Indian education system has changed over the past decades immensely. The education sector has undergone radical evolution with equal emphasis being put on Extra Curricular Activities and development of inter-personal skills among students. Involvement in co-curricular activities has been identified as means to help students develop dynamic personality, thus enabling them to perform better in the professional world.
Earlier, the prevalent perception about extra-curricular activities a few years ago was that it was an utter waste of time and was not encouraged much. But with time the cloud has cleared and extra-curricular activities are promoted as an integral part of the academic curriculum. Many universities also provide relaxation in admission criteria to applicants who have had a commendable record in extra-curricular activities.