GROWTH OF NSS IN POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES

The Govt. of India launched the NSS Programme during the year 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhiji as a pilot project. The Government of Tamil Nadu introduced the National Service Scheme in the State the same year.
However, this scheme started functioning in Polytechnic Colleges under the control of Directorate of Technical Education in the year 1983-84 with an allocation of 1000 Volunteers. Today, we have NSS in 348 Polytechnic Colleges with a coverage of 45500,the highest enrolment in Polytechnic Colleges in the country. The implementation of NSS in Polytechnic Colleges has been proved successful and we celebrated the Silver Jubilee during 2008-09. The fast and steady growth of NSS has been achieved in the Directorate of Technical Education due to the dynamic
leadership and guidance of Directors / Commissioners, support of Central and State Government Officials, dedicated involvement of Managements, Principals,Programme Officers and Volunteers of NSS implementing Polytechnic Colleges. The Directorate could organize a lot of theme oriented special Inter-Polytechnic College level programmes on regular basis successfully and systematically because of the interest and support from most of our Institutions. These Institutions have been using the Scheme as a tool to shape the character and behaviour of our youth and mould
them as responsible citizens. The NSS plays a major role in inculcating such values and make a radical attitudinal change in youth.

Enrolment of NSS Volunteers

Year
Allocation
Male
Female
Total Enrolled
1983-1984
1000
700
300
1000
1984-1985
2200
1600
600
2200
1985-1986
2500
1900
658
2558
1986-1987
3000
2300
700
3000
1987-1988
5000
4165
914
5079
1988-1989
10000
8863
1525
10388
1989-1990
10000
8828
1535
10363
1990-1991
10000
8791
1546
10337
1991-1992
10000
9381
1640
11021
1992-1993
10000
8481
1641
10122
1993-1994
10000
8358
1742
10100
1994-1995
10000
8634
1518
10152
1995-1996
10000
8768
1280
10048
1996-1997
10000
8766
2176
10942
1997-1998
10000
8718
2267
10985
1998-1999
11000
8966
2321
11287
1999-2000
11000
9024
2248
11272
2000-2001
14000
10810
3820
14630
2001-2002
18000
14134
4437
18571
2002-2003
21000
16731
4629
21360
2003-2004
28000
18903
4597
28500
2004-2005
26000
20620
5680
26300
2005-2006
28000
21892
6108
28000
2006-2007
28000
23594
4406
28000
2007-2008
30000
25387
4613
30000
2008-2009
38500
31256
7244
38500
2009-2010
38500
31302
7198
38500
2010-2011
38500
31532
6968
38500
2011-2012
38500
31674
6826
38500
2012-2013
38500
34043
4457
38500
2013-2014
38500
33291
5209
38500
2014-2015
43500
37464
6036
43500
2015-2016
43500
37132
6368
43500
2016-2017
45500
39485
6015
45500

Objective of NSS

The NSS programme aims to make NSS student youth better citizens through

ΓÇ£Development of their personality through Community ServiceΓÇ¥

The broad objectives of NSS are to:

  • understand the community in which they work
  • understand themselves in relation to their communityidentify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
  • utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  • develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  • acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
  • develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  • practice national integration and social harmony
  • develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility

NSS Motto

The motto of the National Service Scheme is Not Me But You. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of other personΓÇÖs 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 the society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to- day programme.