The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The motto “Not Me, But You” reflects the lifeforce of the Scheme and strives to develop the personality of the students (Volunteers) through community service. Two hundred socially committed students are selected and oriented towards the social service they will be engaging in. The Volunteers are initiated to participate in community service thereby bringing them in close association with the realities of the society we live in. They are also oriented through various camps including the mandatory camps, nature camps and numerous other camps and training programmes at various levels.
We have two NSS Units functioning in our Campus comprising of two hundred Volunteers, led by two Programme Officers serve as the social outreach wing of the College. The NSS Units of our College play an integral role in organizing various awareness programmes, medical camps, blood donation camps and were instrumental in organising flood relief activities on behalf of the College. The Units also observe significant days by conducting various activities which include competitions, street plays, rallies and invited lectures. Some of the significant days and weeks observed include World Environment Day, World Population Day, Anti-Drug Day, Literacy Day, World AIDS Day, Human Rights’ Day, Women’s Day and Reading Week in addition to NSS Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Independence Day and Republic Day. In addition to these, three-day Mini-Camp (in the Campus) and seven-day Special Camp (in the adopted village) are organised in association with the local governing bodies during which the Volunteers engage in services like road construction, massive cleaning and farm cultivation. The Volunteers are also trained and encouraged to make recycled and upcycled products such as cloth and paper bags, books, hanging gardens and terrariums for the benefit of the College and the neighbourhood. ‘Pusthakathottil’ and ‘Snehakarunyam’ are some of the social outreach projects initiated by our NSS Units to reach out to the less privileged and the marginalized.