National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme was introduced by the Govt. of India in 1969 - 70 in selected Universities all over the country. This Scheme has worked out miracles. Greater stress is now being laid on the involvement of students in constructive and developmental programmes, particularly in the rural areas.
The general objectives of this Scheme are, (i) to serve the community while undergoing instruction in an educational institution, (ii) to arouse the social conscience of students, (iii) to provide them with an opportunity to work with the people around the educational campuses, creatively and constructively and (iv) to put the education they receive to concrete social use.
Each Volunteer has to put in 120 hours of in-service training in an academic year and only then he is eligible for the Service Certificate.