Co-curricular activities are those activities which are undertaken along with academic studies. Typically, co-curricular activities are carried out outside the normal classrooms but they supplement academic curriculum and help in learning by doing. These activities help students to develop problem-solving, reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaborative abilities.
In the 21st Century, the world is changing fast. The conventional education curriculum, which was developed in the early 20th Century, has to pave the way to a new kind of education and learning. In the book 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, the authors Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have premised that “The world has changed so fundamentally in the last few decades that the roles of learning and education in day-to-day living have also changed forever”.
In the book Five Minds for The Future, the author Howard Gardner has outlined five specific mental abilities which will help one to be successful and happy. The five mental abilities or Minds as written by Howard Gardner are – The Disciplinary Mind (expertise in various subjects), The Synthesizing Mind (ability to integrate concepts from different disciplines to solve a problem), The Creating Mind (ability to think creatively to solve problems), The Respectful Mind (appreciation of the diversity in individuals), and The Ethical Mind (fulfilling one’s duties and responsibilities in the society as a citizen).
The Smt. K. B. Parekh College of Computer Science, Mahuva regularly conducts Seminars regarding Personality Development, Career Awareness, Quiz Competitions, Exhibitions, and Programming Competitions etc. also debates, Presentations, I-Q Tests are actively conducted by the students helping them in overall development.
Co-curricular activities are meant to bring social skills, intellectual skills, moral values, personality progress and character appeal in students. It includes Indoor & Outdoor Sports events, athletics, cultural events, Library activities, science lab activities, classroom activities, creative arts ,Student Day Celebration, Rangoli Competition, Singing Competition, Ras-Garba Competition, Student Welcome and Farewell functions, and lots more.
Youth Festival Hosting
Annual Day Celebration
Different Day Celebration