Youth for Seva’s strong focus is on encouraging college students to volunteer, and continue doing so beyond their campus presence. Volunteers get to choose how they want to spend their time through a variety of interesting projects on offer.
AICTE Activity points
Social Immersion Project
Social Concern Project
Internship Community Service
YFS Seva Summer/Winter Internship
AICTE-Activity Points Program: Apart from technical knowledge and skills, to be successful as professionals, students should have excellent soft skills, leadership qualities and team spirit. They should have entrepreneurial capabilities and societal commitment. In order to match these multifarious requirements, AICTE has created a unique mechanism of awarding minimum 100 Activity Points over and above the academic grades. It's an excellent opportunity to the undergraduate engineering students to learn the engineering skills through experiential, participative and collaborative learning. This makes them to understand the challenges of real world and the best possible technical solutions to such social issues.
Service-learning is part of a course – a “credit-bearing educational experience” (Bringle & Hatch, 1995, p. 112). This distinguishes service-learning from volunteerism. While volunteers offer service in the community, the service is generally not associated with a course, nor are the volunteers asked to reflect on the service activity. Service-learning is designed as a means for students to learn the content of a course through the process of carrying out service. The service and the learning are intertwined.
Service-learning offers the initial opportunity for college students to learn how to be civic-minded by combining knowledge gained in the university classroom with skills acquired in community settings so the responsible and respectful service is provided. “Civic-minded graduates will make important contributions to their communities through their capacity to generate citizen-driven solutions” (Moore & Mendez, 2014, p. 33).
Social Immersion Project (SIP) helps students better understand their own competence, leading to more self-confidence and a can-do attitude that can spread to their academic pursuits and work. This offers the opportunity for enrichment and a great way for them to see how concepts they've learned work in the real world. Taking part in Socially relevant projects teaches students valuable skills like ability to follow instructions, teamwork, problem solving, networking etc..
Social Concern project is a credit course. The purpose of this project is to utilize the academic capability and skill of the students and improvise or suggest practicable solution to the managerial and operative functions of the organizations involved in social service activity. The intention of the initiative is not only to render social/community service, but support an organization involved in social service to improvise or enhance their performance with necessary skills learnt by the students thus far.
Community Service Internship/Credit Volunteer Project: To sensitize students on social concerns and make them aware of their responsibility towards society, Bengaluru City University has made it mandatory for all the II year B. Com students, to undergo a 15 days community service in community organizations. During the beginning of II Semester students should be assigned to Community Service and it shall be monitored by the Mentors. The Community Service may be carried out with youth for seva in urban and rural setups. Minimum of 15 days Field Service shall be ensured. Related certificates will be awarded in the V Semester.
YFS Seva Summer/Winter Internship offers practical and application-oriented assignments to enhance the educational experience of interns and volunteers, providing them with personal and professional development in line with meeting the desired internship objectives set by their education institutions.
Summer Seva Internship (May–September) and Winter Seva Internship (November–March)