National School Of Drama(NSD) admission 2019-2020 Three Year Diploma Course in Dramatic Arts



(An autonomous institution, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India)



The National School of Drama, invites applications for admission to its three year diploma course (fulltime-residential) in Dramatic Arts. The course starts from 5 August, 2019 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design, direction and other theatre related disciplines.

Medium of instruction: Hindi / English ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Essential Qualifications: 1) Graduation in any subject from a recognized University in India or Abroad.

2)Participation in at least 6 theatre productions.

3) Working knowledge of Hindi / English.

Desirable: 1) 3 recommendations from theatre Experts,

2) Documentary proof of the theatre experience

AGE LIMIT as on 1.7.2019 Minimum 18 years Maximum 30 years.

The upper age limit is referable for reserved category candidates as per GOI roles (5 years for SC / ST).


Out of 26 seats, 4 seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes: 2 seats are reserved for scheduled tribes; 7 seats are reserved for OBC (Non Creamy Layer as notified by the Government) and reservation for PwD, as per Govt of India roles.


The selection is a two phase process. The candidate should appear for a preliminary examination and if selected then has to appear for a final workshop.


A preliminary test / audition will be conducted at twelve centers i.e.

Delhi     6th to 11th May, 2019

Jaipur    13th & 14th May, 2019

Lucknow 16th & 17th May, 2019

Bhopal   20th to 22nd May, 2019

Chandigarh   24th & 25th May, 2019

Mumbai  28th to 31st May, 2019

Chennai 3rd June, 2019

Bengaluru     6th June, 2019

Patna     8th & 9th June, 2019

Guwahati      11th June, 2019

Bhuwaneshwar 13th June, 2019

Kolkata  15th & 16th June, 2019

Study Material and guide lines for preliminary test / audition will be available on website.

The candidates qualifying in this test will have to attend a workshop of 5 days in the School premises, New Delhi from 1st to 5th July, 2019, for their final selection for which they will be paid D.A. and 3 tier Sleeper dass train / bus fare from the place of their residence to Delhi & back by the shortest route, an submission of ticket / cash receipt and will also be provided accommodation on modest sharing basis.

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. The school reserves the right to shortlist the number of candidates for audition / preliminary test on the basis of experience of the candidates in theatre arts.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:All selected students will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs. 8000/- p.m. to meet their academic and related expenses.

PHYSICAL FITNESS:The students selected for admission will be required to undergo a medical test for physical fitness at NSD Delhi. Their final selection is subject to clearance of the fitness test


Applicant can choose any one option listed below:

Option 1): Application form can only be filled and submitted online on the link available on NSD website from 15.03.2019. The necessary documents may also be submitted online, Fee Rs. 50/- is to be paid for filling form online. Last date to fill up online form is 15.04.2019.

Option 2): To receive the application form and prospectus (in English & Hindi) by post, please write to The Dean, Academic, 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 must reach the school by 28.03.2019. Offline application forms duly filled in & complete in all respects must reach To Dean Academic, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001 on or before 15.04.2019. No application form will be entertained after the last date in any circumstances.

All the foreign nationals have to apply through Indian Council for Cultural Relation as per the norms

Last date to fill up online form is 15.04.2019.

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