Mr Ravindra B N


The National Service Scheme is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports of the government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing students’ personalities through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in colleges.

The program aims to instil the idea of 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 victims of the disaster.

At national level, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India is the nodal authority, which works with state-level NSS cells. State-level NSS cells are responsibility of the respective state governments. Within states, each university has University level NSS cell under which institutions (schools and colleges) based NSS units operate. Most government and government-aided institutions have volunteer NSS units. They are managed internally by a responsible party from the school or college, who reports to the regional NSS coordinator.



• To develop a sense of social and civic responsibility

• To inculcate the spirit of selflessness among the students

• To identify the needs & problems of the community and extend a helping hand

• To establish a meaningful linkage between Campus and Community, College and Village & Knowledge and Action.


The motto of the National Service Scheme is