National Service Scheme(NSS)
National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched during 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi, in universities involving students. NSS is an extension activity to the higher education system to orient, to understand, to develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility the student youth to community service acquiring through leadership qualities and democratic attitude. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
The motto of the National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU”.
The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath” wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha.
The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
The giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
Enrollment in NSS
NSS is a voluntary scheme. At college level the NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year students. An NSS volunteer needs to devote a total of 240 hours social service in two years duration. Every year, a NSS volunteer has to devote 120 hrs. of community service each year. The NSS volunteers on successful completion of the required hours of service are issued a certificate from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
NSS volunteers can get some weight-age during admissions in higher studies and other benefits as decided by the institutions/university.
To enroll as NSS volunteer, contact the NSS Programme Officer of our college:
Dr.V.PRAKASH, Programme Officer (Department of Economics)