Shri Pradeep K. Mohanty (M.S.W, LL.B, NET-UGC)
Registrar, National School of Drama
Shri Mohanty has more than 20 years of experience in cultural and educational administration. He had served in many eminent organisations such as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Miranda House (University of Delhi), National School of Drama. Latest, he served as the Secretary, National Institute of Open Schooling, an autonomous institution under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, from 22.04.2021 to 31.03.2023. He was repatriated to NSD and joined back as Registrar NSD on 31.03.2023. He was instrumental in initiating many infrastructural projects and administrative and financial reforms in NIOS.
As Registrar, NSD he was also Chief Administrative Co-ordinator for organising Theatre Olympics which was one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world. He was one of the members of the delegation representing National School of Drama to finalise plans and programmes of 8th Theatre Olympics to Togamura, Japan. He has long experience of supervising the organising of Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), international theatre festival of India as Chief Administrator Co-ordinator for the last 5 BRMs. He was also instrumental in successful organising of Classical Theatre Festival, National Tribal Festival of Theatre, Dance, Music and Handicraft and various Children Theatre Festivals in New Delhi and other cities. Also, he participated and successfully completed Theatre Appreciation Course 2019 conducted by NSD from 27th May to 4th June 2019.
He has also been invited as an Expert for various high-level committees in Sahitya Akademi, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Central University under MHRD), Inter-University Accelerator Centre (an autonomous centre under UGC), School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi University etc.
He has also been involved in recruitment process of various administrative and accounts staff members in Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Inter-University Accelerator Centre and other public institutions. Also, he has been invited extensively by various theatre groups from all over India as a guest and resource person and assist them in promoting the theatre movements, in the country. He has been honoured with Sampark Samman in March 2021 by an eminent NGO namely Sampark, Rourkela on their silver jubilee function for significant contribution in promotion and dissemination of theatre activities in the country. He was also given Art Promoter Award by Abhinay Rangmanch, Hisar.