National Service Scheme started functioning in our college in 1984 with a single unit, and later an additional unit was allotted in 1986. The advisory committee of NSS consists of the Principal, representatives from management, Bursar, Ex-programme officers, Staff Secretary, College Union Chairperson, PTA Vice President, Panchayath Ward Member, Volunteer Secretaries and Programme Officers. The two units of the college consisting of 200 volunteers regularly organize various activities under the leadership of programme officers and volunteer secretaries.
The motto Not Me, But You reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the perception of an individual. National Service Scheme helps to develop the personality of students through community service. NSS serves to create awareness and inspiration in citizens and provide opportunities for students to step out of their comfort zone into less privileged and weaker sections of society.
The unit won the Indira Gandhi State Award for the Best Unit and the Best Programme Officer award in 2000-2001. Ms Jesty Pauly was awarded the Best NSS Volunteer award in 2015-16.
The unit releases the newsletter Handza Servze which covers the yearly activities and a manuscript magazine, which provides an opportunity for the students to produce their creative talents.
Every year NSS activities begin with the official inauguration by eminent personalities. The organization observes important days and conducts various activities in regard to the same. Some of these days include World Environment Day, NSS Day, Independence Day, Anti-Drug Day, World Population Day, Women Empowerment Day, Sadbhavana Divas, National Unity Day, World AIDS Day, Bamboo Day, Human rights day, National Youth Day, International Peace day etc.
The NSS unit of our college plays an important role in organizing various awareness programmes in association with certain legal authorities and NGOs. As a part, the unit arranges Roadshows, skits, rallies and talks. Students are provided with proper orientation during their initial period of service.
A seven-day special camp is organized in the adopted village in collaboration with local governing bodies. Most often the NSS unit takes part in building homes for the poor, road construction and awareness classes. NSS also organizes skill development programmes on umbrella making, soap powder making, flower arrangement etc.
NSS unit actively participates in the Nationwide Swach Bharath mission by the prime minister. Volunteers cleaned Panchayath, college premises, Angamaly railway station, Adopted village and TELK junction.
In association with Regional Blood Bank Aluva, Blood donation campaigns are organized on the college campus.
As a part of the Share a Meal project, the NSS unit has been successfully providing noon meals on all first Fridays of every month for the inmates of Abhayabhavan- A home for the homeless at Koovapady. Around 300 lunch packets are collected from staff and students. This project aims at developing a sharing mentality and concern towards the poor in students.
For the benefit of society, the NSS unit also organizes medical camps like cancer detection camps, eye testing camps, organ donation camps etc.
Students are given training on civic laws and selected as approved paralegal volunteers. These volunteers assist advocates in legal aid clinics of grama panchayaths, preparatory works of Adalat and reporting cases in police stations.
Our volunteer serves as volunteers for Viomithram programme organized by Samoohika Suraksha Mission.
NSS unit organizes State level, Inter-Collegiate level and interdepartmental programmes and competitions throughout the year. As a part of commemorating the Birthday of the former Indian president, Late Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, NSS Unit Organizes a one-day Inter-Collegiate Programme in October. The programme consists of an Inter-Collegiate Level PowerPoint Presentation competition on the topic A.P.J Abdul Kalam: A Visionary who walked ahead of times and a seminar on APJ: The Legend.
Realising the importance of organic farming in the future NSS has been taking initiatives to spread awareness and promote organic farming. NSS unit organized a state-level workshop on the Manufacturing of Organic Pesticides in association with Krishi Bhavan Angamaly.
In collaboration with Angamaly municipality, Krishi Bhavan, G.K Nursery, Nayathodu, and Kerala Agricultural Technical Staff Association (KATSA), the NSS unit launched a project Ammayukku oru thottam . This project includes building up 1000 vegetable gardens in selected houses of 30 wards of Angamaly municipality. A group of 5-6 students were taken to each ward, accompanied by an Agricultural Assistant, a Farmer and a corresponding Ward Councillor, where they planted 25 saplings in each house, using 1 Kg of organic pesticide. Ernakulam District Collector Mr K. Muhhammed Y Safarulla IAS inaugurated this project.
NSS unit always volunteers to provide financial aid for the needy like cancer patients and also contributes to those projects which demand the call and attention as initiated by the university like the Chennai Relief fund.
Every year Volunteers collect Toiletries, stationary materials, and Dress materials from students to refugees as a part of Swanthana.
NSS unit has collected e-waste from students and was given to Clean Kerala Company. Also, e-jaalakam classes were organized for all first-year students.
Every year one of the students is selected on the basis of their performance as the Best NSS volunteer of the college, also Best Camper and Best Entertainer awards are instituted.