K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts, the film school established by Government of Kerala at Thekkumthala in Kottayam District, conceived as an innovative venture in professional film / audio-visual training and a research centre of international standards- invites applications for admission to:

Postgraduate Programmes in: 

i. Script-Writing & Direction 

ii. Editing 

iii. Cinematography 

iv. Audiography 

Diploma programmes in: 

i. Acting 

ii. Animation & Visual Effects 

Number of seats:

There will be 10 seats in each programme (Total 40 seats for Postgraduate Programmes and 20 seats for the Diploma Programme). 

Duration of the Courses:

Duration of the Courses is two years (Full Time residential) for Postgraduate Programmes and Diploma Programmes. 

Eligibility for Admission: 

For Postgraduate Diploma Programme: 

The candidate should have passed a Degree Course from any University approved by UGC/Government of Kerala.

For Diploma Programme: 

The candidate should have passed the Plus-Two course (Higher Secondary) or equivalent.

Note: The students admitted for the diploma programme in Animation & Visual Effects shall have a good configuration laptop computer system of their own. The desired specification could be gathered from the dpt. of Animation & Visual Effects during the conduct of orientation & interview.

Those who have appeared for the final examination and awaiting results may also apply, provided, the certificate or mark-sheet of the qualifying exam shall be submitted at the time of admission.

Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise specified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation unless otherwise specified. Barring the seats set apart for Persons with Disabilities, 40% out of the remaining seats, shall be reserved for Keralites. 

All other mandatory reservations stipulated by the Government of Kerala for admission to professional courses in the State shall be applicable.

Age Limit

The upper age limit will be 30 years as on 31/12/2020.

Selection of Candidates

The eligible applicants shall undergo a two stage screening.

a. Preliminary entrance examination: Entrance Examination will be held at the selected venues viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Mumbai on 13th February 2021 and those who are shortlisted will be called for an

b. Orientation programme and interview: Admission to the course will be based on the performance in the orientation programme and interview. 

Application Fee: 

Application fee for General candidates is Rs. 2000/- and for SC/ST candidates it is Rs. 1000/-. Application fee can be remitted online along with online application 

How to Apply

There is only a single application form for applying for various Postgraduate Diploma Programmes & Diploma Programmes. If a candidate submits more than one application, his/her candidature is liable to be rejected. 

Application can be submitted only online through the website at 

Prospectus can be downloaded from the above website. 

Last date of receipt of application: 18-01-2021

Last date of online payment of fee: 20-01-2021