PUNE: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune has rolled out for the first time an elective module in their syllabus this year wherein students are enabled to choose a subject of their choice other than the specialisation.
FTII had implemented the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Syllabus in 2016 batch. As part of the system, in the second semester, the students can choose two subjects from the 14 different subjects offered by all the departments of the Film Wing. This choice of two subjects is done through two weeks of ‘Elective Module,’ which is presently underway in the 2nd Semester.
“This means that a student of direction can decide to choose to learn Cinematography for one week and Editing for the next week,” said Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII Pune. Since the number of seats for each course is limited to 12, an online programme developed by the institute has helped the students to submit their choice of the subjects.
“The subjects offered to the students were on the basis of first-come-first-serve. Great enthusiasm was seen among the students to apply for the elective subjects and some subjects were sought by a high number of students,” said Kainthola. “The enthusiastic response to the bouquet of electives was along expected lines. After all, a film student needs to understand all aspects of film making, and not just about the specialisation. So, a sound designer can study screenplay and a screen writer can study editing now,” said Kainthola. The Elective Module began on June 12 and will end on June 23. While the second Semester will end with ‘Elective Module’ and the third semester will begin on August 7.