National Service Scheme

National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Service Scheme (Under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and NSS cell, Higher and technical education, Govt. of Maharashtra.) has been introduced at Padmashri Vikhe Patil College of Arts, Science and Commerce, since 1973 as a part of the academic program.

National Service Scheme (NSS) has been playing a vital role in enriching the souls and minds of the students of the College since long time. The overall objective of the scheme is ‘Education and Service’ to the community and by the community. It is a programme for students to regal the needs of the community, when required. It also helps the students to communicate with the society. The students joining this scheme develop many behavioral interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as volunteers during the camps organized by the concerned college. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a Technocratic Environment and also help the underprivileged people to develop themselves. The scheme promotes the ability to present them in a better way. Thus the ultimate goal of the scheme is to strive to inculcate the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood, communal harmony among the volunteers

Aims and objectives

  • 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 utilise their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  • To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • To gain skills in mobilising community participation

About National Service Scheme

Year of NSS established: 1972-73

NSS Program:
1. Dr. Tambe Dinkar Sayaji
2. Mr. Bhadakwad Rohidas Sampat
3. Ms. Dhimte Sangita Sunil

Officers: 250 Per Year

Year of NSS established: 'Development of the Personality of college Students through Community Service'

Motto of NSS: 'NOT ME BUT YOU'

Duration: 2 Years


Name of the Award Name of the Awardee Name of the Awarding Agency Year of Award
Best NSS Unit Padmashri Vikhe Patil Arts, Science and Commerce College Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 2015-16
Best NSS Programme officer Dr. S. S. Gholap Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 2015-16
Best NSS Unit Padmashri Vikhe Patil Arts, Science and Commerce College Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 2005-06
Best NSS Programme officer Dr. G.R. Pandhare Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 2005-06

Activities Organized

  • “Harit Urja Dindi” - Pune to Pandharpur
  • Clean Village Progamme
  • State Republic Day & National Republic Day (SRD-NRD)
  • Tree Plantation
  • Hemoglobin Check-up Camp
  • Disaster Management Programme
  • Blood Donation Campaign & Camps
  • Cleanness in Adopted villages by NSS
  • Water Shed Management / CCT / Bandhare
  • Personality Development, Shramsanskar Shibir
  • Aids Awareness
  • History Writing of Village
  • Non Conventional Energy
  • Adoptions: (Schools, Orphanages & Govt. Hospitals)
  • Awareness regarding Cleanliness
  • Youth Self Help Groups & Voters Day
  • Special Activities Value Education Workshop
  • Health Awareness
  • Woman Development Programme
  • Yuva saptah