UNDERGRADUATES AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

(Pertaining to the undergraduates of University of Kelaniya )

M.M.U.N. Mannapperuma.(HU/2006/024) H.B.T. Premathilake.(HU/2006/227) G.H.T. Priyadarshani.(HS/2005/1126) W.W.L.S.S. Wanigasinghe.(HU/2006/191) J.A.D.S.L.Jayakody. (HU/CC06/001)

friendship and understanding were crucial for its success. A special thank goes to our lecturer Mrs.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT One of the greatest pleasures of writing this report is to acknowledge the efforts of those. who remain unknown within the pages of this report but whose guidance. 2 . Thank You. Also we express our gratitude to all inter faculty students of University of Kelaniya who supported us to collect relevant data. corporation. Rohini Vidyalankara for her guidance to conduct this research. Our sincere gratitude goes to all the friends who helped in many ways to make success this research.

with the maximum opportunity of selecting the activities. can be find out that there¶s a quantitative participation in extra-curricular activities among them. the participation of undergraduates in extra-curricular activities could be increased. this research has analyzed the participation of extra-curricular activities of undergraduates parallel to their academic activities as well as what they expect by doing these activities. Through a perfect promoting strategy. Analyzing data is based on the category. It proves that the main purpose of engaging extra-curricular activities is to reduce their stress. year and gender. University of Kelaniya is providing a suitable variety of extracurricular activities to the students. faculty. Modern education system seems to be very competitive and highly systematic. Though undergraduates have to cover excessive work load within a semester. 3 .EXCECUTIVE SUMMERY According to the research topic ³Undergraduates and Extra-curricular Activities´.

...................................................... .................................................................................................... 6 METHODOLOGY . THE MAIN REASON OF LACK OF PARTICIPATION OF THE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES....... 17 5............................................... .................................... 3 1..................1 Faculty of Arts...................................... INTRODUCTION ....................................... 4................................................................................. 7 4........ 3.... .......................1 FACULTY OF ARTS ...... ............. 2............................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 5......................................2 FACULTY OF SCIENCE..............................3 FACULTY OF COMMERCE......................... 6 ANALYSING DATA AND FINDINGS............................................................................ UNDERGRADUATES WILLINGNESS TOWARDS THE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES...................................................................................................... 17 5.................Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........ 7 4........................................ 10 4..... 18 6......................3 Faculty of Commerce.............. 17 5.......................................................................................................................................................................... 5 OBJECTIVES ... 2 EXCECUTIVE SUMMERY .............................................................. 19 CONCLUSION .......... 8... 18 7..............................................................................................2 Faculty of Science................................................................................................................................ RECOMMENDATIONS ....................................................................................... 19 4 .................................................

university offers extra-curricular activities with a good and suitable variety. That is the reason we discussed this situation through this research. communication skills. Extra-curricular activities are very useful to us to enhance our skills and talents. Modern education system seems to be very competitive and highly systematic. To change this prevailing situation. Because we can¶t isolate in this globalized world. So that they are lack of the knowledge of outside world. Most people are money minded. According to that situation it is not enough to have only the academic knowledge but we must know how we behave in the society also.1. 5 . team spirit. To spend the balanced life we should have academic as well as practical knowledge. Because they know that how important the influence of those activities in order to gain success in every field that we hope to play a role in. Therefore undergraduates have to cover excessive work load within a semester. INTRODUCTION Today we are living in a very complex society. creativity etc and it helps us to reduce the stress. By offering these activities. Extra-curricular activities help to gain us practical knowledge. It gives the guidance to develop our personality. the university expects to give practical experiences.

6 . y y y Participation of extra-curricular activities of undergraduates. A questionnaire was used to collect data and distributed it faculty vise 20 per year randomly. And the analysis is based on the data which were collected from the three faculties of the university. The reasons of lack of participation. OBJECTIVES Identify the below areas. 3. METHODOLOGY The topic ³Undergraduates and Extra-curricular Activities´ . Purposes of enrolling with the extra-curricular activities.2. It was a reason to continue the accuracy of the data. that was pertained to only for the undergraduates of university of Kelaniya. Because it¶s possible to collect data within the university premises.

1.curricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE 2 FEMALE 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4. ANALYSING DATA AND FINDINGS. 7 . 4.1 Students enroll with extra.1 The highest participation can be seen among the second year male students.1 FACULTY OF ARTS 4. Both first year female and third year male students have the lowest participation.1.4.

1.2 Students do not enroll with extra -curricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE FEMALE 2 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4. 8 .1.4.2 First year female students have the highest amount of lack of enrolling with extra-curricular activities.

3 ¾ of students enroll in extra -curricular activities in arts faculty 9 .3 Percentage of participation with extra -curricular activities in faculty of Arts.4.1.1. 25% DO DO NOT 75% Figure 4.

2 FACULTY OF SCIENCE 4.1 Students enroll with extra -curricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE FEMALE 2 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4.4.2.1 Participation of second year and third year students is good.2. 10 .

2.2.2 First year students have the highest amount of lack of enrolling with these activities.2 Students do not enroll with extra -curricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE FEMALE 2 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4.4. 11 .

3 65% of students enroll in extra -curricular activities in faculty of science. 12 .2.3 Percentage of participation with extracurricular activities in faculty of Science. 35% DO DO NOT 65% Figure 4.4.2.

1 The highest participation can be seen among the third year male students.4.3.3.3 FACULTY OF COMMERCE 4. 13 .1 Students enroll with extracurricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE FEMALE 2 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4.

curricular activities 5 4 STUDENTS 3 MALE FEMALE 2 1 0 1 2 YEAR 3 4 Figure 4.2 Second year male students have the highest amount of lack of enrolling with these activities. 14 .3.2 Students do not enroll with extra.3.4.

3.3.3 2/3 students enroll with extra -curricular activities in faculty of commerce. 15 . 40% DO DO NOT 60% Figure 4.3 Percentage of participation with extra -curricular activities in faculty of Commerce.4.

4 Percentage of participation with extra-curricular activities in University of Kelaniya 33% DO DO NOT 67% Figure 4.4 16 .4.

2 y Most Students prefer to join in Club 17 . 5. 5.1 Faculty of Arts.1 y Most of the students prefer to follow Language Courses. UNDERGRADUATES WILLINGNESS TOWARDS THE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. Sports Clubs Cultural Center Languages Other ///// / ///// ///// // //// /// _ 6 12 4 3 _ Figure 5.2 Faculty of Science.5. Sports Clubs Cultural Center Languages Other ///// / ///// / //// ///// // _ 6 6 4 7 _ Figure 5.

y y Percentage of undergraduates do not enroll with extra -curricular activities is 33.3 y Most students prefer to join in clubs 6. Sports Clubs Cultural Center Languages Other ///// // ///// /// /// ///// / 7 8 3 5 1 Figure 5.3 Faculty of Commerce. 18 .5. THE MAIN REASON OF LACK OF PARTICIPATION OF THE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.3% 75% undergraduates out of the amount of who do not enroll with extra-curricular activities. is based on the result of excessive work lord.

But their participation for extra-curricular activities can be highly regarded. The main objectives of participate those activities can be identified as reducing stress and developing personality. Therefore undergraduates have to cover excessive work load within a semester. Promoting the extra-curricular activities that organized by inter-faculty y y y y 8.7. New extra activities can be introduced by considering the priority of undergraduates. CONCLUSION Modern education system seems to be very competitive and highly systematic. 19 . RECOMMENDATIONS All the extra-curricular activities should be scheduled in effective manner Those activities should be arranged to develop the skills according to the willingness of undergraduates.

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