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About National School of Drama (NSD)
National School of Drama, Bengaluru Centre
National School of Drama New Delhi expanded its activities when it set up the Bengaluru Centre has since evolved into a full-fledged centre by completing its third edition of 'One year Intensive Course in Acting'.
To address the growing need to have drama schools Outside of Delhi, NSD has previously established the NSD Regional Resources Centre (RRC) in Bengaluru as the first step. The step in the dream of taking theatre education across the nation comes in the form of the establishment of the NSD Bengaluru Chapter, with the Ministry of Kannada and Culture granting three acres of land in Kalagrama in the Bengaluru University campus. With the aid of both the Centre and State, NSD with its state of-the-art facilities has now opened its doors to students from Karnataka , Seemandhra, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, and the Lakshadweep islands towards newer theatre experiments and activities.
National School of Drama, New Delhi
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. Established in 1959 as a constituent unit of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the School became an independent entity in 1975 and was registered as an autonomous organization under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The aim of the course is to train modern Indian actor using traditional skills from classical, folk & tribal performance, music, dance, martial arts, playing various instruments among other skills. This is a pioneering programme to create a versatile actor for Indian scenario. Along with modern and Contemporary Western training we have planned an immersion in traditional pedagogic system. I hope that this course will help in shaping the future of Indian theatre of the world at large. Indian culture is very often described as unity in diversity’.
From the Reading Lines to Becoming a Character
In the year 1994, NSD Established a Regional Resource Centre in Bengaluru. Subsequently it was Renamed as Chapter to Train the Theatre Aspirants in various Theatre Academics. Later in the year 2014, The Chapter was re-established as NSD, Bengaluru Centre catering to Theatre Aspirants across Southern States in India and Union Territory of Pondicherry and Lakshwadeep islands.

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Campus Facilities & Activities
Performance Spaces
Performance Spaces
NSD has performing spaces available on campus for the staging of its productions & news.
The School’s Library is one of the country’s most specialized libraries in the field of theatre and drama.
Hostel & Mess
Hostel & Mess
Students are generally provided separate accommodation and allotted rooms.