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

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.

‘A legendary actor and playwright, Girish Karnad shaped Indian theatre since 1960s’

The founder member of the Theatre Academy of Pune, Alekar said he knew Karnad personally since 1970s, when the latter was heading the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.


Love films? Why not study them: List of UG, PG courses for film enthusiasts

Film industry has an array of career options to offer for creative minds, from engineers to architects. India is home to one of the biggest film industries and has top-notch colleges too, check all courses you can pursue.

Suspended since December over ‘misbehaviour’, final-year student goes missing from FTII campus

His batchmates said Kumar belongs to a poor family and his family members were struggling to reach Pune.

Danny Denzongpa, Kangana Ranaut among 12 members nominated for FTII Society

Nominations delayed by one-and-a-half yrs; their tenure will last only for 18 months

As teachers get poor ratings, FTII pulls the plug on anonymous feedback system from students

Under the feedback system, introduced in 2016 along with the new syllabus with Choice Based Credit System, the Academic Office collected feedback from students at the end of every semester.


FTII to invite foreign actors and technicians to polish their skills

The initiative will enable foreign actors and technicians to take help of the prestigious institute's expertise in film training and education. 

RTI: Gajendra Chauhan sought FTII extension, I&B ministry said no

The ministry decided to “relieve the non-official members of the Society” including Gajendra Chauhan, of charge.

FTII course on 'writing for TV’ comes to an end

The course had 20 participants from Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Between the age group of 18 and 58, the participants included students, filmmakers, writers, journalists, actors, a lawyer and other professionals

FTII film appreciation course on weekends proves popular

Spread over five Saturdays and Sundays between October 28 and November 26, FTII has launched this course to introduce general audiences to the nuances of filmmaking.

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SRFTI students boycott classes, express solidarity with FTII students

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

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FTII chairman supports action taken in JNU issue

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

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

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

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.