Chess Club, IIT Mandi, coordinates all the chess events and activities, including taking sessions for interested students, and organizing regular chess tournaments, both at intra and inter college levels. The club has many well-experienced players, who compete every year for selection to participate in annual events such as Rann-Neeti and Inter IIT Sports Meet. Chess culture in IIT Mandi was initially brought by Rijul Bathla, Anmol Passi (Batch 2016-20) and Aditya Nautiyal (Batch 2017-21).In the year 2018, as the strength of IIT Mandi increased, chess also saw significant growth in the active players.
Since 2018, Inter-Hostel and Inter-Year chess tournaments have become regular among players. Chess Club also owns chess boards and chess clocks to facilitate these events and daily chess-related activities in college. Today, chess is among the games with the most participation in events held in IIT Mandi, particularly online blitz and rapid chess events which see a participation of about 60 players.The club currently has two FIDE Rated players, Aditya Pandey and Dinesh Bhagat.
Students, faculties, and Staff-members always were invited and are invited in the future to join the club to play chess and participate in the chess events organized at the campus or online on the lichess platform.
|2019||Participation in Inter IIT,
Team - Pragyanshu chaudhary (Captain), Anurag Sharma, Jainan Tandel, Saikiran Sitawar
|2019||Rann-neeti Gold Medal|
|2018||Rann-neeti Silver Medal|
|2017||Rann-neeti Silver Medal|
- AY 2020-21
- Pragyanshu Chaudhary
- AY 2019-20
- Dinesh Bhagat
- AY 2018-19
- Aditya Nautiyal