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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.

Brief History

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 Emblem

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.


Development of the personality of students through 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 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:

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

Evaluation Pattern

S.No.Participation ParticularsMark
1.7 Day Special Camp30
2.National and State level Programme 10
3.Blood donation15
4.1 Day camp (Out of the campus)12
5.1 Day camp (within the campus)8
6.Flied work 5
7.Guest Lecture / Celebrations / Functions5
8.Cultural / Rally / awareness5
9.Viva and Assignment10

Duties of Volunteers

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

Code of Conduct for Volunteers

»   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 cooperation 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 Group Leader/Programme Officer for periodic guidance.
»   It is obligatory on the part of every volunteer to wear the NSS BADGE while on work.

Choose your Work Hours

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.

Access your Wealth

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.

Events 2015-2016

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 2015-2016.

S.No.DateEventVenueTotal Members Yoga Day collaborate with MKUMadurai Kamaraj University62 and 04.07.2015Leprosy Survey Programme collaborate with Primary Health Centre - ChellampattiKarumathur, Kottiyur, Moonandipatti and Valandur41+15 day CampCollege Campus142+11 Day CelebrationMadurai Kamaraj University30+4 WorkCollege Campus51+2 Day CampMercy Home - Alagusirai109+3 Lecture Programme for individual toilet schemeCollege Campus (DA)300+6 Day and Inauguration Function College Campus (DA)384+6 cultural Programme collaborated with RDS DeptKeelappachari12+1 Defecation free Panchayat appreciation programme Madurai Medical College10+1 cultural Programme collaborated with ARISE and Computer ScienceJeyarajnagar20+1 Lecture Programme Topic: Biography of Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose by Mr. Jaini form CulcataMTH54 Awareness and Signature ProgrammeCollege Campus150 wise Orientation Programme (Unit No:74)MTH52+1 wise Orientation Programme (Unit No:73)MTH51+1 Health Centre and NSS Collaborated organized dengue preventive and supply of Juice College campusOpen to all the college students Rights Awareness cultural Programme collaborated with Peoples Watch- Madurai NSS Cultural ground79+3 Pragamme for unit - 70 and 72College Campus (MTH)210+2 Day CampCollege Campus262+5 to 30.12.2015Flood relief camp Chennai and Kadalur19+2 Lecture Programme Topic:Social Democracy by Dr. Mukilan from New DelhiCollege Campus (MTH)108+2 donation camp collaborated with Lenard Hospital Battalakundu College Campus51 workCollege Campus35 Donation Camp with collaborated Govt. Hospital UsilampattiCollege Campus65 Celebration at M.K.UniversityMK University144+4 Day CampGovt.Hospital, Checkanaurai77+2 Programme for Leprosy awarenessCollege Campus (George Hall)26+2 Survey Programme collaborate with P.H. Centre - ChellampattiMoonduvelampatti20 - Orientation Madurai Kamaraj University22+1 Pragamme for unit:71 and 201College Campus (MTH)61+2 Ministers birth day celebration functionS.R.N.M.College Satthur46+2 to 07.03.2016Orientation Pragramme of SC/ST StudentsMadurai Kamaraj University9 awareness Rally collaborated with Usilampatti Election OfficersKarumathur250+6 Life ProgrammeMTH200+1

Participations of National level Programme

S.No.Volunteer NameProgrammeVenueDate
1.Mr.Karuppuchamy.TSouth Zone NSS Pre-Republic day parade camp-2015Mysore21.09.2015 to 30.09.2015
2.Mr. Jerome.PNational Integration CampBangalore University04.12.2015 to 10.12.2015
3.Selvi. Jeyapriya.PNational Integration CampBangalore University04.12.2015 to 10.12.2015
4.Selvi. Jenitha Mary .S20th National Youth festivalRaipur - Chhattisgarh12.01.2016 to 16.01.2016

Participations of State Level Programme

S.No.Volunteer NameProgrammeVenueDate
1.Mr. Karuppuchamy.TState Republic day paradeChennai16.01.2016 to 26.01.2016

Appreciation and Honoring

S.No.Volunteer NameProgrammeVenueDate
1.Open Defecation free Panchayat appreciation programmeDistrict Collector Office Madurai02.10.2015
2.Actively Participating in the blood donation camps organizer CertificateIndian Red Cross Society, Indian Medical Association &Meenakshi Mission Hospital Madurai20.10.2015
3.District level highest Blood Donation camp organizer award issued by Hon. Health Minister of Tamil NaduTamil Nadu State AIDS control societyChennai01.10.2015
4.Tamil Nadu Cultural Meet for Chief Minister 68th Birth DayReceived V Prize from State NSS Cell, Youth Welfare Dept.S.R.N.M College-Sathur 21.02.2016

Events 2016-2017

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 2016-17.

S.No.DateEventVenueTotal Members to 29.12.20167 day special campKarumathur150 Donation campAAC college campus150

Programme Officers


Dr. A. Duraisingam

Dr. A. Muthukumar
Programme Officer