FTII, SRFTI to conduct joint entrance test for 2018 session on 18 February; results expected in late March
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) will conduct a Joint entrance test for 2018 admissions.
Film and Television Institute of India (Pune) and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (Kolkata) have joined hands to conduct a Joint entrance test (JET) for admissions to their programmes for this year. This is the first time such an exam is being conducted by two of the country's most popular film institutes.
The decision has come as a boon for all aspirants of film and television studies who now will have to appear for one entrance exam for admissions to these institutes. FTII is responsible for conducting the exam to be held this year on 18 February in 26 cities across the country.
Applications were available from 24 December to 31 January. The admit card for the exam is available from 8 February onwards until the day of the exam. The result for the exam can be expected in the last week of March. The score will be valid for one year only.
JET, a boon for film and television students
Since the exam is the entry to programmes offered by both FTII and SRFTI, candidates need to just fill one application form and appear for a single entrance exam, unlike past years, when they had to apply separately for both. Admissions will be held separately by each institute on the basis of the performance of candidates in JET 2018 and a personal interview, orientation etc.
Important Dates of JET:
JET registration:24 December-31 January
Availability of JET 2018 admit card: 8 February
JET exam date: 18 February
JET result date: Last week of March
Orientation/Interview: To be announced
Eligibility: Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for all courses (except Sound Recording & Sound Design and Art Direction & Production Design). Sound Recording & Sound Design aspirants must have studied Physics as a subject at senior secondary (10+2) level.
To apply for the Art Direction & Production Design, a Bachelor's degree in applied arts, architecture, painting, sculpture, interior design or related fields in fine arts or equivalent diploma from a recognised institute is mandatory
Application process: The dates for registration are over. The application process was online. Application fees were Rs 4,000 for General/OBC candidates while it was Rs 1,250 for the reserved candidates. The fee had to be paid online. In addition, candidates had to upload their scanned photograph and signature as per specifications.
Admit Card: To download the JET Admit Card 2018, candidates have to enter any of the two fields – JET application number, date of birth or email address.
Result: Candidates who have appeared for the exam can expect the JET 2018 result to be announced in the last week of March. To check it, they will have to log in using their application number, date of birth or email address.
The scorecard will also be available along with the result. Candidates are advised to download the result as well as the scorecard to be able to apply for the next stage of the selection process. The last date to avail the result is 31 December, 2018.
Selection Process: The selection process will be separate for SRFTI and FTII. The details are given below:
The SRFTI selection process involves an orientation programme followed by interview except for candidates for PG in Cinema, who will have to attend an interactive orientation course in addition to the interview.
SRFTI will give 25 percent weightage to the JET scores, 50 percent to interactive orientation course and 25 percent for the interview for the post-graduate programme in television. Selected applicants have to undergo a medical test before confirmation of their admissions.
The FTII selection process involves orientation, interview and a medical test. Aspirants of the acting programme will have practical and theoretical orientation. FTII will give 20 percent weightage to JET scores, 50 percent to orientation (30 percent for written exam and 20 percent for practical) and 30 percent weightage to the performance in interview.
Seat Intake: FTII offers 72 seats for Film Wing Diploma/Certificate Courses and another 40 seats for Television Wing Certificate Courses. SRFTI offers 60 seats for Film Wing Diploma Courses while 30 seats are offered for its Television Wing Diploma Courses.
Fee Details: The total fee at FTII for programmes under the Film Wing is Rs 32,978 and Rs 43,259 for programmes under the Television Wing. This includes all fees. For SRFTI, the total fees are Rs 1,17,975 inclusive of hostel fees.
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