National Service Scheme

ST. FRANCIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Social Service Scheme is a student centred programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions,closer to the society.It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action.The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service.National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation. Starting with an enrolment of 40000 students in 37 Universities covering all states, the coverage of NSS students increased to about 26.6 lakhs (2006-07) in 198 Universities, 9117 colleges, 1196 Technical Institutions, 7542 Plus Two Schools and 41 Plus Two Vocational Higher Secondary Directorates. During its 46 years of fruitful existence more than 3 crore students have so far benefited from this largest student-volunteership programme in the world.NSS cell is in preparation to be formed in SFIT to create among the students the spirit of social service with the aim of facilitating social change.

Objectives:

  1. To develop among students a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  2. To make the students understand themselves in relation to their community for which they work.
  3. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
  4. To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
  5. To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
  6. To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  7. To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  8. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
  9. To practice national integration and social harmony.