Why cultural Activities are important along with academic programs in colleges?

May 13, 2017

Gone are the days when only academic programs were the only activities organised in colleges and all students focused on that. With the changing trend we have noticed a major difference in the field of academics too. Students don’t want to be bookworms; they look for other options that could help them in the future. Besides, this in this high tech world, every student wants to acquire knowledge in every field to stay updated. Co-circular activities play a vital role in the life of students, read on to know how.

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Social Benefits
Extracurricular activities increase opportunities for social interaction and new relationship development. As most of these activities are group-oriented which have students from different niches, which gives them a chance to more know about people of different passions and cultures. Besides, this they can also find clubs or groups that share similar social, religious or even entertainment interest for socialization. Interaction with people of different backgrounds helps in development of interpersonal skills of students.

Practical Benefits
Extracurricular activities teach students how to work for a common goal and this ultimately develops a sense of responsibility in them. It increases the level of confidence and also teaches them how to co-operate and work with people in different conditions. They learn to face the challenges that come in education and career. Extracurricular activities like sports require a person to remain physically fit. Thus students have to be particular about their health and diet. They have to take diet which can make them physically stronger and also do exercise daily. They start loving their body, which is very important for a happier life.

Educational Benefits
Most of the employers love to hire people who are all rounded. Sustained involvement in more than one activity reflects the talent and potential of the student. Hiring officials look for these talents in people. Besides, this when applying for admission in colleges for higher degrees, these students get a preference too. While pursuing these activities in college along with education students learn prioritization and time management skills too. These academically and co-circularly talented students have well-groomed personality, which helps them to face the world in a better way.