When Extra-curricular Activities are not extra but VITAL!

When Extra-Curricular Activities Are Not Extra But VITAL!
Students Guide

When Extra-curricular Activities are not extra but VITAL!

At the beginning of the 2021, BGI Bhopal aligned themselves with a commitment to the India’s sustainable development goals of quality education.

A wide and diversified range of extracurricular activities exists at Bansal Group of Institutes Bhopal – meeting to a variety of student interests. Student club of BGI Bhopal organize many such activities which plays an integral role in the collegiate experience and students’ involvement as a key factor in their personal development. Students become involved in extracurricular activities not only for entertainment, social, and enjoyment purposes but most importantly to gain and improve skills in themselves.

Powerful Impact on Students

The main impact of events and extracurricular activities on the students of college campuses is well established. The primary focus of various activities is emphasized on the individual student level, the institutional level, and the broader societal level. Extra-curricular activities provide a setting to become involved to interact with other students, thus leading to increased collaborative learning and enhanced development. Activities exist to complement the university’s academic curriculum. Specifically, a student peer group is the most important source of influence on a student academic and personal development – also may act as a source for student’s affective and cognitive development.

Spotlighting to the Student Club goals at BGI Bhopal, numerous experiences positively impact students’ emotional, intellectual, social, and inter-personal development. By working with other individuals, communicating, managing conflict – students learn negotiation and leadership skills. Taking part in these events and activities as out-of-the-classroom studies it helps students more to understand the importance of critical thinking skills, time management, academic and intellectual competence. Involvement helps students to become mature socially by providing a setting for student interaction, relationship formation, and discussion. Woking along with diverse groups of individuals allows for students to gain more self-confidence, autonomy, and appreciation for others’ differences and similarities.

Students also develop skills specific to their career path and imperative for future job success. This presents as the golden opportunity for students to improve their management and social skills while also boosting their self-confidence. Activities under clubs allow students to connect their academic knowledge with practical experience thereby platform to discover and fine-tune their own abilities, talents, and career goals. Participation in events through various roles are positively linked to individual future prospects as higher skill levels and increased managerial potential likely to represent as competent professional in industry job market competition.  

In the end, various events and activities focus on institutional goals, such as maintaining continued development of students, comfortable, open and healthy environment, ecosystem of opportunities, friendly competitive atmosphere, social integration etc. As BGI campuses become more diverse, the manoeuvre of activities in the current scenario becomes a challenge. Student Club at BGI Bhopal looks forward to reciprocate the same amount of enthusiasm for the upcoming events and activities ensuring safety for everyone with best utilization of digital platforms. At long last, these essentially form a vital part of students’ positive experience in one’s academic journey and we value them.

Rida Abbasi, IT, BIST

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