoor and outdoor fitness centres ,Tennis Courts, Basketball courts, Volleyball Courts, Futsal Courts, Football Field, Cricket Field, Indoor Badminton Hall, Squash Courts, Gymnasiums, Swimming Pools, Yoga and Aerobic studios and offer many group classes, Coaching facilities, Yoga for rejuvenation and stress management and options to participate in outbound programs and competitions at all levels.

Inter Institute Championships and Participation in Inter Varsity Competitions

Inter Institute Competitions are conducted in 13 sport disciplines and from amongst them teams areselected and coaching imparted so as to represent Symbiosis International University at the Inter Varsity Competitions. Tournaments for staff are also organised annually.

Assessment of Physical Fitness

Standard Fitness tests are conducted every year to have a base level understanding of Physical Fitness standards of all students, faculty and staff, analyse data, suggest interventions and offer free counselling and personal training.

Mass Sporting and Physical Activity events

Emphasis is given to large scale one-of its kind Mass Sporting and Physical Activity events which are Live events, highly visual and very inspiring. These are accessible and welcoming for all ages, shapes and paces. They work towards personal wellness rather than fitness and build confidence rather than competitiveness. Some examples are Happy Healthy campus (a 3 hour activity taking you back to school, Rhythmic activity, fitness challenges and adventure sport with 500 to 1200 participants), International dayof Yoga(at all 13 campuses), Symbi-Fit (Competition to showcase your fitness with 400-500 participants ) Institutional Social Responsibility (Fitness challenge for children from underprivileged schools), Fitness for Freedom Run (a run to celebrate the Independence day) and several Fitness challengesthat are held at our gyms located in every campus.

Innovative activities:

These activities provide the variation and challenge that everyone is looking for and include - Sports dating (Exercising with a person of your choice), Activitybreaks (Short Rhythmic activities 5-7mins in academic meetings ,conferences in offices etc.), Yoga Pop ups on the screen , Stair Snacking (using the stairs to improve fitness), 10,000 steps challenge and the 108 days Yoga challenge .

Sports Scholarship

The Sports Scholarship Scheme aims at recognizing achievements of young sports persons, their outstanding performance at the International, National, State and Inter University levels.

Credit programs

Courses in Physical fitness, Wellness are offered as floating credit programs and value added courses in the existing Post Graduate and Under Graduate programs.

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar
Vice Chairman USB: Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar

There is no doubt that physical education & sports make more effective contribution to the inculcation of fundamental human value as underlying the full development of people. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is providing in-house sports facilities for all the students and staff so that they get opportunity to develop the abilities, will power and self-discipline. University Sports Board will also contribute to the maintenance and improvement of health, provide a wholesome leisure time occupation and enable students to overcome the drawbacks of modern living. Welcome you all to the Symbiosis University Sports Board and wish you success, each learning day. Rewards come in knowing that you are making a positive difference in lives of students and communities.


DSRW Infrastructure

Facilities provided at various campuses/locations of Symbiosis are as follows:

Sports Facilities

Indoor Badminton Badminton
Squash Squash
Table Tennis Table Tennis
Pool Pool
Indoor Badminton Chess
Squash Carom
vollyball Volleyball
Swimming Swimming
Group Activity Studio Group Activity Studio
Gymnasium Gymnasium
Gymnasium Gymnasium
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
Yoga Yoga
Outdoor Sports
  • Basketball (6 courts)
  • Football (2 grounds)
  • Volleyball (6 courts)
  • Cricket (1 ground)
Indoor Sports
  • Badminton (2 courts)
  • Table tennis (20 tables)
  • Pool (2 tables)
  • Squash (1 court)
  • Chess
  • Carom (1 court)
Recreation and Wellness centres
  • Gymnasium (12 gyms)
  • Group activity studio (11 studios)
  • Swimming Pools (3 pools)

Sports Calender



  • In case of students having excellent track record in any individual sports other than listed above can approach sports board through the Sports Coordinators of their respective Institute. Their selection in particular sports will depend on the decision taken by the Selection committee appointed by the sports board.
  • All Inter Institute Tournaments will be held as per the Event Calendar prepared by the Sports Board.
  • Sports board reserves the right to change the dates of Tournaments in case of any unavoidable reasons with due information to all participating Institutes and Sports coordinators.
  • The Sports Calendar is designed keeping in view the dates and list of Holidays for constituent Institutes of SIU and it also depends upon the calendar of National University Games issued by the Association of Indian Universities. Thus the Tournament dates or the Tournaments may change as per the AIU Calendar.

Director, DRSW

Inter Institute Reports:

SIU Team Members

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