SRFTI Admission 2018

SRFTI Admission 2018SRFTI Admission 2018 - Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute will shortlist candidates for SRFTI 2018 admission based on the performance of the candidate in Joint Entrance Test (JET) and the orientation and interview which will be conducted by the institute. FTII had released JET Admit Card 2018 in online mode on February 8, 2018 and was available till February 18, 2018. JET 2018 was conducted by FTII in offline mode on February 18, 2018. Candidates who qualify JET entrance exam will have to participate in the next level of process for SRFTI admission 2018 wherein the institute will inform the candidates directly about the interview. The shortlisted candidates will have to register themselves for an interactive orientation course and the interview which is an integral part of SRFTI 2018 admission process. SRFTI admission criteria is different for the varied courses which are offered by the institute. Under SRFTI 2018 admission, certain percentage of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL and persons with benchmark disabilities. Those who have been shortlisted for SRFTI admission will have to submit an affidavit on a non-judicial paper. There are 72 seats that are offered in the postgraduate programme in Cinema and thirty seats for the postgraduate programme in television. Candidates aspiring for SRFTI 2018 admission must check all the details like important dates, eligibility, documents required at the time of admission, fee to be paid etc on this page.

LatestJET Result 2018 to be announced by April 15 

Quick Facts- SRFTI 2018 Admission

New Name of Entrance Exam- Joint Entrance Test or JET 

Previous Name: SRFTI Entrance Exam

Exam Type: National

Exam Category: PG
Conducting Institute: FTII

Programme: Post Graduate

Exam Mode: Offline

Application Mode: Online

Application Fee: OBC-NCL Rs 4000, SC/ST/Pwd Rs 1250

Programmes and Specialisations Offered at SRFTI





Postgraduate Programme in Cinema

Three years

  • Direction & Screenplay Writing

  • Cinematography

  • Editing

  • Producing for Film & Television

  • Sound Recording & Design

  • Animation Cinema

Maximum 72 students per batch (12 students* for each specialization

Postgraduate Programme in Television

Two years

  • Writing for electronic & digital media

  • Electronic & digital media management

Maximum 30 students per batch (5 students for each specialization)

*Maximum 2 seats are for international students.


SRFTI Important Dates 2018


The important dates of SRFTI 2018 include the schedule for JET 2018, declaration of the result and date for orientation and interview of the shortlisted candidates. They can be aware of the application and the admit card dates, exam schedule, and the dates when they will have to appear for orientation and interview for SRFTI admission 2018.


Important Dates related to SRFTI Admission 2018



Start date of JET Application 

December 24, 2017

End date of JET Application 

January 31, 2018

Availability of e-admit cards of JET 

February 8, 2018

JET 2018

February 18, 2018

JET Result 

By April 15,  2018

Orientation and Interview for SRFTI Admission 2018 

After JET Result 2018

SRFTI Admission Criteria 2018


The admission criteria of SRFTI 2018 first specifies the parameters which the candidates will have to meet after they have qualified JET 2018. Those in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply but they are required to submit their final degree before the date of admissions. It is to be noted that candidates opting for specialization in Animation Cinema must be proficient in drawing. However, it is imperative for the candidates to qualify JET 2018 after which they will have to undergo an orientation programme and face an interview. 


Post Graduate Programme in Television- Eligibility



Writing for electronic & digital media

Electronic & digital media management

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent. Candidates who have not receive graduation degree before the application date can also apply.

Post Graduate Programme in Cinema- Eligibility



Direction & Screenplay Writing

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent.




Producing for Film & Television

Sound Recording & Design

Animation Cinema

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent. Candidates should have proficiency in drawing.

Selection Process for SRFTI Admission 


Candidates will be shortlisted for SRFTI admission 2018 on the basis of the marks/ranks secured by them in JET 2018. After clearing the first level of the admission process to SRFTI by qualifying JET 2018 entrance exam, candidates will now have to undergo an orientation programme and interview. The list of shortlisted candidates for SRFTI admission 20018 will be available online. At the time of the orientation and interview, candidates will have to carry with them requisite documents which have to be verified by officials at the institute. The admission process of SRFTI for selecting candidates for the Postgraduate Programme in Cinema and the Postgraduate Programme in Television are different. All candidates will have to produce their original documents as specified along with two sets of attested copies. General category candidates will be called in 1:4 ratio as per the merit list while reserved category candidates in the ratio of 1:5 ratio.


Postgraduate Programme in Cinema

  • Candidates shortlisted for this programme will have to attend an Interactive Orientation Course as well as an interview.

  • While attending the orientation programme, candidates must complete their document verification.

Postgraduate Programme in Television

  • Candidates must attend the interview and submit their documents for verification.

  • There is no orientation programme for these candidates

List of Documents to be submitted during selection process of SRFTI Admission 2018


Candidates must present the originals along with two sets of self-attested copies for verification.

  • Admit Card of JET 2018 

  • Original Mark-sheets & Admit Cards (Class X/ XII/ Degree)

  • Three stamp size (2x2.5cm) colour photographs.

  • Self-attested photocopies of all admit cards and marksheets 
  • Parents’/guardian’s income certificate or, any one of the following

    a. Copy of the Income Tax Return

    b. Copy of Form 16

    c. Copy of the Pay Slip/ Salary Certificate from the employer

    d. Income Certificate from local MLA/Councilor

  • Photo ID card like voter Id card, Driving license, Aadhaar card, Passport etc for contact address 

  • Original Caste Certificate (SC/ST candidates only) and two self-attested photocopies

  • OBC (Non Creamy) original Certificate along with two self-attested copies of category certificate which are issued after January 2017 by a recognised authority

Candidates will be shortlisted for admission on the basis of their performance in entrance exam and the interview. Aspirants of PG programme in Cinema will also be judged on their performance in the orientation programme. The weightage is given below


Weightage for selection in SRFTI Admission 2018



Written Test:


Interactive Orientation Course


Interview (for Postgraduate Programme in Television)


Key Features of SRFTI Admission 2018 

  • Candidates who are visually challenged will not be considered for SRFTI 2018 admission for cinematography and those who are hearing impaired will not be offered admission in the sound recording and design. 
  • Candidates who do not pay the admission fee on time, the next candidate in the merit list of SRFTI will be offered admission. 
  • Under the SRFTI 2018 admission policy, those candidates who have already been admitted to other institute affiliated to any other university or are working, they would have to produce their resignation, no-objection certificate withdrawal at the time of admission to the institute. If the candidate fails to produce the requisite documents, then he would have to apply to the Dean and seek extension of time for admission to SRFTI. Such candidates will not be allowed to provide to submit the "withdrawal or cancellation certificate one week after the course commences.
  • Candidates failing to submit the withdrawal, cancellation certificate within the specified date, their provisional admission to SRFTI will be cancelled 

SRFTI Fee structure 2018


At the time of SRFTI 2018 admission, candidates who are selected will be required to pay the admission fee that is given below. Failure to pay the fee for SRFTI admission 2018 within the stipulated time will result in the cancellation of admission. Candidates can check the fee structure of SRFTI 2018 in the table that is given below. 


Admission Fee of SRFTI 


Fee (Rs) 

Second Semester Onward 

Admission Fee



Library Security Deposit (One time at the time of admission



Security Deposit (One time)



Tuition Fees



Cultural Activity 



Library Fees (per semester)



Internet fees






 Hostel and other fee for SRFTI 


Candidates can check the hostel fee for SRFTI in the table that is given below. 


Hostel fee for SRFTI


Fee in Rs 

Second Semester onward 

Hostel Admission fee (one time )



Hostel Security (one time at the time of admission)



Hostel Rent 


13, 750

Water Electricity 




25, 300


About Joint Entrance Test (JET) 2018 

Candidates aspiring to get admission to SRFTI will have to clear JET 2018. The application form of JET 2018 was available in online mode from December 24, 2017 till January 31, 2018. The offline entrance exam of JET was conducted on February 18 and the admit card was available for downloading from February 8, 2018. It can be downlaoded till Febraury 18, 2018 


JET Application Form 2018- Candidates belonging to the general category will have to pay fee of Rs 4,000 for application form of JET 2018 while those belonging to the SC/ST and PWD category will have to pay Rs 1250 either through the debit card or credit card. While filling the JET 2018 application form, candidates will have to correctly mention their personal, academic and contact details. Before filling the JET application form 2018, candidates will have to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of JET. 


JET Exam Pattern- Candidates appearing for JET entrance exam need to know exam pattern of JET 2018 which includes the duration of exam, marking scheme, type of questions that are asked and medium of the test. In order to perform well in JET entrance exam, candidates can practise from the sample papers of SFTI.


JET Result 2018- The result of JET 2018 will be declared by April 15, 2018. After the announcement of JET 2018 result, under SRFTI 2018 admission process, candidates will have to undergo orientation and interview. 


Candidates will be called for selection and admission to SRFTI based on the ranks scored by them.



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