New National School of Drama regional campuses at Bangalore, Kolkata, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra/Goa and North East

Following is from a PTI report.

The National School of Drama is in the process of establishing five regional centres in India, including in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

While one of these regional centres –in Bangalore– has already been set up, the NSD is in the process of identifying locations for other centres in consultation with state governments and other stake holders.

This was said by Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, M V Narayanasamy, who also holds the ad-hoc charge of the ministry of culture in response to a question.

"It is proposed to set up five regional centres of the National School of Drama — at Bangalore, Kolkata, in Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra/Goa and in the North East," he said.

He said the Bangalore Centre of National School of Drama has already started functioning from February, 2009.

After NID this is the second fallout for Orissa. In July this year the Orissa Culture minister met the culture secretary in Delhi and requested him about NSD. At that time his response was encouraging.

1 comment December 19th, 2009

Second NSD Chapter debuts in Bangalore; Four more to come in Kolkata, J & K, Maharashtra and N.East

Following is an excerpt from a report in Deccan Herald.

It is the first NSD chapter to be started outside Delhi. Union Minister of Culture Ambika Soni, after inaugurating the institute at Gurunanak Bhavan, said that the Centre would set up four more chapters of NSD at Kolkata, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and North Eastern states in the coming days.

Because of interest shown by theatre artistes and officers of Karnataka the first chapter of the NSD had been set up in Karnataka at the earliest. The State government had allocated two acres of land to establish the institute. “I request the Government to allow the school to function in Gurunanak Bhavan till the new establishment is ready completely,” she said.

She said that the Ministry of Culture had submitted a proposal on introduction of theatre activities in higher education through National School of Drama. The ministry felt that involvement of students in theatre activities would help increasing richness of culture.

Chief Secretary Sudhakar Rao said the Government had allocated two acres of land in Bangalore University campus for NSD. In the next three years the institute would come up in the new locality.

March 15th, 2009

Six new National Schools of Drama are in the offing: Orissa should ask for one

Pioneer reports that six new National Schools of Drama-NSD (or similar institutes) will be established in the coming years. Orissa should make efforts to have one of these new NSDs in Orissa. Currently the only NSD is in New Delhi.

February 18th, 2007


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