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FTII governing body wants changes for upgradation

NEW DELHI: The Governing Council of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, has examined the Detailed Project Report for the upgradation of the Institute and suggested some changes.


The DPR was prepared by a Committee of Experts following the decision of the Government to upgrade both the FTII and the Satyajit Ray FTII in Kolkata. A plan has already been undertaken to upgrade the FTII in a phased manner during the 11th and 12th Plan.


A bill is to be introduced in Parliament shortly to enable the FTII – which is marking its 40th year – become a Centre of Excellence, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources told indiantelevision.com.


This recognition would enable the Institute to foster creative ideas and also enjoy the academic status and privileges of a University. It would also help students pursue higher studies and research in India and overseas. This measure would enable the FTII to draw a road map, to address the growing needs of the media and entertainment industry.


The DPR broadly contains recommendations for revitalisation of the courses being offered by the Institute. It also envisages enhancing the infrastructure of the Institute.


In a recent visit to Pune by members of Parliament, they endorsed the vision statement made by FTII Chairman Saeed Mirza. The MPs were of the view that FTII should reach out to remote areas to tap talents available there. For this purpose, it was proposed to hold mobile short term courses in critical aspects of filmmaking.

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