SSN Institutions today announced the successful conclusion of the 15th edition of SSN Trophy. The tournament, conducted duirng August 18 – 21, 2017, included eight different events in Football, Badminton, Cricket, Basketball, Chess, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis for both men and women categories.
The SSN Trophy is one of the most widely acclaimed inter-collegiate sports tournaments in the country, and provides the perfect stage for the top sports teams representing colleges from across India to compete against each other. The total prize money disbursed to winners of the SSN trophy this year is Rs. 4 lacs. This year, the SSN Trophy title was sponsored by HCL. The major teams which participated in the tournament included the hosts – SSN; Loyala Arts, Chennai; St. Francis De Sales, Bangalore; VNRVJIT, Hyderabad; IIT Madras; PSG Arts, Coimbatore; M.D. College, Kerala; St. Joseph’s, Trichy; St. Joseph’s, Bangalore; and Bishop’s Bangalore among others.
The inauguration ceremony held on August 18, 2017, was presided over by Chief Guest, Shri. Akilan Pari, Indian Basketball Team Captain and Dr. S. Salivahanan, Principal of SSN College of Engineering.
Commenting on the significance of the SSN Trophy, Ms. Kala Vijaykumar, President, SSN College of Engineering, said “We at SSN have always laid great emphasis on creating well-rounded students, who can excel in both academics and sports. This Championship is one of the major sporting events on the SSN calendar and we hope we can contribute towards nurturing future sports stars by offering them a national-level platform.”
Akilan Pari, Indian Basketball Team Captain said “The SSN Trophy is a challenging tournament for the players, but immensely entertaining for the other students. During the three-day tournament, each player competes against a new opponent each day. The dedication and enthusiasm seen during the Championship is commendable.”
The table given below indicates the winners and runners up for each category:
|Basketball||Men||Jeppiaar Inst||GRD College, CBE|
|Basketball||Women||Stella Maris||WCC, Madras|
|Badminton||Men||SSNCE “A’’||Loyola Arts|
|Badminton||Women||St.Joseph’s CE||St.Joseph’s Commerce|
|Tennis||Men||Loyola Arts||SSNCE “A’’|
|Tennis||Women||MOP Vaishnav College||SSNCE “A’’|
|Table Tennis||Men||SSNCE “A’’||Loyola Arts|
|Table Tennis||Women||MOP Vaishnav College||St.Joseph’s CE|
|Chess||Combined Event||SSNCE “A’’||MOP Vaishnav College|
|Cricket||Men||Gurunanak Arts||Loyola ICAM|
|Football||Men||MCC, Madras||Bishop Heber, Trichy|
|Squash||Men (Individual)||Vikas ( Loyola Arts)||Karan (Loyola Arts)|
|Squash||Women (Individual)||Mayuri (SSN)||Neharika (MOP Vaishnav)|
About SSN Institutions
SSN Institutions (SSN) is the first initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation in the field of education. Founded by Shiv Nadar, Founder Chairman – HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation in 1996, SSN endeavors to provide world class research based education to meritorious students from all walks of life.
A not-for- profit institute managed by the SSN Trust (Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar Educational and Charitable Trust), SSN includes SSN College of Engineering (SSN CE), SSN School of Management (SSN SoM), SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering (SSN SASE), SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SSN SACE) and SSN Research Centre (SSN RC).
Located on the Old Mahabalipuram Road known as the Cyber Corridor of Chennai, SSN is spread over a 250-acre Wifi-enabled campus with a built-up area of around 2 million sq ft; equipped with the state-of- the-art infrastructure for learning including computers and internet facilities networked by fiber optical links, modern workshops; labs, seminar halls, auditorium, libraries, gymnasium, a sports complex and residential accommodation for students and faculty. In a short span of two decades, SSN College of Engineering is already ranked as one of the top five private engineering colleges in India, 27th among all engineering institutions in India and 80th among all educational institutions in the country (India Rankings 2017, NIRF by MHRD).