Government of India has nominated Shri Brijendra Pal Singh as President of the FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council.
BP Singh is an FTII alumnus (1970-73) specialised in film cinematography and is popularly known as as the Producer-Director of popular TV serial CID which has been successfully running on SONY TV for the last 2 decades.
In 2004, he made it to the Limca Book of Records for taking a single continuous shot of almost 2 hours (111 minutes) to mark the completion of six years of CID.
Under his guidance, FTII launched countrywide film related courses under the ooutreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) and has conducted around hundred short courses in over 24 cities and towns across India.
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In the past, illustrious names such as Anupam Kher, Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Saeed Mirza, Mrinal Sen and Girish Karnad have headed the esteemed FTII.
Selection of Mr Gajendra Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhishthir in the TV serial Mahabharata, as FTII chairperson in 2014 had created a controversy. His selection was condemned by students (many students boycotted classes demanding his removal) and illustrious alumni of the institute, who criticised his poor track record in filmmaking and acting, besides his alleged inadequacy to handle the affairs of FTII.