• The National School of Drama (NSD) is foremost theatre training institutions in the world. 
  • Established in 1959, the National School of Drama is the only one of its kind in India and is an autonomous organization, fully financed by the Ministry of Culture.
  • One of the foremost theatre training institution in the world, NSD was incepted under the aegis of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and became an independent entity in 1975. 
  • National School of Drama had been declared as deemed university by University Grant Commission in 2005. 
  • However, National School of Drama has requested the government to declare it as institute of national importance and therefore status of deemed university was not accepted. 
  • It is one of the major organisations involved in preservation and propagation of the 13 Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements from India that have been inscribed till date on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • In 2019, NSD was ranked 14th among the best film schools in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine of the USA.