NSS unit of APR Degree College is functioning since the inception of the college i.e. is 1982 under Acharya Nagarjuna University. At present our college has one unit. There are 100 volunteers in NSS Unit with one programme officer, namely Sri Sk. Mohammad Basha, Lecturer in English. Apart from regular activities, special camps were conducted by our unit. Road laying works, literacy programs, digging and deepening of wells, ponds, Aids awareness campaigns were conducted by our volunteers. Villages around Nagarjunasagar were adopted to execute various works. Chintalathanda, Belamkondvaripalem, Chenchu Colony, Kottur, Pitchaya Bavi Thanda, Khambumpadu and Bramhanandapuram Thanda were selected for special camps. For each special camp under the guidance and leadership of NSS PO 46 students worked and rendre service. Our college unit is recognized as one of the best N.S.S Units by the Acharya Nagarjuna University. The present adopted village of our college is Bramhanandapuram Thanda, ( Slum ) which is 8kms away from the college.

The main intention of NSS programme is to change the attitude of volunteers through various activities within the institution. The ministry has framed the following programmes for each NSS unit.

  •  Regular Activities
  • Special Camping Programmes
  • Other Programmes

Regular Activities organized by NSS unit at a college level :

  • Sramadhanam
  • Mass Tree Plantation
  • Clean & Green
  • Swatch Bharath Programmes
  • Literacy Campaign
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Blood Donation Camp
  • World Aids Day
  • NSS Foundation Day
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
  • Viveka Vahini Programme
  • Fund Collecting
  • Education of Child Labour

Special Camp Programmes :-

Under the Special Camp programme we conduct special camps every year with the duration of 7 days of stay in the slum areas. We conducted special camps in our adopted village with the selected 46 volunteers. During the 7 days of the camp our volunteers develop friendly and adjusting attitude, tolerance, dignity of labour, significance of health, inherent skills importance, communicative skills, leadership qualities, personal discipline, society concern. At the same time our students successfully educated the young children and adults in our adopted village about the importance of education, hygiene, sanitation, prevention of child marriages, avoidance of intoxicants, tobacco, superstitions etc. Apart from Shramadanam in special camp our volunteers constructed a new bus stop, fencing and cementing around the bore well, laying a new road, clearance of the forest weeds. They also collected the data of the slum area and the problems were sent to the concerned officials for necessary relief. During the camps group discussion, social awareness and cultural programmes were conducted for the volunteers in the evenings.

NSS Programme Officer Training :-

The Programme Officer (SK. Mohammad Basha) has participated in the 178th orientation course (NSS PO Training) organised from 10-11-2014 to 16-11-2014 by the University of Training and Orientation Centre, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam held at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.

Conclusion :-

The NSS concept has taken deep root and has become a regular feature of the college. Curriculum activity was taken up by the students though NSS. Life values are taught to students to change their attitude towards facing a problem and encourage their will power to come forward and assist others with the motto of NSS “Not Me, But We”. By taking part in NSS programmes, students get weightage in the admission of their higher studies. There is a 3 percent weightage during admission into higher studies. NSS inculcates the qualities of both head and heart, which is one of the essential parts of a holistic dream out of students’ personality.