National Service Scheme

About N.S.S:

National Service Scheme (NSS) has been playing a vital role in enriching the souls and minds of the students of the College since long time. The overall objective of the scheme is ‘Education and Service’ to the community and by the community. It is a programme for students to regal the needs of the community, when required. It also helps the students to communicate with the society. The students joining this scheme develop many behavioral interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as volunteers during the camps organized by the concerned college. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a Technocratic Environment and also help the underprivileged people to develop themselves. The scheme promotes the ability to present them in a better way. Thus the ultimate goal of the scheme is to strive to inculcate the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood, communal harmony among the volunteers.

After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary National Service Scheme 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 labor 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 orientation camp was organized at Rajghat. This camp was concluded on 7 June 1969.KKGupta from DU was declared first volunteer. The Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of ₹5 crores for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in selected institutions and universities. On 24 September 1969, the then Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2 level institutes in many states.

About National Service Scheme Coverage: Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 3.8 million volunteers spread over in 396 Universities, Polytechnics and 47 Councils of +2 level. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.

Objectives of National Service Scheme:

  • To run the National Service Scheme Unit efficiently.
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and also involve them in problem solving.
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
  • To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
  • To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
  • To practice national integration and social harmony.
  • To inculcate patriotism among volunteers.
  • To motivate students to do community service in them.


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 student’s 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 Logo:

The logo for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation-building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

NSS Badge:

The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo represent the24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

National Service Scheme Functions:

  • At the beginning of academic year National service scheme volunteer registration will be complete.
  • As per the circulars of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Maharashtra Government National Service Scheme department arrange programmes.
  • Implementing schemes of Maharashtra Government as well as Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Convincing the volunteers about the importance of National Service Scheme.
  • NSS department create social awareness on female foeticide, organ donation, AIDS, Adult education, water conservation, tree plantation etc.
  • NSS department adopt underdeveloped village. And bring social and cultural development in adopted village.
  • Tree plantation and conservation programme carried out by NSS department.
  • Street plays, rallies and poster presentations conducted by NSS department on AIDS awareness, Cleanliness campaign etc.
  • Conducting special winter camps at adopted village.
  • Proper utilization of funds received from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Filling of ordinance 163 form by volunteer and distribution of certificate.
  • National Service Scheme Committee:

    Sr. No. Name of Programme Officer Designation Photo
    1 Prof. Deepali Ravindra Chandramore Assistant Professor
    2 Dr. Rajani Namdeo Sawant Associate Professor
    3 Prof. Nandulal Ananda Patil Associate Professor
    4 Prof. Shital Jagannath Salunke Assistant Professor