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
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
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.
Enable the students to understand the community in
which they work.
• Understand themselves in relation to their
• 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
• Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural
• Practice national integration and social harmony.
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.