Agartala, September 10:


The first and much awaited Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of the state will start its official journey from October 31.  The first year classes of Nazrul Kalakshetra Institute will start from November 7.  


Before this, the advertisement for admission will be published on September 20.  State Information and Culture Department Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said this at the secretariat on Friday. He also said that in the first year a total of four courses are being introduced in this institute. In a press conference organized at the conference hall of the Secretariat, the Information and Culture Minister said this day that the Satyajit Roy Film and Television Institute will manage it jointly with the State Information and Culture Department. He also said that five crore seventy six lakh rupees will be spent every year for this. The minister said that in the past, no initiative was ever taken to build such an institute in the state. Which is now being launched in the state after the establishment of the BJP-ruled government.


Among the subjects being offered are four weeks of Film Appreciation, Production Management on Cinema and Television and eight weeks of Screen Acting, Anchoring and News Reading for Journalists. According to the Minister, initially based on the interest in these courses in the state, the government has plans to introduce diploma and even degree courses later.  


In a press conference, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said that even if the advertisement for admission was published on September 20th, there will be an opportunity to submit applications for one month. After that from October 21st to October 30th the admission process will continue along with the examination of application forms.  He said, after the completion of the courses, certificates will be awarded to the students through a convocation ceremony on February 15, 2023.  Incidentally, the minister said that these courses can be done in exchange of very little money.  At the same time, he said, the neighboring states of Manipur, Assam and even West Bengal are interested in the courses.  Based on this, he thinks that a large number of employment opportunities will be available in the future.