The college has four NSS units (Nos. 117, 118, 577, and 578) under the Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala.
Ours is the land of cultural and historic legacy. It was home to two of the earliest civilizations on earth. It is the land of religious fraternity and cultural richness, right from the days of Emperor Akbar, or even earlier.
But it has been plagued with problems like poverty, alcoholism, corruption, child abuse, calamities, and the like. It is replete with issues that, in spite of our natural and human resources, keep us from building a so-called developed nation. What we need are the instruments of social change, technocrats, and social engineers. It is indeed the need of the hour, to mould a generation, aware of the problems that society faces, and keen to work diligently in the process of Nation Building.
The NSS units of MACE strive to achieve exactly this: to mould a generation of efficient and hard-working social engineers. It is one of the most active units under the NSS Technical Cell, Kerala. NSS-MACE received the IMA-GCDA award for maximum blood donation, the Jeevadhayani award for the preparation of the online blood donors directory, and many other appreciation awards. It has carried out all the calendar activities in a very enthusiastic fashion and has undertaken many other activities, envisioned by the Programme Officers and volunteer Secretaries. There has been a remarkable positive change in the attitude of the students as a result of the meticulous training process initiated by the NSS. It has helped the students to bring some principles and philosophies into their lives and to help them become mature and enlightened citizens.
The Home for Homeless project is the one on which NSS-MACE spend the most energy and money, in many years. The completion of the house construction has been a colossal task, but the magic of dedication helped us realize it. The Punarjani project, Ojas (Energy Auditing and Management), Swatchh Bharath, My Tree Challenge to fight Global warming, blood donation drives, e-literacy programme, skill development programmes like the domestic appliances repairing and maintenance workshop, have all been model programmes, that made the volunteers realize how meaningful community service cum self-development is.
Events like the cultural and sports meet for the blind, and Punarjani has helped the volunteers to interact and mingle with the laymen and with differently-abled people, instilling in them, the basic lessons of love and compassion. Projects like the Punarjani and Home for the Homeless have saved lakhs of rupees for the government, while projects like the Ojas have helped increase energy efficiency in the college, along with enhancing the technical knowledge of the students.
Our college is selected and awarded as the best NSS unit at the Kerala State Directorate level for 2016. We also obtained the Indira Gandhi NSS National award for best NSS unit, programme officer, and volunteer for the same year. The national award was presented to the Principal by the Honorable President of India, Sri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 19/11/16. The President also awarded Dr. Jai M. Paul as the best NSS Programme officer and Miss. Sariga P. Anand (Final Year B.Tech Student), as the best NSS Volunteer.