National Service Scheme

About NSS

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service.

Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes

National Service Scheme Symbol


The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

The Motto: ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’

This reflects 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 dependent 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.

Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:

A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:

  • an accomplished social leader.
  • an efficient administrator.
  • a person who understands human nature.

  • 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 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

GEC-NSS has been actively participating in a number of social causes aiming at fulfilling the objectives of NSS.

GEC - NSS unit: Activities Conducted/Attended

  • Conducting Awareness activities.
  • Attending Awareness programmes .
  • Campus Cleaning, Digital Waste Collection.
  • Visits to Orphanages and Special Schools.
  • Medical Camps: Free medical camps for villagers.
  • Blood donation Camps
  • Celebration of National Days: nationalism, democracy, secularism, social harmony and development of scientific temper
  • Help via collection of donation during natural calamities/emergencies: cyclones, floods, famine, earthquake, tsunamis.
  • During COVID 19 times we have been involved in a lot of awareness activities via social media.

GEC - NSS unit: Procedure for Enrollment

  • Students Enrollment(Limited enrollment- Based on application & selection criteria).
  • Induction Programme.
  • Whole hearted Participation in all activities.
  • Registration is for an academic year.
  • Completion of 60 work hours/semester(120 hours/year) is a must for benefit of grace marks.
  • Completion of two years of service(240 hours) will make you eligible for a certificate from Sports Authority of Goa.

Programme Officer Incharge: Mr. Ganesh V. Manerkar, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Department.

Asst. Programme Officer: Mrs. Melina Maria Afonso, Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department.