Learning is not effective without the avenue for venting the stress of a demanding curriculum. Remember“all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Even the most studious of the students can find the pressures of pure academic life monotonous and boring. Further the extra-curricular activities are helpful in shaping the overall personality of the students and in bringing out their hidden potential. RIET students are a mix from different backgrounds, culture and schooling with only one common element – the desire to be excellent engineers. The campus life provides the opportunity to understand and learn other cultures, shed inhibitions and work in a team. There are various campus activities like technology/scientific clubs, technology fests, sports, cultural activities, celebrations, and student clubs,etc. that provide the platform for showcasing individual talents and creativity of the students. These activities also build organizational capabilities amongst the students and pave way to their leadership development. Fun in campus however is neither a compromise in discipline and rules, nor in academic performance.
STUDENT CLUBS & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS
STUDENT CLUBS & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS
There are several student clubs and department wise scientific associations for the students to adopt and contribute depending on his/her interests. These range fromNature club to Scientific interest clubs. Some of the Technology Association/Clubs in the campus are:
- Mechanical Engineering Association – ACME
- Electronics & Communication Engineering Association
- Computer Science Association – ASCI
- Civil Engineering Association – SPARCZ
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering Association
Nature club: Members of the Nature Club promote environment protection, biodiversity and ecological awareness by organising debates, discussions, field trips, seminars, and related activities.
Athletics & Sports Club: A healthy mind needs a healthy body. The club organises sports and related activities in the campus and inter collegiate tournaments every year. Membership is open to all. RIET has facilities for football, Indoor roof top cricket field, table tennis, badminton, basketball and volleyball.
Arts club: The Arts club organizes and conducts various arts programmes. The talents of the students are displayed in such programmes. Celebration of festivals and other cultural events are also under the purview of this club.
Women’s club: Women’s club works on gender issues and in empowering the women of the local community. The students also become aware of the problems faced by women and the club tries to provide support to the needy. Another focus is to spread awareness on the application of technology for improving the quality of work life of women. Utilizing ICT for education of girls, inclusivity issues, problems of working women assertive training etc are the other activities of the club.
Youth Red Cross Unit: The Youth Red Cross Unit is the group of volunteers who undergo training in First Aid and after clearing an examination become certified first aid practitioners. They organise medical camps, blood donation camps and aim at giving support the deserving and marginalized sections like the differently abled and aged people of the society.
Creative Workshop: The purpose of Creative Workshop is to enhance creative and critical thinking and novelty into the campus. Several activities are arranged like interactions with theater groups, personalities in the field of drama,film, literacy, media etc. The objective of the Creative Workshop is to provide support to participants in: exploring new modalities of expression to broaden their artistic range and creative experiences, strengthening skills and techniques of creativity, attending presentations, exhibitions and screening which expose them to a range of artistic practices.
Recreation & Fitness Center: The students can also take a break from the academic rigour by using the recreation facilities like watching TV, playing caroms,table tennis etc. Separate multi functional fully equipped fitness center and gymnasium is also available for the boys and girls.
Annual Day Celebrations: Annual day celebration at RIET is another grand gala function of the entire campus. Students are involved in the total planning and organizing of this event. Arts and cultural programmes are showcased and prizes and trophies distributed. Competitions are held in different categories of events where again performance is the bottom line.