It’s that time of the year again where Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani will be hosting their 34th instalment of the action-packed BOSM Sports Festival – BOSM’19.

One of the largest sports fests in the country, the BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM) will be held for four days with an expected turnout of 2000 participants from 100 colleges.

The Sports festival will take place from 13 to 17 September.

Promising to be even bigger and better than last year, 100 colleges from across the country will descend on the sports fields of the college, which claims to be one of the country’s biggest college sports festival.

Final preparations are in full swing and first year students are excited to start their first-ever BOSM as BITSian.




The festival promises great entertainment, exciting sport, and tasty food from a range of vendors. A two-month football camp is being organised on campus, with professional coaches training the students.

“Make new friends, meet new people, so I’m kind of excited. We are practicing very rigorously this time and I think we are well on the patch to tackle BOSM this year. Our playing 5 includes mostly seniors, we just have one junior in the playing 5 that gives us the advantage to conquer even more than we already have,” said Pragati Singh, the women’s basketball team Captain.

Ultimate Frisbee debut set to spice up the BOSM’19

Over 2000 young athletes will participate in 18 different sports ranging from the adrenaline – filled ball sports like Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Cricket and Hockey to the fast-paced racquet sports like Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Squash and Table Tennis. Apart from that, the list of sports also contains Athletics, Swimming, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and Taekwondo, Snooker and Pool, Chess and Carrom.

This year will mark the debut of Ultimate Frisbee in BOSM.

The first edition of BOSM was held way back in 1986 and has grown to be one of the largest and most competitive college sports fests in the country. Baxter, the desert eagle, is the official mascot of BOSM. A student-managed fest, BOSM 2019 is the 34th edition of this prestigious and exemplary carnival of sports.

The chief guest of BOSM’19 is Arjuna Awardee Tania Sachdev, Woman Grandmaster in Chess, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is also a chess presenter and commentator.

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This BOSM, make every move wisely. Be at the top of your strategy game. Attack. Pin. Capture your opponent off-guard and… BOOM! Checkmate! We are delighted to host Tania Sachdev as the chief guest of the Inauguration Ceremony for BOSM 2019. She is an Indian Chess Player and has represented the Indian National Team in many tournaments worldwide. In 2005, she became the eighth Indian player to be awarded the Woman Grandmaster title. This International Master was also conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2009 as a recognition for her outstanding achievements. We are honoured to have such a meritorious and awe-inspiring personality grace our Inauguration Ceremony and provide a spectacular start to BOSM 2019. #HallaToHogaHi #Grit #Guts #Glory #BOSM19 @taniasachdev

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The excitement regarding BOSM’19 is reaching new levels ass the days go by. Many teams from across the nation and also a few teams from other countries make their presence felt at BOSM every year. Colleges in Delhi including the various DU Colleges participate regularly and enthusiastically in BOSM. The same can be said about the colleges from Rajasthan including MNIT, Jaipur and RIET, Rajasthan.

Large participation from other cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh is also observed.

With wide variety of sporting events lined up, alongside exhibitions, talks, prof shows and various other sports related events, BOSM’19 promises to be a thrilling 4-day experience full of adrenaline and fierce competition amongst the best in India.


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