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Government funded 94% of FTII students’ expenditure in 2014-15


Friday, 7 August,New Delhi : The government has borne approximately 94% cost per student at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) for the academic year 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

“For the academic year 2014-15, approximately 94% of the cost per student was borne by the government,” Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. Jaitley said under the the Twelfth Five Year Plan, a sum of Rs 80 crore has been allotted for upgradation of FTII.

The premier institute is in the process of aligning the syllabus and course content in view of the technological development so as to enhance the analytical and creative abilities of the students. The performance of the institute is periodically assessed through meetings of the society and Governing Council, Audit and Annual Report submitted by the institute and audit by Comptroller and Auditor General, the minister added.


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