Home » Employment news » 2017-JANUARY-28-TO-FEBRUARY-3 » National School of Drama New Delhi (An autonomous institution, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India) ADMISSION NOTICE-2017


The National School of Drama, invites applications for admission to its three year diploma course (full time-residential) in Dramatic Arts. The course starts from 17 July, 2017 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design and other theatre related disciplines.

Medium of instruction : Hindi / English


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 1.7.2017 Minimum 18 years Maximum 30 years

The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years forSC /ST candidates only.


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 (except Creamy Layer as notified by the Government) and reservation for physically disabled persons, as per Govt, of India rules.


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


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

Guwahati 01 st May, 2017
Kolkata 03rd & 04th May, 2017
Bhu banes war 06th May, 2017
Chennai 08th May. 2017
Bengaluru 10th May, 2017
Bhopal 12th May, 2017
Mumbai 14th, 15th & 16th May, 2017
Lucknow 18th May, 2017
Chandigarh 20th May, 2017
Delhi 21 st to 24th May, 2017

Study Material and guide lines for preliminary test/ audition will be available with the prospectus both in hard copy and website.

The candidates qualifying in this test will have to attend a workshop of 5 days in the School premises, New Delhi from 1 Oth to 14th June, 2017, for their final selection for which they will be paid D.A. and 3 tier Sleeper class train / bus fare from the place of their residence to Delhi 6 back by the shortest route, on 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 reserve the right to shortlist number of candidates for audition/preliminary test on the basis of experience of the candidates in theatre arts.


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


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 be filled up online and submitted at school website http://www.onlineadmission.nsd.gov.in or nsd.gov.in from 22/03/2017. The form, 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 22/04/201 7.

Option 2): Application form can also be downloaded from the school website www.nsd.gov.in from 22/03/2017. The downloaded application form must be sent along with Demand Draft of Rs 150/- in favour of The Director, National School Of Drama, New Delhi in an envelope titled ” Application for Admission-2017-20. Form sent in envelopes without DD/Pay Order will not be entertained.

Option 3) : Application form & prospectus will also be available from the Book Shop of the National School of Drama from 22/03/2017 to 22/04/2017 on cash payment of Rs. 150/- between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on working days.

Option 4) : To receive the application form and prospectus (in English & Hindi) by post, please write to The Dean, Academic, NationalSchool of Drama, Bahawalpur House. Bhagwandas Road. New Delhi – 110001along 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 31 /03/2017.

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 – 110001on or before 22/04/2017. 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.

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