National Service Scheme (NSS)
National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS is a student-centred programme and it is complementary to education. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. It aims at inculcating amongst the volunteers a spirit of team-work, service to the community they live in, character building which ultimately leads to the development of their personality. The motto of NSS is 'Not Me But You'. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
The symbol of the NSS is based on the 'Rath' wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation & upliftment.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24th September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with various programmes and activities.
Objectives of NSS
Enable the students to understand the community in which they work.
Understand themselves in relation to their community.
Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving.
Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
Practice national integration and social harmony.
National Service Scheme in Our College
The National Service Scheme was introduced in our college during the academic year 1996 -1997. We have 2 units of NSS (Unit No. 68) under the Mahatma Gandhi University with strength of 200 volunteers working for social, economic and educational welfare of society. Under the scheme, each volunteer contributes 240 hours of community work during a period of two years. Participation in the NSS is voluntary. An NSS volunteer will be eligible to receive a certificate for the participation in NSS provided if he/she completes 240 hrs of regular NSS work and attends a special camp with minimum of 7 days duration.
The NSS unit of the college regularly conducts a number of activities such as cleaning drives, AIDS awareness programmes, blood donation, creation of community assets, relief work, environmental protection, literacy programme, health education campaign etc.
NSS Programme Officers
Mr. Haneefa K G
Dept. of Physical Education
Dr. Julie M David
Dept. of Computer Applications