National School of Drama 

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Veteran actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of the National School of Drama Society by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. 

About ‘National School of Drama’  

  • Established in 1959, the National School of Drama is an autonomous organisation, fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 
  • One of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world, NSD had it’s inception under the aegis of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and became an independent entity in 1975. 
  • It offers a 3-year, full-time, residential training program in various aspects of theatre. The enviable list of alumni and faculty members have ensured that the institution remains at the helm of performing arts. 
  • Apart from theatre, the artistic manifestations of NSD alumni have often left an indelible mark in other media as well. There are two performing wings of NSD – the Repertory Company and Theatre-in Education Company (TiE) that started in 1964 and 1989, respectively. 
  • Along with NSD, New Delhi four centres have been established at Varanasi, Gangtok, Agartala and Bengaluru under consolidation of outreach programme. 
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