Sports are not only important for success in studies but it is important for success in every walk of our life. It is the ideal way to foster competitive spirit and sportsmanship. They also help build team spirit and inculcate discipline among the participants. In the advanced countries of the present day too they are a regular feature of the school and college curriculum.
At IITM students are encouraged to participate in outdoor games like cricket, volleyball, basket ball, badminton etc. and for indoor games like table tennis, chess and carrom.
The annual sports day is organized by the Institute every year.