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सत्यजित रे फिल्म और टेलीविजन संस्थान
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India

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Admission 2013

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by srfti No Comments



Applications are invited for admission to 3-year postgraduate programme in cinema (session 2013 – 2016) specialization in Direction & Screenplay Writing, Cinematography, Sound Recording & Design, Editing and Producing for Film & Television.

Applications are to be made on-line through the website of the institute on and from 29th July 2013.

The last date for on-line application to the courses is 23rd August, 2013.

Application fee has to be made in any branch of SBI using the prescribed ‘Bank Challan’, in favour Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata

Admission of students under SC/ST/ OBC non creamy layer quota is as per rules. It is to be noted that Ragging is prohibited as per decision of the Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition No. (c) 656/1998.


1. Details of each course, eligibility criteria etc. are available in e-prospectus.

2. There will be an all-India Admission Test for all courses.


Candidates will have to apply for the entrance examination through the online application system of the Institute.

The online application allows the candidate to provide all required information and also to upload scanned photograph and signature.

The application fee has to be paid by the following ways before filling up the application form:

Candidates will have to deposit the required amount at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) by using

the printed Bank Challan, available in the website.

Prospective candidates are advised to visit our website  at regular intervals for updates.

Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected. The application fee will not be refunded in any case. Rights of cancellation or selection/admission lie with the Admission Committee of the Institute. The Institute reserves the right to limit the number of eligible applicants to be called for interactive Orientation Course.

I)  Selection (Merit wise and specialization wise based on the Written Test) for interactive Orientation Course is provisional and is subject to:

  1. Fulfilling of the eligibility criteria as notified earlier.
  2. Verification of the marks/degrees (equivalence to graduate etc.).
  3. Correction in the merit position due to error, if any.

II) Candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be considered for admission, even if he/she is provisionally selected for admission by mistake.

III) SC/ST/ OBC (Non-creamy layer) quota as per rules.

IV) No separate intimation will be sent to individual candidates.

V) Candidates are to take admission in one subject only.

VI) All admissions are provisional.

VII) In case of multiple applications, all the application will be rejected and no fee will be refunded.

VIII) If a candidate fails to register his/her name by paying the admission and other fees by the specified date and time for admission, the next candidate in order of merit will be considered for admission.

Candidates in the selection list must submit an affidavit on a non-judicial court paper at the time of admission.

Text of the affidavit will be available in the website after declaring the merit list for admission.

X) Those candidates who have already been admitted to any institution affiliated to other universities/ working in an organization will be required to produce a withdrawal/resignation certificate from the institution/organization concerned at the time of admission to SRFTI. A declaration will be required for giving up the profession during the course for self employed candidate. If they are unable to submit it at the time of admission, they may apply to the Dean for extension of time. Under no circumstances such candidates will be allowed to submit the “withdrawal certificate/ cancellation certificate” after one week of commencement of session. No students are allowed to be engaged academically or professionally to any educational/ occupational institute or organization during the academic tenure.

XI) Provisional admission of the candidates who fail to submit withdrawal certificate/ cancellation certificate within the stipulated date will be cancelled.

XII) Hostel accommodation is not assured. However, outstation candidates may apply to the Registrar at the time of admission for hostel accommodations. Forms for the hostel admission are available on the site. It may also be collected on the day of admission.


Admission Document for the Written Examination Test

The admit card and government recognized photo ID card will be required to attend the written examination. Mobile phone, pager, digital diary, calculator or any other such item(s) that are barred for security reason or assessed by the centre supervisor as unacceptable, will not be allowed in the examination hall.



1. Admit card of the admission test.

2. All Original Mark-sheets.

3. Attested photocopies of all Mark-sheets and Admit Cards.

4. Three stamp-size (2X2.5 cm) colour photographs.

5. Parents’/guardian’s income certificate or any one of the followings

a. Copy of the Income Tax Return

b. Copy of Form 16

c. Copy of the Pay Slip/ Salary Certificate from the employer

d. Income Certificate from local MLA/Councilor

  1. Photo ID card, which has the postal address, of the candidate (e.g. voter Id card, Driving address, aadhaar card, passport etc.).

7. Original Caste Certificate (For SC/ST candidates) and two attested photocopies thereof. OBC candidates will be required to produce original certificate along with two attested copies of category certificates, issued after January 2013 by a competent authority in the prescribed format. View or Download from OBC_NCL_certificate.


a)       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.

b)       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, Editing, Producing for Film & Television and Sound recording & Design respectively. There is no negative marking in the written examination.

c)       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.

d)       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.

e)       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.

f)        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.



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.





Delhi 01, Mumbai 02, Kolkata 03, Chennai 04, Hyderabad 05, Bangalore 06, Guwahati 07, Trivandrum 08, Bhopal 09, Lucknow 10, Patna 11.

Institute reserves the right to change the admission center.


Admission fee for the candidates other than S.C. & S.T. category and for candidates in S.C. & S.T. category may be Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 500/- respectively. Each department will have 12 seats only (Six in general category, 2 in OBC non creamy layer category, 1 in SC category, 1 in ST category and 2 seats are reserved for students from foreign origin).






Facility – Producing for Film & Television

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by srfti No Comments

sound mixing lab


Facility – Editing

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by srfti No Comments


Our objective is to endow students with comprehensive theoretical as well as hands-on training with state-of-the-art technology that are being used by professional film makers in India and abroad.

The department houses separate wings dedicated to film and digital video editing environment.

The film section consists of nine separate Steenbeck editing suites adjacent to a common cutting room.

The Digital Non-Linear Editing section consists of 35 latest Avid Media Composers and Final Cut Pro to edit Standard Definition, Hi-Definition video and celluloid film projects.

The department also imparts knowledge on Analog Video Editing (including online mastering).

For compositing & graphics, we offer training program on dedicated workstations like SMOKE.

The department has well equipped class rooms, preview and conference rooms called Agit-Prop, Vaudeville and Ujjaini for regular demonstrations, discussions and analyses with projection systems and digital editing demonstration facilities

Facility – Sound Recording & Design

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by srfti No Comments

final year student Nairit Dey in the console

The department of Sound Recording and Sound Designing is equipped with state of the art equipment to prepare the students for meaningful contribution to the industry. The students enjoy the following facilities:



Industry exposure and (study tour) workshops, conducted by eminent engineers from industry.



Facility – Direction

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by srfti No Comments


The department is equipped with state-of-the art infrastructures & equipment’s


Final Cut Pro editing set ups
Avid Express editing set ups
Five – P2 Ca meras DVX-202 EN
Three – P2 Cameras HPX-172 En
Two – P2 Cameras HVX-250 En
Five – Canon 7D Digita l Still Cameras
Four – Boom Mikes
Five – Zoom Portable Audio Recorders
Five – I-MAC Editing Set-up
A Computer Laboratory with ten computers

Accessories like microphone, tripod etc.

Meghe Dhaka Tara – Screening

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by srfti No Comments



Director Shri. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee was called to the Institute to present his recently released film ‘Mehge Dhaka Tara’ to the members of SRFTI on 20.7. 2013

Prasenjit Ghosh (Associate professor)

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by srfti No Comments

Academic Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Direction from FTII, Pune.

Industry experience: Worked on an Indo-Italian Film ‘in the twelfth night’ .Worked as Production Liaison Officer in a German film ‘Shadow of time’. Directed a diploma film ‘The Swing’ which participated in the 7th Short Film Festival, Dhaka. Directed a Doordarshan commissioned documentary on Jnanpath Award wining poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay‘ Tar par JeteJete’.Directed SRFTI produced film ‘Golpokalpana’ which participated in Kolkata Film Festival (Video Section).Worked as EP for a documentary produced by Madhyam, Bhopal. Participated in a student exchange programme on production in HFF, Potsdam as faculty supervisor. Headed the student Production Dept for 14 years.Supervised around 60 Diplomas, 80 short films, innumerable AD, Promos, Playback & Student workshop.

Shyamal Sengupta (Professor & Head of Department)

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by srfti No Comments

Academic Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Direction from FTII, Pune.

Industry experience: He has been associated with the three major film schools in the country (SRFTI, FTII, Whistling Woods) in either academic or administrative capacity. Much before that he worked with BBC World Service (Radio) in London for three years, and worked as Script consultant for various organizations including Channel 4, U.K. Back in the country, he worked as Senior Production for Business India Television. And off and on, he wrote a couple of scripts for fiction films which won major national awards and were shown at major festival abroad.

He has also worked as a Production consultant for a  number of foreign productions, including documentaries commissioned by BBC 2. He has participated as speaker in a number of national & international seminars.

Somdev Chatterjee (Assistant Professor)

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by srfti No Comments

 Academic qualification:Post graduate diploma in editing from SRFTI, Kolkata

Industry experience: Was associate director and cameraperson on Bilal, directed by Sourav Sarangi. Directed the documentaries The Student Headmaster and Drugged to death, which were commissioned by the Al Jazeera network. Has written scripts for several television programs.

Teaching experience:

Taught at the Film and Television Institute of India from December 2006 to March 2008.

Saikat Shekhareshwar Ray (Assistant Professor)

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by srfti No Comments

 Academic qualification: Post graduate diploma in editing from SRFTI, Kolkata

Industry experience: Worked as the chief editor with a number of well-known directors, in projects commissioned by National and International television channels and funders. He has been the editor for “Hope Dies Last in War” a Swarna Kamal(National Award) winning film directed by Supriyo Sen. He has also edited films commissioned by Al-jazeera network, NHK, ITVS, Fokus, Finland and YLE. Apart from mainstream documentaries, he also has edited a number of Ads and corporate films.

Teaching experience: Joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 2006 as a faculty in the Film Editing Department. In 2009, he joined the St. Xavier’s College as a lecturer in the Mass Communication and Videography Department.

National Awards 2007 (best editing non-feature) –Hope Dies Last in War

IDPA 2008 (Gold Award for best editing short fiction) – DhinTak Dha

IDPA 2009 (Gold Award for best editing, documentary) – Many Stories of Love & Hate.