National Service Scheme is a community service programme sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This scheme promotes national solidarity. It would be possible to awaken the villagers and slum dwellers to their responsibilities and develop the confidence, to tackle their common problems with energy, enthusiasm and in a co-operative spirit, based on mutual aid and self-reliance. The role of students is limited as activists, enablers, catalytic agents or liaison with wider communities and as programme aids.
Objectives of NSS
The Over-all objective of the National Service Scheme is Service to the community, while studying, in an educational institution, It is sought to arose the social conscience of students and provide them with the opportunity to work with the people around the educational campuses creatively, and constructively, and to put the education they received to concrete social use.