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General introduction

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.


Year Achievement
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

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