Film and Television Institute of India

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Coordinates: 18°30′48″N 73°49′35″E / 18.513226°N 73.826473°E / 18.513226; 73.826473

Film and Television Institute of India
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Established 1960
Type Film Institute
Director Gajendra Chauhan
Location Pune, Maharashtra, India
Affiliations CILECT

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 in part by the Central Government of India.[1] 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 well-known actors and directors in the Indian film industry. It has been accorded the status of Institute of National Importance by the government of India.[2]

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.[3] Indian Veteran Actor Gajendra Chauhan is the present Chairman of the FTII.[4][5]



The Institute was established in 1960 and started running its courses from 1961. The Television Training wing, which was earlier functioning in New Delhi, shifted to Pune in 1974. Thereafter, the institute became fully aided by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India)|Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. In July 2011, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said that a bill in Parliament to develop the FTII into a 'Centre of Excellence' would be introduced. This would enable the institute to enjoy the academic status and privileges of a university.


The Institute offers three-year post-graduate diploma courses in film direction, editing, cinematography and audiography; two-year courses in acting and art direction; a one and a half year course in computer graphics and animation; a one-year course in feature film scriptwriting. One-year post-graduate certificate in direction, electronic cinematography, video editing and audiography are also part of the courses offered.

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

For more refer to Film and Television Institute of India alumni

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FTII Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India Official website.
  2. ^ "FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata to get institutes of national importance status". IANS. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Film Institutes at bollywoodvillage[dead link]
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  6. ^ "About Us". Film and Television Institute of India. 2008-11-14. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  7. ^ "FTII studio reopens after 31 years". 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  8. ^ "FTII-Film and television institute of india,Pune". Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  9. ^ "FTII at Indiatimes Movies". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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