Maharaja Shivajirao Holkar established Holkar Science college on 10th June 1891 in the fond memory of his father Shrimant Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar.
The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide unbiased service to the society. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to uplift their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. On 24 September 1969, then union education minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched NSS at the 37 universities in all the states. Initially NSS was started in 2 universities of the state and presently 7 universities in the state are running this scheme. The girls unit of NSS in our College was started in 1998 while the boys unit was started in 1969.