NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME

Introduction

National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Mahatma Gandhi Centenary year 1969 and aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. The overall objective of National Service is educational. This objective is attained through the service to the community. The process of learning is not only a desirable supplement to the classroom education but develops in the student a sense of responsibility, tolerance and cooperation. The NSS plays a vital role in the development of the latent aspects of the student's personality. National Service Scheme (NSS) is a permanent youth Programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of West Bengal and Government of India. Since 2012, the NSS unit has been functioning with full vigour and enthusiasm in Aliah University.

Objectives

The overall objective of NSS is Personality Development through community service. The broad objectives of NSS are to:

  • 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 disaster and
  • Practice national integration and social harmony

Motto

The motto or watchword of the NSS is “Not me but you”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.

Unit Level Organisation

There are two NSS units in Aliah University. The NSS of this University involves active participation of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer, Controller of Examinations, Deputy Registrar, University advisory committee, the teachers, students, and other beneficiaries. The supervising officials of NSS units are:

Programme Coordinator:

Dr. Md. Mustaquim, Assistant Professor and Head (Officiating), Department of Geography.

Programme Officers:

  1. Dr. Nasim Ali Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering.
  2. Dr. Md. Jahangeir Alam, Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic.

Activities of NSS during 2017-2018

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