National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a community service programme sponsored by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. It was launched in the year 1969, the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

The objective of the programme 

is to develop a student’s personality through active involvement in community service. The activities conducted throughout the year attempt to inculcate a sense of discipline, awareness and social responsibility among students. 

Presently, the NSS unit of G. M. Vedak College of Science, Tala has a total number of 200 NSS volunteers. 

Activities of the NSS Unit 

The NSS unit conducts a diverse range of activities in accordance with the University calendar.  

  1. Orientation Programme 

The academic year begins with an Orientation programme educating the newly-inducted volunteers on the rules and regulations of the National Social Service Scheme. 

  1. Winter Camp 

The NSS unit organises an annual winter camp. The camp spans over a week and requires student volunteers to stay at an adopted village. There, students engage in community and social welfare activities such as 

  • Educating underprivileged students in villages 
  • Undertaking economic surveys 
  • Participating in village cleaning 
  • Street plays and rallies 

The NSS wing also organises programmes for the benefit of the students during the winter camp. This includes yoga sessions, mental health awareness and meditation, student workshops and talks and lectures. 

We at G. M. Vedak College of Science, Tala have adopted the village Charai Budruk.

  1. Outreach Activities 

NSS volunteers also engage in other activities such as: 

  • Blood donation drives 
  • Cleanliness drives on the campus and neighbouring localities 
  • Celebration of important days and birth anniversaries 
  • Tree plantation drives 
  • Street plays and rallies spreading awareness 
  • Awareness campaigns regarding Organ Donation, HIV AIDS etc.
  • Voter Awareness Activities


The motto of the National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU” reflecting the selfless service expected from an NSS volunteer. 

As per Ordinance 163 of the University, students participating in the activities of the NSS and NSS winter camp are rewarded with credits. 

NSS Program Officers 

Dr. Nasreen M. Shaikh

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics 

Dr. Sachin V. Bangale 

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry 


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