Prof..Programme Officer
Prof. Dr. Yerge A. G.Programme OfficerM.A. B.Ed. M.Phil. Ph. D. NET SETPolitical Scienceyegre-a-g

Date of Establishment of N.S.S. Department.: 1986-87

National Service Scheme

After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work. In the draft first Five-Year Plan adopted by the government in 1952, the need for social and labour service by Indian students for one year was stressed. In 1958 Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to the chief ministers, considered the idea of social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions.

In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. The details were soon worked out and the Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. five crores for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in select institutions and universities. On 24 September , then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states.

The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.


The objective of the scheme as restated is their fore development of the personality of student through community service. The objective is sought to be achieved by enabling the student to:-

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. Utilize 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 attitudes. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice national integration and social harmony.

N.S.S. Unit :-

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. It is expected that the institution will provide necessary facilities for the successful running of the NSS unit because it is a part of the institution i.e. college or school. The strength of a unit will be 100 NSS volunteers normally. The strength of the NSS unit can be extended up to 120 volunteers in exceptional cases where second unit cannot be raised due to constraints. It is always preferable that a separate unit is started instead of enrolling more NSS volunteers. In exceptional cases where the total strength of students enrolled is very small, a smaller NSS unit can be started with the strength of 75 NSS volunteers.


At college level the NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year degree-class students. Preference should be given to the students who have worked as NSS volunteers at +2 level also. Students belonging to minority communities, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes should be encouraged to participate in NSS. They should be given due representation where more students desire to join NSS.  In co-educational colleges the girls should be motivated to join NSS. The students from foreign countries studying in Indian universities should also be encouraged to 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 organisation as long as they are in NSS. Same restriction will apply to the NSS Programme Officers also.


One Programme Officer will be incharge of one unit only. 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. The Programme Officer will be responsible to carry out the instructions issued by the Programme Coordinator  of the University, NSS Regional Directorate and State NSS Officer for the implementation of NSS activities as per the NSS Manual, programme guidelines and administrative and policy directives. There shall not be any clash between the instructions issued by the NSS Regional Directorate or State NSS Officer or Programme Coordinator  as these instructions are to be based on NSS Manual/Programme guidelines or administrative or policy directives issued by the Government of India.


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

“The goal of national service scheme should be education community servic e.  The purpose should be enriching the student’s personality and depending his understanding of the social environment in which he live. It should helps students development and awareness of knowledge of social reality, to have a concern for the well being of the community to undertake appropriate activities designed to tackle social problems and to promote welfare. The students self development should be ultimate objective of the scheme.”

About N.S.S. :

  • Regular Unit of 200 Students and Camping for 100 Students for every Year.
  • Camp Duration 7 days.
  • Camp is arranged at Khanapur or near by any village of Khanapur with the permission of related Grampanchayat.
  • Student those who interested for N.S.S. are admitted on priority base.


  • Social Work
  • Campus Cleaning
  • Village Cleaning
  • Shramdan
  • Organization of Kaumi Ekata Week.
  • Visit to Agarnmala colony for the drive against emancipation of superstitions.
  • Celebration of Independence Day.
  • Celebration of Republic Day.
  • Celebration of Raksha-Bandhan Day.
  • AIDS Propaganda Rally.
  • Community development & awareness.
  • Social awareness
  • Health related programmes
  • Organization of propaganda a rally on world population day.
  • Celebrated Teacher’s Day.
  • Celebrated International Literacy Day.
  • Organization of Mahila Melawa
  • Daru Bandhi (Liquor Ban) rally
  • National Youth day celebration.
  • Arrange for Female Halddi-Kum-Kum Program.
  • Lectured by N.S.S. students of Balance of Environment.

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