National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme was constituted under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports by the Government of India in the year 1969. The scheme was started off in 37 universities all over the country and enrolled about 40000 volunteers in that stage. The spread of NSS has now become large and has strength of over 3.2 million students all over the country from 298 universities.
The primary focus of the scheme has been to develop partaking students’ personalities through community service. Many students have benefited immensely by taking part in the NSS activities from its inception to this year.
The NSS unit (103) was set up in the year 1998 at the Central Polytechnic College at Vattiyoorkavu. Though the initial growth was slow, in later years it attained steady growth. Over the years, the scheme has functioned under the efficient leadership of programme officers like Shri. B. Vijayan, Shri. Satheeshan and Shri. C. P. Kavirajan, Shri. Velappan, Shri. Rajeev, Shri. Unnikrishnan, Shri. Harichandran and Shri. Satheesh Kumar. The current Programme Officer of the NSS unit is Shri. Unnikrishnan.
- The NSS unit of the college adopted Vilappil and Malayinkeezh grama panchayaths at various points in time under the village adoption programme and carried out various developmental activities including construction in these places
- The NSS unit has taken part in National Integration Camps, PRD Preparatory Camps, the National Youth Festival, and Republic Day Parades
- The NSS unit has partaken in community programmes such as social forestation programmes, blood donation camps, campus cleaning activities, hospital equipment maintenance programmes, anti-drug and anti-ragging campaigns, etc., among others
- The NSS unit has won both the Directorate and State-level awards for the Best Unit, Best Programme Office and Best Volunteer at different times during these years.