MIT Group launches School of Film and TV at Pune

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on January 24, 2018

Pune-based MIT group of institutions is launching the MIT School of Film and Television, Raj Kapoor Memorial at Rajbaug near Pune.

The institute will begin classes from academic year 2015-16.

The new school, the latest academic venture from the Group has been established on the banks of the river Mula-Muth on land that was once owned by legendary film maker, actor and producer Raj Kapoor. He had conceived, planned, wrote and shot many of his famous films at Rajbaug. It is also here that the samadhi of Raj Kapoor, his father Prithviraj and mother Ramsarani Devi has been established.

The upcoming MITSFT will impart advanced training to young aspirants who wish to make a career in various departments of film production.

Well known theatre and film personality Dr Jabbar Patel is the Chairman of the new school while film academician Samar Nakhate is the chief coordinator.

The members of the advisory board include Mani Ratnam, Shaji Karun, Girish Kasarvalli, Gautam Ghosh and Janu Barua while Resul Pookutty, Shankar Mahadevan, Anjum Rajabali, Vinod Pradhan, Ujjwal Nirgudkar and Rajiv Masand are the mentors for various faculties.

The school will conduct 3-year full time courses in Direction, Cinematography, Editing and Sound Engineering and 2-year full time courses in Screenplay Writing and Art Direction. A 12-month course will be conducted in Television production. The intake per course is 20 students. The minimum qualification for admission is a graduate from any discipline from a recognized university.

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Published on June 04, 2015
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