Saturday, 15 October 2011

Blood Donation at Our College Auditorium

College Activities - Blood Donation Camp

Dr.S.David Amirtharajan, Dean, MKU inaugurating the Blood Donation Camp in the presence of 
Dr.R.Mohan The Acting Principal & Secretary and Dr.M.Davamoni Chrisober, The Bursar.

Prof.S.Stephen, Capt.NCC- Navy Donating Blood as the 23rd time

 Dr.Davamoni Christober, The Bursar Donating Blood as the 21st Time

NSS Volunteer Donating Blood Voluntarily

Prof.Stephen Praising God for his Successful Sacrifice and Donation of Blood

 A NCC-Navy Volunteer Donating Blood

 Volunteers Crowded to Donate Blood

NSS Programme Officers, Teachers and Navel Officers Regulating the Volunteers

Female Student Volunteers Waiting for their Turn to Donate Blood

Students and the Blood Bank Officials are Active on this Business

Enthusiastic Volunteers are Eagerly Registering their Names for Donating Blood 

Our Faculty Members



The NSS Programme of the college is administered by a NSS Committee, a Convener and with Programme Officers.

Programme Convener

Mr.S.Sauel Anbuselvan, Reader in Commerce. The Programme Convener is responsible for monitoring entire programme activities and managing the day-today affairs of the Programme.

NSS Programme Officer

The NSS Programme Officer is a faculty member. The Programme Officer motivates the student to understand the values and philosophy of NSS. The overall functions of Programme Officer are to help the students to plan, implement and evaluate the activities of NSS under his/her charge and give proper guidance and directions to the student volunteers. Following are the list of Programme Officers.

Dr.A.Gunamalai, Convenor, Reader in Economics,

Mr.Jacob Ponraj, Lecturer in Economics,

Mr.S.C.B. Samuel Anbuselvan Lecturer in Commerce,

Mr.A.Hilary Joseph, Lecturer in Commerce,

Ms.D.Kanakavalli, Lecturer in Commerce.

 NSS PROGRAMME  ( 2011-2012 )

Activities of the Programme

Improvement of campus :

The sense of developing the area where they live or work is very much needed. Keeping this aspect in mind, students are exposed to several activities that are aimed at improving the campus environment. Several special camps are organised for this purpose. In addition, volunteers take part in college events and extend voluntary support.

Blood Donation Programme :

Donating blood to needy people is one the major services rendered by our students. In this context, an awareness programme on Blood donation and Blood Donation Camps are organized in our college. The students are also regularly donating blood to the needy patients at Government Rajaji Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Vadamalayan Hospital.

Traffic Regulation Programme :

Volunteer students of both first and second years involve in the regulation of traffic in the city limits.

Scribe Work :

It is our regular activity to extend support to the visually challenged students in writing their examination as a scribe.

Trekking Programme :

A trekking expedition programme was organized to create awareness about environmental degradation, deforestation, and sustainable development.

AIDS Awareness Programme :

Under the NSS, a Red Ribbon Club has been under operation. Several Rallies, Workshops, Guest Lectures and Awareness Programmes are organized through the Red Ribbon Club.

 Health, Nutrition, Family Welfare, AIDS Awareness Campaigns :

Rallies are organized in frequent intervals to create awareness on matters related to Smoking, AIDS and Health, Nutrition, Family Welfare and Sanitation

Ten Day Special Camps :

Special Camps (10 days) are conducted annually by each NSS Unit. The camp is fully funded by the Government of India. The camp is usually located in rural villages & sub -urbs. Volunteers may involve themselves in cleaning the village areas, undertaking afforestation works, conducting stage shows or procession creating awareness on social problems, education, cleanliness etc, organising trekking expedition, providing education support to local schools and conducting health camps. There are no pre-defined or pre-assigned tasks. It is the volunteers' imagination and understanding of the needs of the society and extending the services in whatever ways that are feasible

NSS Day :

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities. The volunteers who have done substantial services are appreciated and awarded

Public Service Programmes :

To create awareness on health and sanitation and to involve in public services, evening camps, morning camps, one-day camps and half-day camps are organized. Student volunteers participate in the public service programmes as and when the need arises For instance, students undertook activities such astransportation of ballet papers and election kit, scrutiny of voter’s identity and regulation of voters during local body elections

Other Activities :

Group discussions are organized in the college campus for the benefit of second year students. A cultural team consisting of NSS volunteers practice drama regularly on topics of social concern
The college has established good network with various NGO’s such as Youth Red Cross, Teddy Trust, Habitat for Humanity International and carry out several activities. The NSS units of our college obtain excellent support from the Coordinator of NSS programme of theMadurai Kamaraj University and the Management of The American College, NSS Committee and the academic and non-academic staff.

History About Us


National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, is a permanent youth programme under the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India in the ratio of 5:7 The introduction of National Service Scheme in Colleges could be traced back to the advice given by Mahatma Gandhi to students towards forming a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located. Gandhi suggested that the students should do something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level. In 1958, the Prime Minister Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru mooted the idea of having social service as a prerequisite for graduation. On September 24, 1969, then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi launched the NSS programme in 37 universities. The American College is one among the five colleges under the Madurai Kamaraj University where the NSS programme was introduced during 1969. At present, the college has the largest number of NSS units among colleges in the Madurai Kamaraj University. There are 9 NSS Units with around 950 student volunteers.

NSS Logo :
The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the ' Rath ' wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment. In short, the logo indicates,
·  Movement – Progressive Cycle of Life
·  Continuity as well as change

The NSS Motto

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is 'NOT ME BUT YOU'. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also to show consideration for follow human beings. It implies that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole.
The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves. Both students and teachers get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. through their combined participation in community service,


National Service Scheme (NSS) aims at arousing social consciousness of the youth with an overall objective of personality development of the students through community service. The specific objectives that are aimed at by the NSS Programme of The American College are:
·  Development of personality of students through community service
·  Understand the community in which they work
·  Understand themselves in relation to their community
·  Identify the needs and problems of the community
·  Apply their education in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
·  Develop among themselves a sense of social responsibility
·  Develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities
·  Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
·  Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice National Integration.

The American College