National Service Scheme is a student-centered programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. It gives an extension dimension to Higher Education system and orients the student youth to community service.
The motto of NSS is ‘NOT Me But You’. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
The first unit of the National Service Scheme Unit No.72 was started in 2008, and the second unit No.47 in 2010. Admission is open to I DC and II DC students only.
The duration of the programme is two years. In order to become eligible for the NSS certificate and grace marks, volunteers must put in 240 hours of regular activities and attend a 10-day work camp.
Jesus Youth is an international Catholic youth movement with a charismatic spirituality. It had its beginnings in Kerala, but is now active in nearly 25 different countries around the world. Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people themselves, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out to other young people. The strength of the movement is its special focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus Christ: beginning with an experience of God nourished by prayer, the Word of God, the sacraments and fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
Though not an actual community, Jesus Youth is a network of small but vibrant groups of young people. In their own life situations, they strive to give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today’s world in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since 2005, an active Jesus Youth wing has been functioning in our college. Jesus Youth in the campus is animated by Fr. Devassy Kollamkudy, the Chief Mentor of the college.