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About Department

National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, National Service Scheme (NSS) unit at Shivaji Arts,Commerce and Science college was started in 1976 and  has been playing a very important role in enriching the souls and minds of the students of the college. The overall objective of this scheme is Education and Service to society and by the community. It is a scheme for students to provide to the needs of the community, as and when necessary.It has covered several aspects like adoption of villages for intensive development work, carrying out the medico-social surveys, setting up of medical centers, programmes of mass immunization, sanitation drives, adult education programmes for the weaker sections of the community,blood donation,helping patients in hospitals, helping inmates of orphanages and the physically handicapped etc. NSS volunteers did commendable relief work during natural calamities/emergencies such as cyclones, floods, famine, earthquake, etc. from time to time all over the country. The NSS students have also done useful work in organizing campaigns for eradication of social evils, and popularization of the nationally accepted objectives like nationalism, democracy, secularism, social harmony and development of scientific temper. It will also help the students to converse with society. The students joining this scheme build up many behavioral interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as NSS volunteers during the camps organized by the college. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a Technocratic Environment and also help the deprived people to develop themselves. The scheme promotes the aptitude to present them in an improved way. Thus the eventual goal of the scheme is to endeavor to inculcate the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood, gender equality, communal harmony among these volunteers.


Importance of the subject


Ø  NSS is a noble experiment in academic expansion.

Ø  It encapsulates the spirit of voluntary work among the students and the teachers to sustain community interaction.

Ø  It brings academic institutions closer to the society.

Ø  It shows how to combine knowledge and action to achieve the desirable results leading to community development.


Ø  To understand the community in which the volunteers work

Ø  To understand themselves in relation to the community in which they live

Ø  To identify the needs and problems of their community and involve themselves in the problem solving process

Ø  To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibilities

Ø  To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems

Ø  To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities

Ø  To gain skills in mobilizing the community participation

Ø  To acquire the leadership qualities and democratic attitude

Ø  To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters

Ø  10.To 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 doctrine 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 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 forsocial change.


The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red color indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.



Programme Officers



Prof.Bhosikar A.B



Dr..Mahajan P.B.

M A (History)Ph.D.


Dr.Wadgule M.M.




Regular Activity

(Per unit- 100 Volunteers )

Special Camp

(50% volunteers  per unit)


300(Three Units)


Activities of NSS are divided into two major groups

Regular activities

      Activities run in whole academic year in the college and out of the college.

Ø  Cleanliness Drive on the College Campus

Ø  Celebration of the Birth and Death Anniversaries of the Leaders and Social Workers of repute and to conduct various activities like Debating Competitions, Essay writing Competitions etc.

Ø  Organizing various types of rallies in the city for the  purposes like Tree Plantation , AIDS Awareness, Literacy Awareness , Collecting Funds for Social causes.

Ø  Providing the opportunities to the students to attend various District , University, State, National level camps.

Ø  Developing leadership qualities among the students.

Ø  Organizing Blood Donation camps, cultural activities, and social activities in the adopted villages.

Special rural camp activities

      Seven days special residential camps organized in rural village.

Every year the college selects a neighboring village in the vicinity, organizes a camp for seven days and takes up cleanliness, village survey, and other constructive works. During the last five years, the NSS volunteer has organized camps in Upala,Dabhadi,Dongaon,Navadi,Hivarkhrda Gautala. Several of the noteworthy activities were carried out by NSS volunteers, which include tree plantation, water conservation through digging of contour trenches, digging of pits for construction of toilets in the village, making paths and roads. The impact is, the villages have got new green coverage, increased groundwater level, cleaner roads and surroundings and importantly villagers learned the significance of rainwater harvesting, the camps and awareness programs have improved their understanding about various social issues.

Special rural camps  2016-21

Sr No

Name of the Village




25 to 31 Jan.2017



03 to 09 Jan.2018



18 to 24 Dec.2018



04 to 10 Feb.2020


Hivarkheda Gautala

16 to 22 March 2022



Faculty Members

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Designation: Assistant Professor
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Designation: Assistant Professor
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Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact: 7385052595