Brief Description of NSS
National Service Scheme is a community service programme sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of students working for a campus-community linkage. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. This scheme promotes national solidarity. It would be possible to awaken the downtrodden in our society through collective responsibilities and develop the confidence, to tackle their common problems with energy, enthusiasm and in a co-operative spirit, based on mutual aid and self-reliance. The role of students is as activists, enablers, catalytic agents or liaison with other likeminded wider communities.
NSS Unit in KUFOS
The activities of NSS was initiated in 2012 with the one unit that was part of erstwhile College of Fisheries, Panangad. Dr. B. Manojkumar was the first NSS programme officer of KUFOS. He was followed by Dr. Ranjeet K in 2015. Dr. Ranjeet K is also officiating as NSS Programme Coordinator (i/c) of the University since 2015. In 2017, the State NSS Cell sanctioned another NSS unit to KUFOS. Dr. Binu Varghese is the Programme Officer for the second unit. At present 150 students mostly from the BFSc course are members of the two NSS units.