Film and Television Institute of India - [FTII], Pune

Film and Television Institute of India - [FTII], Pune

Pune, Maharashtra Estd 1960 Public Institute (Autonomous)

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FTII Quick Update

July 09: FTII Launches Online Short Course, Alocana: Cinema & Role of Critics, last date to apply is July 13. Check Here

July 07: FTII JET 2020 Result likely to be announced soon. Check Here

June 22: FTII Introduces Online Course on Basic Visual Storytelling. Check Here

June 10: FTII releases the list of selected participants for Basic Smart Phone Film Making Course. 

May 25: FTII introduces short courses on Online Film Appreciation. Last Date to Apply: June 2. Click Here to Register.

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is set up by the Government of India in Pune. The institute provides PG Diploma and Certificate courses in various disciplines of film and television. Established as ‘Film Institute of India’ in 1960, it was renamed as ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ in 1971. The frequent visits of renowned professionals from television, film and media industries allow students to get knowledge and experience of this sector.

FTII Admissions 

The admission procedure is administered by the Joint Entrance Test (JET) followed by rounds of orientation and Interviews. The candidates are shortlisted for the interview on the basis of the scores secured in the entrance exam. 

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FTII Courses and Eligibility 

There are three types of courses offered by the institute. A brief about them all is given below

Film Wing: P.G. Diploma and Certificate Course

The eligibility and the total seats available in every specialization are mentioned below

Course NameEligibilityTotal Seats
Direction & Screenplay WritingBachelor’s degree in any discipline10
Feature Film Screenplay Writing12
Sound Recording & Sound DesignBachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at 10+2 level.10
Art Direction & Production DesignBachelor’s degree in applied arts, architecture, painting, sculpture, interior design or related fields in fine arts or equivalent diploma from a recognized institute in any of the above.10

Television Wing: P.G. Certificate Courses 

The eligibility and the total seat allocation for the courses are tabulated below

Course NameEligibilityTotal Seats
DirectionBachelor’s degree in any discipline10
Electronic Cinematography10
Video Editing10
Sound Recording & Television EngineeringBachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at senior secondary (10+2) level10

Short-Term Courses

FTII provides various short courses of foundation level (course duration ranging from 5 days to 3 weeks). These courses are conducted throughout the country in association with the State Government, Universities, Educational Institutes, and others. Tabulated below are the brief highlights of the same:

Course NameDurationEligibility
Writing for Television Fiction & Web series24 weeksDegree of a UGC recognized university or equivalent in any field
Appreciation of Documentary Films05 daysHSC (12th pass), in exceptional cases 10th pass will also be considered
Screen Acting20 DaysFirst – Come – First – Served basis
Smartphone Filmmaking at New Delhi10 daysFirst-Come-First-Served basis
Screenplay Writing20 daysFirst – Come – First – Served basis
Fiction Writing for Television20 daysFirst – Come – First – Served basis
Comic Acting20 daysFirst – Come – First – Served basis
Digital Cinematography20 DaysFirst – Come – First – Served basis

Also, Check FTII Fees Structure

FTII Scholarships 

The institute offers scholarships to deserving candidates in the three-year Diploma courses in Film and Television and One Year Certificate Course in Television. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the performance at the time of admission and later based on the performance in the annual examination in theory, practical and projects.

FTII ScholarshipsCriteriaAmount (INR)
Entrance Exam MeritToppers in each of the Film Wing Courses12,500
1st Semester Merit
(Based on CGPA & earned credit)
Common Module (Editing, Sound Recording & Sound Design,
Art Direction & Production Design and
Screenplay Writing) first three toppers

1st – 24,000
2nd – 21,500
3rd – 19,000

ActingActing Topper24,000
ScreenplayScreenplay Writing Topper24,000

II to V Semester Merit
(Based on CGPA and earned credit)

First and Second topper of each course

1st – 13,500
2nd – 11,500

Read about FTII Scholarships

FTII Facilities

The Film and Television Institute of India has a lot of facilities that make it stand out from the other media institutes. A brief about the same are listed below:


  • FTII library houses total collection of 3100+ resources which include books covering various subject areas of cinema and related subjects like Indian cinema, direction, cinematography, sound recording, acting, screenplay writing, theatre, visual art, paintings, etc.
  • There is a vast collection of films and videos and also has access to the collection of the National Film Archive of India located near the FTII Campus.
  • Video documentaries made by students are also available in the Video Library. The Video Library also curates audio-visual material like Disc Records, Video Cassettes and DVDs/VCDs.

Screening Facilities

  • The “Daily Screening” is a unique part of the institute. Every evening from Monday to Friday the screening takes place at the main theatre or National Film Archive of India.
  • Classroom theatre is available for all theory classes.
  • Also, the IT infrastructure meets the need of IT, Internet, Wi-Fi, and multimedia for the students and the Departments.


  • FTII also provides hostel facilities for the out-station candidates with all the required necessities.
  • The hostels are Wi-Fi enabled.
  • The first semester fees for hostel facility in Post Graduate and certificate course in feature film screenplay writing is INR 32,978.
  • From the second semester, the charges for the courses scale down to INR 10,281.
  • Hostel rent deposits and other charges for Post Graduate Certificate in Television (Direction, Electronic Cinematography, Video Editing, Sound Recording & Television Engineering) is INR 43,259.

Note: The data mentioned above is of 2018 and do not include extra expenses.


  • Sports are also given equal importance in FTII, the modern gymnasium is open 8 hrs free of cost for students, staff, faculty.
  • FTII houses a large playground for sports like cricket, football, and a separate basketball court. The one-day cricket between the alumni and students is a long-standing tradition.
  • FTII has a swimming pool that is utilized by students, staff, faculty including others.

FTII, Pune Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
PG Diploma₹77,812Graduation
PG Certificate₹77,813Graduation
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Law College Road,
Pune - 411004
Maharashtra , India

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020-25580000 , Administrative Office - 25580152 , Director's Office - 25580150 , Registrar's Office - 25580151



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July 09, 2020

FTII Launches Online Course on Role of Critics in Cinema, Apply by 13 July

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune has come up with yet another impact-creating insightful short course, Alocana: Cinema & Role of Critic. This online course by FTII will be delivered in an online mode for 20 days. Registration process has begun, and the last date to

July 07, 2020

FTII JET 2020 Result to Be Announced Soon

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune will release the JET result anytime soon in online mode. Earlier, the FTII JET result was to be declared in the third week of May 2020. However, the decision to release the result was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FTII JET is a joint entra

June 23, 2020

FTII Launches Online Course on Basic Visual Storytelling

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has introduced an online course on Basic Visual Storytelling Course via audio-video, photographs, and texts. Interested students can apply on the official website of FTII and the last date to register is June 23, 2020. The online co

June 10, 2020

FTII Pune Released List of Selected Participants for Basic Smartphone Film-Making Course

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune has released the list of selected participants for the short online course on Smartphone Filmmaking.  The course is scheduled to be held in online mode between June 16-June 20, 2020. This uniquely designed course was started in 2019 by&nbsp

May 29, 2020

FTII Introduces Short Course on Online Film Appreciation

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) along with National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has introduced a short course on Online Film Appreciation.  The last date to apply for the course is June 2, 2020. The course will be conducted from June 15, 2020 to Ju

January 31, 2020

FTII Entrance Result 2020: Merit List, Score Card

FTII is abbreviated as “Film and Television Institute of India”. University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate Film and Television course. Various courses are Direction and Screenplay Editing, Cinematography, Sound Recording and Design, Art Direction and Production, Editing, A

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