In 1969, NSS started in 37 Universities across the country. Mysore University is also one among them. Mysore University has started its inning in 1969 with strength of 1100 volunteers in selected 11 colleges. Now, it has grown to 180 colleges with the volunteer’s strength of 18000 volunteers. Under the guidance of many Vice-Chancellors of the University, the NSS coordinators did a wonderful job in effective implementation of NSS objectives such as Environment protection, health and hygiene, awareness camps, leadership development etc. The University is able to develop a relation between institution and community by implementing Govt. of India’s schemes like Swach Bharath, Kaushalya Bharath etc. The NSS also has played a very prominent role in creating awareness among publics and students to keep the Mysore city Cleaner and greener which brought laurel to the Mysore city as the cleanest city of India consecutively for two years. The university has got Indira Gandhi National Award for the year 2015-16 in recognition of its significant contribution to the community through National Service Scheme.
Apart from implementing NSS activities at College level, the University of Mysore is hosting an Empanelled Training Institution (NSS-ETI) in association with the Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports, Government of India to train newly appointed NSS Programme officers of different Universities and Directorates of Karnataka state. It is the only premier Institute in Karnataka Dedicated to train NSS Officers. So far the University has organized more than 144 training programmes both by TOC and NSS-ETI. The University of Mysore has recently constructed a very good building called NSS BHAVAN exclusively dedicated for NSS activities including the training programmes for NSS officers.
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Office of the Programme coordinator
National Service Scheme
University of Mysore
Sahukar Chennaiah Road
Mysore - 570 009
Phone: 0821 - 2419326
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