There are many opportunities at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) for students to engage in service to the community - through healthcare camps, blood donation, advocacy campaigns or working with schools for the underprivileged. Students are encouraged to take up community service through NSS or join any of the community service projects, to give back to the community.
The NSS unit at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Vadapalani has many students to its credit. Dr. K. Ramachandran, Department of Physics is the Programme Co-coordinator. Blood donation is a regular feature of the City Campus.
The objective of NCC is to develop character, comradeship, ideals of service and capacity for leadership among youth in India.
The NCC unit at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) was started in 1996 for the SD boys and SW girls under the guidance of Associate NCC officer - Lt K. Shanmugam, Professor - School of Mechanical Engineering.
Around 20 parades are held every year - with the Republic day parade and the Independence day parade being particularly proud moments.