About National Service Scheme

National Service Scheme


National Service Scheme (NSS) has been introduced at Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering & Management since 2010 as a part of the academic programs and since then NSS has been functioning as a regular feature in the realm of education. The overall objective of the scheme is impart knowledge, technology and useful man-hours to the community through various social activities. It is a student-centered program in which projects are implemented by the NSS volunteers in the community in close collaboration with the community, organizations and Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.

Prof M. S. Ali

nss coordinator National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering & Management has been playing an important role in enriching the souls and minds of the students. The overall objective of this National Service Scheme is ‘Education and Service’ to the society and by the society. The students joining this scheme develop many behavioural interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as NSS volunteers during the camps organized by the college. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a Technocratic Environment and also help the underprivileged people to develop themselves.

Mr. A. V. Saywan
NSS Program Coordinator

  • National Service Scheme was launched on 24th September, 1969 by the then Education Minister Dr. V.K. R.V. Rao in 37 universities with 40,000 NSS Volunteers covering all States.
  • Overall Objective of NSS is to development of Student’s personality through community service.
  • The Motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme if “NOT ME BUT YOU”.
  • Aims & Objective of NSS are:
  1. To understand the community in which they work;
  2. To understand themselves in relation to their community.
  3. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process. To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  4. To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problem.
  5. To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
  6. To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  7. To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  8. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  • The navy blue color in NSS badge indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
  • The Red color in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
  • Obligation of NSS volunteer is to work for two continued years along with their studies, putting in 120 hours service each year and participating in one special camping Programme.
  • The NSS day is observed on 24th September every year.
  • NSS Badge, NSS Certificate and Identity card are the pride of NSS Volunteers.
  • There are four principal elements in the NSS programme process; they are Students, Teachers, Community and the programme.
  • Joining NSS is simply by enrolling/registering yourself in NSS unit through the Programme Officer concerned however, before joining you must be a bona fide student of school, college or university.
  • NSS is a voluntary Scheme.
  • There is no uniform prescribed for NSS volunteers.
  • Total 240 hours social service in two years duration. Of which 20 hours for orientation course, 30 hour for campus work and remaining 70 hours for community services in a year. Further a seven-day special camp will be attended by the NSS Volunteer in the adopted village.
  • It is compulsory to attend seven days NSS special camp beside regular activities (one camp in 2 year of volunteership).
  • NSS Volunteer can get several chances for visiting other States/abroad through youth Exchange programs such as National Integration Camp, Interstate Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme, Mega Camp, National Youth Festival and Adventure programs etc.
  • NSS will not have any sort of adverse effect on your studies rather it refines thinking/reasoning power yielding better result in studies.
  • The major National Level projects undertaken by NSS are AIDS awareness, afforestation, blood donation camps, RRCs, cleanliness of our environment, disaster management etc.
  • NYKS stands for Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and basically deals with rural youth and NSS deals with perusing education student youth.
  • To participate in Republic parade at Rajpath, New Delhi volunteer have to get through the NSS Pre-Republic Day Parade Camp organized before Republic day at regional level. Also you must have to be a good physical health and measurements as prescribed by the Ministry of Youth affairs & Sports
  • Beside good physical health, height 155-165 cm for female volunteers and 165-175 cm is required for male volunteers.
  • The idea behind the manual labour is that the students must learn the dignity of labour.
  • NSS Award given in the name of Indira Gandhi to those NSS Programme Co-coordinators, Programme Officers, NSS Volunteers, and NSS Units contribute excellent service for the promotion and development of NSS.
  • Volunteers day-to-day regular work report and special camping report are recorded in a note book called NSS Diary.

A Volunteer who has completed 240hrs (120hrs X 2yrs) regular activities and seven days special camp in adopted village is entitle to get NSS Certificate duly signed by Programme Officer, Principal of the College, Programme Co-coordinator and Vice Chancellor of the University where the college/institution is affiliated to.