National Service Scheme, monitored by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, known as NSS was launched first time in 1969 on the occasion of the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi. The program was started initially with 37 Universities having 40,000 which have been increased to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018. NSS is a totally voluntary service and its sole aim is to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. This program is to encourage young NSS student volunteers to develop their personality through community service. Students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning are involved in this voluntary service and take part in various community service programmes. NSS volunteers work to ensure that needy persons get help to increase their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. By doing so, volunteers learn from villages peoples that how to lead a good life despite inadequate resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by giving food, clothes and first aid to disaster victims.
The NSS symbol is taken from the wheel of chariot i.e. "Rath" of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha. Its navy blue colour represents the whole cosmos and the NSS is a tiny part of it ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are always enthusiastic. They are always full of blood which represents that they are lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
The giant wheels in the middle taken from the Sun temple, depicts the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is "NOT ME BUT YOU".
The major objectives of National Service Scheme are:
NSS volunteers have a unpaid responsibilities towards the society. They all work under certain objectives of the program. Some of the objectives of the NSS are:-
• To spread the spirit 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.
NSS Unit - Programme officers
At present, three units of NSS, two of Girls volunteers and one of Boys having 50 members each are actively serving in the college. The Girl’s units are headed by and as NSS Programme Officer and boys unit is leaded by , the Programme Officer.