Students are encouraged to participate and learn from a wide array of inter hostel as well as inter college competitions. Literary events, dramatic competitions and art and quiz contests challenge the students’ creativity, language skills, self-confidence and alertness besides building up a lively atmosphere in the campus and giving students a golden opportunity to discover their hidden talents. The cultural-cum-technical festival of IIT Indore, "Fluxus", attracted participation from engineering and management streams from all over the country.
Regular practice sessions for a large variety of sports like Badminton, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Cricket and Table Tennis not only keep students’ on their toes, but also helps develop true sportsmanship, real-time decision making and teamwork. The fruit of the efforts put in by the students and support staff has shown well through strong performances in the Inter IIT Sports Meet. Ferocia - IIT Indore's sports festival - saw some of the best sportsmen and teams to contest and strive for victory and fame in this Inter-College sporting extravaganza.
Technical seminars and workshops have been hosted in the IIT campus to promote interest and nurture the technical skills of students. Inter hostel and college competitions are organized to test the dexterity of students. "The Road to Rutas" is a one-of-its-kind techno-management industry simulation competition hosted at IIT Indore every year wherein participating teams are invited to play the role of companies bidding for a tender, in a virtual setting.