St. Peter's College

National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit No. 39

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National Service Scheme is a Central Government Educational Programme started in the year 1969.It is functioning under the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at the national level and under the Ministry of Higher Education at the State level.

The Major aim of National Service Scheme is the development of the personality of students through community service. It provides an extension dimension to the higher Education system and orient the student youth to community service while they study in an educational institution as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi, the 'Acharya' of National Service Scheme.

The National Service Scheme (N.S.S.) aims at education through community service. It helps the students
  • To work with and among the people;
  • To engage in creative and constructive social action;
  • To enhance one’s knowledge of oneself and the community through a confrontation of reality;
  • To gain skills in the exercise of democratic leadership;
  • To gain skills in programme development.
There are two units with 100 volunteers in each unit, functioning in the college. Volunteers are enrolled from the first and second year degree students. A student volunteer who has completed 240 Hrs of work, and attended a special camp during the course of two years, is eligible for N.S.S. certificate from the Mahatma Gandhi University. This certificate gives weightage to higher studies, and is an additional qualification for appointment in public service.

Programme Officers
Dr. Basil B Mathew, Assistant Professor, HOD, Department of Political Science
Dr. Teena Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

The activities of the year 2017-18:
  • Seven day Camp of NSS was conducted at Meenachil Panchyath, Kottayam as a part of Jaivam-2017 project implemented by NNS office M. G. University, Kottayam. About 100 volunteers participated in the programme and conducted importance of biofarming awareness class and survey in the Meenachil Panchayath .
  • Blood donations camps have been conducted for the first year and second year NSS volunteers in connection with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, MOSC Kolenchery and HDFC Bank Kolenchery.
  • Kolenchery Private Bus stand and premises and town were cleaned by NSS volunteers as the part of Swatch Bharth Programme.
  • A Biofarming awareness class survey was conducted by the NSS volunteers in Poothrikka Panchayath.
  • Joined “Oorjasamrakshana Yathra-2017”.
  • Joined “Swichitha Mission Yathra-2018” lead by Fr(Dr). George Pittapillil, Dicrector, Mithratham, Kalamasserry.
  • An organic cultivation has started in the college as the part of Jaivam-2017 project implemented by NSS M. G. University, Kottayam.
  • A Mushroof cultivation class has conducted for the NSS volunteers.

Contact Info

St.Peter’s College
Kolenchery - 682 311, Ernakulam
District Kerala, India.

+91-484-559 84 08