"Physical well-being lays the foundation for intellectual endurance" is a dictum which holds true in all times. Sports and games have been made a predominant feature of the institution, so as to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and team-work in the students. The institute ensures that the Athletic Meet, usually held in the month of March, is an annual and a regular feature in the college. Students of all classes and courses eagerly participate in the various track and field events during the two-day Athletic Meet. The Inter Polytechnic Games are a much-awaited affair as the sportspersons of the institute get an opportunity to display their excellent ground skills and team-spirit in games like Volley-Ball, Foot-Ball, Basket-Ball, Cricket, Kabaddi, Table-Tennis and Badminton.
Co-curricular activities form an integral part of learning and development of students as they augment the formal curriculum. Keeping in mind the importance of personality development and to engender different skills amongst the students, a host of activities like seminars, debate competition, poster-making competition, quiz contest etc are organized in the college from time to time. The Cultural cum Prize Distribution Function is organized on an annual basis so as to provide a platform to the students to showcase their talent as well as artistic skills and also to honour the achievers in the field of sports, cultural activities and academics.
A centrally - sponsored Community Polytechnic Scheme, under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resources and Development, was started in the institute during the year 1999 for the welfare and upliftment of rural youth, women, school drop outs, SC/STs and other disadvantaged sections of society. The basic objective of this scheme was to prepare the weaker sections to enable them to obtain gainful employment /self-employment, thus, improving their life style. So far, 2435 students have been trained under the scheme in various need-based non-formal trades. This scheme was wound up in the year 2007. Now the scheme is reintroduced from Feb2009.At present two courses (namely House Wiring & motor Winding ) ,one in College campus and other in Ropar Jail premises are running under this scheme A total of 58 students are presently enrolled in the said scheme.
Edusat is the first Indian satellite built exclusively to serve the educational sector. It is mainly intended to meet the demand for an interactive satellite-based distance education system for the country. Edusat provides an excellent opportunity to the highly qualified and experienced technical faculty members to share their knowledge, experiences, views and ideas with audiences sitting in far-flung and remote areas also. Since the Edusat is a two-way communication process, it is an extremely interactive programme. It provides a platform to the students for active participation as they are allowed to put their queries across at the end of a lecture for instant clarification of their doubts.
Efforts for setting up a SIT (Satellite Interactive Terminal) in the institution are being made on a war footing so as to start the live telecast of lectures at the earliest possible. It is also a matter of great pride for the college that several faculty members from the institute are invited on a regular basis to deliver technical talks/lectures in the EDUSAT studio from where the transmission of these lectures is done all over the state of Punjab.
In this fast-emerging and ever-changing global scenario, mere acquisition of degree/diploma does not provide a person with a firm footing in this highly competitive corporate world. Regular updation of knowledge, acquisition of innovative and corporate skills has become a necessary ingredient for a promising and successful career in varied fields. Keeping this fact in mind, the institute always endeavors to organize seminars, workshops and short- term courses on a regular basis to keep the students as well as the faculty of the institute abreast of the latest trends and technology in the realm of technical education. Besides focusing on technical aspects, seminars/workshops on personality development, personal grooming, confidence-building and motivation are also conducted at frequent intervals in the institution so as to instill confidence and self assurance in the students for facing interviews dauntlessly and boldly.
Short term courses for staff are conducted as per Annual Operational Plan at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh & some times in the institute .These Workshops, the expert lectures are conducted to highlight the core factors like personality development, interpersonal skills, self-efficacy and motivation which determine the effectiveness of a teacher and to explore various innovative methods and techniques of modern teaching so as to make teaching more effective and interesting.Technical courses are also form an important part of these courses to equip teachers with latest technological developments .