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Biggest Inter-University Sports Festival of the region concludes at GMU

Biggest Inter-University Sports Festival of the region concludes at GMU


Mangalore Today News Network

Dubai, March 15, 2016 : BITS Pilani, Dubai emerge overall champions in the Annual Sports Festivalparticipated by around 2000 students from 27 leading universities and colleges.The 15th Annual Sports Festival of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE concluded with the prize distribution ceremony on Sunday, 13th March 2016.

 

The closing ceremony which was held at the GMU campus in Ajman was attended by GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, the Chief Guest of the ceremony, the Deans of the constituent colleges of GMU, the sports directors, officials and students from the participating institutions as well as GMU students.

 

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The event, which is considered the biggest inter-university sports festival in the country, saw around 2000 participants from across 27 leading universities/colleges in the university vie for prizes in Cricket, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Throwball, Volleyball, Squash and Swimming held over six days.


The festival was held from 5th March in association with Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group. The grand sports event is held each year keeping in view the philosophy of Gulf Medical University “Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind” and to instill the spirit of sportsmanship and healthy competition among the students, according to Dr. Joshua Ashok, Dean - Student Affairs, who is also Chairman-Sports Committee of GMU. “We thank Mr. ThumbayMoideen, Founder President & Chairman of the Board of Governors of GMU for his constant support to the annual sports festival,” he said. He also thanked the participating institutions for the huge popularity of the event.

 

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BITS Pilani – Dubai emerged the overall champions of the fest. A total of 40 trophies and around 1000 medals and 1000 certificates were distributed to the winners and participants, at the closing ceremony.


The following institutions participated in this year’s edition of the sports festival: College of Medicine - GMU, College of Dentistry – GMU, College of Pharmacy – GMU, College of Allied Health Sciences – GMU, College of Graduate Studies – GMU, Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T), University of Sharjah, American University of RAK, University of Wollongong – Dubai, BITS Pilani – Dubai, International College – Ajman, Canadian University of Dubai, Victoria College – Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, Ajman University of Science & Technology, Institute of Modern Technologies (IMTECH), Manipal University – Dubai, Murdoch University – Dubai, Heriot Watt University, Emirates Aviation University, Wisdom Business School - Ras Al Khaimah, City University College of Ajman, ICBEST Gulf Information & Learning Center – Sharjah, Brillianz Institute of Management & Studies – Sharjah, Success Point College – Sharjah, City International Training Centre – Ajman, Cromwell UK – Sharjah.

Prize Winners in the Inter-University Tournaments:
1.    CRICKET– Boys
RUNNERS UP        EMIRATES AVIATION UNIVERSITY
WINNERS            MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI

CRICKET– Boys
Man of the Match    Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

CRICKET– Boys
Best Batsman        Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

CRICKET– Boys
Best Bowler        Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

2.    CRICKET– Girls
RUNNERS UP        GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS            BITS PILANI, DUBAI               
Best Performance    Ms. Ruqiya Umar (Gulf Medical University, Ajman)

3.    FOOTBALL– Boys
RUNNERS UP        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Ras Al Khaimah
WINNERS        CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AJMAN

4.    FOOTBALL– Girls
RUNNERS UP        GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS        HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

5.    BASKETBALL – Boys
RUNNERS UP        UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, DUBAI
WINNERS        UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

6.    BASKETBALL – Girls
RUNNERS UP        MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

7.    BADMINTON – Boys
RUNNERS UP        MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

8.    BADMINTON –Girls
RUNNERS UP             GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS        MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI

9.    TABLE TENNIS – Boys
RUNNERS UP        UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS        HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

10.    TABLE TENNIS – Girls
RUNNERS UP        VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH
WINNERS        BITS PILANI, DUBAI       

11.    TENNIS – Boys
RUNNERS UP        AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

12.    TENNIS – Girls
RUNNERS UP        BITS PILANI, DUBAI       
WINNERS         AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
13.    THROWBALL – Girls
RUNNERS UP        ICBEST – GULF INFORMATION & LEARNING 
                                          CENTER, SHARJAH
WINNERS        BITS PILANI, DUBAI       

14.    VOLLEYBALL – Boys
RUNNERS UP        BITS PILANI, DUBAI
WINNERS        VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH

15.    SQUASH – Boys
RUNNERS UP        AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY   
WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

16.    SWIMMING – Boys
RUNNERS UP        UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

17.    SWIMMING – Girls

WINNERS        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH


OVERALL CHAMPIONS: BITS PILANI, DUBAI


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