The motto or watchword 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 the other person'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 on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme
National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Noble experiment in academic expansion. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among the students and teachers through sustained community interactions. It brings our academic institutions closer to society. It shows how to combine knowledge and action to achieve results, which are desirable for community development. NSS is a permanent student youth programme of the Government of India and the expenditure is borne by Government of India.
The educated youth who are expected to take the reins of administration in future are found to be unaware of the problems of the village/slum community and in certain cases are indifferent towards their needs problems. Therefore it is necessary to arouse the social conscience of the students and to provide them an opportunity to work with the people in villages and slums. It is felt that their interaction with the common villagers and slum dwellers will expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception..
The overall objective of NSS is "Personality development of the students through community service". The broad objectives of NSS are to arouse the student's Social Conscience and to provide them with the opportunity to:
- Understand the community which they work.
- Understand themselves in relation to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in a problem solving process.
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- 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.The main objective of NSS programme is to prepare the NSS volunteers for the democratic, Self- disciplined and self- reliant way of life. It is, Therefore of vital importance that the NSS are organized and run on democratic lines. The student leaders. NSS leaders, NSS volunteers and other members of the staff, and eminent personalities from the community are also to be associated with it. They should be encouraged to participate in planning, execution, and evaluation of NSS programme.
NSS SymbolIt is the “Rath” wheel of Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified from of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment. National Service Scheme Units in our college Total Number of NSS units : 3 Programme Officers from 2011 – 2017 Unit No 68(Girls) – Dr. R. R. Muthuchudarkodi (2017 – till date) Unit No 69 (Boys) - Dr.P.MaruthuPandian Unit No 70 (Boys) - Dr.S.Selvam
Unit No 68(Girls)
Dr. R. R. Muthuchudarkodi
PG and Research Department of Chemistry
V.O. Chidambaram College.
Unit No 69(Boys)
PG and Research Department of English
V.O. Chidambaram College
Unit No 70(Boys)
PG and Research Department of Geology
V.O. Chidambaram College