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National Service Scheme

About NSS

The National Service Scheme was started by Government of India, Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt. of India, in Collaboration with State Government in the year 1969 in 37 selected Universities. Our University has been participating in the scheme right from its inception. At present the scheme is run by the ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in Central Government and Department of Higher & Technical Education in State Government. 

Aim and Objectives

  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 process.

  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 attitude.

  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and

  10. Practice national integration and social harmony.

Volunteer Opportunities

The educational goal of the NSS implies that besides gaining understanding of concepts like community, social structure, power conflict, etc. occurring in real life situations, students should acquire competence in the field of programme planning. Shouldering the responsibilities, participation in cooperative task and promotional work in the community. The service goal of the NSS also calls educational approach in solving community problems. Its purpose is to help the community to recognize its needs and to assist in the mobilization of resources to meet these needs.

NSS Motto

The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You” is a terse expression. On face it appears to be very simple and short. but behind it lies a lot of meaning. It is very deep and suggestive and is keeping with the spirit of service for others

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NSS Symbol

The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You” is a terse expression. On face it appears to be very simple and short. but behind it lies a lot of meaning. It is very deep and suggestive and is keeping with the spirit of service for others


The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking various programmes of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars i.e. 8 Prahars (period) which represent 24 hours of the day. Hence the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. 24 hours. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood. i.e. lively, active and spirited. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.


Under the NSS Programme any student studying in a village or in a university who opts for and is selected for NSS is expected to continue for the period of two years and is required to render service for a minimum 120 hours per year and he is also required to participate in special camping programme. The Special Camping Programme will be treated as separate project and the hours of work put in those programmes will be accounted separately and they should not be included in the 120 hours of normal NSS.


A student enrolled in NSS should work for continuous two years and is expected to put in at least 120 hours of social service (in at least two community-based projects) in both the academic years. The enrolled NSS volunteer also expected to participate at least one 07 days special camp during his enrollment in NSS of two years.

NSS Committee


Dr. Deepak Walokar


Karve Institute of Social Service

Dr. Mahesh Thakur

NSS Coordinator

Karve Institute of Social Service

Mr. Chetan Diwan


Karve Institute of Social Service

"Not Me But You"

Our Impact


Villages covered





Population Covered

Development Sectors

Students and Faculty Participate

Government Department

NSS Events

  • Wed, 15 Mar
    15 Mar, 7:00 pm
    Delhi, Delhi
  •  International conference
    Tue, 09 Apr
    Karve Institute of Social Service
    09-Apr-2019, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Karve Institute of Social Service, Karve Nagar
  • NSS Rural Camp 2016
    Thu, 10 Nov
    Ambatwet Village, Mulshi, Pune.
    10-Nov-2016, 11:40 am IST – 15-Nov-2016, 3:40 pm IST
    Ambatwet Village, Mulshi, Pune.
    The Rural camp for the academic year 2016 was planned in the villages of Shirur Talukas near Bhima – Koregaon, Pune. The villages were 1. Dhanorey 2. Darekarwadi both with speared grampanchayat.