National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched by the Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao during the Mahatma
Gandhi’s Centenary Year 24th September, 1969, involving student volunteers in different universities with primary focus
on the development of personality of students through community service.

NSS Unit P.D. Hinduja College of Nursing Established in 2008 headed by President Prof. Jaya Kuruvilla
co-ordinated by Programme officer Mrs. Siman Xavier with the strength of 30 volunteers. At present,
NSS Volunteer strength is 60

The objectives of N.S.S are :
  • Understand the community in which they work.
  • Understand themselves in relation to their community.
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
  • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.

Classification of Activities

Activities conducted are of mainly two types

Regular activities
  • Campus Work
  • Institutional work
  • Rural Project
  • Urban Projects
  • National Days Celebrations
  • National Programmes
Special camp
  • Tree Plantation & maintenance of village streets, so as to keep the environment clean.
  • Health, Family Welfare and Nutrition Programme
  • Programmes aimed at creating an awareness for improvement of the status of women
  • Social Service Programmes
  • Education and Recreations


At College level

Every year student gets additional 10 marks in final year after completion of 240 hours in two consecutive years and 7 days of Special camp.

At the National Level

Every year college send proposal for Indira Gandhi NSS Award: Best NSS Unit, Best NSS Programme officer and Best NSS Volunteer

Ms. Mekha Ann Shaji not only received "Best NSS volunteer award" in Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in the year 2015-16 but also received the same at the state level.

NSS Committee members

NSS President

  • Prof. Dr. Jaya Kuruvilla

NSS Programme Officer

  • Ms. Seema Samudre

NSS Asst. Programme Officers

  • Asso. Prof. Siman Xavier, Ms. Pranali Sawant

NSS Leaders

4th Year Basic Bsc Nursing

  • Ms Nidhi Wadekar, Ms Siya Sibi

3rd Year Basic Bsc Nursing

  • Ms Mahima Maurya, Ms Cibil Syriac

2nd Year Basic Bsc Nursing

  • Ms Rency Mathew, Ms Janet Joseph

1st Year Basic Bsc Nursing

  • Ms Neha Sonawane, Ms Dincy George

Grievance Redressal Committee


  • Prof. Dr. Jaya Kuruvilla, Principal - Principal, College of Nursing

Programme Officer

  • Ms. Seema Samudre - Lecturer

Assistant Programme Officer

  • Ms. Savita Raut - Lecturer

Programme Coordinator

  • Ms. Siman Xavier - HOD, Community Health Nursing

NSS Leaders

  • Fr. Lesley Maria - Head, Muktisagar

Programme Officer

  • Ms. Seema Samudre - Lecturer


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