• Outreach Programs
  • NSS

    The overall aim of National Service as envisaged earlier is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Understand the community in which they work

    • Development of social and civic responsibility

    • Acquire competence for group living and sharing responsibilities

    • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation;

    • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;

    • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters; and

    • Practice national integration

    Kinds of Programmes

    There are two types of programmers. They are,

    (a) Regular NSS programmes under which students undertake various activities in the adopted villages, campuses and urban slums during weekends and

    (b) Special programmes which include special activities and a special camp of 10 day duration organized in the adopted villages or urban slums on a theme given by the NSS regional center with the involvement of the local people

    The university also has a yoga center where yoga is taught to the NSS volunteers. Yoga promotes physical and mental health. It disciplines the mind and improves the power of concentration.

    Each NSS volunteer has to put in 120 hours in a year for both regular and special activities per year and 240 hours for two years.

     

    Regular activities
    • The NSS regular activity during the period 2003 to 2007 was carried out in the 35 adopted villages around Coimbatore. The following components were planned and executed at the Villages.

    • Assistance in providing safe drinking water

    • Preparation of teaching aids, charts play materials and models for schools.

    • Inculcating proper eating habits, improving behavioral aspects, health and nutrition education, and sanitary cleanliness and ensuring physical exercises for school children.

    • Socio- economic survey

    • Tree Planting

    • Effecting environmental cleanliness, construction of toilets, white washing the schools and painting the black boards etc

    The regular activities carried out through NSS by the Undergraduate students

    Yoga and mediation for children

    Child labor survey

    Socio- economic survey

    Teaching computer skills

    awareness programme on Nutritious food

    Awareness Rally on HIV / AIDS, Blood Donation

    Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations

    Exhibition - Healthy Youth for Healthy India

    NSS Day

    Rally on avoiding usage of plastics, keeping their environment clean

    Eye Screening Camp

    Special activities

     

    The special activities (Two / semester for 3 hours each) are arranged based on the requirements of the community. Blood donation is arranged every year as a special activity apart from others such as rallies and jathas on literacy, vigilance awareness, rain water harvesting, cleanliness campaigns and solid waste management and pulse polio sentization and creating AIDS awareness

     

    Aspects of NSS Programme

    The NSS Programmes are undertaken, either under regular or special camping covers four aspects.

    1. Institutional work : The students may be placed in selected welfare agencies out side the campus to work as volunteers.
    2. Institutional Projects : Improvement of campuses, construction of play fields, swimming pools etc.
    3. Rural Projects : Eradication of illiteracy, Minor irrigation works, agricultural operations, health, hygiene, sanitation, development of rural roads etc.
    4. Urban Projects : Adult education, welfare of slum dwellers, training in civil defence, setting up first aid posts, hospital work etc.

    The National Service Scheme (NSS) then called National Service Corps (NSC) was initiated on September 24th 1969. It was inaugurated on 3rd February 1970 with two NSS units of 100 volunteers each in the Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College. Over the years, the NSS had been strengthened and at present there are 30 units with 3020 volunteers. The NSS has become a major student youth Programme and it is implementing a number of innovative and community based programmes.

     

    NSS in the curriculum

    The integration of NSS with the curriculum is a unique distinction of Avinashilingam Deemed University from 1991.

    While the scheme has all along been voluntary, educationists have started thinking about incorporating it in the curriculum itself to give it an academic status, credibility and credit. Avinashilingam Deemed University which has a rich heritage in community service and out reach activities had the urge and courage to pioneer in this noble venture and introduced NSS as a core subject in the undergraduate curriculum.

    Syllabus

    The syllabus for NSS was prepared by the Board of Studies and approved by the University Academic Council. The syllabus consists of theory as well as practical components.

    The Revised syllabus for National Service Scheme for 1st and 2nd year under Graduate Majors (Common paper to all majors except NCC Students) and Break up of marks for NSS (Theory and practical Papers) are presented below.

    Syllabus for NSS

    Objectives

    1. To instill the concept of service in students.

    2. To expose the students to the activities of National Service Scheme.

    References

    1. Department of Youth affairs and Sports, 1994. Indian youth in perspective, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
    2. NSS - Manuals and Reports.

    Break up of marks

     

    Theory Marks

    Practical Marks

       

    Semester

    -

    25

    II Semester

    50

    25

    Field Work

    10 Marks

    III Semester

    -

    25

    Midterm test

    10 Marks

    IV.Semester

    50

    25

    Special Activity

    5 Marks

    Special Camp

    -

    50

     

    25 Marks

     

    100 + 150

       

    Future Plans

    • Constant updating of the syllabus
    • Additional Course on Yoga and Meditation

    • Strengthening research in NSS

    • Documentation and Publications

  • CSS

    Educationally, the curricular component needs to be integrated with the developmental activities in the community; such integration would bring realism to the courses of study, since the subject matter studied can then be applied to life situations. In CSS, the students understand the communities around them and identify themselves with their aspirations, needs, problems, resources and plans, and educate the masses for their development.

    The major and unique educational innovation, the University brought forth has been incorporating Community and Social Service (CSS) in the curriculum at the post graduate level with academic weightage and credibility. The pattern has been systematized in such a way tha the entire gamut of PG students and over 25 per cent of the staff body at a time reach out to the community, giving a frontal attack to the problems of women and children in the neighbourhood.

    The Home Science Extension Department as a branch of specialization of the Faculty of Home Science has made its mark to establish the credibility of the University as a centre of excellence in community outreach involving students with focus on 'Women Empowerment'.

    The major tasks of CSS are cooperatively determined to promote action achievable by the level of maturity of the group, permitted by the available resources and defined in terms of behavioural changes among students and the members of the community.

     

    The broad objectives are

     

    Specific Objectives

    The CSS should help students

    • become aware of the family structure, caste and value system, needs and aspirations of the people in the community adopted.

    • understand how to mobilize the resources available in the community- both human and material.

    • develop skills in human relations and in working with the community.

    • inculcate positive attitudes towards women development.

    • aspire for strong, constructive relationships between themselves and the community, making way for desirable changes and development of leadership.

    The students and staff are oriented thoroughly on the objectives of CSS in order to plan, execute and evaluate meaningful activities for the communities. The postgraduates with specific goals, steering for career opportunities with matured mindset are well prepared for taking up organized tasks for sustainalble development of the society. The syllabus for the same is chalked out, keeping in view the challenges they will be facing in the society, the satisfaction they should derive by discharging their duties and responsibilities.

     

    Planning the CSS Programme


    The University has allotted two hours per week for the post graduates for two semesters.

    In order to develop the competencies required to guide students effectively and monitor the CSS, the staff in charge of CSS are adequately trained about the community life and programmes of development, techniques of working with people, utilizing the infrastructure and evaluating the students and the outcomes of CSS work.).

    Evaluation pattern

    Criteria

    Per cent

    Rapport building

    5

    Planning and preparation

    5

    Work execution and outcomes

    10

    Documentation

    5

    Total

    25

     

    Each semester had a weight age of 25 marks attributed for CIA (Total 50/2 semesters), the comprehensive examination carried a weightage of 50 at the end of II semester. The total weightage is 100.

    • CREDIT - 1 [0.5]

    • CIA + CE [25 + 25 = 50] + 50 = 100

    • CIA for two semester

    • CE at the end of the II semester -2 hours

    Email for CSS - cssadu@gmail.com

    Powerpoint presentation

    Click here to view....... Syllabus

    Book Material 1

    Book Material 2

     


  • NCC

    ROLE OF NCC IN OUR UNIVERSITY

    National cadet corps came into existence in our university

    In the year 1968. It was started with 50 cadets. Our university is one of the subunit in the coimbatore group. At present we have 160 cadets with two ANO's. Regularly 40 parades will be conducted per year in our campus. In addition to parades our cadets are attending various camps. To develop the social service among the cadets special activities are conducted every year..

     

    S.NO.

    YEAR

    NO. OF PARADES

    HOURS

    TOTAL NO. OF CADETS

    NCC OFFICER

    1

    2004-05

    40

    160

    160

    Lt. C. PARVATHI

    2

    2005-06

    40

    160

    160

    Lt. C. PARVATHI

    Care taker Mrs.R.SHANTHI

    3

    2006-07

    40

    160

    160

    Lt. C. PARVATHI

    Care taker Mrs.R.SHANTHI

    4

    2007-08

    40

    160

    160

    Lt. R. SHANTHI

    Care taker S.THILAGAMANI

    5

     

    2008-09

     

    40

     

    160

     

    160

    Lt. R. SHANTHI

    Care taker S.THILAGAMANI

    REPUBLIC DAY CAMP

    S.NO

    YEAR

    DURATION

    NO. OF CADETS

    NAME

    MAJOR

    1

    2005-06

    7.12.05 to

    10.2.06

    2

    M.Akilandeshwari

    R. Ramya Bhuvaneshwari

    II B.Sc(ID)

    II B.Sc(C.S/CA)

    2

    2006-07

    7.12.06 to

    10.2.07

    1

    V. Muthukarthika

    II B.Sc(FSN/FQC)

    3

    2007-08

    7.12.07 to

    10.2.08

    3

    R. Sri Vaishnavi

    K. Jananee

    M. Janaki

    II B.Sc(C.S/CA)

    II B.Sc(IT)

    II B.Sc(IT)

    4

    2008-09

    7.12.08 to

    10.2.09

    2

    M. G. Suchitra

    M. Sumathi

    II B.Com(CA)

    II B.Sc(PHY)

    THAL SAINIK CAMP

    S.NO

    YEAR

    DURATION

    NO.

    OF CADETS

    NAME

    MAJOR

    7

    2005-06

    24.9.05 to

    26.10.05

    4

    S. Sandhya

    S. Krithika

    R. Anu Prashanthi

    E.Nisha

    II B.Sc(FSND/CHE)

    II B.Sc(ID/PSY)

    II B.Sc(FSN/BIO)

     

    II B.Sc(FSND/CHE)

    8

    2006-07

    24.9.06 to

    26.10.06

    4

    A.Anandhi

    N.Sendil Vadivu

    A.Hamsanandhini

    P.Bhuvaneshwari

    II B.Com

    II B.Sc(FSMB/CHE)

    II B.Com

    II B.Sc(MAT/PHY)

    9

    2007-08

    24.9.07 to

    26.10.07

    5

    A.Gandhimathi

    S.Bharathi

    S.Prema

    M.Lakshmipriya

    M.Revathy

    II B.Sc(IT)

    II B.Sc(IT)

    II B.Sc(MAT/PHY)

    II B.Com(TAX)

    II B.Com(TAX)

    10

    2008-09

    24.9.08 to

    26.10.08

    5

    T.Ahalya

    R.Anitha

    R.Mohanapriya

    M.Suvinthra

    S.Divya

    II B.Com

    II B.Com(CA)

    II B.Com(CA)

    II B.Sc(MATHS)

    II B.Sc(PHY)

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ATTENDED

    DURATION & VENUE

    NAME OF THE ACTIVITY

    NO. OF CADETS

    TASK PERFORMED

    16.10.2004

    Thayanoor

    Awareness Programme on AIDS,Cancer

    160

    Cultural programme based on awareness of AIDS,Cancer,Illiteracy and child labour

    22.1.2005

    Thudiyalur

    Health and Hygiene

    Motivation programme

     

    160

    Motivation speech on proper disposal of garbage

    5.4.2005

    Valankulam

    Ukkadam

    Rally on 75th Salt March

    110

    Salt March

    7.10.2006

    Sondham Children

    Village,Marudhamali road

    Orphanage Visit

     

    160

    Skit on Chikun gunya

    22.9.2007

    Avinashilingam University Campus to Vasantham nagar

    Rally on Rain Water Harvesting

    160

    Rain water harvesting,Tree Plantation

    26.2.2007

    Avinashilingam University Campus

    Tree Plantation

    140

    Tree Plantation,Area Cleaning

    24.7.2008

    Bharathi Park Road

    Rally on Save The Girl Child

    160

    Save The Girl Child

    22.11.2008

    R.S.Puram

    Anti-Plastic Rally

    50

    Anti-Plastic Rally

    ACHIEVEMENTS(2005-2006)

    1. ALL INDIA TREKKING CAMP

    15 cadets participated in the trekking camp held at Nilgiris.

    2.INTER GROUP COMPETITION (TSC)

    4. cadets participated in the IGC - TSC camp held at Pondicherry.

    3.THAL SAINIK CAMP (2005)

    CUO S.Karthika - II B.Sc IDE / PSY- Silver medal in Map Reading.

    CUO S.Sandhya - II B.Sc FSMD / Chem - Gold Medal n Firing.

    CUO R.Anu Prashanthi - II B.Sc FSN/Bio Silver Medal in Map Reading.

    CUO E.Nisha- II B.Sc FSMD / Chem - Silver Medal in Communication.

    4. INTER GROUP COMPETITION (RDC)

    9 cadets participated in the RDC - IGC camp held at Trichy.

    5. REPUBLIC DAY CAMP (2006)

    CUO .Akilandeswari - II B.Sc IDE / PSG - Tamil Nadu Panade Commander,

    Rajpath and PM rally at New Delhi.

    CUO R.Ramya Bhuvaneswari - II B.Sc CS / CA - Rajpath & PM Rally at New Delhi.

    6. MOUNTAINEERING CAMP

    D.Vasanthi - II B.Sc FCS/AFD - attended Mountaineering camp At Uttarkasi.

    ACHIEVEMENTS(2006-2007)

    1. ALL INDIA TREKKING CAMP

    15 cadets participated in the trekking camp held at Nilgiris.

    2. BASIC LEADERSHIP CAMP (2006)

    S.Parkavi - III B.Com attended BLC Camp.

    3. INTER GROUP COMPETITION (TSC)

    5 cadets participated in the IGC - TSC camp held at NGM College, Pollachi.

    4. THAL SAINIK CAMP (2006)

    CUO A.Anandhi -II BCom-second position in map reading

    CUO P.Buvaneshwari - II BSc Mat/Phy-second position in map reading

    CUO A.Hamsanandhini - II BCom-second position in map reading

    CUO N.Senthilvadivu - II BSc FSND/Che-second position in map reading

    5. ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP

    50 Cadets attended ATC Camp at Varapalayam,Coimbatore

    Overall Best Institution Award 2007-1st position

    COMPETITION

    Group Song - II prize

    Group Dance - I prize

    Solo Dance - I prize

    Drill -I prize

    Linearea -I prize

    Guards -I prize

    Volley Ball -I prize

    Cross Country- I prize

    Firing -I prize

    D.Saranya - III BCom-won medal as best parade commander

    R.Ramya Bhuvaneshwari - III BSc CS/CA-won medal as best parade camp senior

    6.REPUBLIC DAY CAMP

    SUCO V.Muthu Karthika- II BSc FSN/FQC attended RDC Camp at New Delhi and Participated in PM Rally.

    ACHIEVEMENTS(2007-2008)

    1. ALL INDIA NCC GIRLS TREKKING CAMP(2007)

    Our NCC cadets participated in the trekking camp at Aruvangadu, Nilgiris.

    2.INTER GROUP COMPETITION (TSC)