Diploma in Dramatic Arts at NSD
March 18 : National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-1, an autonomous institution, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India has invited applications for admission to the 3- Year Diploma Course (full-time residential) in Dramatic Arts, starting in July 2009.
The programme is aimed at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design and other related disciplines of theatre. The medium of Instruction is Hindi/English.
Applicant should be a Graduate in any subject from a recognized University in India, should have participation in at least 6 productions, should have working knowledge of Hindi & English. Applicant should be at least 20 years of age and should not be over 30 years of age as on 1.7.2009. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
Out of 23 seats, 3 seats are reserved for SC, 1 for ST, 3 for OBC except Creamy Layer as notified by Government) and Physically Disabled persons, as per Govt, of India rules.
Selection will be based on the decisions of the Expert Committee constituted by the School which will assess the aptitude and talent of the candidate. A preliminary test will be conducted at Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai & Guwahati. Those qualifying in this test are to attend a workshop of 4/5 days in the School premises for their final selection, for which they will be paid DA and II class train/ bus fare from the place of their residence to Delhi & back by the shortest route, on submission of ticket/ cash receipt and will also be provided accommodation on modest sharing basis.
All selected students will be given monthly scholarship of Rs.3000/- to meet their academic and other expenses. The students selected for admission will undergo a medical test for physical fitness. The preliminary selection is subject to the clearance of fitness test.
Application Form & Prospectus will be available from the Book Shop of National School of Drama from 20.3.2009 to 20.4.2009 on payment of Rs.150/- in cash, between 10 am and 1 pm & 2 pm and 4 pm.
Application form and Prospectus in English & Hindi (bi-lingual), can be obtained from ‘Assistant Registrar (Academics), National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-1’ by sending a request with a Crossed Demand Draft/Pay Order, for Rs. 225/- in favour of the Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi, payable at Delhi.
Filled in Application must reach the Assistant Registrar (Academic) on or before 20.4.2009.
Those who have been applying for the last 3 years but could not qualify in the preliminary interview need not apply. However the applicants who qualified in the preliminary interview but could not clear the final interview during the last 2 years may apply.
More details can be had from www.nsd.gov.in