NSS Bureau

Chairperson, NSS Advisory Committee

Prof. Geetanjali Dash


Programme Coordinator, NSS Bureau

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Panda

Associate Professor, Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communication

Programme Officers, NSS Bureau

  1. Dr. Iqbal Ahmad Bhat,
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tourism & Travel Studies
  2. Dr. Bharat Ku Lakra,
    Assistant Professor, Dept of IRPM
  3. Dr Alita Minz,
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Home Science
  4. Mr. Sakti Ranjan Dash
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Commerce

NSS Bureau, Berhampur University was established in the year 1970-71 and governs all affiliated college under the University. In the beginning, NSS Bureau started with 300 NSS volunteers distributed over 06 colleges. At present, it has been expanded itself with 14250 NSS volunteers composed of 255 units (both boys and girls) spread over 150 colleges. During last few years, units have been opened in different Professional Colleges affiliated to the University. National Service Scheme is a student-centered programme and it serves as a significant component in higher education. It includes the spirit of nobility among students and volunteers with academic interest. Through various social activities and programmes, students and teachers are involved in promoting community interaction and social upliftment. Thereby, it adds an extension dimension to higher evaluation system and orients the student youths to vocalize community service. Every year, on 24th September, 'NSS Day' is celebrated organizing different programmes and activities.

Generally, there are two types of programmes organized in NSS (a) Regular Camping Programme during weekend holidays and Sundays and hourly programme post-working hours of the day. (b) Special Camping Programme during vacation particularly, in Summer, Puja and X-Mas. Besides, Inter College Camp, Disaster Management Training Camp, Youth Leadership Training Camp, Adventure Programme, Youth Exchange Programme, National Integration Camp, Youth Skill Development Training Programme and so on are organized.

NSS office is functioning in a separate building of the University having all facilities. The office is running with one Programme Coordinator along with three Programme Officers, two Assistants and two support staff.

Aims and Objectives

  • Understand the community needs and articulating the students' relation for the societal development work.
  • Inculcate spirit of nobility along with academic interest.
  • Identify the problems and requirements of the community and taking proper steps to solve them.
  • Work for upbringing social solidarity and harmony in and around the community.
  • Gain skills for mobilizing community welfare programmes through active participation at the state level.
  • Develop and nurturing strong will power, endurance and foresightedness to face emergencies and natural disasters.
  • Stimulate national integration and social harmony among youth through the exemplification of leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.

Future Plans

  • More involvement of student volunteers in NSS activities and more emphasis on "Swachha Bharat Abhiyan".
  • Importance for organizing more blood donation camps.
  • Awareness Campaign, Leadership and Personality Development Programmes.