National Service Scheme Unit


The overall aim of National Service Scheme as envisaged earlier, is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution. The educated youth who are expected to take the reins of administration in future are found to be unaware of the problems of the village/slum community and in certain cases are indifferent towards their needs and problems. Therefore, it is necessary to arouse the social conscience of the students, and to provide them an opportunity to work with the people in the villages and slums. It is felt that their interaction with the common villagers and slum dwellers will expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception. Keeping this in mind, to inculcate social consciousness and create a positive civic sense among our students, Sahyadri college has established an NSS Unit


The broad objectives of NSS are :
  • To understand the community in which they work
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  • To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities
  • To gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • To practice national integration and social harmony

College Advisory committee as per Guidelines of VTU 2018-19

Sl. No Name of the member Designation Role
1 Dr. Srinivasa R Kunte Principal Chairman
2 Mr. Ankith S Kumar Student Counsellor,
Faculty with Social service background
3 Mr. Supreeth Prabhu Asst Professor,
Dept. of Civil Engineering
4 Mr. Navin Pilar Faculty,
Culturals Department
5   Local BDO Member
6 Ms. Ankitha NSS Student Leader Member
7 Mr. Krishna Kumar Poonja Representative from adopted village Member
8 Mrs. Prathima Representative from adopted village Member
9 Mrs. Shreelatha U A NSS Programme Officer Member
Functions of the College Advisory committee :
  • To prepare the NSS Programme plan for the year
  • To evaluate the work of the college unit
  • To enlist student participation
  • To receive reports of various project sub committees of NSS

Aims of NSS Programme/Activity:

The operational aim of NSS is to integrate the three basic components of the programme. NSS programme should provide a variety of learning experiences which must develop a sense of participation, service and achievement among the volunteers.

The activities aims to achieve the following:
  • Making education more relevant to the present situation to meet the felt needs of the community and supplement the education of the university/college students by bringing them face to face with the rural situation
  • Providing opportunities to the students to play their role in planning and executing development projects which would not only help in creating durable community assets in rural areas and urban slums but also results in the improvement of quality of life of the economically and socially weaker sections of the community
  • Encouraging students and non-students to work together along with the adults in rural areas
  • Developing qualities of leadership by discovering the latent potential among the campers, both students as well as local youth (Rural and Urban), with a view to involve them more intimately in the development programme and also to ensure proper maintenance of the assets created during the camps
  • Emphasizing dignity of labour and self- help and the need for combining physical work with intellectual pursuits
  • Encouraging youth to participate enthusiastically in the process of national development and promote national integration, through corporate living and cooperative action
  • While undertaking these activities, each NSS unit should envisage its programmes/activities aimed at instilling discipline, building character, promotion of physical fitness and development of culture

NSS Activities

The activities are planned according to the guidelines prescribed by the National Service Scheme manuals

The major programme organized by our NSS Unit were:
  • Awareness programme on Laws related to Women
  • Homage to the heroes on the occasion of Vijay Diwas
  • Blood Donation Camp
  • Free Health Check-Up Camp
  • Commemoration World Suicide Prevention day and initiation of Spandana Team – Student Support Volunteer network
  • Self Defence Training for First-Year Engineering Students
  • Contribution of relief materials for the flood victims of Kodagu and Kerala
  • Swach Bharath Summer Internship Program 100hrs of Swachhatha
  • Commemoration of International day of Yoga at Sahyadri
  • Beat the Plastic Pollution - Beach Cleaning Program
  • Women’s Day Celebration
  • Sveep- Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation
  • Swaccha Mangaluru Abhiyana
  • Commemoration of World AIDS Day
  • Shramadan at Polali temple
  • Eye Test Camp
  • Special camp at Kumpala Government School
  • Signature campaign for voter awareness
  • Substance abuse and anti-ragging awareness
  • Free Blood Test for Staff