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Thursday, May 13, 2021



Renovation during pandemic: Historic Prabhat Studios at FTII wears new look after repairs

March 11, 2021 12:50 pm

Prabhat Studios is also the world's oldest functional studio, where student projects are still shot. It was the pandemic that brought such activity to a standstill and allowed the authorities to carry out repairs.

Adaminte Makan Abu Music director Issac Thomas Kottukapally passes away in Chennai

February 19, 2021 12:38 pm

Issac Thomas Kottukapally had won the National Award for the Best Background Music for Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu in 2011.

FTII offers online course on 'appreciation of Indian cinema'

August 12, 2020 6:13 pm

The application process is on at and will be closed on August 18, 6 pm. The course will be held from August 31 to September 18 from 7 to 9 pm.

FTII offers online film appreciation course by award-winning director Arunaraje Patil

May 30, 2020 10:47 am

The course will be 24 days long and will be held six days a week from Monday to Friday. The application process is on and will be closed by June 2 at

FTII: Installation-cum-exhibit traces six-decade-long journey

March 19, 2020 5:16 am

Among those present were FTII alumnus sound designer Kuldip Sood and editor Mehboob Khan of the 1961-batch and editor Yogesh Mathur and cinematographer Suresh Naik of the 1962 batch.

FTII, SRFTI JET 2020: Jammu and Kashmir candidates can fill form offline

January 27, 2020 10:00 am

FTII, SRFTI JET 2020: The online application process will be closed on January 31. The JET entrance examination is scheduled to be conducted on February 15 and 16, 2020

When FTII flared up again: Why students protested and what they achieved

December 29, 2019 8:19 am

The Indian Express explains the issues against which the students were up in arms this time, and how they managed a ‘win’ in their quest to keep film education affordable.

Fee hike protest: FTII chairman meets students on hunger strike, says panel convened to address concerns

December 21, 2019 5:17 am

Five students from FTII and six from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) are on a hunger strike to protest the annual hike in the academic and entrance exam fees.

Four students of FTII on indefinite fast against fee hike

December 17, 2019 3:04 pm

Students claimed that the fees for the academic courses have been raised by 10 per cent every year since 2013.

FTII professors object to new Dean’s appointment, demand I&B Ministry probe

July 24, 2019 8:17 am

The professors, one of whom has sought protection as a whistleblower fearing harassment from the administration, have objected to the appointment of Dheeraj Meshram, who took charge as Dean (Films) in January 2019.


SRFTI students boycott classes, express solidarity with FTII students

June 15, 2015 9:03 pm

Students of the SRFTI boycotted the classes on Monday expressing solidarity with the students of FTII who have been protesting against Gajendra Chauhan.


FTII chairman supports action taken in JNU issue

February 14, 2016 5:21 pm

Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,

Congress accuses BJP of politicising Ram Temple issue

January 09, 2016 7:28 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): President of All India Mahila Congress Shobha Oza on Saturday condemned the ruling party of politicising educational institutes to fulfill its political aspirations. She said that the Films and Television Institute of India (FTII) and now Delhi University (DU), are its latest arenas. Oza accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy for bringing various controversial issues in the DU. She further said that the Vice Chancellor of the university should take a note of it and stop such things within the university.

BJP imposing 'RSS ideology'on FTII: Congress

January 07, 2016 10:28 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Congress leader Shobha Oza on Thursday came in support of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students and alleged that the BJP is trying to run some institutions by imposing the RSS ideology. She stressed that earlier also students protested for a long time but no action was taken by the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon also criticised the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan and said that students are upset with him but government did not pay any heed to their concerns.

Over 20 FTII students detained

January 07, 2016 9:04 am

PUNE, Jan 07 (ANI): The police detained around 20 students, who were staging a protest against Film and Television Institute (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan, outside the institute’s campus here on Thursday. The students had blocked the entrance of the institute to prevent Chauhan from entering the campus. One of the students who was detained said the protest is against the wrongful appointment of Gajendra Chauhan. He further told that it was a peaceful protest but still they were manhandled and beaten by the police officials. Another detained student described the intervention of police as nothing but dictatorship.