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FTII to get Rs 800 mn for infrastructure development in 12th Plan

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NEW DELHI: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is expected to receive a sum of Rs 800 million under the 12th Plan for infrastructure development.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told Parliament that for the 11th Plan an amount of Rs 373.1 million was provided. Funds are provided under Plan and Non-Plan heads to the Institute.

The Institute has reported an average teacher-student ratio of 1:7. The salaries of the staff and faculty are governed by Pay Commission recommendations. The development plans proposed by the Institute are taken up as part of Plan schemes and funds are provided accordingly. Every administrative/financial issue being brought to the notice of the Ministry is addressed at highest level.

Courses are being conducted regularly from 2009 onwards. Due to backlog in completion of courses, a delay has occurred in awarding certificates. Notice has been issued for students who have successfully completed their courses, to collect their diplomas. FTII has also initiated steps to clear backlog in a time bound manner.

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