Government of Maharashtra’s

ISMAIL YUSUF COLLEGE

of Arts, Science & Commerce

NSS

About

National Service Scheme

  • NSS is an Indian government-sponsored public service program
  • It is conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India
  • The scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year on 24 September 1969
  • NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country.
  • From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
Aims and Objectives of NSS
  • Understand the community in which volunteers work
  • Understand themselves in relation to their community
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  • Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • Gain skills in mobilising community participation
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  • Practice National integration and social harmony

The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU

Symbol of NSS
  • The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

ISMAIL YUSUF COLLEGE – NSS UNIT
  • The NSS unit in the College enrolls students as per the NSS guidelines and directions of the University of Mumbai.
  • Eligibility for enrolment – 10+2 from any Stream
  • Capacity – 1 Units with total strength of 100 volunteers
  • NSS is a 2 Year Continuous Program
  • Completion of 120 hours work per year are mandatory
  • NSS volunteer Certificate will be issued after completion of 240 hours in 2 years and at least one 7 days residential camp must be attended in two years
  • This Scheme gives an opportunity to students to develop organisational skills, leadership qualities and a sense of social consciousness.
  • Various projects are undertaken by the NSS Volunteers on and off the campus


Vision

  • The vision is to build the youth with the mind and spirit to serve the society and work for the social uplift of the down-trodden masses of our nation as a movement.

Mission

  • The National Service Scheme has been functioning with the motto “NOT ME BUT YOU” in view of making the youth inspired in service of the people and hence NSS Aims Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education.

Goal

  • Personality Development through Social Service.

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