NSS: An Overview

The National Service Scheme (NSS) sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, has been in operation in Ravenshaw University. The basic objective of the NSS is to arouse and enrich the social consciousness of students. The scheme is intended to provide an opportunity to students to engage in constructive social action, programmes, develop co-operative team spirit and gain skills in democratic leadership quality. The Unit has been organizing various activities related to social problems widely. Students are requested to enrol themselves as NSS volunteer in prescribed format available in the university website. The list of NSS Programme Officers of University is listed below.

  • Dr. Sibabrata Das, Lecturer in Geography
  • Dr. Khirod Kumar Sahoo, Lecturer in Botany
  • Dr. Alekh Kumar Sutar, Lecturer in Chemistry
  • Dr. Sabita Nayak, Lecturer in Chemistry
  • Dr. Bhagabat Behera, Lecturer in Commerce
  • Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Dey, Lecturer in Commerce
  • Dr. Lipishree Das, Lecturer in Economics
  • Dr. Ashok Dansana, Lecturer in Education
  • Dr. Gurudev Meher, Lecturer in English
  • Dr. Patitapaban Mishra, Lecturer in Geology
  • Dr. Santosh Kumar Malua, Lecturer in History
  • Dr. Sudhansu Kumar Biswal, Lecturer in Physics
  • Dr. Subhashree Dash, Lecturer in Sanskrit
  • Dr. Dipti Rout, Lecturer in Zoology
  • Dr. Srikanta Jena, Lecturer in Zoology

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (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,
  • develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility,
  • utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems,
  • develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities,
  • gain skills in mobilising community participation,
  • acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes,
  • develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters, and
  • practise national integration and social harmony.


Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.


The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to ‘/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.


The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space. The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.


The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

NSS Day:

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

Concept and Component of NSS:

  • The National Service Scheme was started to establish a linkage between the campus and the community.
  • The students and teachrs were motivated/ sensitized to work for upliftment of the village/ community.
  • Three basic components of NSS are – Student Youth, Teacher and the Community.


01National Youth Day12th January
02Republic Day26th January
03Martyr Day30th January
04International Women Day8th March
05World Health Day7th April
06Anti-Terrorism Day21st May
07World No Tobacco Day31st May
08World Environment Day5th June
09World Population Day11th July
10Independence Day15th August
11Sadbavana Day20th August
12International Literacy Day8th September
13International Peace Day15th September
14NSS Day24th September
15National Blood Donation Day1st October
16National Integration Day19th November
17World AIDS Day1st December
18World Human Rights Day10th December


01National Youth Week12-19 January
02Van Mahotsava Week1-7 July
03International Literacy Week8-14 July
04Communal Harmony Week19-25 November

NSS Bureau at Ravenshaw Campus

The National Service Scheme Bureau of Ravenshaw University was setup in the year 2007.
Programme Coordinator
Dr. Sudarshan Mishra
Ph No: +91-8763211409
Dept. of Education