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:-
Sh. PRADEEP K. MOHANTY
Mr. Mohanty has more than 16 years of experience in administration, before joining NSD. After serving five years in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, he joined Miranda House, University of Delhi as Administrative Officer and worked for more than 11 years. He was in senior scale on completion of 8 years of service in Miranda House, University of Delhi.
He was also associated with conducting of workshops and training programmes on educational administration for administrative, laboratory and library staff members in various colleges of Delhi University. He joined on 10/07/2015 as Registrar in NSD.
He was one of the members in the delegation representing National School of Drama to finalise plans and programmes of 8th Theatre Olympics to Togamura, Japan. He was also Chief Administrative Co-ordinator for organising Theatre Olympics which was one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world. Near about 500 plays and 700 ambience performances and 250 youth forum shows were organised during 8th Theatre Olympics in India in Delhi and 17 other cities in India.
Under his active leadership a Training Program was organised for the first time for technical and administrative staff members of NSD in Gangtok, Sikkim from 27th to 29th March 2019.
He participated and successfully completed Theatre Appreciation Course 2019 conducted by NSD from 27th May to 4th June 2019. He has also been invited as an Administrative Expert for various departmental promotion meetings in Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University under MHRD) and Inter-University Accelerator Centre (an autonomous centre under UGC).
He has also been involved in recruitment process of various administrative and accounts staff members in Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Inter-University Accelerator Centre and other public institutions.
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.
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.
Sh. Manoj Ramela
Asstt. Registrar (Accounts)
Sh. Manish Yadav
Asstt. Registrar (Admn.)
Shri Naveen Bisht
Estate Manager & Public Relation Officer
P. S. To Director
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