National School of Drama (NSD) was established as a one of its constituent unit by Sangeet Natak Akademi in the year of 1959. But in 1975 the college became an independent entity which was registered as an autonomous organization under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 which was fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The training which is taken by the college side is highly intensive and based on a planned syllabus which covers every aspect of the theatre and under which theory is related to practice. It has two performing wings The Repertory Company and Theatre in-Education Company. The college offers Diploma course to the students in the field of Dramatic Arts with its aim to prepare the student in the practice of theatre. The Publication unit of the college is responsible for publishing text books on theatre which is arranging for the translation of important books on theatre from English into Hindi and bringing out other important books on theatre.