National Service Scheme (NSS) is sponsored by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Commisionerate of Higher Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar. The scheme involves student youth in various constructive activities in the urban and rural areas for social services and social up-liftment to sensitize the students towards life realties and need for voluntary social services to the deprived section through involvement of youth as a volunteer and contributes towards their personality development through nurturing the talent in the youth and ultimately preparing them to face competition, career and life with a spirit of nationalism. .
National Service Scheme Unit at M.S University of Baroda is a centrally managed NSS Unit. NSS enrolls students from the different Faculties and Institutions with the help of programme officers and teachers from different faculties /institutions of the University Special linkages were made with various NGOs of Baroda to give impetus to the extension work of NSS through organizing number of mass awareness programmes for Literacy, Violence against Women, Dedication, HIV/AIDS Education, Communal harmony in collaboration with distinct agencies for each such as Pratham (Education Initiative ), Olakh (Womens agency ), SVADES ( Society for Village Upliftment in Petrochemical areas), Kripa Foundation, Swami Vivekananda Kendra, Nehru Yuva Kendra and others.