The National Service Scheme is an all-India Scheme initiated by the Union Ministry of Education and the Youth Services for implementation in colleges affiliated to universities. It is voluntary and selective. Only those self-disciplined students who have the leisure, willingness and aptitude for sustained social work can seek admission to the NSS. The selection of student volunteers will be made mostly from the degree classes. The maximum strength of student volunteers is limited to 100. The overall objective of the N.S.S. is the education of students through community service. The Scheme is expected to inculcate in the students a sense of the need to participate in nation building by providing creative outlet for their energies.