Pune District Education Association's
WAGHIRE COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE AND SCIENCE
SASWAD, TAL-PURANDAR, PUNE 412301
"NAAC Grade: B++ CGPA: 2.83 (Valid upto Aug 2024)" Estd. 1972 | Affiliation ID PU/PN/ASC/033-1972 | AISHE CODE: C-41716 | Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University |

NSS

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.

    Aims of the NSS

  1. Understand the community in which they work.
  2. Understand themselves in relation to their community.
  3. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
  4. Develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  5. Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
  6. Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
  7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  10. Practice national integration and social harmony.

    Objectives of the NSS

  1. understand the community in which the volunteers work
  2. understand themselves in relation to their community
  3. identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving processes develop in them a sense of social and civic responsibility
  4. utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  5. develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  6. gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  7. acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
  8. develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  9. Practice national integration and social harmony.
  • College NSS unit Committee:-

    Sr. No. Name of Teacher Department Role
    1 Prin. Dr. Sushama Bhosale Physchology Chairman
    2 Dr. Vishal Pawase Economics Programme Officer
    3 Prof. Anil Zol Hindi Programme Officer
    4 Dr. Bhagyashri Madbhavikar Zoolgy Programme Officer
    5 Dr. Kishor Lipare Commerce Advisor
    6 Prof. Sameer Kumbharkar Economics Programme Officer
    7 Prof. Siddharth Gongade Economics Member
    8 Prof. Dipali Malusare English Member
    9 Prof. Smt. S.M. Deokar Psychology Member
    10 Shri Patil B.Y. Senior Clerk Member
  • College NSS Department at Glance:-

    NSS Department is playing vital role in overall development of students. The highlights of the NSS Department of college are as follows;
    • Establishment year- 1972
    • Intake Capacity - 300 students
    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) :- Nisarg Raja, Mitra Jivanche, Parinche for MOU for Tree Plantation, Watershed Management, Water Conservation and Environment Education (MOU Date:-5/6/2018)
    • Awards received by Faculty :- 03
    • Awards received by Volunteers :- 03
    • Add on Course:- Add on Course on " Watershed Management" in association with Pani Foundation, Purandar
  • Highlights of the committee:-

    1. Large NSS Unit having capacity of 300 Volunteers
    2. Eminent and Enthusiastic professors in Committee
    3. Organization of various programmes for all round development of Students and Society
    4. Performing Social Responsibility and Creation of Social Awareness among society
    5. Adoption of villages and acting various activities in that particular village by way of tree plantation, building bandharas, Constructing CCT, Cleanliness and Social Awareness Rallies, Cultural Programmes and other activities
    6. Wide Opportunities and scope to students for their Personality development and Leadership qualities
  • Best Practices and Programmes of NSS:-

    There are two types of activities: Regular Activities (120 hours) and Annual Special Camp (120 hours). All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at list 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under NSS are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The Annual camps are known as Special Camps. Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:
    1. International Yoga Day (21st June)
    2. Doctor's Day (1st July)
    3. Organizing Tree Plantation Camps
    4. Cleanliness Oath, Rallies and Cleanliness of Historical Places
    5. Nirmaly Dan Campaign
    6. Celebration of Teachers Day (5th September)
    7. Celebration of NSS Day (24th September)
    8. Celebration of Handwash Day (24th September)
    9. Distribution of Organic Fertilizer to Farmers in Purandar Tahsil at the hands of Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Nitin Karmalkar
    10. Visit to Jivhala Vrudhhashram and Kasturba Anathashram and Distribution of Gifts
    In addition to the above regular activities, special camps of 7 days are organized in rural areas. The activities conducted in the camps are; Cleanliness, Tree Plantations, Health Camps, Construction of Bandharas and C.C.T. , Cultural Programmes, Awareness Rallies, Lectures of eminent personalities on social issues and theme of camp.