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 courses starts from July 2009 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design and other theatre related disciplines.
Medium of instruction: Hindi/ English
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
1.Graduates in any subject from a recognized University in India.
2.Participation in at lest 6 productions.
3. Working knowledge of Hindi & English.
AGE LIMIT as on 1.7.2009 Minimum 20 years Maximum 30 years. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates only.
RESERVATION FOR SC/ST/OBC/PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS:
Out of 23 seats, 3 seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled caster: 1 seat is reserved for scheduled tribes; 3 seats are reserved for OBC (except Creamy Layer as notified by Government) and physically disabled persons, as per Govt. of India rules.
The 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.
CENTRES FOR PRELIMINARY TEST:
A preliminary test will be conducted at five centres i.e. Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai & Guwahati. The candidates qualifying in this test will have to attend a workshop of 4/5 days in the School premises for their final selection for which they will be paid D.A. 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 student selected for admission will be required to undergo a medical test for physical fitness. The preliminary selection is subject to the clearance of fitness test.
HOW TO APPLY:
For application form and prospectus in English & Hindi (bi-lingual), please write to Assistant Registrar (Academics), National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-1 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.
Application form & prospectus will also be available from the Book Shop of the National School Drama from 20.3.2009 to 20.4.2009 on payment of cash Rs.150/- between 10.00 A.M to 1.00.P.M. & 2.00 P.M. to 4.00.P.M.
APPLICATION FORMS DULY FILLED – IN MUST REACH THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR (ACADEMIC) ON OR BEFORE 20.4.2009.
Applicant who have been applying for the last 3 years but could not qualify in the preliminary interview need not apply. However, applicants who qualified in the preliminary interview but could not clear the final interview during the last 2 years may apply.
For further details please visit our website www.nsd.gov.in
NOTE: No application will be entertained after the last date i.e. 20.4.2009
Source : Times of India dated March 18, 2009