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According to the details on the Certificate of Merit, the honour was presented to the film Ram Shastri for the Best Hindi Picture of the Year 1944 by Bengal Film Journalists’ Association, Calcutta. It bears the signature of the association’s president Tushar Kanti Ghosh and honorary secretary SM Bagde.(Sourced)

Pre-Independence award to 1944 film Ram Shastri discovered at FTII

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The pre-Independence award would now be showcased at the Prabhat Museum, according to FTII officials
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Shekhar Kapur has been appointed president of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India Society and chairman of FTII Governing Council.(AP)
Shekhar Kapur has been appointed president of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India Society and chairman of FTII Governing Council.(AP)

Will add value, says minister on Shekhar Kapur’s appointment as FTII president

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Shekhar Kapur has been appointed to hold the FTII president’s post till 3 March 2023
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Kapur has received numerous awards for his work in the field of cinema including Padma Shri in 2000 and the Golden Globe Award in 1998.(AP file photo)
Kapur has received numerous awards for his work in the field of cinema including Padma Shri in 2000 and the Golden Globe Award in 1998.(AP file photo)

Shekhar Kapur appointed chief of FTII society, chairman of FTII governing council

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:35 PM IST
The ministry of information and broadcasting announced Kapur as the new President of FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council, FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola said.
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Jaideep Ahlawat is essaying a lead role for the first time(Pravin Talan)
Jaideep Ahlawat is essaying a lead role for the first time(Pravin Talan)

Meet Jaideep Ahlawat, the actor India is raving about

By Priya Pathiyan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:16 AM IST
How the Haryana-born FTII graduate became the toast of B-town
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FTII JET 2020 admit card. (Screengrab)
FTII JET 2020 admit card. (Screengrab)

FTII JET 2020 admit card released at ftii.ac.in, here’s how to download

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The FTII will be conducting the JET examination 2020 on February 15 and 16, 2020. The result will be declared in the third week of May.
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FTII JET admit card 2020(FTII JET)
FTII JET admit card 2020(FTII JET)

FTII JET Admit card 2020 to be released soon

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata will release the admit card for its joint entrance test 2020.
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Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.(HT file)
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.(HT file)

No Pune International Film Festival screenings at FTII

By Press Trust of India | Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Film screenings that were scheduled at FTII have now been shifted to the National Film Archive of India’s (NFAI) Kothrud premises. Read on to know more...
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Film and Television Institute of India.(HT file)
Film and Television Institute of India.(HT file)

FTII, Satyajit Ray Institute reduce joint entrance exam fees

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The reduction in fees follows five days of relay hunger strike by students and protests of 10 days by students at both the institutes.
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JNU President Aishe Ghosh addresses the media during a press conference in the presence of other JNU students, at JNU Freedom Square, JNU Campus on November 28, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
JNU President Aishe Ghosh addresses the media during a press conference in the presence of other JNU students, at JNU Freedom Square, JNU Campus on November 28, 2019.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Controlling costs: Here’s a lesson JNU can learn from FTII | Opinion

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The government could, perhaps, take a look at the FTII model in a bid to solve the current students unrest and imbroglio at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
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Apart from being an actor and a radical playwright, Girish Karnad was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford(Hemant Mishra)
Apart from being an actor and a radical playwright, Girish Karnad was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford(Hemant Mishra)

Remembering Girish Karnad: A voice of reason in an unreasonable time

By Nandita Puri | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 01:33 PM IST
A friend reveals the veteran actor’s deepest passions and challenges
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“I remember playing on the film trolley, rolling downhill from Shantaram pond to the main gate,” said Subhash Kulkarni, who used to accompany his father Sadashiv Kulkarni, who worked for the Prabhat Film Company as a recording engineer since 1929.(HT Photo)
“I remember playing on the film trolley, rolling downhill from Shantaram pond to the main gate,” said Subhash Kulkarni, who used to accompany his father Sadashiv Kulkarni, who worked for the Prabhat Film Company as a recording engineer since 1929.(HT Photo)

Kin of founding members recall Prabhat Film Company’s cinematic brilliance

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:54 AM IST
The studio, which now serves FTII students, continues to spread cinematic knowledge through its 90-year legacy. The Prabhat Film Company was established on June 1, 1929, in Kolhapur.
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Film and Television Institute of India students protest against television actor-turned-politician Gajendra Chauhan when he had assumed charge as the chairperson of the institute in Mumbai on January 7, 2016. Things haven’t been the same since then.(HT file photo)
Film and Television Institute of India students protest against television actor-turned-politician Gajendra Chauhan when he had assumed charge as the chairperson of the institute in Mumbai on January 7, 2016. Things haven’t been the same since then.(HT file photo)

At FTII, new regime meets old discontent

By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 10:22 AM IST
June 12, 2015, began like any other day at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, a leafy campus that was once the site of one of the country’s first studios, and where, even today, a wide arterial road leads off to a lake built for a film set in the 1940s.
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FTII Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
FTII Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

FTII introduces new courses in film criticism, review of art, to begin from May 28, all details here

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 03:09 PM IST
The 20-day course would be conducted from May 28 to June 19, 2019 in Delhi in association with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), an official release said.
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Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (retd), Union minister of state (independent charge) for information and broadcasting(HT Photo)
Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (retd), Union minister of state (independent charge) for information and broadcasting(HT Photo)

FTII to be converted into deemed university, proposal under considerations

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 04:01 PM IST
The earlier plan was to make FTII an institution of excellence and put under IIMC, which will be a deemed university.
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BP Singh, director-producer of the popular crime investigation television series C.I.D., will be be the new chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
BP Singh, director-producer of the popular crime investigation television series C.I.D., will be be the new chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)

BP Singh, best known as producer of the CID crime series, named FTII chief

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:34 PM IST
BP Singh, who is an alumnus of the film institute, is currently its vice-chairperson. His appointment comes more than a month after actor Anupam Kher resigned from the position.
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The students were on protest since August 21 this year protesting against faulty and inadequate infrastructure(HT FIle Photo)
The students were on protest since August 21 this year protesting against faulty and inadequate infrastructure(HT FIle Photo)

FTII Pune protest: After 83 days, students resume classes today

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Around 40 students each from 2016 and 2017 batches were not attending classes for 83 days demanding additional infrastructure and extending the semester period
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Kher said he wanted to leave with a positive feeling and that he is constituted a great academic and governing council(HT PHOTO)
Kher said he wanted to leave with a positive feeling and that he is constituted a great academic and governing council(HT PHOTO)

At FTII Pune, Anupam Kher was without a team; now there is a team without a head

By Yogesh Joshi and Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 03:39 PM IST
Anupam Kher, a veteran Bollywood personality, on Wednesday resigned as chairman of FTII society citing international commitments. Cutting short his three-year tenure after serving for a year, Kher will now get busy shooting for HBO series, New Amsterdam.
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Anupam Kher shared his resignations letter on Twitter.(Reuters/File Photo)
Anupam Kher shared his resignations letter on Twitter.(Reuters/File Photo)

Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman due to international assignments

By HT Correspondent | Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Anupam Kher has quit his position as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, citing a busy schedule.
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Kabir Kala Manch and FTII lock horns over a documentary film, Hora.(Kabirkalamanchpune/Facebook)
Kabir Kala Manch and FTII lock horns over a documentary film, Hora.(Kabirkalamanchpune/Facebook)

FTII cancels screening of student film on Dalit folk artistes’ group Kabir Kala Manch

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 11:57 AM IST
The filmmaker Harishankar Nachimuthu has claimed that the screening of his documentary film Hora was cancelled due to pressure from right-wing organisations.
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Rita Bhaduri was 62.
Rita Bhaduri was 62.

Rita Bhaduri was my friend, closest competitor at FTII, says Shabana Azmi

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:03 PM IST
Rita Bhaduri passed away earlier on Tuesday after battling kidney ailment for a long time. She was 62.
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Director Satyajit Ray Ray operating the camera during the shoot of Shatranj ke Khilari(Photo courtesy: My Adventures with Satyajit Ray / HarperCollins)
Director Satyajit Ray Ray operating the camera during the shoot of Shatranj ke Khilari(Photo courtesy: My Adventures with Satyajit Ray / HarperCollins)

‘Produce a film if you feel you will die if you don’t make that film. It was like that with me, with Ray’

By Paramita Ghosh | Hindustan times
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:46 AM IST
The only time Satyajit Ray worked with a rookie producer was in Shatranj ke Khilari. On Ray’s 97th birth anniversary, Suresh Jindal reveals the give and take of their relationship, and unknown facets of Ray, the man and the collaborator
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Kaamod Laxman Kharade is a musician turned civil engineer turned sound engineer, and also a national film award winner .(HT PHOTO)
Kaamod Laxman Kharade is a musician turned civil engineer turned sound engineer, and also a national film award winner .(HT PHOTO)

It is a great fortune that I have a musical family, says sound engineer Kaamod Laxman Kharade

By Prachi  Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The musician cites meeting John Meyer, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, as the most influential factor in his career growth.
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