The National
Service Scheme (NSS)

A Story Worth Telling

For nearly 59 years, Kalyan College has prepared the
next generation of leaders whose impact resounds in
our culture and across the world.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched in 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of Nation, by the Government of India. It is a voluntary association of young people, especially college students to work for campus-community linkages. The aim is to develop student’s personality through community service.

The NSS unit of Kalyan College provides a platform to the students for community work and developing a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. NSS volunteers work to ensure that a needy get help to enhance their standard of living. A variety of activities are organized every year to channelize the energy and idealism of the younger generation into creative pursuits. They educate students and society regarding many issues like health, sanitation, palliation, etc. Various health camps and cleanliness drives across campus and slum areas nearby are taken out regularly to create awareness and also to motivate people to work towards a clean environment.

  • To understand the community in which they work.
  • To understand themselves concerning their community.
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving.
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • To utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
  • To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
  • To gain skills in mobilising community participation.
  • To acquire leadership qualities and a democratic attitude.
  • To develop the capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.

There are two types of activities: Regular Activities and Special Camp. All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at least 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under it are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The annual camps, also known as special camps, are funded by the Government of India, and are usually held in a village or a city suburb. Volunteers participate in the following activities in such camps:

  • Cleaning
  • Tree plantation
  • Nukkad Natak related to issues like social problems, education, and cleanliness
  • Awareness rallies
  • Health camps
  • Community survey