As in all institutions, the administrative department of NSD works to ensure its smooth functioning. Not only is it responsible for its day to day functioning, it also works as the coordinating point for different areas like accounts and academics. In addition to this it organizes tour programs, theatre festivals and puts forward collaborative proposals, etc. The administrative department functions as the basic backbone of the institute and in the process ensures that other wings and departments of the institute can function without obstruction and achieve maximum potential.


The present administration consists of the following Staff Heads:-



Dr. Jwala Prasad has joined National School of Drama as Registrar on Deputation.  Earlier he has worked as Deputy Registrar in Mahatma Gandhi Central University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Vice Chancellor of JNU. He has also worked as Assistant Registrar in University of Delhi. He taught in Hindu College and Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi. Dr. Jwala Prasad is Phd. in Sanskrit from University of Delhi. He did his graduation and masters from Hindu College, University of Delhi.


Dy. Registrar

With a Masters in Public Administration from IGNOU, Shri O.P. Sagar joined National School of Drama as an Accountant in 1990. He took charge as Accounts Officer in 2013 and was promoted as Dy. Registrar in 2015. He has vast administrative experience in handling the National & International events of NSD. He visited Beijing, China as Troupe Manager with NSD students to present a production during the period from 18 to 22 May, 2011 under Asia Theatre Education Centre’s Sixth International Forum and also attended second edition of Asian Traditional Theatre Workshops conducted by the Central Academy of Drama, China with NSD Students for the period from 26 Oct. to 9 Nov. 2015 at Beijing, China under presentation of UNESCO chair on Theatre Education.

Over the years, Mr. Sagar has toured different parts of the country in connection with managing theatre Workshops, Festivals, educational tours of NSD students. He has also acted in two plays i.e. ‘Circus 2004’ under the direction of Shri Akhilesh Khanna and ‘Chainpur Ki Dastaan’ under direction of Shri Amitabh Srivastava. He was an organising committee member of 8th Theatre Olympics-2018 held between 17 Feb. and 8 April 2018 in Delhi and 17 other cities of India.


Production Manager

A graduate of National School of Drama with specialization in acting, Mr. Parag Sarmah has worked in its Repertory Company for nearly twelve years as an Artist and Stage Manager. He has acted in more than forty-five plays. His directorial debut, ‘Parshuram’ has been nationally acclaimed and was a part of both Nandikar National Theatre Festival and Bharat Rang Mahotsav. He has directed ‘Hello Out There’ for NSD Repertory Company and has designed lights for productions such as ‘Raste’, ‘Parinati’, ‘Bhand Duhai’, ‘Tajmahal Ka Tender’, ‘Bandi Pramath’, ‘Hazar Chaurasi Ki Ma’, ‘Vikhandit Chhaya’, ‘Baan Bhatt ki Aatmkatha’ and ‘CanSurvive: Subah ka Pata’ etc.

Parag Sarmah is associated with a number of NGOs and working towards introducing younger generations the rich cultural heritage of Assam as well as of India by organizing theatre workshops with youth and children. He has been Chief Technical Coordinator for Bharat Rang Mahotsav for a number of years and also instrumental in the successful coordination of NSD’s another festival, Poorvottar Natya Samaroh from its inception in the last decade. He has visited Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), London under the Cultural Exchange Programme between NSD and RADA. As a NSD team member, he has also visited countries such as China, Bangladesh and Nepal to participate in several theatre festivals. Besides, he has been teaching ‘Stage Management’ to the students for last many years. At present, Mr. Sarmah is the Production Manager at National School of Drama, executing all the academic activities including public performances by the students.



Dr.E. Gajalakshmi

She completed B.COM., M.LISc, DCA., Ph.D., (Library & Information Science).She qualified up to Praveshika from Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha.
She has more than 13 years of Professional experience and is currently serving as Librarian at National School of Drama, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She worked as an Assistant Library and Information Officer at National Library of India, Govt.of India, Ministry of Culture, for 9.5 years after qualifying the Union Public Service Commission in 2013.Earlier, she had worked as Library & Information Assistant Gr-II at Anna Centenary Library (which was Asia’s Second Biggest Library) at Govt.of Tamilnadu, Dept.of Public Libraries, Chennai for more than 2 years. And worked as Library Assistant at PRIST University, Thanjavur for more than 2 years.
She visited British Library, London and Boston Spa under “Skill Exchange programme” during November 2017.
She is a life member in Society for the advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS) and Central Government Library Association (CGLA).
She has published around 23 publications includes journal articles, conference papers. She attended various National and International conferences, seminars, workshops and she delivered more than 25 invited lectures at different Universities, Colleges and in other Central Govt Institutes/Organizations. She acted as a Resource person in Interview board and a Library Committee member at MAKAIS, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata. As an Organizing Secretary she organized the 3rd International Conference of CGLA (RRGL-TIC 2022) (through Virtual Mode) on the theme “Re-Invention and Re-Engineering of Government Libraries: Trends, Issues and Challenges” during 22nd & 23rd April,2022.
Awards and Achievements: She won Best Paper award for the paper title “Digital Preservation in Knowledge Resource Centre” organized by Central Library, Anna University in 2007.She awarded A.N.Marappan Memorial National Best Young Librarian Award 2017 by the Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS).


Accounts Officer

Sh. Manoj Ramela

Asstt. Registrar (Accounts)


Asstt. Registrar (Admn.)

Naveen Bisht (On Deputation)

Asstt. Registrar (Estate Manager )

Ujin Tirkey

Asstt. Registrar (Academics )





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