NIIS provides a student-centric service program, which is the National Service Scheme (NSS) and is complementary to education. This program is a noble experiment in academic extension, which inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students as well as teachers through community interaction. This endeavor is an Indian Government sponsored program under the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. The scheme was formally launched on 24th September, 1969. During its 45 years of fruitful existence, more than 3 Crore students have benefitted from this large student volunteer program so far.