Extracurricular activities empower students to make their own active decisions and also help them to gain an accurate experience, skills, and confidence to lead them on the path of their future. It is truly considered that through participation in sports and different games, students learn co-operation, teamwork, leadership methods and time management. Games also help students by discovering their hidden talents with the engagement in such activities students learn to interact with different people and gain knowledge about many things outside their own environment.
Considering the importance of sports in students' life Berhampur University has always accentuated for creating sports facilities for the student as well as employees of the University. A playground for playing Cricket and Football is made available for the students along with two other basket ball courts, a fully equipped Gym and an indoor stadium for badminton as well as table tennis is also made available. A teaching faculty is appointed in the post of Secretary Sports' Council and periodically events are organized. All the affiliated colleges also take part in such sports events. The university has brought up a number of athletes, sports person who have represented the state as well as the nation in several other sports events.