National Service Scheme (NSS)


The National Service Scheme is an Indian government sponsored public service programme conducted by the Ministry of youth affairs and Sports of the government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in colleges.

The programme aims to instill the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disaster by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster’s victims.

At national level, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India is the nodal authority, which works with state-level NSS cells. State-level NSS cells are responsibility of the respective state governments. Within states, each university has University level NSS cell under which institutions (schools and colleges) based NSS units operate. Most government and government-aided institutions have volunteer NSS units. They are managed internally by a responsible party from the school or college, who reports to the regional NSS coordinator.


The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is "NOT ME BUT YOU".


• To spread the sprit of national integration and social harmony.

• To find the needs and problems of the community and suggest them different ideas by using their knowledge to overcome their individual and community problems.

• To help the people in increasing the sense of social and civic responsibility.

• To develop competence needed for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.

• To gain skills in mobilizing community participation and thereby developing leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.

• To increase capacity to handle the situations like emergencies and natural disasters.


There are two types of activities : Regular Activities(120 hours) and Annual Special Camp(120 hours). All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at least 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under NSS are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The Annual camps are known as Special Camps. Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:

  1. Cleaning
  2. Afforestation
  3. Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
  4. Awareness Rallies
  5. Inviting doctors for health camps

There are no predefined tasks, it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week and 7 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted by NSS.


In the past the themes of the Special Camping Programmes have been 'Youth Against Famine', 'Youth Against Dirt and Disease', 'Youth for Rural Reconstruction', 'Youth for Eco-Development', 'Youth for Mass Literacy', 'Youth for National Integration & Social Harmony', 'Youth for Sustainable Development with special focus on Watershed Management and Wasteland Development'[2] `Healthy Youth For Healthy India`.


To recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS volunteers, Programme Officers (POs), NSS Units and the University NSS Cells, it has been proposed to provide suitable incentives/ awards under the scheme...
Awards Indira Gandhi national award State awards University level awards


  1. Orientation of students in national problems.
  2. Study of philosophy of NSS.
  3. Basic concepts and components of NSS.
  4. National service scheme ( NSS) volunteers.
  5. Special camping programme.
  6. Fundamental rights, Directive principles of state policy.
  7. Awareness programme, Consumer awareness, Highlights of consumer act.
  8. Function literacy non formal education of rural youth.
  9. Environment enrichment and conservation.
  10. Health, family welfare and nutrition.
  11. Brief of five year plans.


The NSS day is celebarated every year on 24th September. Time to time especially during One-day orientation camp, NSS volunteers are involved in various activities of social interests like National Integration Camp, Shramdaan, Blood donation camp, Immunization, Plantation, Disaster Management, Adventure programs etc. During 2017 – 18, various activities were undertaken by NSS cadets. On November 09, 2017, A Blood donation camp was organized by NSS wing of college in collaboration with health department of Uttarakhand, in which a number of students as well as teaching faculties and other people proactively participated in camp and large no. of blood units were collected. The AIDS day was celebrated on 27 Nov., 2017 with the aim to spread social awareness. The beginning of the New year 2018 was done with a seven day camp The Girls unit camp was organized at Govt. Girls Inter College, Aadarsh Coloney, Bhood near the college premise while the Boys unit camp was run at Govt. Junior High School, Naugawan Thaggu, a village of Khatima Tehsheel. The Environment Day was celebrated on 05 Jun, 2019 and International Yoga day on 20 June, 2019. Besides this, A campaign on National Electoral Awareness program was conducted by NSS volunteers in the later half of the year 2019 to aware the voter toward his duty to cast his vote in the Constituency elections. The academic environment is often flavored with extracurricular activities organized by the college and University in which students participate to get exposure to their hidden talents.

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