SRM University completed a hat-trick of triumphs when it won the all-India inter-university volleyball championship conducted by Shivaji University, Kolhapur, on Sunday prevailing over Calicut 25-22, 25-11, 25-13.

Entering the fray as the defending champion after winning the South zone title at Tirupati, SRM beat Barkatullah University, Bhopal ( 25-13, 25-12, 25-10), Shivaji University (25-18, 25-15, 25-11), Punjabi (25-21, 25-16, 25-20), and Sanskrit University, Darbanga (27-5, 25-11, 25-15) in the league stage.

Then it beat Osmania (25-13, 25-16, 25-13) in the quarter final and defeated Bharathiyar, Kovai (25-19, 27-25, 25-13) in the semi-final.

The final positions: 1. SRM University, 2. Calicut, 3. Bharathiyar (Coimbatore) 4. Punjabi.