Biggest Inter-University Sports Festival of the Region Concludes at Gulf Medical University

By | March 15, 2016
Inter-University Sports Festival

BITS Pilani, Dubai emerge overall champions in the Annual Sports Festival participated 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.

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. Thumbay Moideen, 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.

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:

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)

CRICKET– Girls

RUNNERS UP                          GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                   BITS PILANI, DUBAI

Best Performance                     Ms. Ruqiya Umar (Gulf Medical University, Ajman)

FOOTBALL– Boys

RUNNERS UP                             AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Ras Al Khaimah
WINNERS                                     CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AJMAN

FOOTBALL– Girls

RUNNERS UP                            GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                     HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

BASKETBALL – Boys

RUNNERS UP                           UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, DUBAI
WINNERS                                   UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BASKETBALL – Girls

RUNNERS UP                           MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS                                   AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BADMINTON – Boys

RUNNERS UP                         MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS                                 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BADMINTON –Girls

RUNNERS UP                         GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                 MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI

TABLE TENNIS – Boys

RUNNERS UP                        UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS                                 HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

TABLE TENNIS – Girls

RUNNERS UP                       VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH
WINNERS                               BITS PILANI, DUBAI

TENNIS – Boys

RUNNERS UP                       AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WINNERS                               AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

TENNIS – Girls

RUNNERS UP                      BITS PILANI, DUBAI
WINNERS                              AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

THROWBALL – Girls

RUNNERS UP                     ICBEST – GULF INFORMATION & LEARNING CENTER, SHARJAH
WINNERS                             BITS PILANI, DUBAI

VOLLEYBALL – Boys

RUNNERS UP                   BITS PILANI, DUBAI
WINNERS                           VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH

SQUASH – Boys

RUNNERS UP                    AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WINNERS                            AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

SWIMMING – Boys

RUNNERS UP                    UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS                            AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

SWIMMING – Girls

WINNERS                        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

OVERALL CHAMPIONS: BITS PILANI, DUBAI

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