National School of Drama, Bangalore admissions 2019 into One year Intensive Course in Acting

Are you looking for admissions in National School of Drama? National School of Drama, Bangalore has announced admissions into the one year certification course in Acting. Check out for more details like course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, selection procedure etc.

About NSD

The National School of Drama NSD is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It is one of the foremost theatre training institutes in the world. It was established in the year 1959 by the Sangeet Natak Academy as one of its constituent units. And in 1975, National School of Drama was registered as an autonomous organization which is fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Admissions 2019

National School of Drama, Bangalore has announced admissions 2019 into the One-year Certification Course in Acting for the academic year 2019 - 2020. Total intake of students is 20. The language of instruction will be English and the language of performance will be multilingual. The language of writing the examination will be in English or any one language from the southern region.

Scholarship details

Scholarship of Rs. 4500/- per month for the academic year will be given for the finally selected candidates for a one-year certification course in Drama.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria to apply for admission to the one-year certification course in acting at National School of Drama, Bangalore:

  • Candidates who have completed their graduation or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized university. It is relaxable in the case of tribal, folk and traditional performing art family candidates who are extraordinarily talented.
  • Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of theatre with participation in a minimum of four productions.
  • Age limit for candidates is minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years as on 1st June 2019.

Application process

Interested and eligible candidates can download the application form from the website: "" from 30th April 2019. Application form and prospects form are also available at National School of Drama, Bangalore between 10 am to 1 pm. Candidates have to send the filled in application form along with the self-attested copies of certificates and testimonials, a Demand draft of Rs. 150/- which is drawn in favor of National School of Drama, Bangalore Chapter to the below address on or before 25th June 2019. After scrutinizing the application form, candidates will be informed about the dates.

Centre Director,
National School of Drama,
Bangalore Centre,
Mallathahalli (behind Bangalore University),
Bangalore -56

Selection process

The selection of a candidate for this one-year certification course in drama will be done in the two-phase process. Candidate has to appear for a preliminary examination, and if selected in the preliminary examination candidate have to appear for the final examination workshop. All the selected candidates have to undergo a medical test for physical fitness. Final selection will be done after the clearance of the fitness test. Preliminary test and Final Examination Workshop for selection of candidates will be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 4th July 2019 at National School of Drama, Bangalore Center.

Contact details

National School of Drama,

Ph. No. 080 23183027

Important dates to remember

  • Start date to apply: 30th April 2019
  • Last date to apply: 25th June 2019
  • Date of Preliminary test/ Audition and Final Workshop: 2nd, 3rd, 4th July 2019
  • Date of commencement of classes: 25th July 2019

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Author: Umesh10 May 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

This is a good opportunity for the students who have an interest in drama, acting and theatre activities. Actually these types of centres were set up by the Sangeet Natak Akademi as its constituent parts to spread theatre development in the country and make such institutions available to interested people. The Bangalore centre was the first in this series and covers the areas corresponding to states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. These centre are very active in imparting training in the field of drama and theatrics and they also conduct useful workshops from time to time in the related areas in collaboration with state agencies.

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