THE COOLEST CAMPUS IN KOLKATA.
The management of the University is one of its kind and the professors make it all the more easier for the students.
Jadavpur university conducts entrance exams for each department. The exam is followed by a face to face interview after that a final list list is put up in the website. I scored average score, but did well in the interview board. This was the only university in India to have launched a masters course in film studies.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The college fees are rather cheap and affordable around Rs 2500 or so in a year. Furthermore there are many scholarships and allowences for the brilliant students one needs to follow the website, for a detailed update.
There is no such placement oppertunity in the film Industry. However, one can assist the professors or proceed towards higher education. A lot of Students exchange programs and research oppertunuty is offered at the department itself.
Even though I have never stayed in the hostels, my friends who resided there found it pretty cheap and affordable. The canteens too are cheaper. But one cannot expect very high appliances like air condition or geysers in the decent rates.
I am still connected to the seniors and juniors, and have been working with them in different projects. I find myself lucky to be a part of the JU family.
The faculty is undoubtedly one of the best in India but it is purely for the academicians, and not to be a successful filmmaker. For those who are interested in technical aspects, they should opt for a diploma course from the film institutes after this.
Everything is dynamic in the campus people are very broad minded and are always open to changes. However the students from the rural areas find it a bit difficult to adjust, because of the free mixing of the opposite sexes. But there is no pressure, everybody encourages productivity and talent in the campus.
There are two semestars each year but each semestar comprises of three internals and a final examination. The marks of the internal examination is being selected through the best of two method.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
This course is meant for film academia although also touches a part of filmmaking. But it is mostly related to film aesthetics, film theories and other tools required for proper film reading and decoding tge meta-texts.
In general there is not a proper placement ippertunity in this field. However, many companies do visit the campus, but it mostly depends on the personal experience and skills.
There are numerous sports and culteral activities in the campus apart from sanskriti, the celebrated culteral fest there are numerous programs organized. Film festivals and the numerous seminars, exhibitions form a part and parcel of the students.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
There are a lot of scholarschip programs for the students who are below the proverty line. Furthermore, the rewards and student exchange programs makes it easier for the brilliant students.