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~ National Service Scheme (N. S. S.) ~

The National Service Scheme is a noble Youth Activity of our country started in 1969 on the occasion of the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. The main objective of NSS is 'Education through Community Service'. " Not me but you" is the motto of NSS which means every person should realize that not he alone or she alone is important but the society in which he or she lives is on the whole important. NSS activities are multipurpose as well as multidimensional in their nature. And in practice, these activities take an important part to the service of mankind and in execution of the process of formation of the future generation of the country through various constructive programmes. The phenomenal success of Science and Technology in his service has made man forget the long cherished values such as love, peace, co-operation and tolerance etc. Materialism and its comfort shifted the importance of life to mere acquisition of material health. Further Globalisation has thrown the values out of greater life.

The modern dehumanised materialistic civilisation has been neglecting human values. And, it is only the NSS activities which can lead young ones to become more meaningful and fruitful to the society which in an extended sense encompasses the entire humanity. As NSS has launched the movement of Awareness, Sensitization, Motivation, Dedication, Service etc. its thousands of volunteers as well as dedicated teachers from schools and colleges are always active and sincerely busy in inculcating the basic principles and values of NSS among the student community through their society- friendly programmes and issues as Environment Enrichment and Conservation, Women's Development and Gender Justice, Production orientated programmes. Education and Recreation, Health, Family Welfare and Nutrition of the weaker section of the society, Social Service, Relief and Rehabilitation, Socio-Economic Surveys, Health Awareness and Scientific Awareness Generation etc. Involvement of Youth in Social Activities is a crying need of the day. Shouldering of Social responsibility should be through projects like NSS.

West Bengal is one of the first few states where NSS has been introduced since its inception in the country in 1969,. But over the years, it could not hold the momentum and has now slipped from the top run in the arena of NSS. In the days to come, NSS activities will further be strengthened to take it to the optimum level by sincerity and commitment of all concerned.

Sl.No. Name of the University/Institution Allocation of N.S.S. Volunteers
Regular Activities Special Camping
1. Jadavpur University 3000 1500
2. Burdwan University 16600 8300
3. Viswa Bharati University 500 250
4. North Bengal University 10900 5450
5. Vidyasagar University 13900 6950
6. W.B.H.S. Council 18200 9100
7. Kalyani University 5000 2500
8. Calcutta University 14600 7300
9. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya 300 150
10. West Bengal University of Technology 500 250
11. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1000 500
12. Rabindra Bharati University 500 250
13. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 200 100
14. Gour Banga University, Malda 3700 1850
15. West Bengal State University 5000 2500
16. Cooch-Behar Panchanan Barma University 100 50
17. West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences 100 50
18. Presidency University 200 100
20. Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University 4300 2150
21. Aliah University 100 50
22. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya 200 100
23. Kazi Nazrul University 2100 1050
Total 101200 50600

  • The fund of NSS Regular Activities & Special Camping Programmes has been released for the year 2015-16 as follows : (a) State Share Rs. 18026250/- (b) Central Share of Rs. 2,52,36,750/-

A few important activities & achievement of State NSS

  1. The Govt. of West Bengal has introduced West Bengal State Level NSS Awards to the NSS functionaries at (a) University Level. (b) Programme Officers Level and (c) NSS Volunteers Level for their best performances for the first time during the year 2013-14. For the year 2014-15 also, awards for outstanding performances have been distributed.

  2. West Bengal NSS has implemented an important resolution of State Advisory Committees meeting-2014 by engaging selected volunteers to provide academic support to the students of 7 EMRS(Eklavya Model Residential Schools), mainly in the areas of backward areas.

  3. West Bengal State NSS volunteers has perticipated in R.D Parade at Red Road on 26.01.2015 & 26.01.2016. A contigent of 55 volunteers participated in the R.D. Parade for the current year. They also received a prize for their performance.

  4. A resolution regarding Intoduction of self defence activities among the girl students in the state was adopted in the meeting of the State Advisory Committee-2014. In this regard all the Universities,Institutes & H.S. Council have taken steps to introduce self defence training among the girl student.

  5. A state level celebration on National Integration was held for the first time at Presidency University on 23rd January, 2015 to commemorate the birth anniversary of both Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Such programme for the current year also organised on 4th February 2016.

  6. Miss Nayana Ghosal as NSS Volunteer of Calcutta University participated in the Global Leaders Development Programme(GLDP) in Japan in the year 2014.

  7. 12 NSS Volunteers from the state had participated in the National Youth Convention at Guahati(Assam) from 8th-12th January,2015.

  8. 8 NSS Volunteers from the state participated in the 'Republic day Parade Camp 2015', in New Delhi.

  9. 12 NSS Volunteers from the state participated in NSS Mega Camp from 19th-30th January,2015 at Jorhat(Asaam).