About National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides an opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS at Vaagdevi Engineering College, one among the top engineering colleges in Telangana is to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service. National Service Scheme started on September 24, 1969, during the Gandhi Centenary Year. Initially formed in 37 universities with 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes. NSS unit at Vaagdevi Engineering College, one among the top engineering colleges in Telangana & top PG college gives the students an opportunity to develop the qualities of leadership and sense of social consciousness in them through programmes organised that require their services in homes for the blind, orphanages, general hospitals, etc. Camps are arranged in the city or in nearby villages.

The Motto of NSS is “Not me but you” which reflects the essence of selfless service to the community. NSS at our PG college in Warangal is a student-centred programme in close collaboration with the nearby communities offering vast scope for the students’ to interact with the people which teaches students what they cannot learn from theory classes. The NSS scheme at our PG college in Warangal is aimed at developing students with a strong personality in such a way that they emerge as responsible individuals encompassing the virtues of life. NSS volunteers are an asset to society. Students through the NSS activities are engaged in actual work not only within the university campus but also their services extend to neighbouring schools and colleges. The aim of NSS of our Telangana PG college is to develop a sense of service, team spirit and dignity of labour through various programmes that spark change in their outlook and their attitude towards life and society. It helps the students develop a broader mind-set to view through other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings by identifying the needs & problems of the community & to put their problem-solving skills to action and to develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility. NSS of our Warangal PG college aims to enhance leadership qualities and democratic attitudes, for students to practice national integration and social harmony.


          Our NSS unit established in the year 2018 with the number of student volunteers 100 from various departments.

Main activities of NSS unit:

         To create Awareness regarding environment protection, Planitation, Blood donation, Organ donation, Medical camp, Road safety, Services at orphanages & Old age homes, importance of education in slum areas, importance of girl chaild education etc.,

NSS Programme Advisers:

Prof. P. Prasad Rao

Dr. Naveen    HOD, CSE
Dr. Kumar  HOD, ECE
Dr. Marumuthu    HOD, EEE
Mr. N. Venkateshwarlu Physical Education Department


NSS activities in the academic year 2018-19

  1. International Yoga Day was conducted on 21/06/2018 & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  2. Swachh Bharath programme was conducted on 27/07/2018 & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  3. Haritha Haram was conducted 28/07/2018 & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  4. Awareness Programme was conducted on 28/07/2018 regarding awareness on Blood Donation by Dr. Kalyani & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  5. A candle rally was conducted on 16/02/2019 regarding “Salute to the brave hearts” CRPF Jawans & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  6. Blood donation camp was conducted on 21/02/2019 & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  7. Woman’s day celebration was conducted on 08/03/2019 & 300 students are participated in this activity.
  8. The students attended Inter University Exchange Programme conducted by KU NSS UNIT (08th to 10th March, 2019).
  9. Traditional Day was conducted on (20/03/2019) & 300 students are participated in this activity.


The NSS Badge Proud to Serve the Nation:

All the youth volunteers who opt to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy.

The Konark wheel in the NSS badge having 8 bars signifies the 24 hours of a the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours.

Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers.

The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.


The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU

Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:

A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:

  • an accomplished social leader
  • an efficient administrator
  • a person who understands human nature

Major Activities:

National Integration Camp (NIC):

The National Integration Camp (NIC) is organized every year and the duration of each camp is of 7 days with day-night boarding & lodging. These camps are held in different parts of the country. Each camp involves 200 NSS volunteers to undertake the scheduled activities.

Objectives of the National Integration Camp

Make the NSS volunteers aware of the following:

  • Rich cultural diversity of India
  • History of our diversified culture
  • National pride through knowledge about India
  • To integrate the nation through social service

Adventure Program:

The camps are held every year which are attended by approximately 1500 NSS volunteers with at least 50% of the volunteers being girl students. These camps are conducted in Himalayan Region in the North and Arunachal Pradesh in North East region. The adventure activities undertaken in these camps includes trekking of mountains, water rafting, Para-sailing and basic skiing.

Objectives of Adventure Program

  • Promote various adventure activities among NSS volunteers
  • Infuse the sense of love towards the various regions of India
  • Enhance leadership qualities, fraternity, team spirit and risk taking capacity.
  • Improvement of physical and mental strength
  • Exposure to new vocational possibilities

NSS Republic Day Parade Camp:

The first Republic Day Camp of NSS Volunteers was held in 1988. The camp takes place in Delhi between 1st and 31st January every year with 200 NSS selected volunteers who are good in discipline, March-past and cultural activities.
A Contingent of selected NSS volunteers participates in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on 26th of January every year in accordance with the guidelines and requisition of the Ministry of Defence.

Objectives of NSS Republic Day Parade Camp

  • Enable the volunteers to interact with fellow members hailing from various parts of India.
  • Experience the tradition, custom, culture, language of all states of India.
  • Provide a chance to develop overall personality of the Student volunteers.
  • Constitute the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood and communal harmony.

National Youth Festivals

National Youth Festivals are organized every year from 12th to 16th January by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with the State Governments in different parts of the country. Eminent guests, speakers and youth icons are invited to address and interact with about 1500 participating NSS volunteers during the National Youth Festivals.

Objectives of National Youth Festivals

  • Make the volunteers aware of the various festivals celebrated in the country
  • Remind the volunteers of the cultural importance of festivals celebrated in our country
  • Provide a chance to the NSS volunteers to interact with the resource person/speaker/youth icons

National Service Scheme Award

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India had instituted the National Service Scheme Awards to recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS volunteers, Programme Officers, N.S.S. units and the university/senior secondary council.

These awards were instituted in the year 1993-1994. Since then, these awards are given away every year at various Levels. The details of these awards are as follows:-



No. of Awards

Value of each award




Rs. 3,00,000/-


Upcoming University


Rs. 2,00,000/-


Programme Officer


Rs. 70,000/-


NSS Unit


Rs. 1,00,000/-


NSS Volunteer


Rs. 50,000/-

Objectives of National Service Scheme Award

  • To recognize outstanding contribution by NSS student volunteers, NSS Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinators in community service
  • To encourage young NSS student volunteers to develop their personality through community service.
  • To encourage the Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinators of NSS for catering the needs of National Service Scheme through the NSS volunteers.
  • To motivate NSS Volunteers for continuing their selfless service towards community work.