National service scheme is a public service programme of two years conducted by Ministry of Youth affairs and sports of Central Government. NSS identifies the needs of the community in which the NSS volunteers work and involve the local people in their task. It stands for development of social and civic responsibility in the volunteers.

  • To understand the community in which the NSS volunteers work
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions 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 attitudes
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  • To practice national integration and social harmony


The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service.


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 a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.

National Level

Youth Programme like National Service Scheme requires administrative structures at various levels for its successful planning and implementation. Therefore, organizational structures have been envisaged at Central, State, University/+2 and College levels. It is vital for the programme to get support at all the levels and to make sure that the programmes and activities get the required attention. Ministry of Youth

Affairs and Sports, New Delhi and NSS Regional Centres

a) The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is the nodal Ministry for NSS and has been given the administrative responsibility for the Policy Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of NSS programme.

b) National Service Scheme falls under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, which is looked after by the Senior Officer of the rank of the Joint Secretary as far as administration and implementation of the programme is concerned.

State level

a) To strive for removal of bottlenecks in the implementation of NSS Programme in the field.

b) To ensure that the grants including central and state share reach the Universities, colleges and schools in time, so that NSS activities are implemented as per time schedule.

c) The NSS Regional Centre will keep the State Governments informed of the recent developments in different aspects of NSS and the Youth Programme of Government of India for their implementation as and when required.

State Level

State NSS Cell

  • To ensure, that budgetary provisions are made for NSS programme in the State budget
  • Timely allocation of NSS strength to respective Universities in the State.
  • Timely release of grants to Universities and colleges.
  • Submission of accounts, statements and programme reports to Government of India.
  • Convening meetings of the State NSS Advisory Committee from time to time.

NSS University Cell

Every University should have an NSS Cell to supervise and coordinate NSS Programme in Colleges affiliated to it.

  • The Universities having strength of more than 10000 NSS volunteers should have full time programme coordinators.
  • The Universities having strength of less than 10000 NSS volunteers may have part time programme coordinators.
  • NSS being an academic extension programme the University will provide necessary infrastructure and other facilities like telephone, office and office equipment and secretarial assistance for the smooth functioning of the cell.
  • The cell will function under the Vice-Chancellor, the Programme Coordinator, NSS will be in charge of the cell and the main executive functionary.

At college Level

The programme of NSS aims to instill the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. It will also provide a platform to train and motivate the youth power of the surrounding area.

The college NSS unit always motivates the volunteers to participate in various competitions, programmes and functions organized by University, Government bodies or related organizations. In 2009-10 and 2010-2011, the NSS unit of college was selected to participate in making 40 villages total sanitation free (Village allotted -Behere Group Grampanchayat). In association with Z. P. Thane and Mumbai University NSS Cell, the NSS unit succeeded practically for making one more village total sanitation free in Pali Taluka Dist: Raigad i.e Jambhulpada. In the beginning, villagers were not prepared mentally to accept use of close laboratories but under the guidance of Programme officer, Prof J. S. Hotkar and two consecutive years of awareness during residential camps with door to door interaction about health and hygiene and lane to lane street play demonstrations about the importance of close lavatories fetched Nirmal Gram Puraskar worth RS.5.0 lakhs in 2009-10. The untiring efforts of NSS unit of college with many more activities enable us to seek a position of Best NSS Unit in Thane (Central line). Dr.Sharad Mahajan was awarded with Best NSS Programme Officer award for the year 2009-10 by Mumbai University. NSS volunteer, Miss. Yogini Gawade, second year students of NSS unit was selected for Pre NRD/SRD camp organized in University of Pune in 2018. After successful completion of the camp, she was further selected for Pre NRD/SRD camp organized in Nagpur- 25th November to 04th December 2018. With the successful completion of the activities in this camp, she further got selected for the SRD parade conducted on 26th January 2019. As per guidelines formed by NSS Cell, Mumbai University about the scheme of Book Donation, the NSS unit organized book donation programmes in which books were collected from students and teachers. The volunteers collected books from the donors. They themselves contributed many books in this novel task and worked hard to set up the library for school Children. A school library is opened in ZP school Aajde village to inculcate reading hobby among the children on 23/08/2019. The executive committee was set up for smooth functioning of the Library. The Head Mistress of the school, the programme officers of the NSS unit and the LTP leaders are the members of the library executive committee. The volunteers used to visit school to distribute the books among the students.

Enrolled volunteers-100

Programme officers-02

The subsequent Programmes are organized by NSS Unit in college.



A) Area base project-























Swacchata- Abhiyan, and Environmental Enrichment programme. 

Under Swaccchta Abhiyan the NSS unit began the cleanliness campaign in college, adopted the area and adopted the village through the year. They can prepare a brief community profile on various slums in the city or town covering different amenities, services, and living conditions etc. The public places like the post office, hospitals, schools, railway station area etc will be cleaned. The volunteers create awareness about segregation of waste according to its nature. They can identify local leaders and in cooperation with them discuss local problems on which cooperative action can be initiated. It includes the street cleanliness, rally and skit to create awareness.

Environment Enrichment programme- This project aims tor environment conservation which include various work such as plastic removal, cloth bag distribution and generating  awareness  among the people through wall painting, skit and tree plantation. The tree plantation and the conservation of the planted trees is the main object of this programme. This activity will be carried in adopted areas, tehsil and in adopted villages.

B) University project


Save electricity and book donation

Save electricity- under this project the volunteers carry the survey of the adopted area about the electricity consumption and enlighten them about the importance of saving electricity through door to door contact, skits, wall painting etc.

Book donation- Under this novel project the NSS unit aims to collect the books from the students, volunteers, and teachers and from all sections of the society to start a local library. Special awakening Programmes will be arranged during NSS week during 24 September to 2october of every year such as skits, rallies, door to door visit etc.


C) College Level projects


Under these projects the NSS unit organizes many programs for social awakening.

Service in Natural calamity

These programmes would enable the students to understand and share the agonies of the people affected in the wake of natural calamities like cyclones, flood, earthquakes, etc. The main emphasis should be on their participation in programmes, and working with the people to overcome their handicaps, and assisting the local authorities in relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of natural calamities. The NSS students can be involved in-

Educational programmes- Programmes of continuing education of school dropouts, remedial coaching of students from weaker sections

Health assistance- In this programme the life support training programme in association of hospital is organized for volunteers and other students in the college.

Blood Donation- The blood donation camp is organized for regular supply of blood to the needy with the involvement of the volunteers and other students and the other members in college and society.

Aids Awareness- The Unit organizes the rallies and skits to remove misconception about HIV AID and to create awareness among the people through rallies and skits.

Road Safety programme- under this project the volunteers assist traffic police in collaboration with police, in rush hour at traffic packed areas.

Women empowerment- the NSS unit organizes 

1) skit & poster making competition to create sensitivity regarding women’s empowerment.

2) defense training will be organized for girls

Physical fitness programme- It begins with Yoga day on 21 June. After that the number of activities ns programmes will be organized to create fitness among the students.

Harmony and peaceful coexistence in society

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti a NSS team attended the Bhajan sandhya programme aimed to create harmony in society arranged by university. The elocution competition and essay writing competition will be arranged. The message of peace and harmony will be displayed with rallies, slogans and skits.

National pride and patriotism-

Constitution Day is celebrated with the oath toward the constitution. Kargil Vijay Diwas, Independence Day, Republic Day will be celebrated with numbers of Programmes such as skit, poem writing and essay writing competition.

Competitive guidance Lectures- the unit takes initiative to impart the information about the competitive exam including Staff selection commission, IBPS, and many other with

1) guidance lecture

2) workshop

NRD/SRD parade

The volunteers are promoted to participate in NRD/SRD camp so that they will be able to participate in NRD/SRD parade. They will be given special assistance for practice.

The volunteers are motivated to participate in state level camp.

D) Special camp activities


The NSS unit organizes seven day camps for rural empowerment. Concerted efforts will be made for reconstruction activities in rural areas for improving the living conditions of economically and socially weaker sections of the community.

1) It provides opportunities to volunteers to play their due roles in the implementation of various development programmes by planning and executing development projects, which not only help in creating durable community assets in rural areas but also result in improvement of the condition of weaker sections of the communities.

2) Encouraging the youth to work along with the adults in rural areas, thereby developing their character, social consciousness and commitment

3) Plantation of trees, their preservation and upkeep

4) Construction & maintenance of village streets, drains, etc. so as to keep the environment clean

5) Construction of sanitary latrines or soak pits

6) Cleaning of village roads, ponds and wells

7) Prevention of soil erosion, and work for soil conservation

8) health check up camp for villagers

9) Construction of Vanrai Bandhara on river for water conservation.

10) Setting up small library for children

11) Special work will be done for water resource management with creating awareness by rallies, skits and fixing taps on pipes in case of linkages.

12)  popularization of small savings and assistance in procuring bank loans

13) Anti plastic campaigns will be organized and cotton bags will be distributed for promotion.

14) The volunteers will conduct surveys in rural areas regarding banking and Insurance.

NSS officers and Team




Atul Salunkhe



Prof. Sudhir Puranik

NSS Director

University of Mumbai

Mr. Ramesh Deokar

NSS Programme Officer

University of Mumbai

Prof. Jeevan Vichare

NSS District Coordinator

Thane District

Prof. Renu Verma

NSS Area Coordinator

Kalyan Dombivli

Prof. Akash Gangavane

Prof. Sushma T. Jadhav

Programmer Officer

Programmer Officer in College

Dr. Sanjay Dabharde

Prof. Narayan Lad

Prof. Premkumar Nair

Prof. Jayashree Pawar

Prof. Suyash Agnihotri

Prof. Harshwardhan Naik

Prof. Pallavi Sonawane

Prof. Varsha Lokhande

Dr. Jayashri Jagtap

Prof. Avinash Dongare

Prof. Rupali Jawale

Prof. Tanvi Vaingankar




International Yoga Day

N.S.S Unit of College, organized a one day yoga practice session on 21 June 2019 in front of college Gymkhana from 8:30 TO 10:30 p.m. to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June, Friday.  Participation of various faculties from different departments and students from various faculties made the event at grand success.

Anti tobacco pledge

Anti tobacco volunteers took pledge and other students took pledge on 16 July 2019 in various classrooms.

Tree Plantation Programme

93 trees planted in Umbarli Hill, Badlapur Road, Dombivli 16 July 2019 by 37 volunteers along with a cleanliness programme. 

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activity

NSS volunteers of K. V. Pendharkar, Dombivli, The volunteers cleaned the area around post office and wiped out the grass in premises, Post office, MIDC, Dombivli, near Ajde gaon, district- thane under swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on 09/08/2019. The volunteers also underwent a door to door campaign to create awareness among the people.

Mahiti Doot programme

Mahiti Doot  portal awareness lectures and apps in download in volunteers phone to awaken the people about various government schemes on 13/08/2019

Cleanliness Rally

Cleanliness rally organized to in adopted village Ajde gaon with slogans and messages on 14/08/2019

Independence Day

NSS Unit of college celebrated Independence Day on 15th Aug. 2019 with all NSS Volunteers in the presence of principal and vice principals, professors from all the faculties and departments along with entire student community and Programme Officers Dr. Ajaykumar Lokhande and Prof. Neha Salagare collectively Hosted NSS flag.

Book donation Drive and school Library in Azde gaon

Under the university scheme the NSS unit organized book donation programmes in which books were collected from students and teachers. A school library is opened in ZP school Azde gaon to create reading interest among the children on 23/08/2019

Advisory committee meeting

On 31st August 2019 advisory committee meeting was arranged in the college the meeting was attended by area coordinator Prof. Renu Verma madam SIA College, with other committee members.

Orientation programme on University Foundation day

Orientation programme conducted on 18/07/2019 for newly enrolled NSS volunteers. 153 volunteers participated in this programme. Dr. Santoshkumar Mishra Ex programme officer NSS unit guided students regarding regular activities of NSS.

Fit India campaign

The students took the oath to maintain themselves fit on this day. The volunteers went class to class to give this oath on 29/08/2019

Blood Donation camp

N.S.S. unit of K.V. Pendharkar College organised a Blood Donation Camp on 21/09/2019 in the Gymkhana of college in association with Chidanand Blood Bank, Dombivli (E.) and Rotaract club, Dombivli. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Principal. Sharad Mahajan and Vijoy Mathew in charge Officer Chidanand Blood Bank, Dombivli (W.) Blood Donation Camp was a grand success as N.S.S. Volunteers placed their best efforts to make it successful by creating awareness of the blood donation and making excellent publicity of the camp as well. Our NSS Volunteers, Students and staff members from different faculties donated 91 units.  

NSS week 24/09/2019- 02/10/2019

On 24rth September Cleanliness activity in college was organized. The volunteers created awareness among the citizens under the plastic eradication campaign. They distributed 50 cotton bags among them. The poster making competition was organized to create awareness regarding gender sensitization and save electricity.  on 28/09/2019 Lecture on environment enrichment by Arun Velaskar. On Gandhi jayanti, a cleanliness programme is organized in college and adopted village, Ajdegaon.

Participation of NSS Volunteers in Bhajan Sandhya

08 NSS Volunteers from college along with leader Vinayak Pandey participated in Bhajan Sandhya programme organized by NSS, University of Mumbai at India Gate, Mumbai on 2nd Oct. 2019. Volunteers joined the Bhajan Group at Dombivli station and consistently remained with the group throughout the day till evening. 

Gender Sensitization Programme

The poster making competition was organized to create awareness regarding gender sensitization and posters displayed in college and NSS units on 28/09/2019.

Constitution Day

26th November 2019 was observed as Sanvidhan Diwas by the NSS unit. The volunteers took oath to abide by the constitution.

Aids Awareness rally

The volunteers participated in Aids Awareness rally organized by colleges in Dombivli on 01/12/2019

NSS Residential camp

The seven days residential camp of NSS unit of K. V. Pendharkar began on 23rd December 2019 at Shri Jairam Sheth Chaudhary Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Malipada, Murbad in the morning. Ex Programme Officer Dr. Santoshkumar Mishra, Programme Officers Dr. Ajaykumar Lokhande and Prof. Neha Salagare. This programme was inaugurated by principal of the college Dr. Sharad Mahajan. The number of volunteers participated was 94. Male 45, female 49. The camp aimed at engaging in various activities- physical, intellectual, social etc. which were performed by N.S.S. Volunteers for the wellbeing of society.

On the very first day the volunteers were divided into five working groups. This is followed by the cleanliness campaign by volunteers on the camping site. After lunch Dr. J. N. Hotkar guided them on saving and investment through his lecture. The volunteers involved in sport activities from 5.00 to 6.30 which become daily practice. After lunch they were given instructions regarding the next day programme and they expressed their thoughts in the Don Shabd (Few Words) programme which became a consistent part of the schedule of every day. The five groups were also given topics for street play presentation.

24rth December began with workout and Yoga which became routine for next days consistently. After breakfast the volunteers actively involved in a cleanliness campaign outside the camp site. After lunch Bajrang Sonawane guided them on street play.

On 25th December the volunteers took up the task of constructing two vanrai Bandhara (small dams) on the river near Devape village. Mr. Raju Koli and his team delivered the Anti-superstition programme in the afternoon.

The volunteers started a cleanliness programme on one of the portions of the camping site on 26th December. After that all the volunteers visited the Zilha Parishad School in Malipada village where they were actively involved in the student centric activities. The Unit also distributed the book to the school library. They also practiced the street play. In the afternoon Dr. Kailash Jagdev guided volunteers about law.

On 27th December one section of the volunteers went for cleanliness drive in Malipada village whereas another section of the volunteers went for cleanliness drive in Devape village. They created awareness about the plastic eradication by distributing the cotton bags among the people. On the same day volunteers constructed one Bandhara in Malipada.

The volunteers engaged themselves into street play practice in the morning after exercise session on 28 December. In the same programme the member of Murbad Panchayat samiti Mr. Srikant Dhumal visited the camp. The volunteers groups presented five street plays in the Malipada in the evening. After dinner the campfire programme was graced with the performances of the volunteers.

The last day of camp 29th December began with Shramdan through a cleanliness drive on the camping site. The seven days of NSS residential camp programme ending ceremony was carried under the guidance of Principal Dr. Sharad Mahajan.


Ekta diwas Programme of Pledge taking was carried out of national unity from class to class  by the NSS volunteers on 31 October 2019.

Voters awareness rally

NSS volunteers participated in voters awareness rally with skit and slogan in AAjde  village on 15/01/2020

Pulse Polio

The volunteers participated in pulse polio programme on Sunday 19/01/2020 in area around Dombivli

Selection of Volunteers in State Level Camp

Saurav Shevde, has completed State level Residential camp on Fit India and EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat from 12/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 org by Gov of Maharashtra Higher education dept, NSS cell of university of Mumbai and C. D. Deshmukh college Roha, Dist. Raigad.

Sumini Kamat, has completed State level Residential camp on Yoga and Fit India and EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat from 12/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 org by Gov of Maharashtra Higher education dept, NSS cell of  university of Mumbai and SST college at Mhaskal, Tal. Titwala, Dist. Thane

National Republic day

NSS unit of college celebrated National republic day on 26th Jan. 2020 by hosting NSS Flag and Enacting Street play on ‘Anti plastic campaign’.

Special achievements of NSS volunteers

Sr. No.

Volunteers name


Org college or any other org


Participation nature


Nishigandha Raut

Tushar Lone

Harshada Mhatre

Arati Gupta

Namrata Mhatre Pratibha Barnwal

Volunteers in 90th Akhil Maharashtra sahitya sammelan, Dombivli

Akhil Bhartiy Marathi sahitya Mahamandal

3,4,5, February 2017



Yogini Gawade


State Republic Day parade

participated in state republic day parade on 26th January 2019 at shivaji park, Mumbai




Anuradha Kamble

Disha Jadhav

Gauri Bhise

Vipul Prajapati

1st Prize in Poster making and Slogan writting (IGNEEL)

Bhavavan’s College





Riya Yadav

Akhilesh Jha

3rd  Prize in Quiz (IGNEEL)

Bhavavan’s College





Anuradha Kamble

3rd Prize in Poster making (IGNITE)

B.K.Birla College




Disha Jadhav

Shruti Thakur

Vipul Prajapati

3rd Prize in Best out of Waste (IGNITE

B.K.Birla College




Sumini Kamat

Completed  Residential camp-Yoga and Fit India and EK Bharat Sresth Bharat

SST College, Murbad

12/01/2020 to 18/01/2020



Saurabh Shevde

Completed State level Residential camp-Yoga and Fit India and EK Bharat Sresth Bharat

C. D. Deshmukh college, Roha

12/01/2020 to 18/01/2020



Sarang Rathod

State Republic Day parade- participated in state republic day parade on 26th January 2023

shivaji park, Mumbai