The extra-curricular activities and events at the CUTN are aimed at the over-all personality development of the students. They complement the University’s academic curriculum and augment the student’s educational experience. Groups of students with similar interests function as clubs.
CULTURAL CLUBS AND THEIR VISION FOR 2012-2013
To tap the hidden talent of the students of CUTN and to promote and foster cultural activities on the Campus, the following clubs were started to cater to the cultural and creative needs of the students:·
Western Dance and Music Club headed by Ms. Monica Kanga, Dept. of English and assisted by Mr. Murali (Third I M. Sc. Physics).
Indian Classical Dance and Music Club headed by Dr. V. Madhurima, Dept. of Physics and assisted by Miss. T. Sonia (Third I M. Sc. Physics).
Drama Club headed by Mr. George (Third I M. Sc. Physics) and Miss. Dittakavi Nikhila (Third I M. Sc Physics).
Literary and Book Discussion Club headed by Prof. C. R. Lakshmanan, Dept. of English and assisted by Mr. Hashif (II M. A. English) & Miss. Rohini Vijayan (I M. A. English).
Painting, Sketching and Cartoon Club headed by Dr. Sony Amrendra, Dept. of Chemistry and assisted by Mr. Ben (II M.A. English) & Mr. Tejus R. Kartha (Second I M. Sc. Chemistry).
Debating and Quiz Club headed by Dr. T. Sengathir, Dept. of Mathematics.
Since their inception the Clubs have been active, some vigorously and some with more than moderate effort.
The Literary Club took the lead by conducting an Inter-Class Poetry Reading Competition and is all set to hold an Inter- Collegiate Poetry and Quiz Competition. CUTN must reach out to and involve the students of the neighbouring institutions in all their activities.
The Painting, Sketching and Cartoon Club is just as active with Mr. Ben conducting coaching classes for all aspirants who wish to wield the pencil/brush/charcoal. In his quiet, unobtrusive way he is unearthing talent with latent aesthetic sensibility.
The Western Dance and Western Music Club is aggressively pushing ahead with its programmes and has already show-cased its skills at the recently concluded cultural programme conducted at the Conference hosted by the Chemistry Department.
The Drama Club is not far behind as the students presented excerpts from several plays to regale the audience that attended the above mentioned Conference. The club has already started working towards holding the Inter-Collegiate/University Drama and Poetry Competition which is held annually in the last week of February. Invitations may be extended to the participants from the Central Universities located in Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh in the future.
If one is to go by the feedback hitherto received, the various Cultural Clubs are set to scale new heights of excellence in the next few months.
CUTN strongly believes in placing equal emphasis on Academic and Cultural Activities. This would make for a holistic education.