Somaiya Vidyavihar University and University of Madras win the AIU National Inter University Squash Tournament at Somaiya Vidyavihar University

It provided a platform for the student athletes to exhibit their skills. SVU's commitment to promoting sports and nurturing talent was evident throughout the tournament.

Mumbai,  February 2024 - Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU) hosted the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) National Inter-University Squash Tournament. The tournament took place from February 20th to February 23rd, 2024, with participation from 22 renowned universities across India. In an exciting culmination, Somaiya Vidyavihar University clinched victory in the men's category, and University of Madras secured the top position in the women's category

The tournament at SVU's state-of-the-art sports facilities showcased the exceptional talent and competitive spirit of university-level squash players from all corners of the country. It provided a platform for the student athletes to exhibit their skills. SVU's commitment to promoting sports and nurturing talent was evident throughout the tournament. 

The university's world-class infrastructure and unwavering support for sports development were pivotal to the event's success. After intense matches filled with thrilling displays of sportsmanship, SVU is delighted to announce the winners of the (edition) AIU National Inter-University Squash Tournament:

The results (final) Men's Category: Somaiya Vidyavihar University won against MJP Rohilkhand University 3-1, Suraj Chand beat Aryan Singh (11-7, 14-12,11-5), Avinash sahani Beat Sajid Khan (11-5, 11-8,11-9), Rahul Baitha lost Saurabh Kumar (5-11, 7-11, 8-11), Om Semwal beat Udhay Bharti (11-5, 11-8, 11-2)

In the match for the third place men's category, University of Mumbai  won against Lovely Professional University 3-1.

In the Women’s category University of Madras continued their dominance to emerge as Champions once again. They defeated the Shiv Nadar University Delhi NCR by 3-1. For the third Place, University of Mumbai defeated University of Kerala 3-1.

The success of this tournament would not have been possible without the dedication of the participating teams, the support of the AIU, and the hard work of SVU's organizing committee and volunteers.

"We are thrilled to have successfully hosted the (edition) of the AIU National Inter-University Squash Tournament at Somaiya Vidyavihar University. This tournament showcased the exceptional talent of university-level squash players from across the country and provided a platform for camaraderie and sportsmanship. We congratulate all the winners and participants on their outstanding performances and dedication. SVU remains committed to promoting sports culture and nurturing talent, and we look forward to hosting more such prestigious events in the future." said Aazaz Khan, Director, Somaiya Sports Academy. 

About Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU):

Somaiya Vidyavihar University, with over eight decades of legacy of rich experience in managing educational institutions and imparting quality education, offers numerous opportunities and multi-disciplinary programs to students from all over the world. 

Nestled in a vast 50-acre green campus, the university caters to 10000+ students in diverse fields of education, including Management, Engineering, Design, Humanities and Sciences, Library & Information Science, Religion & Culture, Sports, and Music. Somaiya Vidyavihar University offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of learning opportunities through the ‘major-minor’ combinations available and brings the ambitious chance to interact with a large pool of global alumni networks. 

Somaiya Vidyavihar University, with its vast portfolio of programs in various disciplines, offers students the ‘Freedom of Possibilities’ to accelerate excellence, pursue their passion, and above all, discover themselves. 

The university also accommodates an advanced incubation center, which serves as a launchpad for entrepreneurs/start-ups. The placement cell facilitates ample employment opportunities for graduates, and the on-campus hostels ensure a comfortable and safe living environment.

About Somaiya Sports Academy:

Somaiya Sports Academy was uniquely envisioned as both, a multi-sports training, and an academic institute. It has gained widespread recognition as the benchmark for coaching and developing grassroots and high-performing sports professionals who are capable of competing at the highest levels. Along with administering the latest and the most scientific sports training and providing a competitive environment, the Academy is committed to providing educational courses to students, to find new career opportunities in the sports and ancillary industry. 

The Academy has professional sports facilities and advanced technology laboratories, enabling it to provide BSc and MSc programs in Sports and Exercise Science, as well as the highly sought-after MBA in Sports Management. Physical Education & Sports and Exercise Science-based research wing has also been established.

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