Five courses of FTII get AICTE approval

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 13 May 2019

The approval will be coming into effect from the academic year 2019-20. Director of FTII Bhupendra Kainthola said that AICTE's approval lends more value to the TV courses at the institute.

PUNE: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted approval to five courses of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) under AICTE's newly created ‘Applied Arts and Crafts’ category. This approval makes FTII the first and only institute in this category in the country to receive such recognition. 

The approval will be coming into effect from the academic year 2019-20. Director of FTII Bhupendra Kainthola said that AICTE's approval lends more value to the TV courses at the institute.

A list of institutions and approved courses published by AICTE on Saturday, under its newly-constituted category pertaining to institutes offering courses in applied arts, crafts and design, includes FTII and all five of its one-year post-graduate (PG) certificate courses.

“This is an important watershed event along with the Master's degree equivalence that was granted to FTII's six PG Diploma film wing courses by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in January 2017. With this, all 11 FTII courses now stand approved by either AIU or AICTE,” said Chairman of FTII Governing Council Brijendra Pal Singh.

"This is a historic moment for FTII to have received AICTE approval for all five PG Certificate courses. This makes FTII the first film school in India to receive this recognition,” Singh added.

Kainthola said, "In recent years, FTII's television courses have been in the limelight winning several national awards and even international honours. Screenwriters from FTII are already making their mark in the entertainment industry, and AICTE's approval will add further to the value of the courses and their takers."

AICTE APPROVED FTII COURSES
Television wing:
- Direction
- Electronic Cinematography
- Video Editing 
- Sound Recording 
- TV Engineering

Film wing:
- Feature Film Screenplay Writing

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