National Service Scheme provides diversified opportunities to students in colleges and Universities to develop their personality through community services. Community services rendered by university level students have covered several aspects like adoption of villages for intensive development work, mass tree plantation, technology transfer programmes, technologies for rural development, various technical training programmes for self-help groups and rural youth etc., Considering the benefits Anna University has made NSS compulsory at UG level for the first two years.

The experienced and dynamic leadership provided by the NSS Co-ordinator, Principals/Deans of various Engineering of colleges and the tremendous cooperation and support rendered by the managements have made it possible. It is no wonder that the NSS activities in Tamilnadu are rated as the best in the Country.

I wish that NSS Programme Officers take the theme of NSS into their heart and work with zeal and motivate the students to effectively participate in the NSS activities. Like last year, the year 2012-13 shall be another year with vibrant NSS activities

Prof.Dr.M.Rajaram,Vice-Chancellor, Anna University Chennai