The National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched in 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of Nation, by the Government of India. It is a voluntary association of young people, especially college students, to work for campus-community linkages. It aims at developing students' personality through community service.The NSS symbol is based on the Rath wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha.The giant wheels portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in the life across time and space.
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 development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings.
It's main objective is to 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.
Aims & Objective of NSS are:
i. To understand the community in which they work;
ii. To understand themselves in relation to their community;
iii. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
iv. To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
v. To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problem;
vi. To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities:
vii. To gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
viii. To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
ix. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters; and
x. To practice national integration and social Harmony.
The major National Level projects undertaken by NSS are AIDS awareness, afforestation, blood donation camps, RRCs, cleanliness of our environment, disaster management etc.
To foster a spirit of camaraderie and love for humanity in general and rural folk in particular, facilities are provided to willing students with a desire for social service, to put in their best, for alleviating the suffering of the sick, and the downtrodden. The NSS Squad work under the able guidance of well trained senior staff members who guide them properly and chalk out programme for Voluntary Social Service. There is an advisory committee of NSS to facilitate its working. The College has two units of NSS, each consisting of more than 100 volunteers, each unit functions under a programme officer. The students have to apply on a prescribed form for seeking admission to each unit. Students enrolled as NSS volunteers are required to put in at least 120 hours of social work and attend one camp of 10 days duration to become eligible to receive certificate.