SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES' MISSION INSTITUTION

N.S.S

 
National Service Scheme
 
THE MOTTO:
 
The motto or watchwood of the National Service Scheme is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependant on the welfare of society as a whole. Therefore it should be the aim of the N.S.S. to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.
 
 
AIM & OBJECTIVES OF NSS
 
Aim: Development of the personality of students through community service.
 
Objectives:
 
To work with / among people
 
To engage in creative and constructive social action
 
To enhance his/her knowledge of himself/herself and the community
 
To put his/her scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some of the problems
 
To gain kill in the exercise of democratic leadership
 
To gain skills in programme development to enable him/her for self-employment
 
To bridge the gulf between the educated and the uneducated masses
 
To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community
 
NSS VOLUNTEER
 
Any student enrolled as NSS Volunteer should put in at least 120 hours of social work in a year for a continuous period of two years i.e. 240 hours in two years, on different programmes other than special camping. He should participate fully in the NSS Programmes and should be fully conversant with the objectives of NSS. Out of the 120 hours of service which each student volunteer is expected to put in a year, at least 20 hours should be utilized in the first year for pre-placement orientation programme in the following manner: 
 
i) General Orientation  2 hours
 
ii) Special Orientation 8 hours
 
iii) Programme Skill Learning 10 hours
 
                             Total: 20 hours
 
Duties of NSS Volunteers
i) To establish rapport with the people in the project area;
 
ii) Identify needs, problems and resources of the community
 
iii) Plan programmes and carry out the plans
 
iv) Relate his learning and experience towards finding solutions to the problems identified
 
v) Record the activities in his work diary systematically and assess the progress periodically and effect changes and when needed
 
Code of Conduct for NSS Volunteers
 
i) All volunteers shall work under the guidance of a group leader nominated by the Porgamme Officer
 
ii) They shall make themselves worthy of the confidence and cooperation of the group/community leadership
 
iii) They shall scrupulously avoid entering into any controversial issues
 
iv) They shall keep day-to-day record of their activities/experience in the enclosing to the Group Leader/Programme Officer for periodic guidance
 
v) It is obligatory on the part of every volunteer to wear the NSS Badge while on work