On the issue on student’s agitation on the appointment of BJP member and TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Government has formulated a three-member panel to assess the ground situation in Pune on August 19, 2015.
- A three-member team of two officers headed by the Registrar of Newspapers for India S M Khan has been constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
- The students have been on strike for the last 71 days against the appointment, acting on a complaint filed by FTII Director Prashant Pathrabe, police lodged an FIR against 15 students. Of them, five were arrested on charges of rioting under Section 353 of the IPC.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII):
- The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and aided by the Central Government of India.
- It was established in the year 1960.
- FTII is a member of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT), an organization of the world’s leading schools of film and television.
- FTII has become India’s premier film and television institute, with its alumni becoming technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.
- It is situated on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company in Pune.