Sports is a parallel medium of instruction at MREI which focuses on a sports-centric philosophy to create healthy minds in healthy bodies. The World-Class infrastructure provides for total sports management which nurtures sports talent of the students at all levels from pre-primary to the college level.
World class sports facilities for outdoor and indoor games (which include basketball, volley ball, cricket, shooting, table tennis, squash, billiards, soccer, chess, carom to name a few) offers infrastructure which caters for budding sports learners. There is a 25 m Shooting Range and 10 m air conditioned Indoor Shooting Range operated on SIUS Ascor electronics targets of Olympics standards. Manav Rachna also has an indoor badminton and table tennis stadia with synthetic courts in association with Yonex and Stag respectively. These offer the best facilities in Haryana. A Sports Fitness Centre to meet psychological, physiotherapy and other health related issues is also available. Besides, Manav Rachna boasts of a Soccer Academy and a Semi Olympic sized swimming pool.
High level coaching is provided under the guidance of well known coaches, Mr Russell Mark, Mr Ralf Schumann, Peter Karlson, Jaspal Rana to name a few. Sports competitions in various Institutions of Manav Rachna are a regular feature. Manav Rachna also has the distinction of hosting the Manav Rachna Cricket Corporate Cup for the past 9 years.
Some of the MR star players and students/aAlumni who have consistently excelled in their respective sports include Gagan Narang and Shweta Chaudhary in shooting, Ms Ankita Das, Soumyajit Ghosh and Abhishek Yadav in Table Tennis. Notable sports luminaries who have graced the occasions at Manav Rachna include Gagan Narang, Bishen Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Kirti Azad, Vijay Kumar, Virendra Sehwag, Azharuddin, Ronjon Sondhi, Mohammad Kaif, Palela Gopichand and P.V.Sindhu amongst others. Manav Rachna students are frequent participants in various tournaments abroad as well as in India.
The Manav Rachna sports teams being affiliated with AIU took part in the following tournaments and brought laurels for the Institution:
- North Zone Inter University Badminton (M) Tournament 2015-16 held at MDU Rohtak from 29 Sept.2015 to 3rd Oct 2015.
- North Zone Inter University Cricket (M) Tournament 2015-16 at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP) from 19 Nov 2015 to 4 Dec 2015.
- North Zone Inter University Football (M) Tournament 2015-16 held at Amity University, Noida from 8th to 15th January 2016.
- All India Inter University Rifle and Pistol Shooting (M and W) at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) from 10th to 13th January 2016.
- Annual Sports festival MST 2016 organized by MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan from 19th to 21st February in Basketball (Boys and Girls), Volleyball (Boys and Girls), Table Tennis (Boys) and Badminton (Boys)
- North Zone Inter University Volleyball (W) Tournament 2015-16 at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from 10th to 14th March 2016.
- O. P. Bhalla belief in true education lay in holistic development as he created an ideal amalgam of sports and academia in MREI. The 9th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup, held in his memory, was a reflection of his joyous persona, and his inherit ability to spread hope and positivity. The Final match marked the closing ceremony in the august presence of Ms. Kirti Azad, MP, Former Test Cricketer, Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI and others. Manav Rachna lifted the trophy of the 9th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup from amongst 28 teams.
- O. P. Bhalla 50th Haryana State Sub-Junior Championship 2016, a five day event, culminated on 7th August 2016.
- 37th Open Faridabad District Badminton Championship 2016.
The MREI sports teams being affiliated with AIU took part in the following tournaments and brought laurels for the Institution:
- Two shooters Ankur Mittal & Shreyasi Singh from Manav Rachna International University were part of the Indian University team, participated in World University games 2015 held in South Korea from 3rd July to 14th July 2015 and won Bronze Medal in team Shooting event
- North Zone Inter University Badminton Tournament 2015-16 organized by Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak from 29.09.15 to 03.10.15
- – Annual Sports festival Udghosh 2015 organized by IIT Kanpur from 1st to 4th October 2015 in Basketball (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Table Tennis (Boys) and Squash (Boys)
- A Student Kuldeep Kumar of FET, was part of the Indian team which participated in Wako world Kick Boxing Championship 2015 at Dublin, Ireland from 21st to 29th November 2015.
- North Zone Inter University Cricket Tournament 2015-16 organized by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from 19.11.15 to 04.12.15.
- North Zone Inter University Football (M) Tournament 2015-16 at Amity University, Noida from 8th to 15th January 2016.
- All India Inter University Rifle & Pistol Shooting (M & W) at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) from 10th to 13th January 2016.
- Annual Sports festival MST 2016 organized by MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan from 19th to 21st February in Basketball (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Table Tennis (Boys) and Badminton (Boys)
- North Zone Inter University Volleyball (W) Tournament 2015-16 at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from 10th to 14th March 2016.
Manav Rachna has a variety of sports faculties spread over the campus as well as a sports academy located within Faridabad. Highlights of various faculties are given in the succeeding paragraphs.
INDOOR SPORTS ARENA:
Manav Rachna has an Indoor Sports Arena covering an area of 7000 Square feet at Q block basement. It has One Badminton Court, 6 T.T Tables, 4 Chess Stations and 4 Carrom Stations, 2 Billiards Tables and 1 Pool Table. This sports arena is open to all the Manav Rachna Students and Hostellers from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
SHOOTING RANGES :
10 Mtr. Shooting Range
25 Mtr. Shooting Range
Manav Rachna has two shooting ranges – a 10m Indoor Range and a 25m the Outdoor Range. The 10 meter fully A.C shooting range is equipped with 8 SIUS electronics targets and 8 manual targets, first of its kind in Delhi-NCR with electronic targets. The 25 Mtr. Shooting range also has 10 SIUS ascor electronic targets. The facility of Pool and Billiards table has also been provided to the shooters at the range.
CRICKET GROUND: The Cricket Ground in Campus is located in front of K and L Block This 40 x 40 meters lush green ground is equipped with flood lights and has 2 well maintained turf pitches.
SQUASH COURT: A well lit A.C. Squash Court is located at A Block 2nd Floor. Other sports facilities are also available in the complex such as Carrom and Chess boards along with a Pool table.
VOLLEYBALL COURTS : There are 4 standard size Volleyball Courts in Manav Rachna Campus – 2 Volleyball Courts are in front of B Block and 2 Volleyball Courts are situated near Q Block. The facility is available to all the Manav Rachna Students and Hostellers from morning to evening.
BASKETBALL COURTS: There are 3 standard size Basketball Courts in MRIU Campus – one each in front of E / F Block, B Block and in front of International Boys Hostel. These are also available for all the Manav Rachna Students and Hostellers from morning to evening.
- Open Gym for Women Hostellers
- Swimming of Half Olympic Size
- Soccer Ground
- Lawn Tennis Courts with Flood Lights
- Table Tennis Academy
Manav Rachna Centre of Sports Excellence for Badminton
Manav Rachna Sports Academy is a modern faculty catering to Residential Training Programmes. It is equipped with six fully Air Conditioned, indoor synthetic badminton courts and a separate boy’s and girl’s locker room for resting in between the sessions. We have 3 coaches and we specialize in providing training to various players from outside and within NCR and focus on giving the best expertise and guidance to our trainees, under the guidance of renowned International and National coaches. Manav Rachna has collaboration with Yonex, World no. 1 in Badminton related equipments.
Good players can’t be groomed in a day and hence our players have to adhere to a tight schedule and training. This includes a proper regimen of court training, physical, yoga, proper diet to take care of nutritional needs, physiotherapy, swimming, and nutrition. The training is focused as per the current level of player and he/she has to undergo intensive sessions for Physical/skills/ speed and agility, tactics development and mental toughening. We have designated physiotherapists who observe the players movements and developments round the clock to make sure that no injury is there to hinder their career in badminton.
Manav Rachna Centre of Badminton Excellence conducts well planned programmes in which 15-20 players from different states are undergoing the training to hone their badminton skills and attain international level standards. The players are getting trained under the watchful eyes of two extremely good coaches, who are: Mr. Hendra Setyo Nugroho from Indonesia and Mr. Rasheed Misbah Ansari.
Manav Rachna Centre of Sports Excellence for Shooting
Manav Rachna truly believes in shaping up the sports in the right manner. Shooting is another sport in which Manav Rachna has set up its centre of excellence. Manav Rachna has two shooting ranges in which current and budding players are getting trained. We conduct various shooting camps and clinics to help the shooting players in India to practice and do well at International Level.
A large number of renowned players of International fame are associated with Manav Rachna. These include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee, Mr. Ronjan Sodhi; Olympic Medalist, Mr. Abhinav Bindra; Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar and Legendary Shooter Mr. Jaspal Rana to name a few.
We organize many shooting programmes with coaches of International Level from time to time in which shooters from all around the country come and train themselves with these stars.
Shooting Camp with Mr. Rustam Yambulatov
Rustam Zaynullovich Yambulatov is a Soviet sport shooter. He has won a silver medal in Trap Shooting in 1980 Summer Olympics.
Shooting Camp with Mr. Ralf Schumann
Ralf Schumann is a German 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol shooter. He is a three-time Olympic Champion and twice the World Champion.
Shooting Camp with Mr. Russell Mark
Russell Andrew Mark, OAM is a professional Australian Trap and Double Trap clay target shooter and shooting coach. He is also an Olympic Champion and has an Olympic gold medal in Double Trap at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
ISSF Academy India :
International Shooting Sport Federation has launched ISSF Academy accredited training centre in India in association with Manav Rachna Sports Academy, Faridabad. This Academy is the first of its kind in Asia. The aim of the academy shall be to provide, promote and encourage shooting sports, to develop and promote methods and programmes of instructions and to research educational, scientific and medical principles. The budding and current shooters will be made to learn different skills of shooting and will be trained to compete at the International level. The ISSF India academy will work throughout India and will set up training centers in different parts of the country.
We have Tie-ups with the following international brands: Yonex, Stag, Adidas, Taylor made
SPORTS PERSONALITIES IN MANAV RACHNA
The legendary cricketer Mr. Kapil Dev visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students about Sports Management on 29.03.2009. He also distributed the prizes to teams in the final match of 2nd Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2009.
Mr. Abhinav Bindra, Gold Medalist in Beijing Olympics Games 2008, inaugurated Manav Rachna 25 mtr. and 10 mtr. Indoor A.C shooting range in 15.04.2009.
Manav Rachna started a Golf Academy in MRIS -14, Faridabad in collaboration with Taylor made Adidas a well-known company and biggest brand in golf equipments. The academy was inaugurated by Mr. Nikhil Chopra, Former Test Cricketer and Professional Golfer, on 4th March 2010 in presence of Hon’ble chief patron, Dr. O.P.Bhalla Chairman, Dr. Prashant Bhalla and Dr. Amit Bhalla Vice President MRIU.
The Former Test cricketer, Mr. Bishan Singh visited Manav Rachna International University on 21st March, 2010 and addressed the students. He also distributed prizes to the teams in the final match of 3rd Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2010
The Former Test cricketer, Mr. Chetan Sharma and Sports Mininster of Haryana Mr. Sukhbir Singh Kataria, visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna on 26.03.2011. He also distributed the prizes to teams in the final match of 4th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2011.
Mr Sanjiv Sachdeva, ‘Chief Indian Coach Junior Badminton’ imparted professional coaching to budding badminton players in the winter coaching camp in November 2011
Mr. Madan Lal, Former Test Cricketer visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna on 24.03.2012. He also distributed the prizes to the teams in the final match of 5th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2012
The Legendry Cricketer, Mr. Virender Sehwag inaugurated Manav Rachna Cricket Academy at Manav Rachna International School Charmwood Village, Faridabad on 06th July, 2012.
Manav Rachna Organized Table Tennis Clinic by Mr. Peter Karlsson, 5 Times World Champion and 6 Times European Champion, from 8 to 10 July, 2012 in collaboration with Stag International.
Mr. Gagan Narang and Ms Shweta Chaudhary, International Shooter with Dr. O.P. Bhalla , Dr. Prashant Bhalla and Dr. Amit Bhalla at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad on 16.08.2012
MRSA organized One Day Badminton Clinic by Ms. P.V. Sindhu, then Asian Badminton Champion and now Olympic Silver Medalist and Mr. Sanjiv Sachdeva, Chief Indian Jr. Badminton Coach, on 20th August 2012 in collaboration with Yonex Sunrise.
The London Olympian Shooting Silver Medalist, Mr. Vijay Kumar Visited Manav Rachna on 30.11.2012.
Former Test cricketer Mohd. Azharuddin visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna on 30.03.2013. He also distributed prizes to the teams in the final match of 6th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2013
Former Test Cricketer, Mr. Yashpal Sharma visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna on 29.03.2014. He also distributed prizes to the teams in the final match of 7th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2014.
Mr. Pullela Gopichand, Former All England Badminton Champion and National Badminton coach visited Manav Rachna Sports Facilities.
Mr. Ronjan Sodhi, International Shooter with Dr. O.P.Bhalla, Founder Visionary, MREI.
Former Test Cricketer and Hon’ble MP, Mr. Kirti Azad visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna. He also distributed prizes to the teams in the final match of 8th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2015.
Former Test Cricketer and Hon’ble MP Mr. Kirti Azad visited Manav Rachna International University and addressed the students of Manav Rachna on 02.04.2016. He also distributed prizes to the teams in the final match of 9th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge 2016
MRIU Sports Achievers
Vijay Kumar – International Shooter. Renowned Shooter, Olympic Silver Medalist in 2014 Commonwealth Games Indian contingent, he was torch bearer. He is MRIU ( BBA 1st Year ) Student
Ms Ankita Das – International Table Tennis Player. India’s Number One in Table Tennis, represented India in London Olympic 2012 Winner Brazil Grand Prix and also took part in Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow. She is an MBA Student in MRIU.
Somyajit Ghosh – International Table Tennis Player. India Number One in Table Tennis, represented India in London Olympics 2012, Winner Brazil Grand Prix and also took part in Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow. Mr. Soumyajit Ghosh, student of MRIU, BBA (G) was part of the Indian Table Tennis team to represent and participate in Rio Olympic Games held in Brazil from 5th to 21st August 2016.
Abhishek Yadav – International Table Tennis Player. Junior Indian and Asian Table Tennis Champion. He is a student of MRIU, BBA (G).
Mr. Bhavesh Shekhawat – Shooter. Bhavesh Shekhawat, a student from Manav Rachna International University has been selected as part of the Indian University shooting team to participate in the World University Shooting Championship 2016 to be held in Bydgoszcz Poland from 14th to 18th September, 2016.
Mr. Lokesh Rawat – Body Building. Mr. Lokesh Rawat, a Student of FAS, MRIU (Bsc. N and D) won Silver Medal in World Championship- IBFF 2016 at Slovenia-Kuper on 25th June, 2016.
Mr. Kuldeep Kumar– International Player of Kick Boxing. Student of Aeronautical, FET, MRIU participated in the World Kick Boxing Championship 2016 at Korea. Won Bronze Medal in Wako Asian Kick Boxing Championship 2015, Pune, India from 1st August, 2015 to 9th August, 2015, Bronze medalist world Championship Kick Boxing 2011 at Mosco and Bronze Medalist world championship 2012.
Hendra Setyo Nugroho
International Indonesian coach with experience of 5years as head coach in various renowned academies nationally and internationally. His best achievement is Winner in International Men’s Doubles Category and has many more in his cap.
Rasheed Misbah Ansar
A qualified SAI coach, who has participated in Nationals 5 times and has been U.P State champion.
Rustam Yambulatov – Shooting Coach
Rustam Zaynullovich Yambulatov is a Soviet sport shooter. He won a silver medal in Trap Shooting in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Anant Pratap Singh – Shooting Coach
Qualification – Bsc./ Msc. Qualified Coach,
As a National- International player- as a Coach 5 years.
Silver Medal/ Diploma in 35th National Games, Silver Medal in Asian Clay Shooting Competition. 8 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at National Level in Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol Events. 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals at North Zone in Rifle, Pistol Shotgun and other Events.
Tapas Kumar Sikdar – Shooting Coach
As a National- International level player (20 years). As a Coach (6 years_. (He is Retd. With Indian Navy)
As a team member of Indian Shooting Team National/International Shooting Championship for a peroid of 20 years 1985 to 2005 and won many National and International Medals for the country. Won many Gold Medals, Silver Medals and Individual and team events in National Shooting Championship every years since 1985-2004
Deepak Kumar – Shooting Coach
Deepak Singh Rawat – Shooting Coach
Abhilasha Thakur – Badminton Coach
Qualified SAI coach, U.P State Champion in singles and doubles, National Participation and All India ranking Tournament participation. Represented L.N.I.P.E. 5 times in all India Inter University West zone Badminton, represented L.N.I.P.E in All India Inter University West zone Lawn Tennis Championship, Participated 2 times in National School Games Championships in Badminton.
Amit Kumar – Football Coach
M.A in Physical Education/NIS Diploma in Football /Diploma in Physical Education.
Gold in Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup National 7-A-Side Football Championship in 2006.
Participation in Under-19 National Football Championship (1996-97), Participation in Under-21 National Football Championship (1998-99), Represented Kurukshetra University in All India Inter University Football Championship (1997-98)