Pune: Newly Appointed Chairman Actor R Madhavan Visits FTII, Meets Students And Faculty Members

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Pune 6th Oct 2023: Actor R Madhavan who was recently appointed chairman of Film and Television Institute of India based in Pune visited the prestigious institute and interacted with the student bodies and members of the faculty. This was his first visit after taking charge last month.


As the President of FTII, Madhavan will be acting as Chairman of the Governing Council, Academic Council and Standing Finance Committee of the Institute. During his visit of two days between October 4 and 5 he engaged in a series of interactions and discussions that energised the FTII community of students, faculty and staff as a whole, said officials.



The actor commenced his visit with a comprehensive campus tour, acquainting himself with the diverse facilities and educational spaces that FTII has to offer. He made it a point to interact with students, faculty members and staff, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. To gain a deeper understanding of FTII’s academic structure and courses, he held meetings with heads of academic departments from both the Film and Television wings. Furthermore, he sought valuable insights from student representatives regarding their expectations, reinforcing his commitment to cinema education.


He also met with Section Heads and members of the FTII staff association, listening keenly to their perspectives and concerns. During his visit, Madhavan commended FTII for successfully conducting over 450 short courses under open learning vertical, Centre for Open Learning. He expressed his delight in organizing short courses without fee across India for learners from tribal communities as part of the “Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” initiative.