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Film Institute

Bhupendra Kainthola

020 2543 3016

Undergraduate tuition and fees
127,950 INR (2010)




Bhupendra Kainthola (May 3, 2016)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

No.11, Telephone Exchange, Law College Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film

Notable alumni
Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Whistling Woods Internatio, National School of Drama, Asian Academy of Film, Fergusson College, Symbiosis International University

Film and television institute of india ftii open day part 1

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 by the Central Government of India. 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 technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.


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.

Ftii student strike full controversy story of film and television institute of india pune ftii


The institute was established in 1960 and started its courses in 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. 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.8839616177


The FTII is registered under Societies' Registration Act of 1860. The Society is headed by a President, who also functions as the Chairman of the Governing Council, the Academic Council and the Standing Finance Committee. The Governing Council is constituted by election from among the members of the Society. The Governing Council is the apex body of the FTII and is responsible for making all major policy decisions of the Institute. The council, in turn, appoints the Academic Council and the Standing Finance Committee, members of both of which are responsible for advising the FTII in policy matters related to academic affairs and financial matters.

A Director serves as the institute's Executive Head and implements its policies and programmes. Prashant Pathrabe, a 1992 batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS), has been given temporary charge as Director following end of the term of DJ Narain. Gajendra Chauhan, the designated chairman of the governing council, is yet to join, owing to protest overs his appointment. The protests have been continuing for over 95 days but the logjam over appointment still remains.

Past presidents of FTII Society

  • Anwar Jamal Kidwai (November 1, 1974 – September 30, 1977)
  • S M H Burney (November 25, 1975 – September 30, 1977)
  • R K Laxman (November 1, 1977 – September 30, 1980)
  • Shyam Benegal (February 5, 1981 – September 30, 1983, September 1989 – September 30, 1992)
  • Mrinal Sen (April 9, 1984 – September 30, 1986)
  • Adoor Gopalakrishnan (September 1, 1987 – September 1989, November 21, 1992 – September 30, 1995)
  • Mahesh Bhatt (November 20, 1995 – September 30, 1998)
  • Girish Karnad (February 16, 1999 – October 10, 2001)
  • Vinod Khanna (October 12, 2001-February 2002, March 4, 2002 – March 3, 2005)
  • U R Ananthamurthy (March 4, 2005 – March 3, 2008, March 4, 2008 – March 3, 2011)
  • Saeed Akhtar Mirza (March 4, 2011 – March 3, 2014)
  • Notable faculty

  • David Lean
  • Istvan Gaal
  • Mani Kaul
  • Ritwik Ghatak
  • Satyajit Ray
  • Tom Alter
  • Notable alumni

  • Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Anjali Paigankar
  • Apurba Kishore Bir
  • Balu Mahendra
  • Danny Denzongpa
  • Divyendu Sharma
  • Girish Kasaravalli
  • Gurvinder Singh
  • Jahnu Baruah
  • Jaideep Ahlawat
  • Javed Khan
  • Jaya Bachchan
  • Jaya Krishna Gummadi
  • K. G. George
  • K. Hariharan (director)
  • Ketan Mehta
  • Kranti Kanade
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda
  • Kumar Shahani
  • Kundan Shah
  • Mani Kaul
  • Mithun Chakraborty
  • Mukesh Khanna
  • Naseeruddin Shah
  • Navin Nischol
  • Nishan K. P. Nanaiah
  • Om Puri
  • Pankaj Parashar
  • Pitobash Tripathy
  • Prakash Jha
  • Pritam Chakraborty
  • Ramachandra Babu
  • Raja Bundela
  • Rajeev Ravi
  • Rajkumar Hirani
  • Rajkummar Rao
  • Rakesh Bedi
  • Rakesh Pandey
  • Ranjeeta
  • Raza Murad
  • Radha Saluja
  • Rehana Sultan
  • Renu Saluja
  • Resul Pookutty
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Sanjivan Lal
  • Santosh Sivan
  • Santosh Thundiyil
  • Satish Kaul
  • Satish Kaushik
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Shaji N. Karun
  • Shatrughan Sinha
  • Smita Patil
  • Sriram Raghavan
  • Subhash Ghai
  • Tom Alter
  • Umesh Upadhyay
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Vijay Arora
  • Vinay Forrt
  • For more refer to Film and Television Institute of India alumni


    In 2015, Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as the chairman of the institute which sparked protests by students at the institute.

    On 18 August 2015, police — in a night-time crackdown — arrested striking students who confined FTII director Prashant Pathrabe and other staffers in his office for eight hours. The director claimed that students harassed and mentally tortured him. The students were released on bail.

    A video showing students surrounding the director and shouting was released by the management. In response the students released an undated video of cops manhandling students and breaking glass in the director's office. The striking students vehemently condemned the act by the Pune police to come and arrest students past midnight.


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