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 Name Eligibility Total Seats
Direction & Screenplay Writing Bachelor’s degree in any discipline 10
Cinematography 10
Acting 10
Feature Film Screenplay Writing 12
Sound Recording & Sound Design Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at 10+2 level. 10
Art Direction & Production Design Bachelor’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 Name Eligibility Total Seats
Direction Bachelor’s degree in any discipline 10
Electronic Cinematography 10
Video Editing 10
Sound Recording & Television Engineering Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at senior secondary (10+2) level 10

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 Name Duration Eligibility
Writing for Television Fiction & Web series 24 weeks Degree of a UGC recognized university or equivalent in any field
Appreciation of Documentary Films 05 days HSC (12th pass), in exceptional cases 10th pass will also be considered
Screen Acting 20 Days First – Come – First – Served basis
Smartphone Filmmaking at New Delhi 10 days First-Come-First-Served basis
Screenplay Writing 20 days First – Come – First – Served basis
Fiction Writing for Television 20 days First – Come – First – Served basis
Comic Acting 20 days First – Come – First – Served basis
Digital Cinematography 20 Days First – Come – First – Served basis

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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 Scholarships Criteria Amount (INR)
Entrance Exam Merit Toppers in each of the Film Wing Courses 12,500
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

Acting Acting Topper 24,000
Screenplay Screenplay Writing Topper 24,000

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

First and Second topper of each course

1st – 13,500
2nd – 11,500

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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.