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National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian Government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. NSS was established in Gandhiji’s Centenary year in 1969 aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges and Universities. It was recognized that the country could not progress in a desired direction until the student youth are motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/communities. Therefore, for the national reform and rebirth it was believed to be appropriate that the students and teachers should be properly informed and utilized for strengthening the Indian society as a whole with a particular emphasis on rural community. As a result, student youth, teachers and the community are considered as the three basic components of the National Service Scheme. And, the teachers and students contribute in the nation-building activity through community service.


To build the youth with the mind and spirit to serve the society and work for the social uplift of the down-trodden masses of our nation as a movement.


The National Service Scheme has been functioning with the motto “NOT ME BUT YOU” in the view of making the youth inspired in service of the people and aims of the NSS is to impart Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education.


The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:

  • To understand the community in which they work
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  • To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  • To practise national integration and social harmony


The Motto of NSS “NOT MEBUT YOU”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the student’s development & appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.


The NSS Unit of Arihant College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Camp, Pune-01 was started from academic year 2012-13 (07 August, 2012) under the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Initially, it has 100 volunteers under the guidance of one Programme Officer Mr. Vakeel Ali Sayed. The chronological list of the former Programme Officers is given below.

Sr. No.Name of Program OfficerTenure
1.Mr. Vakeel Ali Sayyed2012-13 to 2013-14
2.Mr. Sangram Kakade2013-14 to 2018-19
3.Mr. Ramajan VarunkarFrom 2018-19
Sr. No.Name of In-charge Program OfficerContactE-Mail
1.Mr. Ramajan
2.Mr. Bhushan

The NSS Unit of the college has been continuously imbibing and stimulating social consciousness in the students. Providing opportunities to the students, encouraging them to work with and for people. Student-volunteers have been working compassionately, fruitfully and innovatively to mitigate the problems of society. Organisation of different social oriented activities such as Blood donation camp, Tree plantation drive, Road safety campaign, visiting orphanage and old age home are annual features of NSS unit. Our motivated students with deep sense of selfless services participate in every activity with high spirit of social work. Our unit further enhances the social spirit through Seven-Day Special Winter Campthat is organized in the nearby villages. We are in process of MOU with Society for the Education of the Challenged-SEC (A Physically Handicaped Rehabilitation Centre) located at KahnePhata, in Maval taluka and Pune district.

NSS Committee

No. Name Post
1. Dr.P.R. Wadje Chairman
2. Mr. Ramajan Varunnkar Program Officer
3. Mr.Bhushan Biradar Program Officer
4. Mrs.Pranali Deshmukh Member
5. Mr.Mangesh Takpire Member
6. Mr.Sangram Kakade Member
7. Dr. Rani Banerjee Member
8. Mr.Suraj Rajmane Member
9. Ms.Usha Kundgir Member



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Name of Activity


Date of the Activity

No. of Students attended the activityNo. of Teaching Staff attended the activityAdministrative Staff attended the activity
1.Guinness Book of World Record23/06/20191340702
2.Food& Disposable Plates Distribution at Wari27/06/2019





Cleanness Drive after Palkhi Procession

4.Tree Plantation23/01/2020431204
5.River Cleanliness Drive


6.Contribution to Flood Affected District23/08/2019573504
7.Blood Donation Camp28/08/2019831206
8.Special Camp18/12/2019 to 24/12/2019752003
9.Old Age Home11/01/2020440400
10.Road Safety Campaign20/01/2020790702