NSS (NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME)

History

National Service Scheme (NSS), an Indian government-sponsored public service program under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India was launched in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year, 1969 with the aim of developing student’s personality through community service. On 24 September 1969, the then Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched NSS at 37 universities in all states. Thus, 24 September has been observing as NSS Day. It is a voluntary association of young people for campus-community linkage in colleges, Universities and Higher Secondary Schools. Its motto is Not Me But You. Under this national scheme, all volunteers have to attend Regular Activities (120 hours) and Annual Special Camp (120 hours) for at least 2 years under NSS are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. They are benefited with the special consideration of 2 percent of marks in the admission of higher courses.

D.M. College of Science, Imphal adopted the activities of NSS from the year 1975 when the college was born from the parental institution D.M. College.  Shri N. Ekendra Singh was the first Programme Officer (PO), NSS of the college. Later two units of NSS became functional under G. Tomba Sharma of Chemistry Department and S. Ingotombi Singh (@Ringo) of Geology Department as POs of NSS Unit I and Unit II respectively having 100 volunteers each. N. Janendrakumar of Physical Education and Sports Department took charge of Unit I in 1988 whereas R.K. Dhakasana Singh of Physics Department took charge of Unit II in 1989. Shri Y. Birkumar Singh of Botany Department, Shri L. Nobinchandra of Anthropology Department (October 1995) and Dr. Th. Rabikanta Singh of Anthropology Department (1st September 2017- till date) are also POs of NSS Unit I. Shri Okram Adityakumar Singh of Zoology Department has been the PO of NSS Unit II since 1998-99 academic session. The present adopted village of NSS Unit I is Chingmeirong Khongnang Ani Karak and that of NSS Unit II is Thangmeiband Khuyathong.