Monday, 10 March 2014

Three-year full-time Diploma Courses in Dramatic Arts
The National School of Drama provides a three-year full-time Diploma Course for entrants intending to make theatre their profession.
The central aim of the course is to prepare students for the practice of theatre.
To this end a variety of practical skills must be developed and a corpus of knowledge acquired. While all areas of study are assessed separately and a high standard of work demanded in each, the most important intention of the course is the development of the intangible concept of creative imagination and its expression within the collective framework of a group.

Minimum qualifications for admission are:
Graduation in any subject from a recognized university in India.
Working Knowledge in Hindi and English
Active participation in at least 6 plays or any other field related to theatre.

How to Apply
The candidates have to apply in the prescribed application form, which costs Rs. 150/-. The application form & Prospectus will be available from the Book Shop of the National School of Drama in March - April. The application form can also be downloaded from the website: and the filled-in application are to be sent along with DD as mentioned above.

Application can be availed by post on sending the request, accompanied by a demand draft of Rs. 225/- (inclusive of Rs. 65/- for postage) in favour of ‘The Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi – 110001’. to Academics Department, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi - 110001.

Completed applications are to reach Academics Department, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi - 110001 on or before 15-04-2014.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) since 2006. The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

Date of Examination: The examination is held in the month of April
Subject and Marks of Examination
Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMR BASED)

General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)

Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with  athematics
as one of the subjects of examination;
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA-2016 AND
ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; OR
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. 

Application Procedure

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC

Allocation of Examination Centre
The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during online form fill-up. However, discretion of the Council in allocation of examination centre shall be final. No request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances. 

Validity of NATA score
NATA score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session concerned

Online form available from January
Last date for application will be February 2nd week
Examination in March
Results will be published in June

A consortium of 10 Central Universities of Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, South Bihar and Tamil Nadu (called Participating Universities, PUs) which were established by an Act of Parliament in the year 2009 and Bengaluru Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics having joined the consortium will organize a combined CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CUCET-2017) for admissions to their various programmes

The Central Universities Entrance Examination (CUCET) for UG/Integrated Programmes will be held in the month of April and that for Postgraduate & Research Programmes on  May.

The Central Universities are:

Programmes offered
Integrated B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed Programmes (4 years)
 Integrated BA/M.A. Programmes
Integrated M.A. Programmes (5 years)
Integrated M.B.A. Programme (5 years)
Integrated M. Tech. Programmes (5 years)
 Integrated M.Sc. Programmes (5 years)
 Integrated M. Sc. B. Ed. Programmes (6 years) 
Integrated Law Programme (5 years). 

There is also a Bachelor's Programme (3 Years) in Vocal Music / Theatre.
The General eligibility for all integrated and under-graduate programmes is successful completion of 10+2 or equivalent. Those who have appeared for the final examinations are eligible to apply.

Opening of online Application form for all Programmes - March
Closing of online Application form for all Programmes - April
Examination - May

Test Centres

Detailed information about CUCET-2017 is available on CUCET website (

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/ Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes. The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
*National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
*National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.  
Eligibility (UG)
.(i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates.
(ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July 2017 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates. 
As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
(i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
(ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2017 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under: 
(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2017 exam. 
(ii) Higher age. 

(iii) Computerised draw of lots.

Eligibility Criteria for appearing in CLAT-2017 for PG Programme:

The candidates must have Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) as under:

(i) Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and 
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, 

(b) The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. 

(c) In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission. 

(d) In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under: 
(i) Higher age; 
(ii) Computerized draw of lots. 

(e) No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017

Important Dates
Starting date for submission of online application form 1st January, 2017 (Sunday)
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form 31st March, 2017 (Friday)
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets From 20th April, 2017 (Thursday)

Date of CLAT 2017 Online examination for UG & PG 14th May, 2017 (Sunday), 3 PM to 5 PM

How to Apply?
Candidates can apply for CLAT-2017 ONLINE only. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling in the Online Application Form. 
SC/ST Category  INR 3,500/-
Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category INR 4,000/

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