NSS IIT is the IIT Delhi chapter of the National Service Scheme, institutionalized under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India. Our sole aim is to motivate students at IITD to indulge in nation building activities through various events and projects which are aimed towards the benefit of people in and around IIT Delhi. We share the belief that such activities are almost always means of great satisfaction and joy.
NSS IITD has a volunteer base of around 2000 students belonging to various disciplines and degrees of IIT Delhi. We work on a diverse range of social issues including blood donation, teaching, environmental issues, etc. We also collaborate with several NGO’s in and around IIT Delhi on working on these issues. Here is a brief of our activities
NSS IITD has a wide range of teaching projects covering primary education to training for JEE. We believe that education is the key to achieve our aim of Nation Building and focus on academic as well as Value based education. Our projects like Vidya, Aarohan, NEEM and a lot others work in this direction.
The Health Domain of IITD aims at creating a healthy society and to sensitize the youth to work for the same. From conducting Health Check-Up and Vaccination camps in slums , Blood Donation Camps in IITD and other areas to visiting Hospitals and rehabilitation centres, NSS tries to cover a wide domain.
In order to increase awareness about several social issues among the student community we conduct periodic lectures by eminent personalities working in the diverse social areas. With the same aim in mind, we also organize screenings of movies based on social themes.
We organize ground level internships during winter and summer vacations for students with different NGO’s like Pravah, Hazard Centre, Milaan, Sweecha, Seva Mandir etc. These internships have seen a great response from IIT Delhi student community and provided a great learning experience for the participants.
We conduct several cloth collection drives (with Goonj), cleanliness drives, throughout the year. Besides, workshops on several themes like AIDS awareness, self defence, Right to Information etc are also organized. We also aim at finding some tech-based solution to day-to-day problems of the society.
We encourage students to do projects related to environmental sustainability of the campus. We aim at decreasing the wastage of resources like food, electricity and Water and to sensitize the community towards rich flora and fauna of Nature. Our projects like Nature Lovers Animal Care and Green Warriors work for the very aim.
We have collaborations with several NGO's in different fields of volunteering. The list includes Pravah, Hazard centre, Goonj, Khoj, Arushi, Ank, Vidya, Saksham, National Association for Blind, Jamghat, Friends Organisation and still expanding.Know more
NSS IITD is mentored and headed by our Coordinator, Dr. Rajesh Prasad. He is supported by two other faculty advisors Dr. Sriram Hegde and Dr. M.R. Ravi. Among students, the team is led by 3 General Secretaries, followed by 7 secretaries who are helped by 21 executives and 3 MTech/PHD reps in the organization of various events and projects. The team is obviously incomplete without the volunteers (students) of IITD who make the events successful with their enthusiasm. Several other professors and alumni are associated with NSS IITD at various levels.Meet the Current team Team 2016-17 Team 2015-16