National Service Scheme – NSS
The National Service Scheme is a value-based youth programme aimed at developing the personality of our educated youth by involving them in community development during their leisure hours.There are two kinds of programmes i.e., the Regular NSS Programme, which is organised throughout the year and the other is the Special Camping Programme, which is organized at the adopted village for ten days. These programmes are planned and executed in the light of guidelines framed by the Central and State Governments, with the view to develop the personality of the student and to develop the community at large.
The NSS unit of Madras School of Social Work consists of 100 volunteers. It is a University-mandated requirement for undergraduate students to be part of NSS. Our volunteers are provided with an opportunity to deliver community service. NSS volunteers actively organize and participate in various welfare programmes like Awareness programme on “Save the Girl Child,” Road users’ safety, and Anti-Trafficking,Suicide Prevention programme, Walk for elimination of plastic use, etc. apart from the Special Camping Programme, which is organized at the adopted village for ten days. It is a proud moment to recall that our volunteers Miss. Shanmuga Priya (BSW) and Mr Joel Christy Raphael (B.Sc.) participated in the State Republic Day Parade last year. Through these activities, the overall personality of our students is moulded, thereby ensuring that our volunteers would continue their selfless service for the benefit of the community in the future as well.