Athlos’18 – The Battle of Sports between B-Schools

ATHLOS ’18”, the annual inter-college sports meet is being organised by SportsCom, the Sports Committee of XIMB. This event is going to be conducted at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) from 5th to 7th October 2018.

XIMB, established in 1987, with a legacy spread across 31 years, has fostered an extra-curricular and sporting culture which has ensured that it maintains its standing as one of the top business schools in India.

Athlos’18 gears up to become the grandest inter B-School Sports Meet yet. Appealing to their passionate, yet sometimes overlooked side, Athlos’18 gives the opportunity to all the talented sportsmen across different B-Schools to put on their jersey, wear their pride on their chest and battle it out in this sports carnival. The chief guests for Athlos ’18 are Mr DilipTirkey and Mr DilipGurumurthy.

Mr DilipTirkey, Former Captain Indian Hockey Team, Fullback, is a renowned world class defender and also India’s highest capped international player with 412 appearances which is also the second highest number internationally. Mr DilipGurumurthy, Former Olympian, Indian Basketball Team, has brought great laurels not only for India but also to the area of Malleshwaram by being the only Olympian basket-baller from Karnataka to have been selected for the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980.

With a considerable number of colleges pooling in from across the country, the participants will have to sweat it out in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and prove their mettle to establish themselves as this year’s sports champion.

The meet looks forward to being a triumphant celebration of the spirit of sportsmanship among the competing student participants of the various business schools. It aims at inculcating a sense of responsibility and teamwork in the minds of the participants who would be future managers of our nation. The teams participating this year are IMI Bhubaneswar, IIM Sambalpur, XLRI Jamshedpur, IIFT, VGSOM, KSOM, XIMB Alumni and XIMB Home Team.

For this occasion, we are inviting our esteemed alumni, who have established themselves as the flag bearers of their respective industries, to put on their boots and polish their skills. While we give them an opportunity to their playing days, it provides the entire XIMB fraternity with a chance to interact with a variety of luminaries from various corporate houses, all under one roof, spread across two days.

The inauguration ceremony was held today wherein our esteemed chief guests encouraged students with their inspiring words. Mr.DilipTirkeyappreciated the students’ dedication to sports. He also quoted that “Fit youth will lead to a fit country” and thus emphasising that we should maintain physical and mental fitness to contribute to the society in a better way. Mr DilipGurumurthyexplained how hard-work and discipline can help us succeed in life and encouraged us to maintain a balance between studies and sports. This was followed by an inspiring speech by Father Arokia Das. The event was concluded by a vote of thanks by the Sportscomco-ordinatorRachit Chaudhary.


XIMB, a 30 years old business school of global reputation is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Offering MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognised for management education, training, research, and consulting that help builds a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognised for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.


Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established by the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for giving professional and technical knowledge.XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability and graduates programme in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce. Apart from these, it has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Sustainability, Media & Communications, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.

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