FTII entrance

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, functioning under the Union government, has invited applications for entrance examinations for admission to its courses in film and television.

The courses include three-year postgraduate diploma courses in direction, cinematography, audiography and editing. Each has 12 seats. Those with Bachelor’s degrees in any discipline can apply for the courses, except for the one in audiography, which requires the degree as well as study of physics as a subject at the Plus Two level.

The two-year postgraduate diploma course in acting has 20 seats. Those with Bachelor’s degrees in architecture, painting, applied arts, sculpture and interior design or related fields may apply.

A certificate course of a year and a half in animation and computer graphics has 12 seats. Thos who have passed Plus Two are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants having diplomas from fine arts colleges.

The one-year postgraduate certificate course in screen-play writing for feature films has 12 seats. Those with Bachelor’s degrees in any discipline may apply.

In television, there are one-year postgraduate certificate courses in direction, electronic cinematography, video editing, audiography and TV engineering. Each has 10 seats. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline may apply, but the audiography and TV engineering courses need the additional requirement of study of physics at the Plus Two level.

The entrance examination for all courses, except the one for the certificate course in animation and computer graphics which will be held at Pune on June 22, is scheduled for May 25. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is the test centre.

The application form and prospectus can be downloaded from the website www.ftiindia.com. The filled application forms may be sent to the Controller of Examinations, Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune – 411004 (ph: 020 25431817 or 25430017l extn. 223; 25425656 direct line) so as to reach him on or before April 21. Enclosed with the applications should be a demand draft for Rs. 1,610 (Rs. 1,260 for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates) drawn on any nationalised bank in favour of the Accounts Officer, Film and Television Institute of India, payable at Pune. For details, visit www.ftiindia.com


The University Grants Commission (UGC) will hold the National Eligibility Test (NET) for junior research fellowship and lectureship on June 29. The test will held for 77 arts and humanities subjects, including languages, at 66 select centres. The University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi; and the University of Calicut, Tenhipalam; are centres.

The subjects include economics; political science; philosophy; psychology; sociology; history; anthropology; commerce; education; social work; defence and strategic studies; home science; public administration; population studies; music; management, physical education; labour welfare or human resource management; law; library and information science; mass communication and journalism; performing arts — dance, drama, theatre, musicology and conservation; archaeology; criminology; women’s studies; visual arts; social medicine and community health; forensic science; computer science and applications; electronics science; environmental science; human rights and duties; tourism administration and management; Hindi, Malayalam, English and linguistics.

Those who have secured at least 55 percent marks in the Master’s degree examination (50 per cent for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and physically and visually challenged candidates require 50 per cent marks) are eligible to apply. Those who are appearing for the examination, or have appeared and awaiting results, are also eligible. The age limit is 28 as on June 1 (relaxed by 5 years for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, physically and visually challenged and other categories).

The application format, attendance slip, admission card and other details have been published in Employment News dated March 8. Details are also available on www.ugc.ac.in. The last date of receipt of the applications at the test centre, or university, is May 2.

IIMC entrance

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, has invited applications for an entrance test to be held on May 20.

The programmes for which admission are to be made are postgraduate diploma courses in journalism (English at the branches in New Delhi and Dhenkanal in Orissa; Hindi at New Delhi and Oriya at Dhenkanal); radio and television journalism (New Delhi); and advertising and public relations (New Delhi).

The courses start in August and end in April 2009.

Details of admission can be had from the www.iimc.gov.in. Online application facilities have been provided. The last date for the receipt of completed applications is April 16.