National Service Scheme


The National Service Scheme is a value based youth programme aimed at developing the personality of our educated youth by involving them in community development during their leisure hours. This scheme was introduced in the University of Madras as early as 1969.


The National Service Scheme had a voluntary strength of 18,300 during 2002-2003 which was spread over in 105 colleges in the University of Madras.

Programmes of action

There are two kinds of programmes i.e., the Regular Programme, which is organised throughout the year and another is the Special Camping Programme, which is organized at the adopted village for ten days, these programmes are planned and executed in the light of guidelines framed by the Central and State Governments, with the view to develop the personality of the student and to develop the community at large.

Plan of Action

University Level Programmes
Period Programme
June University Level Advisory Committee Meeting
July Programme Officers, Meeting Survey at the adopted village
August Orientation and Personality Development Programme

Regular NSS Activities

Of the various activities given below, achievable and realizable targets are furnished for each of them, taking into consideration all the practical difficulties.

  • College level Advisory committee formation
  • Enrollment of NSS Volunteers
  • Rescue Squad formation -30 Volunteers per unit
  • Village adoption and survey
  • Mass Tree Plantation - 300 saplings per unit per year.
  • Literacy - Educating 50 illiterates per unit per year.
  • One 'AIDS Awareness' Programme per college per year - One day seminar for student community, exhibition, Cycle Rally / Rally for general public.
  • One Blood Donation Camp per college per year
  • Immunization Programme
  • Career Guidance Programme in each College.
  • Sensitizing the any two of the following (for village Community)
    • Consumer Awareness
    • Voter's Awareness
    • Child Labour Eradication
    • Family Welfare and Population Education
    • Women Empowerment

Co- Ordinator

National Service Scheme - NSS
University of Madras,
Tholkappiar Campus,
Tel : 25391594, 24898366