Mandsaur University

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth affairs and Sports of Govt. of India. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Postgraduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service.

NSS at Mandsaur University (MU)

Mandsaur University was granted one unit of NSS which is fully funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. NSS at MU is composed of more than 100 active volunteers guided by esteemed professors who have always kept in mind comprehensive and sustainable models for development. Along with the principal aim of community growth, NSS also aims to teach the values of service amongst the students, eventually making them aware and responsible citizens dedicated to improving the country and the world. NSS at MU prepare students for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. NSS Units of MU conduct several programs related to awareness, literacy, health, cleanliness, lifestyle etc. in the campus, nearby regions and adopted villages which benefit the students as well as community for societal development.


NSS Objectives

The main objectives of NSS are:

  1. Understand the community in which they work
  2. Understand themselves in relation to their community
  3. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  4. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  5. Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  6. Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  10. Practice national integration and social harmony

Motto of NSS

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 student’s development & appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

NSS Logo

The logo 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 Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation-building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

NSS Activities

The NSS Volunteers have to actively participate in two types of Activities-

  1. Regular Activities- NSS volunteers generally need to work in villages, slums and voluntary agencies to complete 120 hours of regular activities during an academic year. As per the fundamental principles of National Service Scheme, a volunteer is expected to remain in constant touch with the community. Hence, it is of vital importance that a particular village/slum is selected for implementation of NSS programmes.
  2. Special Camping Programme- Every year the volunteers of each NSS unit are expected to participate in special camps which is of seven days duration. NSS volunteer need to live with the members of the community during the 7 days Special Camping Programme and learn from their experience during his/her tenure in NSS. Special Camping Programme forms an integral part of National Service Scheme. It provides unique opportunities to the students for group living, collective experience sharing and constant interaction with community.

MU NSS Advisory Committee

S.No. Name Designation Position
1.        Prof. Ashish Parikh Registrar Chairman
2.        Dr. Shekhar Jain Associate Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences Program officer
3.        Ms. Teena Yadav Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences Secretary
4.        Mr. Dayashankar Singh Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture Member
5.        Mr. Vinod Parihar Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy Member

MU NSS Student Committee

S.No. Name of student Program Position  
1.        Mr. Umesh Dangi B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture President
2.        Mr. Aman Singh B. Pharma Vice President
3.        Mr. Pratik Sharma B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology Secretary
4.        Mr. Goransh Tiwari BCA (SACS) Coordinator
5.        Mr. Bharat Choudhary BBA Coordinator
6.        Mr. Shivam Rathore B. Pharma Coordinator

NSS Recent activities