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Post campus protests, FTII adopts tough measures, makes new students sign ‘decency’ affidavit

The Pune-based Film and Television Institute has adopted a slew of tough measures aimed at creating a peaceful environment for its students.

Jul 21, 2016, 07:18 AM IST

Students protest, violence, detention on Gajendra Chauhan's first day at FTII

Actor Gajendra Chauhan took charge as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) even as the students staged a massive protest against his appointment on Thursday.

Jan 07, 2016, 09:14 AM IST

Agitating FTII students, Govt hold talks; deadlock continues

Agitating students of FTII held one more round of talks with the government but there were no indications of an immediate end to the four-month-old deadlock.

Oct 20, 2015, 05:52 AM IST

FTII deadlock: Chauhan to stay, Centre plans to appoint co-chair to placate students

Television actor Gajendra Chauhan, viewed as close to the BJP, will remain as chairperson of the premier Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), and to placate protesting students, the government is planning to install a co-chairperson of the institute, sources said.

Sep 29, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Trinamool postpones its FTII solidarity visit

 The Trinamool Congress on Monday said it has postponed its delegation`s visit to FTII Pune to express solidarity with the agitating students.

Aug 24, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

FTII student delegation meets I&B officials; no breakthrough

A delegation of FTII students protesting against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman, on Monday met senior officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, though no breakthrough was achieved in the ongoing logjam.

Aug 03, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

FTII appointment row: Modi govt faces more attack

 The Modi government came under fresh attack today over the appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of FTTI's governing council with the decision that has led to a strike by its students dubbed as an "assault" on one of the country's finest institutions.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:13 PM IST