National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched in 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi, in 37 universities involving 40000 students. NSS is an extension dimension to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society.
NSS at Career Point University
NSS at Career Point University is a self-financing unit started on 18th November 2013 adhering to the norms of the Government of Himachal Pradesh Department of Youth Services & Sports (No. YSS-F (4)2/2001) under Government of India Ministry of Youth Affairs & sports, NSS Regional Centre, Kendriya Sadan (4th Floor,) Sector -9 Chandigarh. As is envisaged in CHAPTER III of the Academic Regulations of the University the NSS is –Elective subject for all the UG Classes BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Sc and BA LLB. As per directions contained in D.O.No.F.1-7/2011 (CPP-II) dated 13.8.2015, the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a part of the decision of the 62nd Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held on 10.10.2013, has decided to consider making NSS an elective subject in higher education. Now the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS), Government of India has designed a template of the NSS curriculum for the introduction of NSS as a credit-based elective subject in higher education.