Department of Information & Public Relation (DIPR) in collaboration with Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata today organized a seminar at Srinagar.FTII representatives senior faculty members, FTII Pune Pankaj Saxsena, and Lalit Tiwari held an interactive session with a large number of students from different Universities and colleges of the valley.Joint Director Information Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad, while addressing the participants that DIPR in collaboration with FTII has organized this admission seminar in Srinagar to acquaint the the students with the admission procedures and career options in the field .While elaborating the courses of the FTII and SRFTII, India's two most reputed centres of film and television education, Saxsena and Tiwari detailed about the different courses and also how to apply.Saxsena said that FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata both Institutions under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India have announced Joint Entrance Test (JET) for 2018 admissions. The all-India test will be on 18th February in 26 centres across the country which includes Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. He said this is the first time both institutes have come together for a common entrance test, FTII is conducting Admission Seminars in various locations across the country.
He added that FTII aims to attract maximum participants to these Seminars so that a large number of prospective candidates from J&K get an opportunity to take the JET exams this year. This year FTII is making special efforts to increase entrance test enrolment in regions such as Jammu & Kashmir where the candidate turn out is traditionally low", He said.The faculty members said that candidates applying for admission to FTII and SRFTI need to go through a multi-stage selection process. The first stage in this selection process is an All India level written examination called as the Joint Entrance Test, 2018 (JET 2018).JET 2018 is a written test of three hours duration consisting of objective type and subjective questions and will be conducted in 26 centers across India. Based on the JET 2018 score of the candidates, FTII and SRFTI will send call letters to the candidates for the Second stage of the selection process and thereafter, on successful accomplishment of all the requisites, finally admit students in their full time regular programmes for the academic year 2018.While interacting with FTII faculty students requested establishment of film institute like FTII in the state, besides regular seminars regarding career orientation.Field Publicity Officers DIPR, Mohammad Aslam Khan and various other official of the department were present on the occasion.