National Service Scheme (NSS) - Overview


The motto or watch wood of the National Service Scheme in “NOT ME BUT YOU”. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.


The symbol of National Service Scheme is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The design of the symbol a simplified form of the Sun-Chariot wheel primarily depicts the movement in life across time and space which signifies the progressive cycle of life.


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 8 bars, which represents 8 pasha’s of day. Hence the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e., for 24 hours or 8 pasha’s. The red colour in the badge indicates that NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e., lively, active, and spirited. The Navy Blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny parry ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.


Development of personality of the students through community service


 The main objective of NSS is “Education to community service”.
 To work with/ among people.
 To engage in creative and constructive social action.
 To enhance his/her knowledge of himself/herself and the community.
 To put his/her scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some of the problems.
 To gain skill in the exercise of democratic leadership.
 To gain skills in programme development to enable him/her for self – employment.
 To bridge the gulf between the educated and the uneducated masses. To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community.


" I solemnly pledge to work with dedication to Serve and strengthen freedom and integrity of the nation. I further affirm that I shall never resort to Violence and that all differences and disputes relating the religion, language, region or political or economic grievance should be settled by peaceful and constitutional mean."


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 with the problems identifies
5. Record the activities in his work diary 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 co-operation 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 
5. It is obligatory and part of every volunteer to wear the NSS BADGE while on the work.

NSS Unit

NSS Unit was sanctioned  / followed by The NSS Bureau, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati .NSS is an extension dimension to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

NSS Programme Officer

Dr. Dhananjaya Reddy
Assistant Professor of Mathematics


(a) Regular Activities:

Each NSS volunteer is required to put in minimum120 hours of community service per year for two years, i.e., total 240 hours. This work is undertaken in villages / slums adopted by NSS unit or school / college campuses.usually after study hours or during weekends.

(b) Special Camping Programme:

Each NSS unit organises a Special Camp of 7days· duration in adopted villages or urban slums during vacations with some specific projects by involving the local communities.Each volunteer is required to participate in a Special Camp once during the 2-year period.

(c) Nature of Activities:

Briefly, the NSS volunteers work on issues of social relevance, which keep evolving in response to the needs of the community, through regular and special camping activities. Such issues include (i) literacy and education, (ii) health. family welfare and nutrition, (iii) environment conservation, (iv)social service programmes, (v) programmes for empowerment of women, (vi) programmes connected with economic development activities, (vii) rescue and relief during calamities, etc.

Issue of Certificates

  • Special Camp Certificates are issued to the volunteers who have been involved inthe camp for 7 days with Programme Coordinator's and Vice Chancellor's signatures.
  • Bonafide N.S.S. Certificates are given to volunteers who have been involved in general regular N.S.S. for 2 Years
  • For volunteers who attend National Integration Camps, Inter State Camps, Inter Campson deputation, are given University certificate by the organisers of the camp.


Special Camp Certificates are issued to the volunteers are given priority II and considered in P.G. admissions. as per reservations (5%)under E.C.A. Quota for N.S.S. Volunteers on par with N.C.C. & Sports and culturala ctivities.

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