One-year Diploma Course in Theatre Training at Kalakul

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Mangaluru, 20 Apr 2024: A one-year theatre training diploma course will be started at Konkani Drama Repertory Kalakul, Mangaluru, which has entered into an M.O.U. with Dr Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysuru.


Mandd Sobhann, a doyen of Konkani culture, has contributed immensely to Konkani Theatre. It is credited with starting Kalakul - the only Theatre repertory of Konkani, and creating and staging modern plays. Through Kalakul, Mandd Sobhann has been undertaking Konkani Diploma privately for the last 13 years and hundreds of students have received this diploma so far. More than 250 performances of about 50 plays and short plays have been staged across India and abroad.



Mandd Sobhann has set up a cultural centre ’Kalangann’, which has all the necessary facilities for theatre training and research, along with a unique Amphitheatre. After the visit and inspection by the team led by Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Nagesh V Bettakote, Kalakul was approved to conduct of a one-year Diploma in Theatre Training. On the directions of the university, a governing body was formed, which met and formulated the academic guidelines. Preparations have been done in accordance and Graduates of NSD and Rangayana will be appointed as lecturers.


The diploma course will be started from the academic year 2024-25 commencing from July. Student of any language with at least PUC qualification is eligible to get this diploma and this one year course of two semesters will be held in Kannada and English. The final exam will be conducted by the university. This is a full-time course and makes the graduates eligible to work as Theatre Teachers in schools and colleges. Hostels are available for those in need.


Students willing to join this course should get the applications from

The filled applications with necessary documents must be submitted by June 15th to Kalaangann office in hand or through post at:

Kalaangann, Makale, Shaktinagar, Mangaluru - 575016

For details, call +91 63640 22333 or +91 81052 26626.


Attendees at the press conference:

Mr. Eric Ozario - Gurkar, Mandd Sobhann

Mr. Louis J. Pinto - President, Mandd Sobhann

Vidushi Rajashree S. Shenoy, Member, Governing Council

Dr. S.B.M. Prasanna, Member, Governing Council

Mr Arun Raj Rodrigues - Administrator, Kalakul and Member Secretary, Governing Council



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