In India, the idea of involving Students in the task of National Service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation. During the Five year Plan, it was stipulated that the NSS programme should be started as a pilot project in the selected institutions and Universities.

On September 24,1969, the Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V Rao, launched the NSS programme in 37 Universities covering all States and simultaneously requested the C.M’s of states for their cooperation and help.

Motto of NSS: “Not me but You” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service.