The East Zone Inter University Football (Men) Tournament 2021-22 was organized by KISS – Deemed to be University under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) from 25th – 29th Dec 2021.
The opening ceremony of the tournament was held today morning at KISS-KIIT Football Stadium and attended by Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS – Deemed to be University, Dr. Shiharan Bose, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Bhubaneswar Region, Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Director Sports, KIIT – Deemed to be University & Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT – Deemed to be University & Mr. Rudrakesh Jena, Deputy Director Sports, KISS – Deemed to be University.
A total of 1040 participants from 52 universities are participated in this said event.
After finished of knock out matches from Pool A: University of Calcutta, Pool B: Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Pool C: Adamas University, Pool D: Sambalpur University. All the teams played round robin matches to decide the Top 4 positions. All the winners Sambalpur University, Adamas University, Calcutta University & Sido Kanhu Murmu University have qualified for the All India Inter University Inter Zone Football (Men) Championship 2021-22 to be held at MGU, Kottayam, Kerala from 11th – 15th January 2022 which is a qualifying event for the “2nd Khelo India University Games 2022”.
|SL NO||NAME OF THE TEAM||RANK|
|1||SAMBALPUR UNIVERSITY||1ST POSITION|
|2||ADAMAS UNIVERSITY||2ND POSITION|
|3||UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA||3RD POSITION|
|4||SIDO KANHU MURMU UNIVERSITY||4TH POSITION|
The following Guest were present in the Valedictory Ceremony:
- Chief Guest – Shri Om Prakash Singh, Addl. PCCF-cum-Secretary, OFSA, Bhubaneswar.
- Guest of Honor – Dr. Saroj Kumar Panda, Observer of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
- Dr. Prashant Ku. Routray, Registrar, KISS – Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.
- Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Director Sports, KIIT – Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.
- Mr. Rudrakesh Jena, Deputy Director Sports, KISS – Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.
All the players & officials from different universities thanked Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS & MP Kandhamal for providing excellent facilities (Accommodation, Food, Transportation & Field of Play) for the tournament.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS & Member of Parliament Kandhamal congratulated KIIT University Team for their performance. He also conveyed his best wishes to all the players who participated in the tournament & wished everyone all the best for their upcoming matches and future competitions.