The inaugural function of the Athletic Meet will be held on 5th November 2014 at 10.30 am in the divine presence of His Holiness Sri Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji of Pejavara Matha, Udapi. Sri R. V. Deshpande, Minister for Higher Education & Tourism Govt. of Karnataka and Pro Chancellor of VTU will be Chief Guests on this occasion. Prof. B. K. Chandrashekhar, Former Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, GoK and Former Professor IIMB and Ms. Sushmita Powar, Gold Medalist in Kabaddi in Asian Games will be Guest of Honour Dr. H. Maheshappa, Vice Chancellor of VTU will preside over the function.
The valedictory function of the Athletic Meet will be held on 8th November 2014 at 4.00 pm. Sri Satish Jarkiholi, Minister for Excise GoK. and Belagavi Dist,-In Charge Minister and Sri K. Abhayachandra Jain, Minister for Youth and Fisheries, GoK will be the Chief Guests on the occasion. Mr. Mukkund Khillekar, Arjun Awardee in Boxing will be Guest of Honour. Dr. H. Maheshappa, Vice Chancellor of VTU will preside over the function.
Highlights of the 17th VTU Athletic Meet:
17th VTU Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet 2014-2015 is mega event, in which 1514 sports persons from 124 affiliated colleges will be participating in the meet.
1152 men and 361 women will be participating in the 17th Athletic meet.
The competitions will be held in 25 events during 5th to 8th November 2014.