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The National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS was launched in Mahatma Gandhiji’s Birth centaury year, 1969 and during 4th Five year plan. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. NSS is a voluntary association of young people in colleges, universities and at +2 levels working for a campus-community linkage.

The Motto: The motto of the national service scheme is ‘NOT ME – BUT YOU’. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also to show consideration for human being. It underlines that the welfare of society as a whole. Therefore it should be the aim of NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.

Aim of NSS: Overall personality development of the student volunteer through community service


  • To work with/among the people.
  • To engage in creative and constructive social action.
  • To bridge the gulf between the educated and the uneducated masses.
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • To apply their education in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
  • To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community.
  • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters.
  • To practice national integration.

NSS Activities of JNTUA:

  • Education and Recreation.
  • Programme for working during Emergencies (cyclones, floods, earth-quakes and drought).
  • Environment Enrichment and Conservation.
  • Health, Family Welfare and Nutrition programme.
  • Production Oriented Programme.
  • Social Service Programme.
  • Preserving environment free from pollution.
  • Other activities undertaken depending on the local needs and priorities.
  • Programme aimed at creating an awareness for Improvement of the status of Women.