By TC News Desk
Agartala, September 09, 2022: ICA minister Sushanta Chowdhury on Friday announced that the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata is opening it’s branch in Tripura at Nazrul Kalakshetra here from October 31 next with four short-term courses.
Speaking to media persons at Civil Secretariat here on Friday noon, Chowdhury said that he along with ICA department’s secretary Pradeep Kumar Chakraborty has visited SRFTI in Kolkata and held meeting the institute’s Director, Registrar and Technical persons on September 05 next.
After holding long talks, it has been decided that the SRFTI Tripura Chapter will start functioning from October 31 next and begin classes from November 07 onwards with four short-term courses. These are- Film Appreciation course (4 weeks), Screen Acting course (8 weeks), Production Management for Cinema and Television course (4 weeks), and Anchoring and News Reading course (which will be notified later), he added.
Minister said that the state government has already sanctioned Rs 5.75 crore and released Rs 1.10 crore for starting this institute. PWD has been assigned with the preliminary works of internal wiring and sound system, renovation etc. while AMC has been asked to clean the bushes in and around Nazrul Kalakshetra.
Citing the admission procedure, he said that the advertisement of admission will be published on September 20 next till October 20 next, followed by scrutiny and finalization of admission from October 21 to 30 next and admission list will be announced on October 31 next while classes to start from November 07 next. As the start is with short-term courses, the distribution of certificates will be done on February 15 next. Chowdhury also launched a scathing attack on the reluctant role of previous government as it failed to develop proper infrastructure which led to failure of encouragement and motivation among students and youths. He also added “This setting of SRFTI, Tripura branch would be milestone in the field of culture and industry. This will open up new prospects in the tourism sector and if cinema gets involved with it, many unemployed youths will get an opportunity for earning a better livelihood.”
“If we see that the possibilities and acceptance of this institution in the state is high on the basis of these four short-term courses. The government is having plan to introduce diploma and degree courses. Gradually we can go for bigger film institute”, he added.