The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. The National Service Schemes voluntary and value based student youth title being launched on 24th September 1969, during Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Centenary Year. It was inaugurated by the then central education minister Dr. V. K. R. V. Rao. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.
Rani Channamma University has established as an independent university in the year 2010 and is situated in the northern region of Karnataka. Now it is celebrating its decennial year. The jurisdiction of the university has 3 districts viz; Belagavi, Vijayapur and Bagalkot. The University has 389 affiliated colleges and among those 276 colleges have been allotted 316 NSS units with 25000 NSS volunteers. The NSS cell is assisted both by Central government and State government. National Service Scheme is the part of Educational expansion and undertakes social and community engagement programmes. In this direction, NSS cell is working under the direction and support of honorable Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other officials of the University.


The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Odessa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change. The eight bars in the wheel represents 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. The white colour stands for purity, simplicity and honesty. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS.


To develop the overall personality and leadership qualities of students through willful community services with new horizons to upgrade their skill and knowledge


A. The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students’ development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
B. The NSS cell is stepping towards promoting students capacity through practices to meet social needs and encouraging them to participate in promoting social harmony and national integration.