The importance of social and cultural activities is preparing students for real life and strengthening their personal skills. Social/cultural activities not only help students to identify themselves with the College, but also assist students to develop themselves in a desired field and also improve skills such as organizational, presentation, leadership and interpersonal communication. As social and cultural activities are of paramount importance, the Barasat College encourages all extra-curricular activities that are both in line with the educational objectives of the institution and meet the needs of the students. Culture can be defined as the arts as well as the intangible shared beliefs, values, and practices of a community. Students participate in arts and culture at varying levels of skill and engagement. Some create, while others listen to, watch, teach, critique, or learn a cultural activity, art form, or expression. Some are professional artists, designers, and inventors, while others engage informally in expressive activities or create innovative tools, relationships, or products. The field as a whole can be represented within a framework that has four main aspects: degree of professionalism, type of activity, locations and spaces, and level of participation and involvement. Together, these formal and informal, tangible and intangible, professional and amateur artistic and cultural activities constitute a community’s cultural assets.
The Annual Social’ of the college is held every year with great enthusiasm. This programme is organised by the college Students’ Union and the students of the college eagerly wait for this event in which they can participate and perform. The programme is celebrated with creativity, enthusiasm and a youthful dynamism. This is also a platform for prize distribution ceremony of different competitions in the different fields of music, dance, dramatics, debating, fine arts, quiz held among the students.
Nabin Baran’ is organized during September each year, as a grand welcome for the new comers admitted in the 1st year of B.A./B.Sc. course. The occasion is celebrated with large variety of cultural participation from all students.
Inside the college the students participate in competitions like quiz, creative writing, debate, extempore, singing, recitation, Carrom, Table Tennis etc. Prizes are awarded to the winners of the competitions. Students of this college participate in Youth Parliament Programmes annually. Financial support is provided by the Government of West Bengal and supplemented by the college. Our College excelled in the event called Mock Parliament in February 2014. One of our girl students of Department of Journalism was awarded the Best Lady Parliamentarian Prize.