BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA
Established as ‘Film Institute of India’ in 1960 on the erstwhile Prabhat Studio premises at Pune, FTII boasts of a rich legacy in quality Indian cinema. The Prabhat Studios were declared heritage sites by the Pune Municipal Corporation and are used by the students to this day. The Institute was renamed ‘The Film and Television Institute of India’ in 1971. The Television Wing, earlier located at the Mandi House, New Delhi was shifted to Pune in the early seventies, bringing together the training in film and television under a common roof. At its inception in 1974, the Television wing was concerned with the provision of in-service training to personnel from Doordarshan. This Wing has in recent years launched a one-year course in Television.
The Institute has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Today, the FTII is commonly regarded as a center of excellence across the world. Films made by the students of the Institute have enjoyed excellent receptions in festivals in India and abroad and have gone on to win National and International awards. The alumni of the FTII have left an indelible imprint across all facets of Indian Cinema and television and have built an excellent reputation in its allied industries.
The FTII is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. Its policies are determined by a Governing Council. The latter appoints the director of the institute.
The FTII is a member of CILECT, an international association of film schools.
The FTII functions as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and is registered under Societies’ Registration Act of 1860. The FTII Society is headed by a President who is a well-known personality from film and television, arts or academics. The Governing Council (GC) is constituted by election from among the members of the Society. The GC, as the apex body of the FTII, is responsible for making all major policy decisions of the Institute in consonance with its aims and objectives. The GC, in turn, appoints the Academic Council (AC) and the Standing Finance Committee (SFC), who are responsible for advising the FTII in policy matters related to academic affairs and financial matters. The President of the Society also functions as the Chairman of each of the bodies, the GC, the AC and the SFC.
Mr. Shyam Benegal, Mr. Mrinal Sen, Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mr. Mahesh Bhatt, Mr. Girish Karnad, Mr. Vinod Khanna and Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy are among the eminent personalities who have served as Chairman of the Governing Council in the past. Mr. Saeed Mirza is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council.
The Director of the Institute serves as its Executive Head and implements its policies and programmes. Mr. D. J. Narain, is currently the Director of the FTII.
FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, PUNE
|COURSE||PRE-REQUISITE QUALIFICATION(S)||No. of Seats|
|Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Direction||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design||Bachelor’s Degree with Physics as a subject at Senior Secondary (10+2) level||12|
|Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Editing||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Acting||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design||Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/ Painting /Applied Arts / Sculpture/ Interior Design in or any related field in the Fine Arts or an equivalent qualification||12|
|Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Feature Film Screenplay Writing||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in TV Direction||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Electronic Cinematography||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Video Editing||Bachelor’s Degree||12|
|One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering||Bachelor’s Degree with Physics as a subject at Senior Secondary (10+2) level||12|
Note: In a year TV courses will have on an average 40 weeks and Film courses 44 weeks classes.
The institute offers a limited number of scholarships to deserving students in the three year Diploma courses in Film and Television and One Year Certificate Course in Television. The scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the year based on the performance at the time of admission and later based on the performance in the annual examination in theory, practical and projects.
Various state governments also award scholarships to student belonging to their States.
Besides these there are a number of memorial awards instituted by individuals or trusts.
Efforts are being made to provide appropriate financial support to deserving students in other courses as well.
From the year 2006 following individuals and production houses have instituted scholarship to deserving students:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Scholarship||No. of Scholarships||Criteria of Scholarships||Amount (Per Year)|
(In memory of Late Shri Kamalakar Vinayak Karthanis, well known Film Editor)
|2||Film Editing Students who rank 1st and 2nd in final Diploma Examination||Rs. 5,000/-
|3.||‘Phalake Memorial Honour’
(In memory of Late Shri Dadasaheb Phalke)
|2||Two best students in final Diploma Examination.||Rs. 2,500/-
|4.||‘Baburao Patel Scholarship’
(In memory of Late Baburao Patel, renowned Author, Journalist and Editor)
|1||Meritorious Student in final Diploma Examination||Rs. 5,000/-|
|5.||‘Kumudini Ranade Memorial Scholarship’
(In memory of Late Smt. Kumudini Ranade.)
|1||Best Girl student in final Diploma Examination||Rs. 1,000/-|
|6.||‘Jagdish Batra Memorial Scholarship’ (In memory of Late Shri Jagadish Batra, well know Cinematographer)||1||Most deserving & best student in Final Diploma Examination in Cinematography.||Rs. 500/-|
|7.||‘K.A. Abbas Scholarship/Prize’
(In memory of Late Shri K.A. Abbas)
|1||Deserving student in first year Entrance Merit||Rs. 6,000/-|
|8||‘Nandini Sanyal Scholarship’
(In memory of Late Kum. Nandini Sanyal)
|1||Deserving student in Editing on the basis of first year ending exam merit||Rs. 5,000/-|
|9.||‘Kodak Cinematography Award’||1||Best student in Second year Exam merit in Cinematography.||Rs. 15,000/-|
|10.||‘Dolby Scholarship’||1||Best student in the 2nd year Exam merit in Audiography.||Rs. 500 UK Pounds|
|11.||‘Vindhu Vinod Chopra Scholarship’||1||Best student in Certificate Course in One year Direction Final Examination.||Rs. 25,000/-|
|12.||‘Kaifi Azmi Scholarship’||1||Needy best student in 2nd year Acting.||Rs. 50,000/-|
|13.||‘Bachchan Patra Scholarship’||1||Best student in 1st year Entrance merit in Acting||Rs. 50,000/-|
|14.||‘Krishna Gopal Scholarship’||1||Deserving student in 2nd year Cinematography Merit||Rs. 25,000/-|
|15.||‘Inlaks Scholarship’||3||i)*One year Post Graduate Certificate Course -1
ii)*One year Screenplay Writing Course -1
iii)*Second Year Acting Course -1
*Basis of their resume followed by an interview
|16.||‘Fire Works Production Scholarship’||1||Needy and based on entrance merit student for One Year Certificate Course in Camera or Direction||Rs. 25,000/-|
|17.||Prabhat Best Direction Award||1||Will be Awarded at the time of Completion Diploma Course.||Rs. 11,000/-|
|18.||V.G. Damale Sound Recording Award||1||Will be Awarded at the time of Completion Diploma Course.||Rs. 11,000/-|
|19.||Shatrughan Sinha Scholarship||1||1st Year Deserving student in Diploma Course in Acting.||Rs. 25,000/-
|20||Ms. Renu Saluja Scholarship||1||3rd Year of 3 year Diploma in FTII on the basis of merit in Second year Year End Examination.||Rs. 30,000/-
|21||IIFA Resul Pookutty Foundation Fellowship||1||P.G. Diploma students||$5,000|
|22||Late Mr. Sushant Arora Scholarship||1||2nd Rank in Merit of Entrance Exam. For Three year P.G. Diploma in Cinematography.||Rs.21,000/-|
|23||S.N.Agarwal Scholarship||111||Entrance exam. merit first year P.G.Diploma Cinematography
1st year End Exam merit second year P.G.Dip.Cinematography
2nd year End Exam merit Third year P.G.Dip.Cinematography
|Entrance exam. merit first year P.G.Diploma Sound1st year End Exam merit second year P.G.Diploma Sound2nd year End Exam merit Third year P.G.Diploma Sound||Rs.20,000/-Rs.20,000/-
|25||State Scholarship||Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC as announced by respective state authorities time to time|