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National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Service Scheme was a programme designed to involve students in extension work and inculcate in them the value of service. The institute has an NSS unit for 100 students. The NSS unit of the Institute regularly undertakes innovative activities with students.

History of NSS

CSRD is one of the pioneering institutes working in the field of extension education and rural development in India.  Since the beginning, the staff of CSRD went on experimenting on relating education to development. Dr. T. Barnabas the then principal of Ahmednagar college and Dr. S.K. Hulbe the founding Director of  CSRD took initiative to bring about development in the villages of Ahmednagar District with the active participation of the students keeping in mind  the vision that the students along with the studies  should be aware  of present realities.  They also  should be able to  relate education to  field.

Hence they  involved students on voluntary basis under the School community Relationship Program.  So it was felt that the involvement of the students  in the development process  will have a lot of impacts on the community. And the development  can be brought about  through the efforts of the students and the staff . On the other hand this is also an opportunity for the students to contribute to  the Nation building. This proposal was sent to the secretary of education.  And taking into consideration the said  proposal NSS came into being on 24th September 1969.




The main aim of National Service Scheme is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the students to community service while they are studying in educational institutions”.

It also  aims at Providing opportunities to work with the people in the villages and slums. The interaction  of the students with people will  expose  them to ground  realities and bring about changes in the society

The reason for the formulation of this aim is that students should not develop the tendency to get alienated from the village/slum masses which constitute the majority of the population of the country.  On the other hand the students should become aware of  the ground reality and arouse in them the social  consciousness.

The students involvement has dual purpose that is ‘education’ and ‘Development’. Hence the main objective of NSS is Education through community development and community development through Education.


  1. Understand the community in which they work
  2. Identify the needs  and problems  of the community and involve them in problem solving process
  3. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  4. Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to  the problems
  5. Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibility
  6. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  7. Acquire leadership qualities and develop democratic attitude
  8. Practice national integration and social harmony
  9. Dignity of  labour

NSS activities

The NSS activities are divided into two parts

  1. Regular activities
  2. Special Camp

Regular Activities

1.Enrollment of  NSS volunteers:

When the admission process of the students is over the students are given the general orientation of  NSS and they are encouraged to participate in NSS by filling up the NSS form.

2. Orientation of the Volunteers:

After the enrollment of NSS volunteers the orientation on NSS is given to the students. In the orientation, the volunteers are given the information of history, aim, objectives and the activities of NSS.

3.Inauguration Program

The second year volunteers arrange the inauguration and welcome program for the first year. The first year students become the registered members of NSS. Cultural programmes and the sharing by the second year students is an important part of the program.

4. Shram Sanskar (Culture of voluntarism):

Throughout  the year the Shramdan is done by the volunteers  that is on the college campus and in the adopted village. The objective is  to inculcate in them the  value that is dignity of labour.

5. Blood Donation Camp: 

In order to enhance the sense of social Responsibility among the students every year the blood donation camp is organized on the college campus.  And even the students also donate blood to the patients when there is any demand.

6. Rally:

Rally on social issues such as female infanticide, HIV-AID, Women Day celebration, Sadbhavana day celebration, etc.are arranged by the students.

7. International Women’s Day:

On his day rally, lectures, poster competition and debate are organized on women’s issues and even street plays are performed by the students

8.Street play competition:

The street plays are organized on various issues in collaboration with District Disaster Management Cell by the students of CSRD under NSS activity to create awareness among people.

9. Pulse Polio Drive:

This is very important to bring a healthy generation in the coming future. The Pulse polio programme is organized to help the child to get a healthy future. The NSS volunteers of CSRD are placed in different polio booths in Ahmednagar to assist the health care workers.

10  Youth Week:

In this week, Quiz competition, Poster competition, Drama competition are organized by NSS unit of CSRD to provide opportunity to the students to exhibit their talents.

11.National Integration day:

We have students volunteers from various background.  On this day a cultural program is organized so that the students are aware of various cultures and learn to respect the cultures of others.

12. Tree Plantation :

NSS organizes tree plantation programmes in the adopted villages and on the college campus. This is a noble effort towards the preservation of natural resources and also to bring balance in the environment

13. NSS DAY:

NSS day is celebrated on 24th September every year.  On this day along with shrmadan, cultural programs and formal function are organized.

14. Special lectures

Special lectures are organised for NSS volunteers to cultivate civic sense, national spirit and patriotism.

Topics of special lectures organized  

  1. Personality Development
  2. Save girl Child
  3. Save Electricity
  4. Environment Issues
  5. Rural Development and youth
  6. Atrocity Act
  7. Right to Information
  8. Importance of blood Donation
  10. Vivekananda and Youth
  11. Yoga
  12. Disaster Management

NSS Collaboration and networking

NSS has created a network of resource agencies in Ahmednagar with whom, NSS collaborate to conduct various NSS activities in the campus and the NSS adopted village for conducting special camp. The list of collaborating agencies is the following:

  1. District Civil Hospital, Ahmednagar
  2. Various colleges in Ahmednagar
  3. Jankalyan Blood Bank
  4. Grampanchyat of Dongergaon Village, Ahmednagar
  5. Health Department Z.P. Ahmednagar
  6. Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ahmednagar

Residential Camps 2021-23

During the years 2021-23 the Special Residential camp was organized at Sonevadi village Tal. and Dist. Ahmednagar.  The following were the activities organized by NSS Unit of CSRD during  this camp.

  1. Rally on HIV/AIDS
  2. Cleanliness Drive in the village with people’s  participation
  3. Soak pits and Kitchen Garden
  4. Watershed Management.
  5. Tree plantation program.
  6. Yoga
  7. Road construction and repairs
  8. Cultural and Sports activities
  9. Awareness programme on Child labour, Child Abuse, Save Girl child, Save Electricity etc.
  10. Sanitation programme.

Future plan 

At the Institute Level

  1. Organizing District Level programs/workshops/seminars on Disaster Management, Personality Development, women’s issues  with the help and support of NSS department of Savitribai Phule University of Pune.
  2. Organizing awareness and rallies within the city in collaboration with  various colleges of Ahmednagar city and other organizations
  3. Work shop on street plays to train the students
  4. Inter college street play competition
  5. Maintenance of wormy compost and the Nursery in the Institute campus
  6. Publish periodicals of NSS Activities

At the village Level

  1. Strengthening the library for the children
  2. Formalizing the Remedial classes for the children
  3. Legal awareness program to make the village legal literate
  4. Awareness regarding schemes and programs for SC’s and ST’s
  5. Contributing to make the village ideal  village with the participation of people