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FTII gets AICTE nod for five new courses

The film school is the only Institute in this category in the country to receive such recognition

Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:26 AM, & Agencies

FTII Courses

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted approval to five courses of FTII under its newly-created Applied Arts and Crafts category, an official release said on Monday.

The film school is the only Institute in this category in the country to receive such recognition.

"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 its five one-year Post Graduate Certificate courses," the release said.

Of the five FTII courses which have received AICTE approval, four are in television wing (Direction, Electronic Cinematography, Video Editing and Sound Recording & TV Engineering) and one is in films wing (Feature Film Screenplay Writing), it said.

About FTII

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and aided by the Central Government of India. It is situated on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company in Pune. Since its inception in 1960, FTII has become India's premier film and television institute, with its alumni becoming technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

FTII is a member of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT), an organisation of the world's leading schools of film and television.


The All India Council for Technical Education is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.

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