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N.S.S. :

National Service Scheme (N.S.S.) is an Indian government sponsored programme under the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. It was started in 1969.

After the independence, the University Grants Commission headed by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended introduction of national service in the academic institutions on a voluntary basis. In 1958, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for introduction of national service into the academic institutions..

On 24, September, 1969, the then Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao launched the N.S.S. in 37 universities covering all States. At present, the scheme has been extended to all the states and universities in the country and also covers +2 level educational institutes in many states.

The main aim of N.S.S. is personality development through social service or community service. This programme is to inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice. Another aim is to make the youths understand the community in which they work, to develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility, capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and, the spirit of national integration and social harmony.

The volunteers of M.C. College unit of N.S.S. have so far successfully participated in several National Integration Camps held in different parts of India. They have donated blood to the victims of bomb blast and have held street Drama, Signature Collection Campaign and district level Quiz competition to spread awarness about HIV-AIDS among people. It plans to form a Photographers Club and Cine Society in the college in the near future. Indrajyoti Roy Choudhury, (Ph. No. - 97060-14066) Asstt. Prof., looks after its programme in the capacity of the Programme Officer. Any interested student of Higher Secondary and Degree can join NSS as a volunteer.