National School of Drama Three-year Diploma in Dramatic Arts (2011-2014)

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The National School of Drama, an autonomous institution, fully funded by the Government of India, Ministry of Culture, invites applications for admission to its Three Year Diploma Course (full time – residential) in Dramatic Arts. The course starts from July 2011 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 recognised University in India or abroad.
2. Participation in at least 6 theatre productions.
3. Working knowledge of Hindi & English.

AGE LIMIT as on 1.7.2011 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 is reserved for scheduled tribes and 5 seats are reserved 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 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 School premises for their final selection for which they will be paid D.A. and n class train / bus fare from the place of their residence to Delhi & back by the shortest route, on submission of ticket / cash receipt. The candidates will also be provided accommodation on modest sharing basis during the workshop.

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

The students selected for admission will be required to undergo a medical test for physical fitness. The preliminary selection is subject to clearance of the fitness test.

To receive the application form and prospectus (in English & Hindi) by post, please write to Academics Department, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110001 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. All requests for receiving the form by post should reach the school by 31..03.2011.

The application form & prospectus will also be available from the Book Shop of the National School of Drama from 25.03.2011 to 20.04.2011 on cash payment of Rs.150/-, between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on working days.

The application form can also be downloaded from the school website The downloaded application form should 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 2011-14. Forms sent in envelopes without this will not be entertained.

Application forms duly filled-in must reach Academics Department, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi -110001 on or before 25.04.2011. No application will be entertained after this date.

Applicants who have been applying for the last 3 years but did not qualify in the preliminary interview need not apply. However, applicants who qualified in the preliminary interview but could not clear the final interview for the last 2 years may apply.


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