National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme is functioning under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The overall objective of the scheme is to serve the community while undergoing instruction in an educational institution. The objective of the scheme now is the development of the personality of the students through involvement in community services. The first unit of the NSS was started in 1972 in this college. Now there are three units with more than five hundred volunteers. Members are selected on the basis of their aptitude. Admission is open to I DC and II DC students only. The duration of the programme is two years. In order to become eligible for the NSS certificate the volunteers have to put in 240 hours of regular activities and attend a ten day work camp. Membership in the NSS carries a weightage of fifteen marks for admission to degree classes and five marks for admission to PG courses. The NSS units of our college are engaged in social awareness and cultural programmes. They have won the University Prize for outstanding Social Service in 1996. The N.S.S. unit of the college won the award for the best N.S.S. unit for 1998-99 and Dr. P.D. George was selected as the best Programme Officer in the state. Also Mr. Thankachan Augustine, Mr. Joben K. Antony, Mr. Mathew Thomas, and Mr. Prince Mon Jose were selected as best programme officers during their tenure. A Nature Club and a Nirmithi Centre are functioning in the campus under the auspices of the NSS. Our college unit won the award for the best unit, in the M.G. University during 2000-2001.

Present NSS unit is lead by Programme Officers Mr. Prince Mon Jose and Mr. Amal Jose Baby.