Acting Institutes in India : : Career in Acting

for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
b.B.P.Ed.15Academic Merit + PETB.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. with English as one of the subjects ( Except for B.Sc. and B.Com. ) with atleast 45% marks or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto. OR B.A. with Health & Physical Education as one of the subjects in the 3-year degree course with atleast 45% marks in aggregate. OR B.Sc. ( Physical Education, Health Education & Sports ) with at least 45% marks in aggregate. AND The candidates are required to qualify the Physical Efficiency Test ( Canadian Test ). However, there shall be no marks for this test. Candidates failing in PET will not be called for counseling. AND The candidate must have represented his / her College in Inter - College tournaments in the games recognized by IUSB / State Sports Department OR A candidate must have participated in state level tournament in the games recognized by IUSB / State Sports Department. A candidate, who has participated at state level tournament, must also have gradation certificate from the State Sports Department of his state. The candidates, who have participated in the intercollege tournament, must submit a certificate of participation from their Principal.
3.Faculty of Humanities
Sr.No.Name of the ProgramMinimum Duration ( Years )
IntakeMode of AdmissionEligibility
1.2.3.4.5.6.
i.Department of English & Foreign Languages
a.M.A. ( English )265Entrance TestBachelor degree / Shastri examination ( New Scheme ) of three year duration with atleast 45% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
b.M.A. ( English ) ( Hons. ) 5 year Integrated53Entrance test.Senior Secondary Examination ( 1+2 ) with atleast 45% marks in aggregate from Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
c.Certificate in French16Academic Merit-do-
d.Certificate in Spanish16Academic Merit-do-
ECertificate in Chinese16Academic Merit-do-
f.Diploma in French16Academic MeritCert. in French with atleast 45% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak, as equivalent thereto. OR Senior Secondary examination ( 1+2 ) from Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani with French as one of the subjects with 45% marks in aggregate. Candidates applying under this category will have to qualify the entrance test to be conducted by the Department.
ii.Department of Hindi
a.M.A. ( Hindi )26Entrance TestBachelor degree/ Shastri examination ( New Scheme ) of three year duration with atleast 45% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
b.P.G. Diploma in Translation ( Hindi - English )12Entance TestBachelor degree of this University or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with English and Hindi / Sanskrit preferably as main subjects with 45% marks in aggregate. Post Graduates will be given preference.
iii.Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
a.M.A. ( Journalism and Mass Communication )23Entrance TestBachelor degree / Shastri examination ( New Scheme ) of three years duration with atleast 45% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
5.Faculty of Management Sciences
Sr.No.Name of the ProgramMinimum Duration ( Years )IntakeMode of AdmissionEligibility
1.2.3.4.5.6.
i.Institute of Management Studies & Research
a.MBA ( Gen. )26Entrance TestMaster or Bachelor degree/Shastri examination ( New Scheme ) of three year duration with atleast 5% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University Rohtak as equivalent thereto. OR Final examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India / Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India / Institute of Company Secretaries.
b.MBA ( Business Economics )26-do--do-
c.MBA ( Hons. )26-do-Bachelor degree in Business Admn. / Commerce / Computer Applications / Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy or Master degree in Commerce with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
d.MBA 5 year Integrated512Academic MeritSenior Secondary Examination ( 1+2 ) with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate from Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
ii.Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management
a.Master of Hotel Management26Academic MeritMaster / Bachelor degree with atleast 45% ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto. ii. Admission will be made according to merit determined on the basis of marks secured in qualifyingexamination +Group discussion + Interview with weightage of 7%, 2% and 1% for three components, respectively.
b.Master of Tourism Management26Academic Merit-do-
c.Bachelor of Hotel Management36Academic MeritSenior Secondary Examination ( 1+2 ) with atleast 45% ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) marksfrom Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto. ii. Admission will be madeaccordingto merit determined on the basis of marks secured in 1+2 + Group discussion + Interview with weightage of 7%, 2% and1%for three components, respectively. Lateral Entry : After passing one year Diploma Course (s) from the Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management or any other examination recognized by M.D. University Rohtak or equivalent thereto after 1+2 shall be eligible for admission in 2nd year.”
d.Bachelor of Tourism Management36-do--do-
e.Diploma in Food & Beverage Production Management16-do-
  1. Senior Secondary Examination ( 1
+2 ) with atleast 45% ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) marks from Board of School Education Haryana, Bhiwani or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
  • Admission will be made according to merit determined on the basis of marks secured in 1
  • +2 + Group discussion + Interview with weightage of 7%, 2% and 1% for three components, respectively.
    f.Diploma in Food and Beverage Services Management16-do--do-
    Diploma in House & keeping Operations Management16-do--do-
    h.Diploma in Front Office Operations Management16-do--do-
    6.Faculty of Life Sciences
    Sr.No.Name of the ProgramMinimum Duration ( Years )IntakeMode of AdmissionEligibility
    1.2.3.4.5.6.
    i.Department of Biochemistry
    a.M.Sc. ( Biochemistry )24Academic MeritB.Sc. ( Hons. ) in Biochemistry / Biotechnology or Bachelor degree in Pharmacy / Home Science / Agriculture / Veterinary Science or B.Sc. ( Pass ) with any of the three subjects, viz., Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Environmental Science, Medical Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Food Processing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Applied Hematology and Industrial Microbiology ( out of the three subjects, atleast one should be related to Biology ) with atleast 5% marks (( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    ii.Centre for Biotechnology
    a.M.Sc. ( Biotechnology )22Academic MeritBachelor degree in Biological Sciences with Chemistry as a subsidiary subject / Agriculture Science / Fisheries / Horticulture / B.Tech. ( Food Technology ) / B.Tech. ( Biotechnology ) / B.Sc. ( Biotechnology ) / B.Sc. ( Microbiology ) / B.Sc. ( Environmental Science ) / B.Sc. ( Biomedical Engineering ) / B.Sc. ( Biochemistry ) / B.V. Sc. / B.E. ( Technology ) / B.Pharma / MBBS / B.Sc. ( Bioinformatics ) / B.Tech. or B.E. ( Bioinformatics ) / B.D.S. with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) or any other examination recognized by M.D.University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    b.M.Sc. ( Agricultural Biotechnology )22Academic Merit -do-
    iiiCentre for Bioinformatics
    .a.M.Sc.22AcademicBachelor degree in Biological Sciences with Chemistry
     ( Bioinformatics )  MeritAs a subsidiary subject / Agriculture Science / Fisheries
         Horticulture / B.Tech. ( Food & Technology )/ B.Tech.
         ( Biotechnology ) /      B.Sc.     ( Biotechnology ) / B.Sc.
         ( Microbiology ) / B.Sc. ( Environmental Science ) / B.Sc.
         ( Biomedical Engineering ) / B.Sc. ( Biochemistry ) / B.V.
         Sc. / B.E. ( Technology ) / B.Pharma / MBBS / B.Sc.
         ( Bioinformatics ) / B.Tech. or B.E. ( Bioinformatics )
         B.D.S. with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST
         candidates of Haryana only or any other examination
         recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent
         thereto.
    b.PG Diploma in12AcademicBachelor's / Master's Degree in Life Science, Pharmacy,
     Bioinformatics  MeritMedical, Engineering, Agriculture and Veterinary
         Science or any & other examination recognized as
         equivalent thereto."
     Add on Courses   MBBS / BDS / BAMS / B.H.M.S / B.Pharmacy / B.Tech.
    c.Certificate Course12-do-Biotech. / BVSC / B.Sc. ( Nursing ) / M.Sc. / M.Pharm. / B.Sc.
     In Bioinformatics   or any other exam recognized as equivalent thereto ( with
         minimum one year relevant industry / academic research
         work experience ) with 5% marks in aggregate ( 45% for
         SC candidates of Haryana only )
         Note : Any candidate pusuing post - graduate course in
         M.D. University, Rohtak, may also co - opt for this course
         along with their regular course.
    d.Certificate Course12-do--do-
     In Pharmaco    
     Informatics    
    e.Certificate Course12-do--do-
     in Phylo-Genomics    
    iv.Centre for Medical Biotechnology  
     M.Sc. ( Medical215AdmissionBachelor degree in Biological Sciences with Chemistry
     Biotechnology )  shall be madeas a subsidiary subject / B.Tech. or B.E. ( Biotechnology )/
        throughB.Sc. ( Biotechnology ) / B.Sc. ( Microbiology ) / B.Sc.
        J.N.U. New( Environmental Science ) / B.Sc. ( Biomedical
     
     
     
     
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    Engineering ) / B.Sc. ( Biochemistry ) / B.V.Sc. / B.Pharma. /
     
     
     
     
     
    MBBS / B.Sc. ( Bioinformatics ) with atleast 5% marks
     
     
     
     
     
    ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana ) marks or
     
     
     
     
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    any other examination recognized by M.D. University
     
     
     
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    Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    v.Department of Botany
     M.Sc. ( Botany )2
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    B.Sc. ( Hons. ) in Botany / B.Sc. ( Pass ) with Botany and any two of thesubjects, viz., Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Genetics, Microbiology, and Zoology with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    vi.Department of Environmental Sciences
    a.M.Sc. ( Environmental Sciences )21" valign="top">35
    7" valign="top">Academic MeritB.Sc. ( Hons. Or Pass ) in any discipline of Sciences & Technology with 5% marks in aggregate or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by this University.
    b.M.Sc. ( Environmental Biotechnology )21" valign="top">27" valign="top">Academic Merit-do-
    vii.Department of Food Technology
    a.M.Sc. ( Food Technology )21" valign="top">257" valign="top">Academic MeritB.Sc.Hons., B.Sc. in Basic Science / Agriculture / Fisheries / Horticulture / Food Processing Technology / Home Science ( 1+2 with Science ) / B.E. or B.Tech in Food Technology / Bio Technology / Sugar Technology / Agriculture Engineering / Post Harvest Technology with at least 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana only ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D.University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    viii.Department of Genetics
    a.M.Sc. ( Genetics )23Academic MeritB.Sc. ( Hons. ) in any of the subjects, viz., Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology or Zoology / B.Sc. ( Pass ) with any three of the subjects, viz., Anthropology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry Fisheries, Genetics, Haematology, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, and Zoology / Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy / Home Science / Agriculture Science / Veterinary Science / B.E. / B.Tech. ( Biotechnology / Bioinformatics ) with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    b.M.Sc.( Forensic Science )21" valign="top">25 +5 ( For military / police / Health Department, Haryana personnel.7" valign="top">Academic MeritB.Sc. ( Forensic Science ) / B.Sc. / B.Tech. with any two of the subjects, viz., Anthropology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechynology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology / MBBS / BDS / B.Pharma / B.Tech with atleast 5% ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana ) marks i9n aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    ix.Department of Microbiology
    a.M.Sc. ( Microbial Bio - technology )22Academic MeritB.Sc. ( Hons. ) in any of the subjects, viz., Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Food Processing, Genetics, Industrial Microbiology, Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry or Zoology / B.Sc. ( pass ) with any three of the subjects, viz., Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Fisheries, Genetics, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, and Zoology / Bachelor degree in Pharmacy / Home Science / Agriculture Science / Veterinary Science with atleast 5% marks ( 4% marks for SC / ST candidates of Haryana ) in aggregate or any other examination recognized by M.D. University, Rohtak as equivalent thereto.
    b.M.Sc. ( Microbiology )225Academic Merit-do-
    Dairy Technology Career Courses OfferedInstitution NameEligibility for Dairy Technology Career Course
    B.Tech.,University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore,
    Dairy Science College, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024.
    Admission on Basis of Marks in Plus two in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and biology)
    M.Sc.,/ Ph.D., in Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbio., Dairy Tech.University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore,
    Dairy Science College, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024.
    B.Tech., Dairy Tech., or Allied/ M.Tech., Dairying
    2 Yrs. DiplomaNational Dairy Diploma (Dairy Tech.,) At Southern Regional Station of NDRI. Bangalore Under NDRI, Karnal.+2 with PMC
    B.Sc., Dairy Science & Tech., Physics, Chemistry, B.Tech.,Kerala Agricultural University, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthi, Thrissur.
    Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, College of Veterinary Science, (Dairy Technology programme), Tirupathi - 517 502.
    Plus two/ equivalent in Maths.
    Plus two/ equivalent Physics, Chemistry, Maths.
    B.Sc., Dairy TechnologyCollege of Dairy Technology, Raipur, Madya Pradesh+2 with Physics, Maths, Chemistry 55%.

    Acting Courses :

    Various courses in Acting are available at schools and institutes of Acting in many parts of the country. Though the majority of Acting schools are located in the metropolises and other big cities. The FTII offers a two – year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Acting. There are twenty seats available for Acting course every year. Two seats in each course are reserved for foreign students / non – resident Indians.

    Seats are also reserved for ST / SC candidates as per the Government policy of aspects like improvisation, movements, memory, monologue, imagination, etc., are stressed upon in this course. Students are also exposed to the technicalities of sound, light, editing, etc.
    Asha K. Chandra’s School of Acting in Mumbai offers a three – month Complete Film – Acting Training Course. The course includes acting therapies, workshops, direction, voice, speech, voice-culture and meditation. Moreover, students are also given training in video camera practicals and are also exposed to all aspects of film making. Batches are taken throughout the year and the Acting course fee is Rupee 35, 000.

    Twenty students are enrolled for each term at the Actor Prepares School of acting in Mumbai. A select number of students are also put on a “Waiting list” once selections are completed. The modules at this institute include diction, speech, voice, sound recording, dubbing, stunts, dance, aesthetics and early morning yoga sessions. The Acting courses, run by noted theatre and film personality Anupam Kher, can be availed at a fee of Rupee 1.20 lakh. Two scholarships are also awarded on a need-cum-merit basis. One gets awarded with an ‘Actor Prepares’ Diploma after the successful completion of the course.

    A three – year comprehensive Acting course in Dramatic Arts is offered by the NSD ( National School of Drama ) in New Delhi. The course focuses more on theatre, but also involves acting in front of the camera and has a module on film appreciation. The NSD plans to extend Acting course to a five – year integrated program that includes two years of advanced graduation. The Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida ( Uttar Pradesh ) offers a one year Diploma Courses in Acting for Film and Television. In this course, students are trained in various departments of verbal and non – verbal communication. Acting course lays stress on developing the imagination and sensibility of the student.

    The Acting course is designed to instill a keen sense of observation in the student as also to refine the way in which human behaviour is studied by the student. The course tries to break down the physical and emotional inhibitions of the student. A three – month Acting program and Presentation is also offered by the institute. The Imago Acting School run by Barry John in New Delhi offers a three – month Diploma Course in Acting. The syllabus includes acting projects, voice and speech projects, physical activities and which has been designed and scheduled specially for working people and college students desirous of being involved in theatre or television in some minimal way.

    Prof. Roshan Taneja’s Bombay Actor’s Studios in Mumbai offers a three – month Certification Program in Acting. This institute is popular for its stress on method acting. The selection procedures for Acting Courses are very tough at the NSD and the FTII. However, it is fairly easy to get through into a private acting institute.

    Many well – known actors and directors have opened acting institutes of their own like Subbash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International, Padmini Kolhapure’s Acting School and Anupan Kher Acting School and Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares. It is necessary to get into an acting school to acquire the complete set of skills, knowledge and experience required to be an actor even if one is blessed with a lot of inherent talent.

    A course in acting makes one an expert in a variety of areas like creative ability, good imaginative faculty, good vocal projection, physical fitness and the ability to analyse, understand and deliver dramatic text. Competition is very fierce in this industry and course in acting makes one fit to survive and emerge triumphant in the industry.

    Prospects for Acting Careers :

    A Career in Acting is sure to bring in name and fame for the one who is in addition to the hefty sums of money that actors are paid for their work. India has the distinction of being the largest producer of film producers and financiers are pumping in large amount of money to make quality film, which have global competence – in term of technology and the quality of acting performance.

    Recently, Price Waterhouse Coopers, in a report, has projected that by the year 2015, the global entertainment industry will touch US $1.8 trillion, Most of this investment is gravitating towards the Asian region and India has the potential to garner about US $200 billion out of it. The Indian film industry is currently worth US $1,256 million with 934 films produced in the year 2004. In the next five years, the industry is poised to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 18 percent. In simple terms, this means more film produced in the near future, throwing up opportunities for fresh faces.

    The report also rates India as the third largest television market in the world. With over 350 channels available for viewers presently, the television industry is growing at the steady pace to. A large number of running, as well as new soap operas present opportunities for budding and aspiring actors to make their mark. An aspiring actor should never be shy of starting out one’s Acting career on the small screen as this can give considerable leverage to make it to the big screen. The reigning king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Knan started out on the small screen in the beginning of his career and rose to become the superstar later.

    Apart from soap operas, one has the opportunity to showcase one’s talent on the many talent – hunt programs conducted by television channels. These programs selected candidates for new film and television projects.

    Career in Acting – Remuneration

    There are no fixed salaries available for actors. One commands one’s salary by the virtue of one’s acting skills and one’s ability to strike the right chord with the audiences. Salaries are different at different production houses. For working on a small project, one may be paid Rupee 5,000 as a fee. As one establishes a brand name for oneself, one will be able to command higher amounts. For working in television soap operas, one will be paid in the range of lakhs while one will be paid in crores when one is well established in the film industry.

    One will be able to command a King’s ransom as fee when one attains celebrity status in the film industry.

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    4. Acting is an interesting part which I feel, where one can experience distinct facets of life.

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