One of the foremost theatre training institutions in India, National School of Drama (NSD) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. NSD was established in 1959. It’s one of a kind in India and has gained critical acclaim all across the world. Credited to produce many famous talents, NSD has two performing wings:
1) Theatre-in-Education Company, totally dedicated to educate children and perform children plays in the country and abroad.
2) The NSD Repertory Company, the more famous of the two and famed for professional and experimental theatre in the country and abroad.
National School of Drama offers a three year course leading to post graduate diploma in Dramatic Arts. Under this course, students have several specialization options including acting, direction, and stagecraft. The Diploma in Dramatics course from NSD is considered equal to any Post-Graduate Degree and passing students are qualified for joining as teachers in colleges and universities. They can also apply for registration to several Ph.D. programs.
Though, only 20 candidates are admitted to National School of Drama every year out of which 4 seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates. Definitely competition is very tough. Eligibility criteria for admission are;
Must be a Graduate. Good knowledge of both Hindi and English language. On creative side, he or she must have been an active participation in at least 6 plays or in any other theatre related activity and lastly the applicants’ age must be between 18 to 30 years.
Students are selected on basis of screening which involves two steps. The first stage is of an audition or practical test of the candidates at the institute’s four centers in Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai whereas in 2nd stage students have to undergo a 3-5 day workshop on the campus of NSD, New Delhi. The final selection decision is based on potential and performance displayed by the candidates in the workshop.
Interested students can contact on this address:
National School of Drama
Bahawalpur House, 1 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi-110 001
Phone: +9111 – 23382821
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