COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
National Service Scheme
Course Code: 
15HUM238
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'National Service Scheme' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Basic Concepts of NSS: History, philosophy, aims and objectives of NSS, Emblem, flag, motto, song, badge etc., Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities of various NSS functionaries.

NSS Programmes and Activities: Concept of regular activities, special campaigning, Day Camps, Basis of adoption of village / slums, methodology of conducting survey, financial pattern of the scheme, other youth programme/schemes of GOI, Coordination with different agencies, Maintenance of the Diary.

Unit 2

Volunteerism and Shramdan: Indian Tradition of volunteerism, Needs and importance of volunteerism, Motivation and Constraints of volunteerism, Shramdan as part of volunteerism, Amalabharatam Campaign, Swatch Bharath.

Unit 3

Understanding youth: Definition, profile and categories of youth, Issues, challenges and opportunities for youth, Youth as an agent of social change.

Youth and Yoga: History, philosophy and concept of Yoga, Myths and misconceptions about Yoga, Different Yoga traditions and their impacts, Yoga as a preventive and curative method, Yoga as a tool for healthy life style

Unit 4

Youth Development Programmes in India: National Youth Policy, Youth development programmes at the national level, state level and voluntary sector, youth-focused and youth-led organizations.

Youth and Crime: Sociological and psychological factors influencing youth crime, Peer mentoring in preventing crimes, Awareness about Anti-Ragging, Cyber Crime and its prevention, Juvenile Justice.

Unit 5

Environmental Issues: Environment conservation, enrichment and sustainability, climate change, waste management, rain water harvesting, energy conservation, waste land development.

Project Work / Practical