Sports is an integral part of campus life at IIT Mandi. Since the very beginning, the Institute believed in the role of sports and other physical activities for overall personality development of the students. Sports facilities here are diverse, both indoor and outdoor, along with the availability of experienced and dedicated coaches for most of the games. Programme of the NSO (National Sports Organization) is an official sports programme of IIT Mandi and is opted by many students as an extra-curricular activity. Each First-Year student gets an opportunity to choose one stream from NSO, NSS (National Service Scheme) or Hiking. During the year, students participate in various intra- and inter-institution sports meets and tournaments including the annual Inter-IIT Sports Meet that has witnessed increased contingent size over the years and distinguished performance in many fields by winning medals in individual as well as team events. Students are encouraged and supported generously to pursue their passion for sports at any level. Participations in state, national and international championships have also brought glory. Students at IIT Mandi have won international medals in para-Olympic badminton and state championship in TT. An alumnus of the Institute(Nitesh Kumar,B.tech. 2020) currently holds the 3rd rank in international para-badminton and has won many medals at the national and international level, including his recent achievement of winning silver medal in the World Championship 2019, and bronze medal in Asian Games 2018.