FTII, SRFTI and IIMC to become institutes of national importance

July 23, 2014

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.

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