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NSD Delhi Diploma Admission 2020, Dates, Application

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National School of Drama (NSD) New Delhi invites applications for admission to three-year diploma course in Dramatic Arts. Eligible candidates can apply online from January 28 to February 28, 2020 with an application fee of Rs. 50/-.

The course starts from July 2020 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of acting, design, direction and other theatre related disciplines.


Medium of Instruction

Hindi / English


NSD Delhi Diploma Admission 2020 Important Dates

Application Form can also be downloaded from the Website

28th January 2020

Request for receiving the application form by post must reach the School by

10th February 2020

Last date of submission of online application is

28th February 2020

Course Starts from

July 2020


Eligibility Criteria for NSD Delhi Diploma Admission 2020

Essential Qualifications

Graduation in any subject from a recognized University in India or Abroad.

Participation in at least 6 different theatre productions with attached document proof of the theatre experience i.e. certificate of participation, brochure, leaflet, newspaper clips etc.

Working knowledge of Hindi / English.

Recommendation letter from at-least one Theatre Expert.

Age Limit

Age Limit as on 01st July 2020 Minimum 18 years Maximum 30 years

The upper age limit is relaxable for reserved category candidates as per GOI rules (5 years for SC / ST).

Physical Fitness

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.



Reservation for SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/ PwD:

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 (Non Creamy Layer as notified by the Government) and reservation for PwD and others as per Govt. of India rules.


Selection Process for NSD Delhi Diploma Admission 2020

The selection is a two phase process.

The candidate should appear for a preliminary examination and if qualified then has to appear for a final examination workshop.


Centres for Preliminary test/audition and final workshop

A preliminary test/audition will be conducted during May/June, 2020 in twelve centers i.e. Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata.

The candidates will be intimated about the date of the preliminary interview through email and it will be also available in NSD website during March/April, 2020.

Study Material and guidelines for preliminary test/ audition will be available in the website during March/April, 2020.

The candidates qualifying in this test will have to attend a workshop of 5 days in the School premises, New Delhi in June or July, 2020


Financial Assistance

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


NSD Delhi Diploma Admission 2020 Application Process

Applicant can choose any one option listed below:

Option 1

Application form can be filled and submitted online along with necessary documents on the link available on NSD website or from 28th January 2020.

Application fee of Rs. 50/- is to be paid online through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.

Option 2

To receive the application form and prospectus (in English & Hindi) by post, please write to The Dean Academics, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110001 along with a crossed Demand Draft/Pay Order, payable at Delhi, of Rs. 225/-  including postal charges in favour of Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi.

Offline application forms duly filled in & complete in all respect must reach To Dean Academic, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110001 on or before 28th February 2020.

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 Relations as per the norms.

Candidates are advised to see our website for any further information related to entrance examination for preliminary/final interview or results thereof etc.


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NSD New Delhi

(An Autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India), Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001, Website