About NSS Unit
National Service Scheme is a permanent youth programme under the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India , popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Now a days , NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS)
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
Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
Gain skills in mobilising community participation
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
Practise national integration and social harmony
• To inculcate the essence of democracy – ‘Not Me But You’ among students.
• To develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings.
• To make student to understand the community in which they work.
• To make student to understand themselves in relation to their community.
• To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve students in problem-solving.
• To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
• To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
• To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
• To practice national integration and social harmony.
NSS Student Volunteers:
Any student enrolled as a NSS volunteer, as per NSS Manual should put in atleast 240 hours of useful social work in a continuous period of two years (i.e. 120 hours per year). A work diary is to be maintained by each NSS volunteer, which will help him/her in the assessment in his/her performance. Such volunteer is eligible to get NSS Service Certificate from the University. The Service Certificate given in the NSS Manual should be strictly adhered.
Activities of NSS Volunteers:
The Activities under NSS are two-fold, viz. i) Regular activities, which are undertaken during the working days of the semester, and ii) Special Camping activities for 10 days duration in the adopted village/urban slum during vacation. NSS unit of the university adopted nearby villages and working for its all round development. Regular activities and special campus is organizing in the adopted villages, rural units and slum areas.
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.