FTII to be declared 'institute of national importance'

Published: Dec 19, 2012, 07:55 IST | Agencies

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will soon be declared an institute of national importance by the government, the Lok Sabha was told yesterday.

“The government has taken steps to declare the FTII, Pune, as ‘Institute of National Importance’ through an act in Parliament,” MoS for I&B Manish Tewari said.

Tewari was responding to a question by S S Ramasubbu, who had asked whether the government proposed to upgrade FTII to an independent university.

Tewari replied in the negative when Ramasubbu asked whether the government also proposed a student welfare fund and a research centre on the new campus.

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