National Activities

National Activities

The National Service Scheme, popularly known as the N.S.S., is a major youth activity intended to engage the students of colleges and universities in community service on a voluntary basis. It was launched in 1969 on the birth centenary of Gandhiji, who conceived the idea of involving youth in constructive service.

The Government of India from 1948 onwards worked on the idea and entrusted to a number of committees and experts the task of designing an appropriate student programme or a package of activities for the student. The University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of national service in academic institutions. In 1959, the C.D Deshmukh Committee recommended compulsory national service for all students for a period between nine months and one year.

In 1960 K.G. Saiyadin studied student national service in various countries at the instance of the government of India and submitted a detailed report in 1961.The Education Commission headed by D.S. Kothari was appointed in 1964. Its recommendation that students at all stages should be associated with some form of social service was accepted by the conference of the state education ministers in 1967, with minor changes. On September 24, 1969, the then Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V.Rao, launched the NSS programme in 37 universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the personality development of students through community service and to inspire the Indian Youth to participate in the movement for Indian independence and the social upliftment of the down-trodden masses of our nation.

NSS was introduced in our collage during the year 1970 while it was a constituent institution of M.K.University. At that time we have only one NSS unit with the number 9 and the first programme officer was prof. Edwin J.Paul. Now the NSS of our collage has six units ( Unit Numbers 82, 83, 135, 139, 188 and 189) that is a comprised of 600 volunters from the first and second year UG classes and guided by the Programme Officers

The units are funded by the NSS of the M.S.University ,Tirunelveli. The programme officers encourage the NSS volunteers to organize various project, events. awareness programmes and special camp.



Express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for Selfless Service


“Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education”


  • Development of students Personality through Community Service
  • Make the students in Social Consciousness
  • Work with and among people
  • Develop awareness and knowledge of Social Realities
  • Engage themselves in Creative and Constructive Social Work
  • Gain Skills in the exercise of Democratic Leadership


  • Home for the homeless
  • Awareness Rallies
  • Awareness programmes
  • Disaster Management program
  • Blood Donation Camps
  • Celebration of NSS Day
  • International Non Violence Day
  • World Aids Day
  • Tree Plantation Drives
  • Environment Enrichment &conservation campaign
  • National Integration & Communal Harmony
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign
  • Health & hygiene
Projects under taken

Home for the homeless

A total of 55 terraced houses each worth Rs. 4 Lakhs were constructed in the last 10 years irrespective of caste, especially for the widows, handicapped and for socio-economically backward people of Kanyakumari district. The entire project was financed by the student union, Management, teaching & non - teaching staff and other well wishers. The construction was entirely done by the NSS students along with the help of other 3 to 4 experts in the field.

Special camp

Special camp are being conducted every year at different villages. During the special camp the volunteers organize programmes like free medical camp, Formation of New Road, Road renovation, Formation of rainwater harvesting tank outside the house of village peoples and awareness socialization programmes.

Road Safety Patrol

Under the National Service Scheme a Road Safety Patrol started functioning in the college from the year 2002. Road Safety Patrol in NMCC has several students volunteers from the N.S.S. units. They are helping in maintaining traffic regulations in and around Marthandam.
National Cadet Corps

The 11th batalian company of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has a strength of 152 Cadets with Head Quarters at Nagercoil. The mixed batalian (boys and girls) is functioning for the last four years. The aims of the NCC are :

  • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership. secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
  • To create a human resource of orgnized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the armed forces and to make them always available for the service of the nation.
The tenure of N.C.C training is normally two years. In cases of exceptional cadets, it may be extended to third year.


The N.C.C training consists of drill with or without arms, weapon training, map reading, bayoner-fighting, range firing with rifle and light machine gun, elementary military field tactics, study of army organization and allied subjects. Selected cadets will have the privilege of attending Annual Training Camp, Summer Training Camp, Advanced Leadership Training Camp, Republic Day Parade, Mountaineering Courses and Attachment to Army Units.

There will be 40 parades per year. Attendance is compulsory for all parades. Punctuality and good turn out and active disciplined participation is expected of all cadets. The cadets will have the chance of appearing for B and C Certificate examinations according to the proficiency attained.