Sports Quota Admission
The activities for the year 2018-19 began during the months of April and May when the foundations were laid for the future sports activities of the year by identifying the vacant positions in each team due to the graduation of final year students. Forty-eight students who represented various sports teams in their final year had graduated from the institution and as a result, the sports quota admission selections were conducted in order to fill up these vacancies. Selection trials for prospective students from BBA, B.Com and M.Com were conducted in the months of April-May, 2018 for each of the sports. A total of 150 students registered for the sports quota admissions in various disciplines and 32 were inducted based on their individual sports merits to strengthen the sports teams for the year 2018-19. The selected sports persons were given academic percentage concessions while the admission formalities were being done.
College Sports Team Selections
Mr. Vikshay Ronald of III BBA ‘A’ was selected as the Sports Coordinator in the Council Elections of 2018-19 unanimously. The beginning of June saw the consolidation of the recruitment efforts by conducting internal trials for the 18 college teams and other individual sporting events. These trials gave an opportunity for all college students, who had been admitted on other merits to participate in the college’s sporting activities. Nearly 450 students had registered for the selections and by the end of June, the 18 various teams as well as the individual sports events were finalized through a meticulous selection process. With that, the sports teams of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce were officially inaugurated at the Sports Induction Ceremony held on 11th June 2018. Following which, the various sports teams commenced their practice sessions.
Sports Induction Ceremony
The Sports Induction Ceremony was held on 11th June, 2018. This solemn ceremony was graced by Chief Guests, Mr. Raghavendra C, an international level chess player. Two hundred students, male and female, were given the Pledge of Honor and were inducted in to eighteen various teams. The captains of the various sports teams were called forward to take the oath, along with the other sports students, promising to ‘participate in the true spirit of sportsmanship’ with high levels of commitment and dedication. The sportspersons of SJCC were keen to impress, and anticipated an exciting ‘sporting’ year ahead. The College sports teams had performed very well in the academic year 2017- 18, winning 44 trophies and 7 medals (Athletics) for the College and 52 students who represented University, State and India. The Ceremony was concluded by honoring the national, state and university representatives for their achievements.
International Yoga Day:
The Sports Department in association with the Student Council organized an interactive yoga session as part of an initiative to promote World Yoga Day on Jun 21st, 2018. The chief guest for the event was yoga instructor, Ganashree A. Gowda. As a student of Nalanda High School, she has been practicing the art of yoga since she was in 2nd grade. Beginning her journey in Nisarga Yoga Kendra, she now holds medals and felicitation at the local, state, national and international levels. She participated in the Thailand International Yoga Championship and represented India in the Asian Championships and won 6 bronze medals for her contemporary skill. Apart from this, she participated in the World Yoga Championship held from the 6th – 9th of May, 2018 in Buenos Aires and Brazil and was crowned ‘World Yoga Champion’. The programme began with a warm-up session. As Ganashree entered the hall, everyone was asked to center themselves and prepare for instruction. She demonstrated a few asanas that the audience followed. After this, she performed complex poses, which the students enjoyed.
Facilities for the sports students
The hot water facilities are provided for the male and females ports students in the wash rooms. Two geysers have been fixed for boys’ wash room and solar water facilities have been provided for girls’ wash room. An extra trophy showcase has been furnished inside the gym to display the trophies, with floodlight, won by the students of the college.
Devdutt Babunu Padikkal of class I BBA ‘A’ represented India under 19 cricket team in Asian Cup and Sri Lanka tour, winning both. He is going to play in IPL 2019 for Royal Challenger’s Bangalore Team.
Ojas Ravindra Kulkarni participated in International FIDE Tournaments held in Europe and Crossed 2400 ELO points and scored international norms and is Karnataka state’s No. 1 champion in Chess.
Rakshith Rajendra Barigidad of 3 B.Com ‘D’ participated in All India InterInstitutional Tournaments held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, where he won a bronze medal. He represented Karnataka and is the No. 1 player in the state ranking for Table Tennis tournaments. He has been an Unbeatable player in the academic year and has received 1 lakh cash prize from Karnataka state government for his extraordinary performance in the field of sports.
Spiel 2019 – Everything on the Line!
The eagerly awaited mega event of the year, Spiel 2019, the inter-collegiate tournament was held from 9th to 15th of February, 2019. The 29th Year of Spiel was conducted on a grand scale. Spiel run was a breast cancer awareness run and it was organized by the college’s student council on 9th February, 2019, which attracted a large number of students, alumni and outsiders. With over 49 Colleges including the host college participating in this event, nearly 1500 students participated in Spiel 2019. There were 11 sporting events this year including Badminton. Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Throw ball, Table Tennis and Tennis.
SPIEL 2019 WINNERS LIST
The following are the details of Achievements of Sports Teams in 2018-19
The following Students Represented University/State/India 2018-19