National Service Scheme (NSS) at Somaiya Vidyavihar University

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National Service Scheme (NSS)

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The National Service Scheme shortly known as NSS is a student organization of Somaiya Vidyavihar University established under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.

The National Service Scheme Unit provides a space for students to explore their abilities, to enhance and learn new skills, to expand their perspectives and to learn efficient administration. It helps them realize their potential, leadership qualities and gives them a sense of commitment. The central aim of NSS is social work and to help the societies grow and become better.

Throughout the year, NSS conducts many drives like Blood Donation, Tree Plantation, Environment Conservation Food and Cloth Donation etc. The unit also has many activities such as Disaster Management, Road Safety, Anti-Drug Campaign, Aids- Awareness Campaign, Women Empowerment and more. Every year NSS has a 7-day residential camp in the Unit’s adopted village which helps each volunteer contribute actively towards the society.


The Motto of NSS is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’ which lays emphasis on the dedication that every volunteer has for community work. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society as a whole. The goal of NSS is Education through community service and community services through education.

Our NSS Unit was formed in the year 2022 and has a strength of 100 Volunteers, including First Year & Second Year volunteers. Enrollment of the fresh batch takes place at the beginning of every academic year. Our unit prioritizes discipline in every aspect. It provides a very respectful and welcoming space where ideas are brain stormed and actions are taken striving in the same direction. We aim at nurturing every seed to grow to become a strong tree of this society whose roots lie in the betterment of it.

Join NSS


International Youth Exchange Programme


National Youth Festival


State, University District & Unit Camp


A, B, C Certificate


It helps in acquiring leadership qualities and democratic


It developes a sense of involvement in the task of nation building


It helps in developing his/her skill to perform certain jobs, quality of an organiser/administrator, and development of personality as a whole


The NSS volunteers may get appropriate weightage if they complete 2 years in NSS and get the certificate signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University


Republic Day Parade Camp


National Integration Camp


National NSS Award


Personality Development




Volunteers interact with the slum dwellers and villagers expose them to the realities of life for bringing a change in their social perception


He/she gets opportunities to see the community closely and thus, gets an experience of human nature in relation to his/her environment


Universities may give preference to such NSS volunteers in matters of admission, promotion, and other privileges as decided by them


Pre-Republic Day Parade Camp


Adventure Camp


University, District and College Award


Preference in Admission/Employment


It provides diversified opportunities to students in colleges and universities to develop their personality through community service


It helps in developing positive attitude, self-confidence, courage, & patience


Gets the opportunity to meet people from different walks of life


NSS volunteers should be honoured at University level for their excellent and outstanding work in NSS. The Universities may prepare guidelines for such incentives

To join, contact

  • person

    Dr Ramakrishnan Kalpathy Sundaram

    NSS Program Officer

  • person

    Shree Hemant Waidande

    Executive Assistant to Deputy Registrar (VCO)

  • call-calling 022 6728-3191
  • location

    Office of Deputy Registrar, 106, VCO, KJSIM Building

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