G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore - 641029, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade 3.64 CGPA (3rd Cycle)
College of Excellence (UGC)
Co-Educational Institution Approved by UGC, New Delhi
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community (esp. Villages) linkage.
The programme aims to instill the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster's victims.
The motto of NSS is ‘NOT Me But You’. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
Understand the community in which they 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 and,
Practise national integration and social harmony.
The National Service Scheme of the College has Five units with 500 active student volunteers working for the social, economic and educational welfare of society. The Units are functioning with resounding success under the able guidance of these NSS Programme Officers:
Aided (3 Units)
Unaided (2 Units)
Dr. R. Velmurugan (Unit - I)
Dr. K. Palanivel (Unit - IV)
Dr. K.S. Mangayarkkarasi (Unit - II)
Dr. N. Mohanapriya (Unit - V)
Dr. P. Matheswaran (Unit - III)
CBCS (Choice Based Credit System): NSS is included in the curriculum as a co-curricular activity. At the end of the sixth semester volunteers have to show satisfactory performance in the regular activities as well as the special camping programmes of the NSS, with 75% attendance, to add one credit point to their degrees. The Student volunteers work for two years or 240 hours of their Undergraduate study period. Their service to the society is categorized under two dimensions: (1) Regular Activities. (2) Special Camping Programmes.
1.Regular Activities: These activities have a two-way focus. One is Public Welfare Programmes and other, Public Awareness Programmes.
Public Welfare Programmes: These programmes include the following events which are helpful to the development of the people, especially those belonging to the lower strata of society.
Remedial coaching classes for Govt. High School students.
Grievance Day petition preparation work for public, Collectorate.
Solid Waste Management Workshop.
Hundial Coin collection counting at Maruthamalai Temple for the past 20 years
River Noyyal desilting and conservation programme.
Blood donation to poor patients in Govt. Hospital.
46 group houses constructed for under privileged community.
Blood Donation: Blood donation is one of the major activities which fall under the Public Welfare Programmes of the NSS. Students are ready to donate blood at any time to save invaluable human lives. Every year they donate blood during blood donation camps and whenever there is an appeal from the public.
Public Awareness Programmes: The following programmes are conducted frequently to create awareness among the public.
AIDS Awareness Programme.
Plastic Eradication Campaign.
Parthenium Eradication and Awareness Campaign.
World Peace Day Rally and various competitions.
Environmental Protection Rally.
Cancer Awareness Programmes with the assistance of Hospitals.
Sanitation Camps in the markets, hospitals, zoos and forests.
Handloom materials sale for the welfare of Weavers' Societies.
Traffic regulation activities.
Polio drops campaign.
Local body election work.
2. Special Camp Programmes: This Special Camp is conducted every year for 10 days to serve a specific village development purpose. In this connection our College National Service Scheme has adopted and is serving the following villages which are located near Coimbatore:
NSS Adopted Villages
Rayagoundanur Adidravidar Colony
Dhanalakshmipuram Adidravidar Colony
Special Camp activities A three-dimensional work done by the NSS Volunteers in the special camp sites are: (A) Health care programmes:
Blood Grouping and Blood Donation Camp
General Medical Checkup
Disabled people help line
(B) Awareness programmes:
AIDS, Child Labour and Plastic Eradication Awareness Camp
Educational Awareness Camp
(C) Welfare Work:
Construction work for school
Village Cleaning Work
Whitewash for school building
Creating Drinking Water facilities
Road laying work
Tree Planting work
University level Best NSS PO Award to Dr. M. Lekeshmanaswamy for the year 2006 - 2007
State Level Best NSS PO Award to Dr. M. Lekeshmanaswamy for the year 2008 - 2009