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Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute

About Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute

Government of India established Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in 1995 as an autonomous academic institution under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Institute was subsequently registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. Located at Kolkata and named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, the Institute, the second of its kind in the country, is a National Centre offering post-graduate diploma courses in Film and Television. Besides offering regular full time courses, the Institute has plans to undertake project development, funding and production of fiction and non-fiction films.

Course Offerred:

3 years Post Graduate diploma course

Eligibilitry Criteria:



Direction & Screenplay

Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university or equivalent



(Sound Recording)

·         selection procedure has four stages:  

1.         Application [in prescribed format ]

2.             Written Examination

3.          Interactive Orientation Session & Viva Voce [for those qualifying in the written examination.

4.          Medical Examination

The final selection will be based on the candidates’ overall performance in the Interactive Orientation Session and the Viva Voce AND medical recommendation

Test Centres :









  New Delhi








The Institute shall neither make any allowance nor shall be responsible for postal delay in delivery of the Admit Card for Written Examination. If the applicant does not receive Admit Card seven days before the date of Written Examination, he/she should contact the Institute

No candidates will be allowed to appear for the Written Examination unless he/she produces the valid Admit Card to the Supervising Officer of the Examination Centre on the day of Examination.

3. Interactive orientation session & viva voce will be conducted in the Institute campus only for those qualifying in the written examination. The concerned candidates will be informed individually regarding dates. They will be required to stay in the Institute campus for 5-6 days for this Interactive Orientation Session and Viva Voce, and  arrange for their own accommodation.

 Medical certificate, as per specimen, will have to be submitted to the Institute by those candidates on their own, who are finally selected for admission, before registration of admission is made.

Special provisions


         seats are reserved for candidates belonging to reserved categories  as per extant rules provided  that  they possess   the  minimum  qualifications prescribed for admission and qualify in the written test and interview/viva voce.  They  are also required to submit copies of their respective reservation credentials duly notarised.

                There is a provision for enrolling 2 (two) FOREIGN STUDENTS in each discipline. These students may apply through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); accordingly they should get in touch with the respective Indian Embassies. Candidates are to submit credentials regarding his/her knowledge of


The applicant must be well prepared before going for the audition round. You have to understand the in the audition round you have to compete with the talents from all over the nation. So only the best talents can make their path into the Drama School. Now these days the growing opportunity for the performance arts programs made the competition tougher for the aspirants. The influence of media industry and the reality shows create a large demand for the right professionals in the filed and hence importance of the institutions likes NSD. The aspirants having the inborn talents can impress the selection panel but it is important that you must be well trained. You can take training from the experts before taking the audition and should have some knowledge in the arts and related fields. Your attitude and interest is also important during the selection process. The aspirants should poses learning nature and be ready to works as a team. Effective participation in the given task is another point to remember during the audition round.

Courtesy : SRFTI website