Co-curricular Activities

National Service Scheme (NSS)  


NSS is a scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. NSS was introduced in India in 1969 on 24th September to commemorate the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. The scheme has around 35 lakh volunteers all over India. The Scheme was introduced in Puducherry in 1976. It was extended to Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools. At present, the Union Territory has around 20 thousand volunteers in 200 institutions.

Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies (KMCPGS) has one unit with 100 volunteers. The activities of NSS are broadly divided into regular activities and special camping activities. Under regular activities, various community-based programmes are undertaken both in the campus and in the adopted villages. These activities include literary, health, environmental and other programmes. Special camping programmes involve 50 students and are organized for a period of seven days in the adopted village. The NSS unit of KMCPGS has adopted Navarkulam village for the last 3 years.

The following are the major activities organized by the NSS at this Centre during the academic year 2011-2012.

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12/02/2011 Anti-Plastic Awareness - one day camp at Keezur Village
26/02/2011 Rain Water Harvester Programme
05/03/2011 Women's Right Programme
19/03/2011 Consumers' Day Celebration
26/03/2011 Election Awareness Campaign Programme at Navarkulam Village
15/04/2011 to 18/4/2011 Residential Special Camp
NSS-Programme Officer : Dr. V. KARTHIKEYAN, Assistant Professor of Tamil

Red Ribbon Club (RRC)  

Red Ribbon Club was inaugurated in the Centre by Dr. Iftekhar Alam from Pondicherry University on 18th March 2010 to give proper education on sex and related health issues among the students and the value of voluntary blood donation among the youth .

Objectives of RRC
  • To reduce new HIV infection among the youth by raising their risk perception through proper education on sex, sexuality and HIV / AIDS by imparting new skills on communication, self-protection, negotiation, care and support and effective group interaction

  • To prepare the youth as peer educationists and agents of change by developing their interest in community welfare activities.

  • Key Areas of RRC
  • Vibrancy of youth
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Peer Education
  • Activities during 2012-17
    Co-ordinator : Dr. M.SUJATHA Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Tamil, KMCPGS