List of Top 5 Film Institutes In India | Best Rated List

Filmmakers Fans is giving you the list of Top Film Institutes India.  Those who are looking for the best Film Direction Institutes, Cinematography Institutes, Film editing institutes, Sound designing institutes, scriptwriting institutes etc. can read this article. You will never become dissatisfy after reading this content.

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Top 5 Film and Television Institutes in India

  1. Film and Television Institute In India, Pune
  2. The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata
  3. MGR Film Institute, Chennai
  4. National Institute of Designing- Ahmadabad
  5. Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute Odisha (BPFTIO)

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune 




No other Film institute is better than FTII, Pune.  The Film and Television institute of India is an autonomous educational institution working under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. The institute has contributed numerous professionals to the Film industry. Some of the notable persons studied in FTII are Adoor Gopalakrishnan, John Abraham, Om Puri, Shaji N. Karun and Mithun Chakraborty.

Admission: Every year the institute will invite application from the eligible on or before the second week of June. The institute is offering admission to the candidates only the basis of Entrance test, which is commonly known as ‘FTII Entrance Examination.’ The preliminary round comprises of written examination, which will be held at 24 centers in India. Those who are qualifying in the written exam will have to attend a 5-days long workshop which will be held at the FTII campus in Pune.

FTII Entrance exam is listed among “One of the Toughest Entrance exams in India”

Affiliation: Working directly under The Ministry of Broadcasting, Government of India and a member of CILECT (An international association of Film Schools in the world.)

FTII is offering 3-year and 1-year diploma courses in the streams as given below.

3-Year courses Diploma in Direction & Screenplay Writing Diploma in Cinematography Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design Graduate Diploma in Editing Diploma in Acting

1-Year Courses Diploma in Feature Film Screenplay Writing Certificate Course in TV Direction Certificate Course in Electronic Cinematography Certificate Course in Video Editing Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering.

Apart the above, FTII also conducting filmmaking workshops and film appreciation courses periodically. Click here to know the details of Filmmaking workshop courses at FTII Click here to know the detail of Film appreciation courses conducting at FTII in association with NFAI Pune

Watch: A Day in FTII- A video essay showing the campus and surroundings of FTII India. Created By RAIS SIDDIQUI


The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata

As like FTII, The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata (SRFTI) is also a national status attained Film and Television Institute runs by The Ministry of Broadcasting, Government of India. The institute named after the acclaimed film director, Satyajit Ray.  Every year the institute is inviting applications from the eligible candidates for the admissions to the various courses in Film studies on or before the second week of April. The admissions are offering to the candidates only on the basis of entrance exams conducted at the various campuses across the country.

As like FTII, the entrance exam of SRFTI is also the toughest one. Admissions are offered to those candidates who cleared the written and the interview secession conducted at the campus.

 SRFTI offering admissions three-year PG diploma courses in the following streams as given below.

  1. Direction & Screenplay Writing
  2. Cinematography
  3. Editing
  4. Producing for Film & Television
  5. Sound Recording & Design
  6. Animation Cinema

Affiliation: It’s an Autonomous Institute started by Ministry of Broadcasting Government of India. It’s a member of CLIENT (An international association of Film Schools in the world)


M.G.R Film and Television Institute Chennai

M.G.R Film Institute or Adyar Film Institute is one of the oldest film and Television Institute in India started by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1945. It’s the only one Government of Tamil Nadu undertaking film institute in Tamil Nadu. The institute is located at MGR Film City in CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai India. The application form will be issued in the second week of May every year.

There’s no entrance exam for admission to the various courses. Admissions are offering on every year on the basis of qualifying exam scores and counseling.

film-institute mgr admission notification

Courses Offered

It is offering Three-year courses in Film studies the following subject areas given below.

  • Screenplay & Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Recording and Sound Engineering
  • Film Editing and Film Processing

Affiliation: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and DOTE, Tamil Nadu.

 National Institute of Designing- Ahmadabad  

National Institute of Designing (NID), known as one of the most sought design schools in India. It is pleasure news for you all film lovers that NID is offering various courses in Film studies. The expert faculty, amazing green campus, low fees structure and best facilities will certainly please you. NID has its campuses in the locations Ahmadabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, and Kurukshetra. Among that, their Ahmadabad campus is only offering courses in Film studies. Every year, the admission to the Bachelor level Film studies courses will be commenced from the second week of October. Admissions are offering to the right candidates on the basis of entrance exam tests. The tests are designed into three steps as given below. Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Stage 2: Studio Test Stage 3: Personal Interview Courses Offered NID is offering courses in the following disciplines as given below.

  1. Animation Film Design (15 seats)
  2. Film & Video Communication (10 seats)

Campus Overview NID  Ahmadabad  by Film Magik



Affiliation: NID is working under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Its courses are recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology Govt. of India.

Biju Pattanaik film & television institute of Odisha Cuttack, Odisha

 Biju Pattanaik film & television institute Orissa (BPFTIO) is started by Government Odisha, with a mission to create skilled manpower in the field of television network and film production activities. Every year the application forms are out for the new admissions from the 1st week of June. Admissions are based on the qualifying exam scores and counseling. Courses Offered

  1. Cinematography
  2. Sound and TV Engineering
  3. Film and Video Editing

Affiliation: BPFTIO affiliated with State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training, Government of Orissa.


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