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National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of Galgotias University, Greater Noida

National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhi Centenary year, 1969. The overall objective of National Service is Educational. This objective is attained through the service to the community. It is an Indian government sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. 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 linkage. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organized by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.

The post-independence era was marked by an urge for introducing social service for students, both as a measure of educational reform and as a means to improve the quality of educated manpower. The University Grants Commission (UGC) headed by Dr. Radhakrishnan recommended introduction of national service in the academic institutions on a voluntary basis with a view to developing healthy contacts between the students and teachers on the one hand and establishing a constructive linkage between the campus and the community on the other hand. In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do "something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level".

Aims and objectives of National Service Scheme

The objective of the National Service Scheme is ‘development of the personality of students through community service’. This objective is sought to be achieved by enabling the students to work in community. 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.

The Main Objectives of National Service Scheme are

Motto of National Service Scheme

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.

Logo of National Service Scheme

The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the famous Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa, India. The wheel symbolizes 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.

Badge of National Service Scheme

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood. i.e. lively, active energetic and full of high spirit. The Navy Blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.

National Service Scheme Day

NSS was formally launched on September 24, 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

National Service Scheme Song

All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.


Regular Activities of National Service Scheme

Who can enroll for National Service Scheme

Any person who is enroll himself / herself as a regular student in any undergraduate course at +2 stage affiliated to the Universities recognized by UGC / State Government. Only for NSS open unit at the University level any person who is socially oriented and in willing to devote his / her time for social service can enroll himself / herself.

When he / she can enroll

As soon as he / she secure admission for his / her studies for the above mentioned course he is eligible to enroll himself / herself in NSS as a volunteer. Generally, the enrollment is done between June and July of every academic year.

What are the formalities

A student who wants to join NSS her to fill an enrollment form which is available with the institution where he / she is studying.

List of National and International Days / Weeks to be observed by NSS in the University

SN Event Date
1 National Youth Day 12th January
2 Republic Day 26th January
3 Martyr Day 30th January
4 International Women Day 8th March
5 World Health Day 7th April
6 Anti – Terrorism Day 21st May
7 World No Tobacco Day 31st May
8 World Environment Day 5th June
9 World Population Day 11th July
10 Independence Day 15th August
11 Sadhbhavana Diwas 20th August
12 International Literacy Day 8th September
13 International Peace Day 15th September
14 NSS Day 24th September
15 National Blood Donation Day 1st October
16 Communal Harmony Day 2nd October
17 National Integration Day 19th November
18 World AIDS Day 1st December
19 World Human Rights Day 10th December
20 National Youth Week 12-19 January
21 Van Mahotsava Week 1-7 July
22 International Literacy Week 8-14 July
23 Quami Ekta Week 19-25 November

Contact Us

Dr. Vijay Kumar
Programme Coordinator
National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit
Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Mob: 9818310233


NSS Unit, Galgotias University Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

List of Programme Officers

SN NSS Programme Officer Unit(s) Mobile Email
1 Dr Ambrien Ahmed Unit 9899533706
2 Dr Dilip K Madhesiya Unit 9451677679

List of Nodal Officers

SN Nodal Officer Mobile Email
1 Dr Vivek Kumar 8527633868
2 Dr Pallavi Murghai Goel

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