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The Benefits and Importance of Extracurricular Activities in Delhi University

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The University of Delhi experience includes not just academics, but extracurricular activities as well. Involving yourself in the right societies can help you follow your passions, form friendships, learn new skills, and build imperative networks professionally.

A college student’s participation in extracurricular activities (ECA) acts as an integral role in a student’s life and significantly adds to the collegiate experience. Students become occupied in supplementary activities not only for entertainment, social, and gratification purposes but most importantly to gain and advance their skills.

There’s more to the college experience than just the classroom. From strengthening the brain to promoting more efficient time management skills, extracurricular activities help students thrive in much more than just their academic accomplishments. Extracurricular activities permit you to get a hands-on understanding in the field you will be working in, make associations with diverse people, advance your social skills, and it can really aid you in polishing your work ethic.

The University of Delhi provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities for its students. Each college has its own societies, which competes with the societies of other colleges and universities, time and again, across the various academic sessions, especially during the fest season. These activities exist to balance the university’s academic programme of study and augment the student’s educational experience. ECA teaches you the vital practical skills that you can apply when you enter the professional realm. The certificates and the enhancement of your CV through ECA assist you in preparing for the dynamism that follows you after your undergraduate degree completion.

These activities can also work to build professional skills that a classroom alone cannot foster alone. Being in a position of leadership in a society (society unions and student governments of colleges), for example, helps students learn essential skills in administration, organisation, and delegation. Being a part of a society in Delhi University most often has the effect of nurturing powerful team-building skills and guiding students in holding and achieving long-term goals. Extracurricular activities can smooth the progress of equipping students with many skills prospect or potential employers will be looking for. These programmes are also pleasurable and offer students the prospect to spend time with people of analogous interests. It helps students meet friends from different social groups and also acts as a de-stressor from the rigorous demands of their usual academic workload.



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Bhavya Banerjee

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