A vibrant campus provides an array of extra-curricular activities which helps residents develop critical life skills. The swimming pool, football ground, the badminton courts and the gymnasium are popular student haunts. Facilities for chess, carrom, and table tennis are also available. An annual inter-institute sports meet is organzied as part of the foundation day celebrations.
Cultural activities also from a significant part of student life on campus. The student band “Antidote’s” puts on frequent stage shows. “AntragNII”, the dramatics society of NII, is exceptionally active, and performances are greatly appreciated.
Beyond Science Initiative (BSI) is a progamme of the University of Toronto, Canada, with NII being an Indian collaborator. BSI provides a platform for dialogue and outreach to local and global communities, with a focus on mentorship. Cognizant of the value of the bidirectional partnership, a major objective is to promote cultural understanding and academic and personal growth.
NII students have partnered with NGOs like GOONJ and volunteer on a regular basis. In the event of natural calamities, NII students contribute in every possible manner. For example, during the recent floods in Kashmir, students collected a huge amount of medical supplies for the victims.