The Indian People’s Theatre Association was formed during the Quit India Movement in 1942.
Upon its formal inauguration in 1943-44, IPTA took upon itself the challenge to bring theatre to the people with the objective of building awareness about social responsibility and national integration. Born as a result of a long-felt need among writers and artistes, IPTA brought about a sea change in the prevalent concepts about Indian Theatre. It was formed to co-ordinate and to strengthen all progressive tendencies that had so far manifested themselves in the form of drama, songs and dances. Its roots lay in the cultural awakening of the masses of India, seeking to revive the cultural heritage of the country. Its initial impact was so powerful that a new form of expression took shape.
In 1972 IPTA started its Inter Collegiate Drama Competition in memory of Prithviraj Kapoor. This competition that recognizes budding talent on stage is regarded as one of the most prestigious drama competitions in Mumbai. It has given many artistes not only to the Hindi stage, but also to Marathi and Gujarati theatre.
Students from DGMC “Instant Einstein’
Following Actors performed and won certificate of merit for acting