The Gujarat University has given support to the NSS and encourages all youth to join the program. The vision of the scheme is "to inculcate values of compassion and humanity and a feeling for the fellow person. "The combined participation in community service leads to a sense of involvement in the task of nation-building. The motto ‘NOT ME, BUT YOU’ underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society as a whole. The NSS attempts to develop in the young students a sense of social and civic responsibility and trains them to utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems. The NSS unit has been trying through its various activities to do community service and make a change in the society and also help the volunteers build up. The N.S.S. unit of the college undertakes projects like blood donation, AIDS awareness drives, Campus Cleaning campaign, etc. Students enrolled in N.S.S. Learn Discipline, Dignity of Labor, Teamwork, and Co-Operation. The N.S.S. helps the volunteers to develop their personalities through community service.
Gujarat University was recognized and felicitated by the Hon'ble President of India, His Excellency, Shri Ram Nath Kovindji with the University Level National Service Scheme Award (2016-17) on December 21, 2017, at the Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.