National Service Scheme (NSS) The Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, was launched during the Mahatma Gandhi’s Centenary Year 24th September, 1969 involving 40,000 student volunteers in 37 universities. Today, it has more than 2.6 million student volunteers spread over 198 universities. "As a measure of Educational Reforms and as a mean to improve the quality of educated manpower".
Ø Development of personality of a student through community service
Ø Understand the community in which they work.
Ø Understand themselves in relation to their community
Ø Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
Ø Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving
Ø Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
Ø Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
Ø Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities