Pune, February 8: In a significant achievement for Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has equated six PG Diploma Programmes of the Institute with Master’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. FTII had been making efforts since 2011 for securing the Master’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. The programmes are of two and three year’s duration. The courses of film wing are — cinematography, editing, direction & screenplay writing, sound recording & sound design, art direction & production design, and acting.
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was in news last year when students staged a four-month-long strike to protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the institute.