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National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of Serampore College is functioning since in Serampore College 1971 under University of Calcutta. Prof. Tapan Kumar Banerjee was the Professor-in-Charge of the unit working as the 1st programme officer. Students (Boys and Girls) of ASC department were enrolled for need based social activities as far as practicable mostly within the village community. To prepare their mind-set for any kind of social work they were given training in First Aid, Adult Education and Mass-Literacy, Self Employment, electrical, Video and Television Mechanism, Clay Modeling, Food-preservation etc. in some training centres in other colleges by some experts, along with entrepreneurship training in SISI, Baranagore and BITM, Calcutta as a part of the CYSEC (Calcutta Youth Self Employment Centre) project.
NSS Unit of Serampore College was defunct for more than a decade. In January 2004 Governing Body of the College took initiative to revive NSS activities. Dr. Prabhakar Bhattacharyya was appointed Programme Officer on January 31, 2004. By the end of the 2004 – 05 academic session college got the necessary permission to form NSS Unit. In the beginning of the following academic year, on the most auspicious day in the college calendar i.e. on 17th August, the birth anniversary of William Carey, the founder of the college was scheduled for the formal revival of NSS Unit.
Besides variour programmes volunteers of NSS unit organised regular weekly meeting with the slum dwellers in the adopted areas for solution of the problems in the area. They worked together with the local people to keep the adopted area clean throughout the year. Condition of public toilets, drains, taps were improved with the help of the appropriate authorities. A Self Help Group was organised during 10 day special camping programme. This Self Help Group took help of the volunteers to start a Vocational Training Centre. Initially a Tailoring School for unemployed youth and housewives in the adopted slum area is established by the NSS unit.
NSS unit of the College is running the Placement Cell since August, 2007. More than 500 aspirants were given chance to appear in the campus interviews. A good number of students ultimately got job. This year NSS unit is given the responsibility of running Career Corner, to be established by the Government of West Bengal.
It is noteworthy that Serampore College is selected as Headquarter for 8 Colleges with 13 NSS Units under Calcutta University in Hooghly Districts.
Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service.
NSS, is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.