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Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Admission , KolKata
About Us:

Government of India established Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in 1995 as an autonomous academic institution under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.The Institute was subsequently registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. Located at Kolkata and named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, the Institute, the second of its kind in the country, is a National Centre offering post-graduate diploma courses in Film and Television. Besides offering regular full time courses, the Institute has plans to undertake project development, funding and production of fiction and non-fiction films. In addition, research work on film and television related issues are in the offing


Method of Selection:

  • A written examination of three hours duration will be scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm on 01/09/13. The paper for written examination will be divided in three sections. First section will be having 30 marks on mental aptitude, second section will be of 40 marks on creative aptitude and third section will consist of 30 marks on specific area aptitude (total 100 marks). Answers are required to be written in English only.
  • The Question Paper will be composed in six groups. Group ‘A’ on mental and creative aptitude will be mandatory for all the candidates and they have to choose one of the rest five groups (B, C, D, E, F) for specific area aptitude test. B, C, D, E and F groups are for Cinematography, Direction & SPW, and Editing, Producing for Film & Television and Sound recording & Design respectively. There is no negative marking in the written examination.
  • The cut off marks in written examination for the candidates in general category is 35% and for the candidates in reserved category is 30%. Only maximum of first 30 candidates from each specialization will be called for interactive orientation course and interview.
  • A four-day interactive orientation course will be scheduled between 21st & 24th October ’13 for the department of Direction & SPW, Editing and producing and five-day interactive orientation course will be scheduled between 21st & 25th October ’13 for the department of Cinematography and Sound Recording & Design. The interactive Orientation Course will be followed by interview.
  • The weightage of marks to prepare the final merit list will be 20% of written examination, 55% of interactive O.C and 25% of interview. The full marks for each of the three sections will be 100.
  • Among successful candidates, if more than one candidate are found to have scored identical marks in merit list, the candidate who will have higher score in interactive O.C. will be given preference in the merit list.
Course Offered



Post Graduate Programme in Cinema Specialisations in:

  • Direction & Screenplay
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Recording & design
  • Editing
  • Producing for Films & Television



Minimum qualification for admission in any of the five courses will be graduation in any discipline. The graduate candidates, who have the marks sheet of the final examination for bachelor degree in their hand by 14th August ’13, are eligible to apply. The candidates should have at least 40% marks either in Physics or in Mathematics (not in business mathematics/elective mathematics/statics etc.) at +2 level for applying in Sound Recording & Design course.


List of Centers for Written Examination with Center Code: Delhi 01, Mumbai 02, Kolkata 03, Chennai 04, Hyderabad 05, Bengaluru 06, Guwahati 07, Thiruvananthapuram 08, Bhopal 09, Lucknow 10, Patna 11.


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