The Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur dance Academy is a constituent Unit of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India invites applications for admission for its 3-year Foundation Course and 3-Year Diploma Course in different discipline. The Course starts from April, 2019 and aims at training students to become professionals in the area of traditional Manipuri Dance & Music.

3-Year Foundation Course (Dance & Sankirtana) :

Age Limit: 14 to 17 years
Minimum Educational Qualification: Class VIII passed.
Technical Qualification: Entrance test would be undertaken for seeking admission for this course, in which students are tested for their graceful body movements, aptitude and sensitivity to rhythms by a Selection Committee. Outside students may not be allowed to admit in the 2nd and 3rd year.

3- Year Diploma Course (Dance & Sankirtana)

Age Limit: 17 to 20 years.
Minimum Educational Qualification: Class XII passed
Technical Qualification: Regular students who have passed the Foundation Course of the Academy or any outsider who, if not gone through the foundation course of the Academy but possesses an equal training, in terms of content and style, is eligible to apply for this course. Outside students are not allowed to admit in the 2nd and 3rd year.

Availability of Admission Form: March 4-15, 2019

Last date of Form Submission: March 23, 2019

Date of Interview:

i) Foundation Course(Dance & Nata Sankritana) April 8, 2019 at 10 A.M at JNMDA Campus
ii) Diploma Course(Dance & Nata Sankritana) April 9, 2019 at 10 A.M at JNMDA Campus


4 for Foundation Course (Dance and Sankirtana) @Rs. 1000 per month

10 for Diploma Course (Dance and Sankirtana) @ Rs.2000 per month

Stipend for student outside the state (No Limit) @ Rs. 1000 per month


The application form can also be downloaded from the Academy’s website: from March 4, 2019 onwards. The downloaded application form must be sent along with a demand draft of Rs. 100/- in favor of the Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, State Bank of India, Imphal Branch (M.G. Avenue), Imphal. Forms sent without demand draft will not be entertained. The application form duly filled in & complete in all respects must reach to the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, D.M. College Campus, Khoyathong, Imphal – 795001 on & before 23rd March, 2019. No application form will be entertained after the last date in any circumstances.