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One of our core values at Sharda University is collaboration and Inclusiveness. This entails developing symbiotic community of faculty, students, towards the overall good of the community around which the university functions. Thus, we feel obliged to serve the community in which the university exists and undertake activities for the betterment of the people in general.  We want our students and teachers to participate and get a sense of involvement in the development of our nation.
The idea of National Service Scheme dates back to pre independence days. It was first mooted by Mahatma Gandhi. It emanates fro the very basic need for the students to form living contact with the community in whose midst their institute is located. Students in educational institutions are expected to do something positive so that life of people is raised to higher material and moral levels. Post independence in 1948 Dr Radhakrishnan – then Chairman UGC recommended introduction of NSS in academic institutions. In 1950 Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) also recommended social service as part of education process.   In 1968 Kothari commission on education endorsed the idea.
At national level NSS functions as part of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.(Mr J B Singh   National Service Scheme12/11 Jamnagar House New Delhi, 91-11-23073324, 23384513)  Under the ministry the Directorate of NSS works at the national level. At state level NSS activities are overseen by Regional Directorate of NSS. In case of Sharda University the activities of NSS Cell at the university will be recognized and overseen by
Dr Ashok Kumar Shruti
Regional Directorate of NSS
Government of India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Kendriya Bhawan 8th floor, Hall No 1
Sector H Aliganj

The activities under NSS Cell can be considered under the organizational social responsibilities and experiential learning mechanism. Specific activities encompass a very wide range – from national integration, social harmony, health and hygiene, skills development, forming self help groups to provide impetus for the inclusive growth initiatives by the Government such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jan Dhan Yojna, Atal Pension Yojana, uses of Mudra Bank, environment protection, beti bachao initiative and so on.

Establishment
The NSS cell at Sharda university is a self financing unit  (link for SFU guidelines) approved vide letter dtd 6th December 2015 for 3 units (300 students) (Click for approval letter)
Organizational Structure
The NSS Cell at the University is organized under the Department of Student Welfare as shown below:
Organization of NSS Cell at Sharda University
 

Operational Dynamics

The overall concept of the Scheme is as under

  • To function as per the guidelines laid down in the NSS manual.
  • Guided by teachers so that both teachers and the students participate and get sense of involvement in national development.
  • At Sharda Uiversity, each school will form their individual cell All these cells are guided and monitored by coordinator at the university level.
  • The coordinator functions under the Department of Student Welfare.