NSD Admissions 2019 opens for three year diploma course in dramatic arts

NSD Admissions 2019 – The National School of Drama (NSD) has released a notification regarding the invitation of applications for the three-year diploma course in dramatic arts, as per India Today report. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the admissions before April 15, 2019, on the official website, nsd.gov.in. As per the schedule, the preliminary tests will commence from May 6 and will continue till June 16, 2019. Study material and guidelines for the test will be available on the official website, noted the report.

Examination dates

  • Delhi May 6 to May 11
  • Jaipur May 13 and May 14
  • Lucknow May 16 and 17
  • Bhopal May 20 to 22
  • Chandigarh May 24 and 25
  • Mumbai May 28 to 31
  • Chennai June 3, 2019
  • Bangalore  June 6, 2109
  • Patna June 8 and 9
  • Guwahati June 11
  • Bhubaneswar June 13
  • Kolkata June 15 and 16


Applicants need to have a graduate degree in any subject with a working knowledge of Hindi or English. Participation in at least six theatre productions is also a must for admission.

Age limit:

  • Candidates must be under the age bracket of 18 to 30 years
  • Relaxation up to five years is given

Documents required:

  • Proof of theatre experience
  • Three recommendations from theatre experts

Steps to apply

  • Visit the official website, nsd.gov.in
  • On the homepage, click on admissions open’ link
  • Click on register yourself’, fill details and submit
  • Use registration number to log-in
  • Fill the form, upload documents
  • Make payment

Application fee:

  • Candidates will be required to pay an online fee of Rs 50.

Selection procedure:

  • Candidates selected for admission will also have to undergo a fitness test at NSD Delhi after which final selection list will be declared

The National School of Drama is one of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world and the only one of its kind in India. It was set up by the Sangeet Natak Akademi as one of its constituent units in 1959. In 1975, it became an independent entity and was registered as an autonomous organization under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Training in the School is highly intensive and is based on a thorough, comprehensive, carefully planned syllabus which covers every aspect of theatre and in which theory is related to practice. As a part of their training, students are required to produce plays which are then performed before the public.


  • The central aim of the course is to prepare the students in the practice of theatre
  • To this end, a variety of practical skills must be developed and a corpus of knowledge acquired
  • While all areas of study are assessed separately and a high standard of work demanded in each, the most important objective of the course is the development of the intangible concept of creative imagination and its expression within the collective framework of a group

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