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Brijendra Pal Singh nominated as President of FTII

Once appointed, Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of 3 years block starting from March 4, 2017 as per the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Rules of FTII, Pune.

Dec 14, 2018 10:01 IST
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The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on December 13, 2018 nominated 'CID' Director-producer Brijendra Pal Singh as the new President of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and as the Chairman of FTII Governing Council.

The nomination was made by the Ministry under Rule 3 and Rule 22 of the Rules of the FTII. Singh is at present the Vice Chairman of the FTII Governing Council.

Once appointed, Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of 3 years block starting from March 4, 2017 as per the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Rules of FTII, Pune.

The position of Chairman of FTII was left vacant after actor Anupam Kher stepped down in October 2018, citing international film and TV assignments.

Brijendra Pal Singh

  • BP Singh is an FTII alumnus of 1970-73 batch who specialised in film cinematography.
  • He is the Producer- Director of popular TV serial ‘CID’ which recently completed a record 21 years of successful run on SONY TV. 
  • In 2004, he made his entry into the Limca Book of Records for taking a single continuous shot of 111 minutes to mark the completion of six years of CID.
  • He was the Chairperson of FTII Academic Council during 2014-2017.
  • It was his vision to launch FTII's countrywide film education outreach initiative ‘SKIFT’ (Skilling India in Film and Television) in May 2017 which saw nearly 120 short courses conducted in over 24 cities and towns across India, touching nearly 5000 learners so far.

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

Established in 1960, FTII is considered as a premier institute for training in Cinema and Television.

It is an autonomous institute under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and is aided by the Central Government.

It is situated on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company in Pune.

FTII is a member of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT), an organisation of the world's leading schools of film and television

It has been accorded the status of Institute of National Importance by the Union Government.

It boasts of notable alumni such as Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Jaya Bachchan, among others.

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