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
NIRF Rank: 51 (All Over India)
Vision & Mission:
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS)
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
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
Practice national integration and social harmony
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
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.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The programme aims to inculcate 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 victims.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.
The National Service Scheme of the College has seven units with 500 active student volunteers working for the social, economic and educational welfare of society.
The National Service Scheme of the College has seven 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. P. Chitra (Unit - II)
Dr. A. Amuthalakshmi (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.
NSS Adopted Villages:
Rayagoundanur Adidravidar Colony
Dhanalakshmipuram Adidravidar Colony
A. Typical projects:
Adoption of villages
Construction and repair of roads
Encephalitis awareness classes
Tree plantation literacy
Soft skill programs
Youth for the nation program
B. Special Camping Programme (Seven days Residential Special Camp)
C. Flagship Programmes:
1. Environment Awareness Programme
2. Greening of the surrounding Project
3. Anti-Drug Campaign
4. Energy Conservation Programme
5. Anti-Ragging Programme
6. First-aid Training Programme
7. Skill Development Campaign
8. Traffic Awareness Programme
9. Water conservation Programme
10. Voter Awareness Programme
11. Parthenium Eradication and Awareness Campaign.
D. Special Projects:
1. Drops of Love – Blood donation campaign
E. Regular Activities:
(a) Environment Enrichment Programmes:
1) Plantation of trees, their preservation and upkeep (each NSS Unit should plant and protect at least 100 saplings in and around the campus and in the adopted Places)
2) Creation of NSS parks/gardens, Vegetable gardens and Medicinal gardens.
3) Anti-plastic campaigns – eco friendly Bag making unit.
4) Vegetable/Medicinal/ Ornamental Garden
5) Chlorination of village ponds and wells.
6) Vermi-compost project in each unit. Popularization and construction of Gobar Gas Plants-use of non-conventional energy.
7) Waste Management Programme – Land, Air & Water Pollution
8) Rainwater harvesting.
(b) Greening of the surrounding:
Documentation of Saplings planted in and outside the campus.
(c) Health Awareness Programmes:
1) Anti – Drug Campaign.
2) First – Aid Training Programme
3) Blood – Donation campaign
4) Dengue awareness campaign
5) AIDS Awareness Programme.
6) Healthy Food Habits.
7) Healthy Life Style.
8) Medical camps
d) Educational Programmes:
1) Legal Literacy programme
2) Computer Literacy programme c) Consumer Awareness Programme
3) Human Rights Awareness Programme
4) Career Guidance Programme
5) Traffic Awareness Programme.
6) Value Education Programme
7) Communicative Skill i) Personality Development & Leadership Classes.
8) Stress /Disaster Management Programme.
9) Effective Parenting.
10) Energy Conservation Programme.
e) Women Empowerment Programmes:
1) Programmes of educating people and making them aware of women’s rights, both Constitutional and legal.
2) Creating consciousness among women that they too contribute to economic and social well being of the community.
3) Creating awareness among women that there is no occupation or vocation which is not Open to them.
4) Imparting training to women in sewing, embroidery, knitting and other skills where ever possible.
f) Social Service Programmes:
1) Two days in a Palliative Care Centre.
2) Work in institutions meant for physically and mentally handicapped.
3) Organizing blood donation camps and eye-pledge programmes.
4) Work in Orphanages, homes for the aged etc.
5) Work in welfare organizations of women.
6) Prevention of slums through social education and community action.
7) Programmes for making villages self sufficient.
8) Soap making units, Paper carry bag making unit, tailoring unit
g) Relief & Rehabilitation work during Natural calamities:
1) Disaster Management Programme - Assisting the authorities at the time of natural disasters and calamity.