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Masters degree status for six FTII PG diploma courses

PUBLISH DATE 8th February 2017

The Association of Indian Universities has equated six post-graduate diploma programmes of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, with Master's degree.

The programmes are of twoand three-year duration and comprise cinematography, editing, direction and screenplay writing, sound recording and sound design, art direction and production design and acting, a statement issued by the institute said on Tuesday .

The AIU said the matter was placed before the equivalence committee during its meeting on January 5 and also in the governing council meeting held on January 9 in New Del hi. It said the committee's recommendations were subject to the condition that the minimum eligibility requirement for all the programmes should be a bachelor degree in any field. It will be applicable to students admitted to FTII from 2016 onwards.

FTII has been making efforts since 2011for securing the master's degree equivalence.However, it was only on December 6 and 7 last year that a four-member AIU committee visited FTII.

Gajendra Chauhan, chairman, and B P Singh, chairman, academic council, FTII, have congratulated the institute hoping the status would take FTII to even greater heights.