National Service Scheme(NSS)

FAITH : When you give people a share of responsibility in sharpening their lives you increase their self-confidence, with out which they are nothing. When they have faith in themselves, they are prepared to take on even the most difficult problems and solve them. And in order to generate that faith we must first demonstrate that we have faith in the ability of the people to undertake nation-building activities. Faith begets faith and democracy can grow only when the people, particularly those who belong to the lowest itrata of society, accept in fully.

  Swami Vivekananda


Even 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. Nehru, a committee was appointed under the chairmanship of Dr. C. D. Deshmukh to prepare a scheme for compulsory national service by students prior to their admission for degree courses. Prof. K. G. Saiyidain who undertook a study of national service by youth in several countries, recommended that national service may be introduced on a voluntary basis. A similar recommendation was made by the Education Commission appointed under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. S. Kothari.

In April, 1967, the Conference of State Education Ministers recommended that at the University stage students could be permitted to join the National Cadet Corps which was already in existence on a voluntary basis and an alternative to this could be offered to them in the form of a new programme called the National Service Scheme (NSS). Promising sportsmen, however, should be exempted from both and allowed to join another scheme called the National Sports Organisation (NSO), in view of the need to give priority to the development of sports and athletics.

The conference of Vice-Chancellors in September 1967 welcomed this recommendation and suggested that a special committed of Vice-Chancellors should be set up to examine this question in details. The details were soon worked out and the planning commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. 5 crore for developing the NSS during the 4th Five Year Plan as a pilot project in selected institutions and universities. In pursuance of these recommendations, the ministry of Education introduced the National Service Scheme during 1969-70. The choice of the timing of its introduction was remarkably suspicious as 1969 was the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation to whom social service was almost a religion.


The motto or watch wood of the National Service Scheme is ?NOT ME BUT YOU?. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of another person's point of view and consideration for fellow human beings. It illustrates that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society as a whole. Therefore, it is the aim of the NSS to demonstrate its motto in its day-to-day programme


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 wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies on the part of the NSS for continuous striving forward for social transformation and upliftment.


The NSS Symbol is embossed on NSS Badge. NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking various community programmes of community service. There are 24 wheels in ?Rath? of Sun Temple of Konark. Each wheel has eight bars, which represents 8 pahars of day. Hence the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i. e. lively, active and spirited. 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.



Integral Development of Rural Students and Empowering them for Social Transformation.


To make students agents of social change through imparting skills in research and social analysis.


Aim of NSS

Development of the personality of students through community service.

Objectives of NSS

  1. To work with/among people.
  2. To engage in creative and constructive social action.
  3. To enhance his/her knowledge of himself/herself and the community.
  4. To put his/her scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some of the problems.
  5. To gain skill in the exercise of democratic leadership.
  6. To gain skills in programme development to enable him/her for self-employment.
  7. To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community.


Any student enrolled as NSS volunteer should put in at least 120 hours of social work in a year for a continuous period of two years i. e. 240 hours in two years on different programmes other than special camping. He should participate fully in the NSS programme and should be fully conversant with the objectives of NSS. Out of the 120 hours of service which each student volunteer is expected to put in a year, at least 20 hours should be utilized in the first year pre-placement orientation programme in the following manner:

1General Orientation2 hours
2Special Orientation8 hours
3Programme Skill Learning10 hours
Total20 hours


S.No Participation Particulars Mark
17 Day Special Camp 30
2National and State level Programme 10
3 Blood donation 15
4 1 Day camp ( Out of the campus)12
5 1 Day camp (within the campus)8
6 Flied work 8
7 Guest Lecture/ Celebrations / Functions 5
8Cultural/ Rally/ awareness 5
9 Viva and Assignment10


  1. To establish rapport with the people in the project area
  2. Identify needs, problems and resources of the community
  3. Plan programmes and carry out the plans
  4. Relate his learning and experience towards finding solutions to the problems identifies
  5. Record the activities in his work dairy systematically and assess the progress periodically and effect changes as and when needed.


  1. All volunteers shall work under the guidance of a group leader nominated by the programme officer.
  2. They shall make themselves worthy of the confidence and cooperation of the group/community leadership..
  3. They shall scrupulously avoid entering into any controversial issues.
  4. They shall keep day-to-day record of their activities/experience in the enclosing pages of the diary and submit to the Group Leader/Programme Officer for periodic guidance
  5. It is obligatory on the part of every volunteer to wear the NSS BADGE while on work


If you work 10 am to 6 pm it is more than sufficient for your daily needs. But if you want to make a milestone then you should work 6 am to 10 pm.


People love your wealth not you. Your wealth is not that what you have earned, but by which you have earned. It is inside of you and that is your tale


National Service Scheme aim at development of the personality of students through community service and also inculcates spirit of voluntary service among the students through sustained community interactions that bring the academic institution closer to the society. The NSS of AAC has carried out good number of activities during the academic year 2015-16.

Total Members
1. 21.06.2015 International Yoga Day collaborate with MKU Madurai Kamaraj University 62
2. 03.07.2015 and 04.07.2015 Leprosy Survey Programme collaborate with Primary Health Centre - Chellampatti Karumathur,Kottiyur,Moonandipatti and Valandur 41+15
3 25.07.2015 One day Camp College Campus 142+11
4 15.08.2015 Independence Day Celebration Madurai Kamaraj University 30+4
5 19.08.5015 Filed Work College Campus 51+2
6 05.09.2015 One Day Camp Mercy Home - Alagusirai 109+3
7 18.09.2015 Gust Lecture Programme for individual toilet scheme. College Campus (DA) 300+6
8 24.09.2015 NSS Day and Inauguration Function  College Campus (DA) 384+6
9 30.09.2015 Awareness cultural Programme collaborated with RDS Dept Keelappachari 12+1
10 02.10.2015 Open Defecation free Panchayat appreciation programme  Madurai Medical College 10+1
11 08.10.15 Awareness cultural Programme collaborated with ARISE and Computer Science Jeyarajnagar 20+1
12 29.10.2015 Gust Lecture Programme Topic: Biography of Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose
By Mr. Jaini form Culcata
MTH 54
13 01.12.2015 AIDS: Awareness and Signature Programme College Campus 150
14 03.12.2015 Unit wise Orientation Programme (Unit No:74) MTH 52+1
15 07.12.2015 Unit wise Orientation Programme (Unit No:73) MTH 51+1
16 15.12.2015 Primary Health Centre and NSS Collaborated organized dengue preventive and supply of Juice College campus Open to all the college students
17 16.12.2015 Human Rights Awareness cultural Programme collaborated with Peoples Watch- Madurai NSS Cultural ground 79+3
18 18.12.2015 Orientation Pragamme for unit – 70 and 72 College Campus (MTH) 210+2
19 19.12.2015 One Day Camp College Campus 262+5
20 28.12.2015 to 30.12.2015 Flood relief camp Chennai and Kadalur 19+2
21 13.012016 Guest Lecture Programme
Topic:Social Democracy
By Dr. Mukilan from New Delhi
College Campus (MTH) 108+2
22 19.01.2016 Blood donation camp collaborated with Lenard Hospital Battalakundu College Campus 51
23 21.01.2016 Field work College Campus 35
24 22.01.2016 Blood Donation Camp with collaborated Govt. Hospital Usilampatti College Campus 65
25 26.01.2016 RepublicDay Celebration at M.K.University MK University 144+4
26 07.02.2016 One Day Camp Govt.Hospital, Checkanaurai 77+2
27 10.02.2016 Orientation Programme for Leprosy awareness College Campus (George Hall) 26+2
28 11.02.2016 Leprosy Survey Programme collaborate with P.H. Centre - Chellampatti Moonduvelampatti 20
29 16.02.216 RRC - Orientation Madurai Kamaraj University 22+1
30 18.02.2016 Orientation Pragamme for unit:71 and 201 College Campus (MTH) 61+2
31 21.02.2016 Chief Ministers birth day celebration function S.R.N.M.College Satthur 46+2
32 03.03.2016 to 07.03.2016 Orientation Pragramme of SC/ST Students Madurai Kamaraj University 9
33 16.03.2106 Voters awareness Rally collaborated with Usilampatti Election Officers Karumathur 250+6
34 17.03.2016 RRC-celebrating Life Programme MTH 200+1

Participations of National level Programme:

S.Noh Volunteer Nameh Programmeh Venueh Date
1 Mr.Karuppuchamy.T South Zone NSS Pre-Republic day parade camp-2015 Mysore 21.09.2015 to 30.09.2015
2 Mr. Jerome.P National Integration Camp Bangalore University 04.12.2015 to 10.12.2015
3 Selvi.  Jeyapriya.P National Integration Camp Bangalore University 04.12.2015 to 10.12.2015
4 Selvi. Jenitha Mary .S 20th National Youth festival Raipur – Chhattisgarh 12.01.2016 to 16.01.2016

Participations of State Level Programme

S.NoVolunteer Name Programme Venue Date
1 Mr. Karuppuchamy.T State Republic day parade Chennai 16.01.2016 to 26.01.2016

Appreciation and Honoring

S.NoProgramme Organization Venue Date
1 Open Defecation free Panchayat appreciation programme District Collector Office Madurai 02.10.2015
2 Actively Participating in the blood donation camps organizer Certificate. Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Medical Association &Meenakshi Mission Hospital Madurai 20.10.2015
3 District level highest Blood Donation camp organizer award issued by Hon. Health Minister of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu State AIDS control society Chennai 01.10.2015
4 Tamil Nadu Cultural Meet for Chief Minister 68th Birth Day Received V Prize from State NSS Cell, Youth Welfare Dep. S.R.N.M College-Sathur 21.02.2016




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Programme Officer
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