The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India (SRFTI) is keen on getting affiliated to Visva Bharati.
The director of the institute has written to Visva Bharati so that instead of offering diplomas, the students can be given post graduate degrees.
The Visva Bharati vice-chancellor Swapan Dutta had written to the ministry asking if the varsity can engage in collaborative work with the media school.
Said Debamitra Mitra, the director of SRFTI, “Neither FTII nor SRFTI awards degrees to students. I feel it would be a good idea if graduate students who study at SRFTI are awarded degrees and not diplomas for their post-graduation programmes.”