Thursday, April 3, 2014

National School of Drama New Delhi Diploma course in Dramatic Arts (2014-2017)

National School of Drama, New Delhi

Three year Diploma course in Dramatic Arts (2014-2017)

The National School of Drama an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India invites applications for admission to its three year diploma course (full time-residential) in Dramatic Arts. The course starts from mid July 2014 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design and other theatre related disciplines.

Essential Qualifications:
1. Graduation in any subject from a recognized University in India & abroad.
2. Participation in at least 6 theatre productions.
3. Working knowledge of Hindi & English.

AGE LIMIT as on 17.2014 Minimum 20 years Maximum 30 years The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC / ST candidates only

Out of 26 seats, 4 seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes; 1 seat for scheduled tribes and 5 seats for OBC (except Creamy Layer as notified by the Government) as per Govt. of India rules.

An Expert Committee constituted by the School will assess the aptitude and talent of the candidates & its decision will be final. Any CANVASSING in this regard will be treated as a disqualification.


A preliminary test/audition will be conducted at five centres i.e. Delhi Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai & Guwahati. The candidates qualifying in this test will have to attend a workshop of 4 or 5 days in the NSD premises for final selection. For this workshop, they will be paid DA and II class train / bus fare from the place of their residence to Delhi & back by the shortest route on submission of the ticket/ cash receipt and will also be provided accommodation on a modest sharing basis.

All selected students will be given scholarship of Rs. 6000/- p.m to meet their academic and other expenses.

The students selected for admission will have to undergo a medical test for physical fitness at NSD, New Delhi. Their final selection is subject to clearance of the fitness test.

To receive the application form and prospectus (in English & Hindi) by post, please write to The Academic Section, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001 along with a crossed Demand Draft/Pay Order, payable at Delhi, of Rs. 225/-(Rupees two hundred twenty five only) including postal charges in favour of The Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi. Request for receiving the application form by post should reach the School by 30.03.2014.

The application form & prospectus will also be available from the Book Shop of the National School of Drama from 15.03.2014 to 15.04.2014 on cash payment of Rs. 150/- between 10.00A.M. to 1.00 P.M. & 2.00 PM. to 5.00 P.M. on working days.

The application form can also be downloaded from the school website  from 20.03.2014. The downloaded application form must be sent along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 150/-in favour of The Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi in an envelope titled ‘Application for Admission-2014-2017′. Forms sent in envelopes without this will not be entertained.

Last Date of Submission:
Application forms dully filled in & complete in all respects must reach The Academic Section, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001 on or before 15.04.2014 No application form will be entertained after the last date.

*Candidates may apply for the course irrespective of the no. of previous attempts made if they are not more than 30 years(35 years in case of SC/ST candidates) as on 1.7.2014. It may be noted that from this year onwards maximum No. of attempts criteria is removed.  

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