Why Extracurricular Activities Are Important

I get a lot of chance to interact with different kind of people and I use this opportunity very well. Mass Communication is the flagship course of Jamia Millia Islamia, and I was astonished to see it’s alumni. In my interactions with Mass Communication students of Jamia Millia Islamia I keep asking questions about the opportunities they have and things that they are doing apart from college.

A lot of students were in stress because of the pressure from the examination and only a few of them were actually thinking big. It reminded me of my college days and the way I used to be so stressed out because of the examinations.


When we are in college we have a tiny horizon and it’s inconceivable to think beyond the college. It’s true that the examinations are the only way to compare the cognitive ability of a person but lot more abilities are needed in real life and judging a person only by his ability to remember things may not give the actual picture.

We put all our energies and potential in scoring higher but I have realized that the more we involve ourselves in extracurricular activities the more we learn from them. These activities help us in making us more aware of our surroundings.

I believe that schools and colleges are there to broaden our horizons which they do but there is still room for improvement.


Published by Faisal

I am Faisal , a software developer @ Oracle, Hyderabad. Trying again my hands on blogging after several failures. Apart from blogging, I like cycling, running, and clicking pictures(who doesn't), I like to be productive in general.

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