B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Co-curricular Achievements
Background: The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored flagship for public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service. The programme aims to instilling the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster's victims.


The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
• Understand the community in which they work
• Understand themselves in relation to their community
• Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
• Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
• Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
• Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
• Gain skills in mobilising community participation
• Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
• Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
• Practice national integration and social harmony


The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

NSS UNIT of B. K. Birla College (Autonomous):
In our college, NSS comprises of 3 Program officer and 250 volunteers.
Program Officers:
Dr. Sandesh Jaybhaye Dr. Sonali Patil Mr. Krishna Ghode

Activities :

Environment Enrichment Programmes
• Plantation of trees,
• webinar on Environmental issue,
• Plastic free campus drive,
• Projects on Nanonurients for agriculture, waste water treatments, Water analysis etc

Health Awareness Programmes
• Anti Drug Campaign.
• First Aid Training Programme
• Palliative care Units
• Blood Donation Drive.
• AIDS Awareness Programme.
• Healthy Food Habits.
• Healthy Life Style.

Educational Programmes
• Legal Literacy programme
• Computer Literacy programme
• Consumer Awareness Programmee
• Human Rights Awareness Programme
• Career Guidance Programme
• Competitive exam preparations and practice

Social Activities
• Traffic Awareness Programme.
• Value Education Programme
• Communicative Skill Marathi, Hindi and English
• Personality Development Leadership Programme.
• Stress Management Programme.
• Effective Parenting
• Energy Conservation Programme.

Women Empowerment Programmes
• Programmes of educating people and making them aware of womens rights, both Constitutional and legal.
• Creating consciousness among women that they too contribute to economic and social well being of the community.
• Creating awareness among women that there is no occupation or vocation which is not open to them.
• Imparting training to women in sewing, embroidery, knitting and other skills whereever possible

Who can enroll ?
• Any person who is enroll himself / herself as a regular student in any undergraduate course at +2 stage affiliated to the Universities recognized by UGC / State Government.
• Only for NSS open unit at the University level any person who is socially oriented and in willing to devote his / her time for social service can enroll himself / herself.

What is duration of Volunteer ship ?
• Students selected as NSS volunteers are expected to work in the scheme for a period of two years continuously and render community service for at least 120 hours in a year and also participate is special camping programmes of 7 days duration

Benefit of NSS Volunteers
• Personality Development Programs
• Incentive
• Preference in Admission / Employment
• National Integration camp, Adventure Programme, State level as well as National Level program
• It helps in aquiring leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
• It provides diversified opportunities to students in colleges and universities to develop their personality through community service.
• It developer a sense of involvement in the task of nation building.
• Volunteers interaction with the slum dwellers and villagers expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception.
• It helps in developing positive attitude, self confidence, courage & patience.
• It helps in developing his / her skill to perform certain jobs, quality of an organiser, an administrator and development of personality as a whole.
• He / she gets opportunities to see the community closely and thus gets an experience of human nature in relation to his / her environment.
• Gets the opportunity to meet the people from different walks of life.
• He/she gets the opportunity to participate in various National / State level programme such as National Integration, Motivational Lamps, value oriented self development camps, Adventure camps, workshops. Youth exhibition, cultural programmes etc.

NSS Newsletter:
Every year NSS Units releases newsletter ‘Sankalpana’ comprising of NSS activities, students achievement, News paper clipping, etc.
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