National Service Scheme (NSS)

Launched in the Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary year 1969 as a student youth service programme, National Service Scheme (NSS) aims at arousing social consciousness of the youth with an overall objective of personality development of the students through community service. SCC has a very vibrant NSS that strives for the welfare of the neighbourhood community.

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
a) Understand the community in which they work.
b) Understand themselves in relation to their community.
c) Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving.
d) Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
e) Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
f) Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
g) Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
h) Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
i) Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.

• Visit to Sumanahalli leprosy support centre.
• Campus cleaning programme
• Blood Donation Camp.
• Awareness Rally.
• Visit to Gandhi Museum.
• Week-long camp in an adopted village
• Celebration of national festivals

An NSS volunteer is required to complete 240 hours of community service in two years duration. This includes 20 hours of orientation course, 30 hours for campus work and remaining 70 hours for community services in a year. Further a seven-day special camp will be attended by the NSS volunteers in an adopted village.

Why must you Join the NSS?
It will help you to connect with the needy section of society thus serving to become a good citizen of the country and there are other privileges as well.

1. You can get some weightage during admissions in higher studies and other benefits as decided by the institutions/university.

2. You have opportunities to visit other states through youth exchange programmes such as National Integration Camp, Interstate Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme, Mega Camp, National Youth Festival and Adventure programmes etc.

Enrolment Procedure
1. Submit the filled out enrolment form along with 2 passport size photographs.
2. After being selected, the student will have to sign the register book and that completes the procedure.

Programme Officer: Rev. Dr. Thomas Thennadiyil, Principal, St. Claret College

NSS Officers: Mr. Sharath Kumar S. & Ms. Sanjogita R.

Awards and Achievements
Dr Madesh. N, Former NSS Officer was awarded as “Best NSS Officer” by Bangalore University National Service Scheme during the academic year 2018-2019.