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NSS - Profile

Ever since Independence there has been growing awareness of the desirability of involving students in national service. The First Education Commission (1950) recommended the introduction of national service by students on a voluntary basis. Subsequently on the basis of suggestion made by the then Prime Minister Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru, a committee was appointed Under the chairmanship of C.D.Deshmukh to prepare a scheme for compulsory National service by students prior to their admission for degree courses. In pursuance of various recommendations the Ministry of Education introduced the National Service Scheme during 1969-70. National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was launched in 1969 to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation. The response of the scheme has been excellent. The main aim of NSS is to facilitate personality development of students through social and community service. The College has three NSS Units with a total strength of 300 student volunteers.

NSS Programme Officers


NSS Programme Officer


1 Sri.C.Subbanarasaiah


3 Smt L.Anantha Lakshmi

National Service Scheme - Objectives

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:

·        To kindle the students social consciousness.

·        To give them opportunities:-

 (a) To work with and people.

 (b)To develop awareness and and knowledge of social realities.

 (c) To have a concern for the well being of the community, particularly of the weaker sections.

 (d) To engage themselves in creative and constructive social work.

 (e)To put their scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some social problems and in promoting welfare.

(f) To gain skills in theexercise of democratic leadership. (f) To gain skills in the programme of development for self involvement during leisure and vacation period of National development.

(h) To enrich personality.

NSS Motto

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. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

NSS Symbol



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 into NSS

NSS is a voluntary scheme. NSS scheme starts from 11th Standard onwards. At college level the NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year degree-class students. The students from foreign countries studying in Indian universities can also join NSS so that they may share the experiences of national reconstruction and community work. NCC cadets will not be allowed to join NSS. Similarly NSS volunteers will not participate in NCC or any other youth organization as long as they are in NSS.

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 20 hours of orientation and 100 hours of community service. To enroll as NSS volunteer, candidate has to  contact the NSS Programme Officer of the college. Enrollment in NSS is free. The NSS volunteers on successful completion of the required hours of service are issued a certificate. NSS volunteers can get some weight age during admissions in higher studies and other benefits as decided by the institutions/university.

NSS Administrative Structure

At College level

The unit at college/+2 level is the grass-root unit in NSS. An institution will be allotted NSS units according to the strength of students. The number of units will be allotted by the Programme Coordinator in consultation with NSS Regional Directorate and State NSS Officer considering the demands of the institution. The strength of a unit will be 100 NSS volunteers normally. A Programme Officer will be in-charge of a NSS unit. Only those belonging to the teaching faculty will be considered for appointment as Programme Officer. Programme Officer will be responsible for the organisation of NSS unit, implementation of NSS programme under the supervision and direction of Principal of the college or head of the institution.


National Service Scheme - National Importance Days



Date & Month


National  Youth Day

12th January


National Youth Week

12th to 19th January



15th January


Republic Day

26th January


Women’s Day

8th March


World Forest Day

21st March


World Health Day

7th April


Fire Prevention Day

14th April


May Day/Labour Day

1st May


Nutrition Week

1st to 7th May


World Environmental Day

5th June


Vanmahotsav Week

1st to 7th July


World population Day

11th July


Campaign against nuclear WEAPONS

6th August


Independence Day

15th August


Teachers Day



International Literacy Day-Week

8th to 14th Sep


N.S.S.Foundation Day

24th September


Gandhi Jayanthi

2nd October


World Food Day

16th October



24th October


Traffic Week

24th to 30th Oct


National Integration Day/Saving Day

31st October


Children’s Day

14th November


Mothers Day

19th November


Quami Ektha Week

19th to 25th Nov


Weaker Section Day

22nd November


World AIDS Day

1st December


International Volunteers Day

 5th December


Human Rights Day

10th December

NSS - Adopted Villages

Adoption of a village or an urban slum is a very meaningful programme in NSS. It is far better to concentrate attention on one village and take up the task for development perspective, than to fritter away energy in many locations involving too many activities which may not be completed at all or where the follow up action may not be possible. From this point of view, village adoption programme should ensure continuity of work vis-à-vis sustained action, evaluation and follow up work. Our college has adopted two villages namely Pakkirpalli and Buddayapalli in and around kadapa town to carry out majority of NSS activities in these villages through special camps.