FTII, SRFTI to hold JET for 2018 session
New Delhi: For the first time ever, country's two premier film schools — Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata — will hold a joint entrance exam for the 2018 academic session.
The test will be held on February 18 in 26 centres across the country which includes two first-time centres—Srinagar (J&K) and Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands). Online registration for JET closes on January 25.
Candidates applying for admission to FTII and SRFTI go through a multi-staged selection process. The first stage is an all India examination, the Joint Entrance Test, (JET). This is a written test of three hours duration consisting of objective type and subjective questions.
Based on the JET score, FTII and SRFTI would send call letters to candidates for the second stage of the selection process and thereafter, on successful accomplishment of all the requisites, finally admit the students to the full time regular programmes.
Along with entrance tests, joint seminars are also being conducted in two phases. The first phase was being held on January 10 across 15 places of 12 states, Haldwani and Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Banasthali Vidyapeeth and Jaipur (Rajasthan), Delhi, Somaiya Vidyavihar and Mumbai (Maharashtra), Guwahati (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Bhubaneswar (Orissa),Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Jammu (J&K), Hyderabad (Telangana) and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
The next phase would be on January 21 in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Srinagar (J&K) and Chandigarh.
Also institutions offering courses in fine and commercial art and architecture would be tapped as students from such institutes alone are eligible for FTII's PG course in Art Direction and Production Design.
Moreover, FTII alumni along with the Institute's own faculty are conducting the Seminars, which typically begin with a brief introduction of FTII and SRFTI, then a detailed presentation on JET followed by a Q&A. Questions are mostly been around the eligibility for courses, examination scheme and advice on preparation.
The Director of FTII Bhupendra Kainthola said that the awareness about formal film education and the opportunities it offers is generally low in the country. Information about academic programmes offered in FTII and SRFTI is lower still, as is information about the admission procedure. The seminars also aim to generate a wave of interest, particularly in aspirants in small towns, and in regions where entrance test enrolment is traditionally low.
Another priority is to reach out to women, to encourage them to apply since the gender ratio in the Campus currently is embarrassingly low, he mentioned further.