The Institute encourages extra curricular activities that enrich cultural, physical and social life of students. Spacious playgrounds are provided near the student hostels and necessary facilities exist for outdoor games like cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, tennis, badminton and various athletic events. There are facilities also for indoor games like Chess, Carom and Table Tennis in each hostel. There is a Students Sports Fund to which every student subscribes at the beginning of each academic year. Various yoga classes are organized free of cost from time to time to make awareness in students and residents for fitness.

IARI actively organizes the sports meet where students get to show their talents. Students participate in various sports activities, each sport has a institute level team to participate in sports competition.