The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
- 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
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilising community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- Practise national integration and social harmony
NSS Programme Officer
Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme
has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more
than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2
Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the
community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have
been rendering selfless service to the community.
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 develop
appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other
living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which
underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent
on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall
strive for the well-being of the society.
The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the
world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India.
The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the
movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as
well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel
represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of
young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue
colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its
share for the welfare of the mankind.
History of College NSS Unit:
The College NSS unit started functioning from the academic year 2013-14.
The College was sanctioned half unit to identify fifty volunteer. Though the
college was discharging the social responsibilities through SAP (Social Awareness
Programme) NSS unit added strengths to this initiative. Ever since the college NSS
unit has been rendering the community based services and also imbibes the social
responsibilities among students.
Dr. Sundar Raj Urs, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical
Education and Co-coordinator NSS Unit, NSS Bhavan, Bangalore University,
Bangalore was invited to inaugurate the College Unit.