FTII to broad base its course content;  introduce choice based credit systems

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Governing Council Meeting in Mumbai gives its nod for the FTII vision document
 
The Film & Television Institute of India, FTII Governing Council has approved the new syllabus for the institute’s courses, aimed at streamlining academic course work.  In its 129th meeting, held in Mumbai today, the FTII Governing Council also approved the Academic Council’s proposal to convert FTII into a holistic  institute of cinema, television & allied arts, offering varied choice of subjects related to cinema and digital media.  The GC also approved the vision document of FTII, which proposes to switch from teacher centric approach to learning centric approach, giving students enough flexibility to steer his / her career.  
 
The Academic Council of FTII, headed by the noted filmmaker  and television producer B P Singh had drawn up an action plan for broad basing the course content.  The proposal envisages setting up of nine different “schools” under the aegis of FTII, which will offer 22 courses, including short-term courses in music composing, animation and gaming, prosthetics and make up, costume design etc, besides the core subjects like direction, cinematography,  acting, editing and sound design. 
 
The Governing Council also approved the new syllabus which aims to finish the courses in time bound manner. The new syllabus has been drawn up through a collaborative process taking inputs from academics, experts and alumni of FTII.  The institute will also introduce Choice Based Credit System  which would replace the present system of annual assessment.  The new syllabus  under semester system would be introduced from August 2016 batch, while  existing batches will continue to be covered under the old system.  The GC also approved appointment of a Proctor and new rules regarding hostel accommodation.
 
The Governing Council Meeting was chaired by Shri Gajendra Chauhan.  I&B Secretary, Shri Ajay Mittal, who was in Mumbai, attended the meeting as a special invitee.  Film maker Rajkumar Hirani,  actor Satish Shah, former Director of IIM, Bangalore Shri Pankaj Chandra, former Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, Dr. Rajan Welukar,  DG, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Shri K G Suresh, DG Films Divison, Shri Mukesh Sharma,  Director, Ramoji Film & Television Institute, Hyderabad, Shri Pavan Manvi, noted film critic Bhavana Somayya were among those attended the meeting in Mumbai.