Candidate for General Secretary Sports and Games, Gymkhana
DEPARTMENT: Mechanical Engineering
HALL: HJB Hall of Residence
Conduction of workshops to improve Nutritional Awareness and Fitness Status of the IIT Kharagpur by collaborating with the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences(INFS)
Aim of the proposal
The primary aim of this program is to improve the overall Health and Fitness status our
campus. Lack of proper knowledge about health coupled with the stress of daily life
takes a toll on students. Over the years, this could lead to deteriorated health
conditions and various medical conditions.
A basic introduction to concepts of diet planning, healthy eating, and awareness
of fitness options to keep the body in shape will go a long way in helping to deal
with future challenges. This will also promote students to imbibe fitness into their
daily routines and tackle stress effectively.
This program will also specifically focus on the fitness and nutrition of our Inter IIT
Sports Contingent. This program will act as an off-season training regime before sports
specific training begins for the Inter IIT Sports Meet.
These workshops will be conducted in the beginning of the Autumn semester,
at the time when outdoor sport specific training is often hampered due to the
persistent rains. The Base Training and Conditioning would enhance their
fitness, strength and endurance levels, thus improving their sport
performance and making them more resistant to injuries at the same time.
To enlighten students about the nutrition myths and make them capable of
preparing their own diet chart. There would be workshops to educate students
about the sports specific diets, catering to their sport, which has been shown
to bring enhance their performance.
The programme also focuses on teaching the students about proper techniques for
using various gym equipment. This would enable students to plan their strength
and weight training routine based on individual and sport-specific goals.
There is a lack of focus on the overall fitness and general well-being of the student
body of IIT Kharagpur. Students, unless imparted with knowledge, do not really spend
time thinking about eating healthy or being physically active.
No programme which exclusively focuses on the nutrition and fitness of students in the
institute, especially of the Inter IIT Sports Contingent. Such a system would definitely
improve the performance of our contingent the Inter IIT Sports Meet by enhancing the
fitness of our teams.
Need for this program:
The Base Training that would be done in this programme, at the start of the season,
would ensure that when the Sport Specific training starts, the chances of injury of the
players are drastically reduced. As the cases of Injury reduces, the players can focus
solely towards the development of their skills and abilities in their respective sports
with improved physical fitness and without having to worry about injuries.
Workshops and seminars conducted in IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT
Gandhinagar and several other reputed universities have shown a positive
impact on the lives of the students. Hence, such a program is expected to
be successful in IIT Kharagpur as well.
Plan of Action:
A. Seminar for Students and Faculty:
It is a 2-hour seminar which busts various myths, covers basic information on
quantified nutrition, provides an understanding of body type. Information on macronutrients,
types of carbohydrates, types of cholesterol, types of sugars found in various food
products. A wellness survey conducted before the seminar will provide the institute insight on
the aspects related to wellness. The participants can opt to receive their individual score
while the Institute authorities will receive a report on the aggregated score for Students
Seats available for the Seminar: No upper limit.
B. Workshops for the Students:
These workshops will help the students to take control of their health and fitness.
1. Duration of each workshop: 2 days Contact
Hours: 4.0 hours for each student.
2. Day 1: 2 hour lecture/Practical (Gym)
3. Day 2: 2-hour lecture/Practical (Gym)
2. No. of Students: Unlimited for the Seminar and lectures; Batches of 30 students for the
3. Pedagogy: Classroom lectures, group tasks and practical training at the Institute’s
Gymnasium; Students will attend in groups of 30 for the practical training sessions.
Workshops to enhance performance in sports:
1. Understanding Quantified Nutrition
Agenda: Participants will clear Nutrition Myths and be able to prepare
their own diet chart as per their individual goal.
2. Basics of Strength Training
Agenda: Participants will be able to plan their strength training routine
based on the individual goal.
3. Inside the Gymnasium
Agenda: Participants will get familiar with Gymnasium equipment and learn to
do Strength Training exercises following correct form and be taught
precautions to reduce chances of injury.
4. Sports Specific Nutrition and Training Plans
Agenda: Participants will learn to plan the sport specific Diet and Strength
training routine. Workshops 1 and 2 are a prerequisite for this workshop.
General Well-being Workshops:
1. Weight Loss Strategies and Body Recomposition.
Agenda: Participants will know the facts about various weight loss strategies
and learn which one should be chosen based on their individual case.
2. Secrets to Managing Health for Life
Agenda: Participant will identify techniques to imbibe fitness into their
lifestyle. They will also identify various stresses and learn ways to manage it
C. Wellness Consultancy Services:
Following the introductory seminar, the students will have an option to avail individual
guidance by consultants of INFS towards their fitness goals for a period of 12 weeks. The
consultants will be available for online or phone consultation and provide individualized diet
and workout plans
The timeline of the program would be as follows:
This program would start on the weekend after the Induction Program for
1st Year UG students.
The Introductory Seminar will be held on Friday, 03 August 2018 evening.
Workshop 1 will be held on 04th and 5th August 2018, and the other
workshops will be held on subsequent weekends.
The workshops will be conducted from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The progress of students will be monitored by physical tests conducted on the
participants, before and after the workshops.
The approximate cost requirements for conducting the workshops would be
Cost of an initial overview Seminar= INR 15,000
Cost of conduction of each workshop= INR 25,000
Total cost of conduction of the program= INR 1,65,000
An amount of INR 10,00,000 has been proposed in the Annual Planned Grant 2018-19 to be
devoted for Staff and Students Training. The cost for conducting these workshops can be
accommodated under this budgetary head.
Organisation of Para Open IIT Events for the differently-abled students of IIT KHARAGPUR.
Aim of the proposal:
To encourage participation of differently-abled students in the sporting events
of IIT Kharagpur.
To prepare the student fraternity of IIT Kharagpur for possible events in the future in the
Inter IIT Sports Meet for differently-abled people.
Present System and the need for this program:
Currently, there is no specific platform for differently-abled students to showcase
their skills in Sports in IIT Kharagpur. This leads to the feeling of being left out among
these students which hampers the sporting culture of this institute.
Some other universities have internal organizations which cater to the welfare of
the specially-abled people. The implementation of this program by the institute
would greatly boost the morale of these students.
A proposal was put up to include a Para Powerlifting event in the Inter IIT Sports Meet
2018. However due to issues of accommodation it could not implemented this year.
Hence, if this event is introduced in subsequent Inter IT Sports Meets, we will be
prepared to put up a competitive performance.
How it works:
The Sports and Games Committee of the Technology Students Gymkhana
would be responsible for conducting this event similar to the other Open
The list of specially-abled students can be obtained from the ERP Section. The
students would be contacted through e-mail regarding the conduction of
Publicity of these events through social media platforms will also be effective.
Events to be included:
An Para Open IIT Events in the sports of:
The cost would include:
Printing of posters to be put up in halls for publicity: INR 3000