About NSS

The objective of the scheme is Educational and service to the community is the activity through which the objective is sought to be achieved. This scheme is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and NSS cell, Higher and technical education, Govt. of Maharashtra.

National Service Scheme (NSS) has been playing a vital role in enriching the souls and minds of the students. It is a program for students to cater to the needs of the community, as and when required. It will also help the students to communicate with the society. They visit the rural areas as NSS volunteers during the camps organized by the concerned colleges or departments of the university. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a Technocratic Environment and also help the underprivileged people to develop themselves. Thus, the ultimate goal of the scheme is to strive to inculcate the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood, communal harmony among these volunteers. The aim if National Service Scheme is ‘Development of the Personality of college Students through Community Service’

NSS volunteers undertake various activities in adopted villages and slums for community service and also organized regular activities throughout the year like Tree Plantation Program, Clean the Campus Initiative, Traffic Management Program, Health Awareness Program, Awareness about Environment & Animals and other social responsibilities.

The educational goal of the NSS implies that besides gaining understanding of concepts like community, social structure, power conflict, etc. occurring in real life situations, students should acquire competence in the field of programme planning. Shouldering the responsibilities, participation in cooperative task and promotional work in the community. The service goal of the NSS also calls educational approach in solving community problems. Its purpose is to help the community to recognize its needs and to assist in the mobilization of resources to meet these needs.

Advisory Committee

Sr. No.Name of MemberDesignation
1Dr. V. V. DixitChairman
2Dr. Sharad MulikMember
3Mr. Dnyaneshwar H. GhugeMember
4Mr. Saurabh V. ParhadMember
5Mr Suraj JagtapMember
6Mrs. Madhuri PatilMember
7Ms. Sharayu KamtheGirl’s Representative
8Mr. Niranjan RindheBoy’s Representative

NSS Volunteer

The NSS volunteer, who is a college/+2 level student is the main beneficiary of theprogramme by way of development of his/her perception about the community, his/herskill to perform certain jobs, and develop quality of a leader, organizer, and anadministrator and development of his/her personality as a whole. Through NSS, he/shegets opportunities to see the community closely and thus gets an experience of humannature in relation to his/her environment.

Benefit of NSS for Volunteers:

  • Eligible volunteers will get marks benefit through ordinance 163 of SPPU.
  • The NSS offers a wonderful opportunity to empathies and help the poor and the under privileged fellow countrymen living in slums and villages.
  • Eligible volunteers get benefits in Government jobs if they have a valid NSS certificate (which they get after 2 years of volunteering service)


  • 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 process.
  • 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 mobilizing community participation.
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • Practice national integration and social harmony.

NSS Motto

The Motto of NSS Not Me But You is a terse expression. On face it appears to be very simple and short, but behind it has a profound meaning. It is very deep and suggestive and is keeping with the spirit of service for others.The expression stands for two things Forgetting and surrendering the self, and rendering selfless service to others.The word Not before Me is to reduce the self to nothing and the Word But before You can be expanded as follows: – I do not live for me but for you.The world is not only for me but to you also.

NSS Symbol

The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover is based on the Rath wheel of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified from of the Sun-chariot wheel,primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life.


NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

NSS Badge

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearerto be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e., for 24 hours. The red color in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e., lively, active,energetic and full of high spirit. The navy-blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

NSS Activities

NSS activities have been divided in two major groups. These are regular NSS activities and special camping programme

(a) Regular NSS Activity: Under this, students undertake various programmesin the adopted villages, college/school campuses and urban slums during weekends or after college hours;

(b) Special Camping Programme: Under this, camps of 10 days duration are organized in adopted villages or urban slums during vacations with some specific projects by involving local communities. 50% NSS volunteers are expected to participate in these camps. Special Camping programme under NSS has been dealt with in Part III in detail.

Code and Conduct for NSS Volunteers

  1. All volunteers shall work under the guidance of group leader nominated by the Programme Officer.
  2. They shall make themselves worthy of the confidence and co-operation of the group/ community leadership.
  3. They shall scrupulously avoid entering into any controversial issue.
  4. They keep day-to-day record of their activities / experience in the pages of the diary and submit the same to the group leader / programme officer for periodic guidance and record.
  5. They should submit the diary by 30th January every year to the Programme officer for filling in the report cards.
  6. The volunteers are not allowed to work independently in any project on their own.
  7. They should work in the agency / Village / Slum, approved / adopted area by the college NSS Unit.
  8. The maximum credit in terms of hours of work in campus project which includes orientation, attending meeting and campus activities will be 120 hours per year for the duration of 2 years
  9. In case of any controversial issue such as selection of volunteers for Special camps or any project, the policy decided by the Programme officer/ Principal of the college for selection, will be binding on all the volunteers.
  10. Volunteers should carry their NSS diary and NSS badge with them while working in the project and it should be shown to the competent authority as and when demanded.

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