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National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various Government led community service activities & programmes. The primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service. ‘Education through Service’ is the purpose of the NSS. NSS was launched in 1969 in 37 Universities involving about 40,000 volunteers which has now spread over 657 Universities and 51 +2 Councils/Directorates, covering 20,669 Colleges/ Technical Institutions and 11,988 Senior Secondary School. Since inception , over 7.4 crore students have benefitted from NSS.



The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU.


The broad objectives of NSS are to:

  • Understand the community in which they work
  • Understand themselves in relation to their community;
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;
  • Develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility;
  • Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;
  • Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
  • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • Practice national integration and social harmony.


Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:

A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member, these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:

  • an accomplished social leader
  • an efficient administrator
  • a person who understands human nature.


NSS Units of Darjeeling Govt. College.

No. of Units and total student volunteers.

  • Darjeeling Govt. College has two registered NSS units each accommodating 100 student volunteers. Thus we maintain a strength of 200 NSS volunteers every year.


Programme Officers

  • Dr. Sonam Lama, Programme Officer, NSS Unit-I.
  • Ms. Sanjogta Bomzan , Programme Officer, NSS Unit-II.

Recent Activities


Session 2022- 2023

Blood Donation Camp on 03.05.2023

Lecture series, campus cleaning and plantation during World Environment Day 2023

Awareness rally around Mall road, Darjeeling and and interaction among tourists relating to water conservation in collaboration with P.G Students of Geography, Raja N.L. Khan College, Midnapore on 13.04.2023

NSS volunteers organised a Teesta Flood Relief donation camp in College during 05.10.2023 to 07.10.2023. The collected items were handed over to Red Cross Society, Darjeeling for distribution among victims in the ground

Glimpses of activities during Special camp at Mamring Busty, Sittong

Session 2021-2022

Glimpses of activities during hiking cum plastic waste collection at and around Tiger Hill, Senchel Temple area on 11.12.2021 organized jointly with NCC, DGC

Observance of International Womens’ Day, 2023 at Siksha Sangh H.S. School, Ging, Lebong on 08.03.2023

Interactive Session with Zero Waste Himalaya and Nat Geo Peer Educators on 10.03.2022

During March, 2022 volunteers collected donation from students and staffs of DGC for financial help to a patient student and handed over Rs. 27,810 to the representatives of Adarsh Gram, Singtam Phatak. Prof. Sanjogta Bomzan handing over donation amount to representative of community/samaj on 30.03.2022

NSS, DGC in collaboration with NCC, DGC organized a Blood Donation on 23.04.2022. It was a successful camp and 132 units of blood were collected

NSS, DGC observed Himalayan Cleanup in the campus on 27.05.2022. Volunteers collected wastes from the parking lot opposite to the college, brought it to college campus and did waste auditing

Observance of World Menstrual Health and Hygiene week on 01.06.2022

NSS, DGC went to Plungdung Busty, Sukhia Pokhari for its annual Special Camp between 26.03.2022-28.03.2022. It visited Plungdung Junior High School next day, interacted with students and made donations of white boards, stationaries, water filters and Sports goods to the children

Awards and recognition

1. NSS, DGC could send a volunteer in NIC,2023 during 09-15 June. Mr. Koushal Biswakarma, a 2nd Semester volunteer was selected among 6 volunteers representing North Bengal University and the lone volunteer from the Hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. He has successfully completed the camp

2. One of our active volunteers, Mr. Abhinandan Chhetri was selected as one of the members representing West Bengal Contingent in NSS ADVENTURE CAMP 2024 held at Atal Bihari Vajpai Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has successfully completed the camp

3. Miss. Mandira Rawat and Miss Shruti Sharma stood 1st runner up and Winner respectively in Yuva Samvad:India@2047, Theme - India’s Panch Pran - A Youth Dialogue organised by Regional Directorate of NSS, Kolkata and NSS, Darj. Govt. College on 18.03.2024. There were 32 volunteer speakers representing 10 hill colleges of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts