Uttarakhand’s Doon University to get first School of Cinematic Studies; Bollywood bigwigs to help design course
The cinematic studies school would have graduate degree courses, diploma courses, and certificate courses for students who wish to join the film industry.
July 31, 2020 / 10:59 PM IST
The first School of Cinematic Studies will be set up at Uttarakhand’s Doon University, located in Dehradun. An expert committee will be formed to design the courses and the syllabus for the film school.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this committee will consist of noted personalities from the film industry, the Hindustan Times reported. Inputs will also be taken from experts of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
The cinematic studies school would have graduate degree courses, diploma courses and certificate courses for students who wish to join the film industry, Rawat said on July 31. “Film industry has huge employment potential. We have no dearth of talented people here who will benefit if efforts are made to hone their skills.”
Ajeet Kumar Karnatak, Vice-Chancellor, Doon University, said they are now awaiting the nod of the executive council of the university and the academic council.
Notably, the Uttarakhand government has long been eager to attract more filmmakers to shoot in the hill state and Rawat had announced plans to set up a film city in 2019.
The chief minister also launched an online portal seeking online permission for organising shoots in Uttarakhand. He announced a Rs 1.5 crore subsidy for Bollywood filmmakers who shoot a major chunk of their films in Uttarakhand.