The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has equated six PG Diploma Programmes of the Pune-based Films and Television Institute of India with Masterâ€™s Degree. The Masters equivalence launches FTII into a new academic orbit and introduces a new dimension for students who can now leverage this attribute for higher studies, in India and abroad, an official statement said here.
These programmes are of 2 and 3 years duration and are in cinematography, editing, direction & screenplay writing, sound recording & sound design, art direction & production and acting. The FTII had been making efforts since 2011 for securing the Masterâ€™s Degree for its programs. Recently a four member Committee from Association of Indian Universities visited FTII and were briefed by the Heads of Department and Faculty members who gave detailed presentations before the AIU Committee. The committee also visited the academic locations as well as technical facilities and also met Student Representatives in the campus. Gajendra Chauhan, Chairman FTII, Pawan Manvi and Rajan Welukar, members of FTII Academic Council briefed the Committee on the strong credentials of FTII. Renowned FTII alumni Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Satish Shah, Tom Alter, Amitabh Shukla, Mahesh Aney, Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Siddharth Tatooskar were also present during the presentations.”