Co-curricular activities are activities that take place outside the classroom but reinforce or supplement classroom curriculum in some way. They are ungraded and do not offer any form of academic credit, but they do provide complementary learning of some form.

Co-curricular activities promote the growth of diverse mental and personality dimensions, including intellectual, emotional, social, moral and artistic development. These activities include disciplines that are not part of the usual academic curriculum but are beneficial for an individual’s overall development. Including relevant extra-curricular activities on a resume can give you an advantage over other candidates by demonstrating that you have certain practical experience. In this article, we answer ‘What are co-curricular activities, discuss their benefits, look at their types, provide examples of such activities and answer a few frequently asked questions.