Extra Academic Activity


Extra Academic Activity (EAA) are those that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of Institute, performed by students. Extracurricular activities exist for all students. And generally, volunteer activities aren't always extracurricular activities. Such activities are generally voluntary (as opposed to mandatory), social, philanthropic, and often involve others of the same age. Students and direct these activities under faculty sponsorship, although student-led initiatives, such as independent newspapers, are very common.

Extra-curricular activities help to develop the whole student. We cannot just produce one-dimensional students in our Institute. Many students use their skills in extra-curricular activities like athletics or sports and their academic ability to gain athletic or sports scholarships to various universities.

Students who are involved in extra-curricular pursuits tend to improve their academic grades as well. This may be due to increased self-esteem, motivation and better time management. They become better organized in the classroom. They demonstrate a reduction of at-risk behavior and a heightened sense of belonging, resulting in better behaviour. They learn useful new skills from their chosen activity, and in integrating these activities into their everyday collage lives, they learn time management, critical thinking, teamwork and social skills. They develop life-long relationships with their peers and learn how to lead others. These skills will be beneficial in later life and in the workplace.

Head of the Department

Prof. Subhankar Paul

  0661-2462284 (HOD)
  0661-2462284 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Extra Academic Activity
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008