Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI)
and Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will soon be made institutes of national
importance with the power to award degrees, said a newspaper report.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has suggested the proposal in front of the Union
Cabinet that will give greater autonomy to the institutes, said the report.
The proposals have been pending for several years now under the UPA regime but sources
said the approvals are now likely to come soon.
Once approved, the three proposals will require parliamentary sanction. The mentioned three
institutes will be in the league of IITs and AIIMS.
All the three institutes are reputed organizations in the media education sector but could only
grant diplomas. The tag of national importance will increase international collaborations, award
degrees, improve infrastructure and funding for research suggested sources.
The IIMC will be able to offer MA, M. Phil and PhD. The institute has five regional centres in
Aizawl (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu and Kashmir and
Kottyam (Kerala). Source: Agency.