New Delhi, July 10 :
FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata, the two premium film institutes in the country, would be accorded the status of institutes of national importance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Thursday.
“Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata are proposed to be accorded status of institutes of national importance,” said Jaitley while presenting the general budget for 2014-15.
“And a national centre for excellence in animation, gaming and special effects will be set up,” he further said.
The minister did not specify where the national centre would be located. (IANS)