The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a programme focused primarily on the employability of Indian students. Formed in the year 1969, it is financially backed by the State and Central Government in the ratio of 7:55. The Government of India has made the NSS a part of its schemes and the NSS now receives 100% grants for its work. The motto adopted by NSS is ‘Not me but you’ and all efforts are charged towards living up to the motto.
The NSS constantly works towards enhancing the all-round development of students by community service and inculcating values like leadership, unstoppable drive and social harmony. There are two main sectors like the regular camping program and the special camping program where these skills are polished in students. As of the latest update, about 45500 students from over 348 colleges are under the umbrella of NSS.
In order to recognize and felicitate outstanding performance and contribution in colleges all over India, the Directorate has incorporated 42 awards amongst different categories for meritorious students.
These awards are distributed on the silver jubilee year of the DTETI NSS. In the year 2005, the DTETI and its programme coordinator were honoured with the Indira Gandhi National NSS Award.