FTII: Gajendra Chauhan says new batch will graduate in three years

Despite a four-month-long students’ strike which paralysed its functioning, the institute had received 3,892 applications for 108 seats in various courses in film and television wings.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:March 13, 2016 12:40 am
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Over six months after it held written test for fresh admissions, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) administration has finally announced the results.

Despite a four-month-long students’ strike which paralysed its functioning, the institute had received 3,892 applications for 108 seats in various courses in film and television wings.

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Of these applicants, 3,256 appeared for the entrance test.

FTII did not conduct any admissions in 2014 — it was declared a zero year — to streamline the system and focus on completing courses of pending batches such as the 2008 batch, which has spent seven years in the campus.

“Shortlisted candidates will now be called for a personal interview after which the final admission list will be announced. It will be June or July until the batch is actually admitted and the academic sessions commence,” an official said.

Interestingly, the newly formed academic council is yet to review the revised syllabus which will come into effect from this academic year. The syllabus was revised to make sure that the three-year courses, which take anything between five to eight years to complete, are finished in the given time frame.

FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan said he would make sure the new batch followed the schedule. “Vice Chairman BP Singh is handling the issues regarding the academic council and syllabus review. A meeting of the academic council is due. It will vet the new syllabus which will make sure the new batch finishes the course in due time,” he said.

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