National School of Drama New Delhi
(Deemed University)

Establishment

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 Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959 as one of its constituent units. 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 Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Courses Offered 

Extension Program
Genesis
Extension Programmes, under which NSD faculty and alumni conduct workshops in various parts of the country, were launched in 1978 and since then has conducted workshops and programs for adults and children across the country including some in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladhakh and Bhutan as well.
The Traditional Theatre Project initiated in 1980 has facilitated creative interaction between traditional and contemporary theatre artists on a regular basis. Along with an introduction to theatre, these workshops also seek to develop personality and expand the emotional horizons of the participants.

Extension Program
R.R.C Bangalore  
With a view to take the theatre movement to the grass root level and to make it more accessible to theatre workers, it was decided to decentralize the Extension Programme and set up Regional Resource Centres in various zones of the country. The first such center, covering the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry, was set up in Bangalore in 1994.

The Centre has been very active and has organized quite a large number of workshops in collaboration with State agencies and local theatre groups.

Extension Program
North East
 
3rd Poorvottar Natya Samaroh
The Extension Programme of National School of Drama connects the school based in Delhi to various regional theatres in the country. Through a series of well planned theatre workshops, taking into account the specific needs of each region, the School has been imparting training and producing plays with the theatre workers spread all over the country. Those who cannot afford to spend three years at NSD, and those who have been doing theatre for considerable time are trained in these workshops.

Through this programme the School also establishes contact with a large number of theatre groups and institutions that are doing excellent work in the regions by undertaking collaborative projects.
 
In recent years, NSD under its Extension Programme organized a series of theatre workshops in the North Eastern States. The workshops proceeded on the basis of a 3-step programme - the first was to arouse interest amongst all participants about the intricacies of the theatre experience - performance and transference; the second was to impart training in the area and the third was to help and guide them to prepare productions on the basis of the received training.

Diploma in Dramatic Arts

Admission Process

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Contact

National School of Drama
(Deemed University)

Bahawalpur House , 1 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi-110 001
Phone: +9111 - 23382821
Email: nsdr@rediffmail.com , info@nsd.gov.in
 
National School of Drama Repertory Company
Bahawalpur House
1, Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi - 110 001
 
Theatre-in-Education Company
(Sanskar Rang Toli)
National School of Drama
Bahawalpur House
1, Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi - 110 001