Pune city is known as cultural capital of the Maharashtra and it is also associated with film industry from many years. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is located in Pune on Law College road. It was founded in 1960 by the Government of India. Earlier it was operating in Delhi and later on in 1974 it shifted to Pune.
It provides technical training for film making and training in the art. There are many courses widely available in the institute. Since its foundation, institute have witnessed more students as boys as compared to girls. But now this situation has been changed this year. The ratio of students as boys to girls has improved. As per the data, out of the total admissions taken this year, 30% admissions are from girls. According to students, this is mainly because of changing perspectives of people towards women in the film industry. Actresses are now getting recognised for their acting skills in the films, so this could also be one of the reasons for it. Students say, women centric topics can be more relatively presented by women as they understand it or personally go through it.
So it is very good for students and as well as for institute if the number of girl students rises every year like this. Women who want to choose this as career option will definitely go for it and prove their potential.