|National Service Scheme (NSS)|
The National Service Scheme, a permanent student-youth programme implemented in educational institutions is sponsored by both Central and State Governments. The Motto of NSS is Not Me, But You. The over all objective is Development of Personality of Student-Youth through Community Service. A wide range of activities under this programme aim at inculcating positive values, enhancing leadership qualities and promoting national integration, social harmony, healthy life styles, etc. These activities are carried out under two major areas namely, Regular and Special Camping Programmes. At present, there are 38,500 NSS Volunteers in 272 Polytechnic Colleges spread all over Tamil Nadu.
The Directorate has instituted 42 NSS Awards to recognize the outstanding contribution of Polytechnic Colleges (NSS Units), Programme Officers and Volunteers during the DOTE NSS Silver Jubilee Year. The Directorate received the prestigious Indira Gandhi National NSS Award during 2005-06.
GROWTH OF NSS IN POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES
LIST OF POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES IMPLEMENTING NSS