The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service.It is a student – centered programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action.
The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer
Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience
to be the following:
an accomplished social leader
an efficient administrator
a person who understands human nature
The student, who volunteers to participate in a 7-day special camp (work camp) and a mini- camp as well as devotes 240 hours to community service within a period of two years in the course of study, gets a national merit certificate, signed by the Vice Chancellor and issued by the University.
NSS volunteers who have certificates are eligible for a grace mark for their University examination.