Shri. Dhiraj A. Meshram
B.A., Graduated from FTII's Department of Film Directiion in year 2004 and started teaching at FTII in 2006. While in service, Mr. Meshram has completed his M.F.A. in Drama from Nagpur University.
He is currently associated as Dean Film in the Institute.
Shri. Rajendra Pathak
He has completed M.Sc from Pune University in Physics. He joined FTII's Television wing as a faculty in 1983.
Shri. Sandeep Chatterjee
Professor, Film Direction & Screenplay Writing
Sandeep Chatterjee is a distinguished alumnus of the Film &Television Institute of India, Pune. He began his teaching career as Assistant Professor at Satyajit Ray Film &Television Institute in Kolkata, from its inception in 1997 and later joined FTII in 2009. He also has taught in various film schools and has conducted workshops and lecture sessions in India and abroad.
His film “Sundar Jeebon”based on a story by iconic Bengali poet Jibanananda Das, has won the National Award. His other influential films like “Raat Koto Holo”and “Reconnaisance” had also won him critical acclaim.
With his experience as filmmaker and as a teacher for more than 25 years, he is currently the Professor and Head of the Department of Direction and Screenwriting.
Shri. Sandeep Shahare
Professor, TV Engineering
He holds Diploma in Electronics from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Bachelors Degree in Electronics & Telecommunication (E&Tc) and Masters Degree (ME – E&Tc) from Govt. of Engg. under Pune University. Before joining FTII in 2006 he rendered his services as Service Engineer at Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Technical Assistant at Army Institute of Technology (AIT), Assistant Professor at MIT Women Engineering College (MIT WEC).
At FTII, in addition to the post of Professor, he also worked as Liaison Officer, Purchase Officer, OSD (Administration), In-charge Radio FTII, Controller of Examination, Registrar etc. Presently, he is holding additional charge of National Coordinator, Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT), an initiative of FTII under which various short courses are being conducted all over India.
He is a Research Scholar at JJT University, Rajasthan and has published number of National & International papers in the field of Electronics & Telecommunications. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of professional & academics.
Shri. Indranil Bhattacharya
Professor, Screen Studies & Research
Shri. M. D. Negi
Shri. K. Rajsekaran
Associate Professor, Editing
Diploma holder from FTIT, Madras. Diploma in Journalism &Mass Communication. M.A &M. Phil (sociology).
Served in Doordarshan and Films Division as an Editor.
Shri. Vaibhav A. Gham
Associate Professor, Sound Recording and TV engineering
Shri. Ashwin sonone
Shri. Mandar Digrajkar
Associate Professor, TV Graphics
Holds Diploma in Commercial Arts from Kolhapur, Advanced Diploma in Computer Animation from C-DAC Pune, Masters degreein Indology from TMV Pune and Master of Fine Arts from University of Aurangabad. After working in Animation and VFX industry for 14 years he joined FTII in December 2011.
Shri. Jijoy P.R.
Associate Professor, Screen Acting
Jijoy P.R. is a theater, film actor, trainer, producer who observed performing art as a tool for scientific temperament and incorporates it through acting workshops mostly in India and in Middle Eastern countries. A graduate in B.A. Economics and in B.T.A (Theater Arts) from Calicut University, Jijoy Secured First Rank in both M.A. And M.Phil (Drama and Theater Arts) from Pondicherry University. As an actor Jijoy has 55 Films, 40 Plays, 10 Serials and 25 Short Films in his credit. He has performed nearly 400 International Theater shows across the 4 continents i. e. Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, along with The Royal Shakespeare company, Act Productions UK, The British Council and The Japan foundation Asia Center.
He is recipient of Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture and the young artist scholarship from MHRD. He has been teaching at FTII's acting department since year 2014.
Shri. Harish K.M.
Associate Professor, Sound Recording and Sound Design
BSC Maths Physics Statistics from Calicut University and Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE, Chennai in 2003. Teaching since 2010.
Shri. Milind Bapat
Assistant Professor, TV Production
Shri. Bapat is currently handling various responsibilities in ‘Sound department’ in film wing, FTII
Shri. K. Jagdeeswaran
Assistant Professor, Electronic Cinematography
Mr. Jagdeeswaran graduated from FTIT Chennai, in 1985. After working in the Tamil film industry, Doordarshan, West Bengal Film Development Corporation and Film Division he joined in FTII 1993. After teaching Cinematography in Film wing for 10 years, he moved to teaching Electronic Cinematography in TV wing as an Assistant Prof. He completed his Masters in Media Business Management while in service at FTII.
Shri. Thivakaran T.
Assistant Professor, Cinematography
Shri. Syed Tanveer Tahir
Assistant Professor, TV Graphics
Shri. A.R. Kavishwar
Assistant Professor, Art Direction & Production Design
Holds BFA in Applied arts from J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, 1995. Masters in Indology and completed PG Diploma in Art Direction from FTII, batch of 1996. He has teaching and professional experience of20 years at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Shri. Milind Damle
Asst. Professor ETV Film Production
Milind Damle is a FTII alumni with specialization in film and TV editing 2004. He has been practicing Radio, TV, Film in various creative positions such as writer, producer and director. Dwijaa, the Diploma film he wrote and edited won a National Award in 2005. Adwait Sangeet, which was honored as opening film of Indian Panaroma, IFFI 2011 was co-produced by him. He has also worked as Coordinator for UNDP FTII Planning Commission Project “Films for Human Development” producing 32 films in 13 states of India.
After working with the Star TV as Executive Producer, now he serves FTII as faculty since 2012. While in service Mr. Damle has completed MA Mass Communication and Journalism from Madurai Kamraj University. Along with teaching, he also practices Film Editing in Regional Indian Cinema.
Shri. Monal Aron
Assistant Professor, Sound Recording and Sound Design
Shri. Amlan Chakraborty
Assistant Professor, Editing
Educated at St.Xavier's College, Kolkata, Amlan Chakraborty, holds degree in B.Sc from the University of Calcutta in (1998) and Post-graduate Diploma in Editingspecialization from FTII in (2002). He has also completed Initiation to Filmmaking programmeat Chitrabani, Kolkata in 1999. As student in FTII, he received "Outstanding Asian Student Film Award" in 2005 at the Student Film and Video Festival organized by the Beijing Film Academy.
His area of specialization includes early historical practices in Film editing, Continuity Editing styles of Classical Hollywood Cinema and Post-classical trends in Film &Video Editing. He started teaching in Film &Video Editing since 2010 at Pailan Film &Television institute and later at West Bengal State University, Barasat for M.A. in Film Studies with specialization in Photography, Documentary, and Short Fiction Film.
He joined FTII as Assistant Professor in 2014.
Shri. Issac Newton
Assistant Professor, Sound Recording and TV Engineering
Studied Sound Recording and Sound Engineering (Honors) from Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTIT), Chennai.
He has completed more than 40 feature films as a Sound Recordist / Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer / Sound Designer. He alone designed the 7.1 Digital Surround Sound Studio in the Film Division, Mumbai and 7.1 surround sound 4K VVIP preview theater in the film division Delhi, Govt. of India.
Entrusted as a sound designer/Audio Director for creating a surround sound effects library for feature film production and for the independent films makers in Films Division with state-of-the-art international standards. He is Associated as Freelance Quality Control Engineer/Re Recording mixer for Walt Disney and Cartoon Network Productions.
He also is recipient of Tamil Film Fare Award for the Best Sound Designer.
Shri. Sumit Kumar
Assistant Professor, Video Editing
Sumit Kumar graduated from BHU, Varanasi and also completed his Diploma in Film Editing in 2014 from FTII, Pune.
Shri. Partha Sarathi Sanyal
Assistant Professor, Sound Recording and Sound Design
Shri. Banjamin Gilani
Schooled at bishop cotton school, Shimla, he did his post graduation from st. Stephen's college in Delhiin English honours, before joining the acting course at FTII in 1972.
He has been senior professor of acting at whistling woods international (2006 -2010), and was visiting faculty at fine arts institute in Rohtak, Haryana, and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata, and Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Benjamin Gilani is presently mentor of the screen acting department in the Institute.
Pankaj Saxena is an FTII alumnus with Diploma in Film Editing and Post Diploma in Film Direction. In a professional career spanning over three decades, Pankaj has written, edited, directed and produced a large number of documentaries, short fiction films, television programs, public service advertisements and news stories. He has also held senior management positions including those of Vice President at Discovery Channel and Head of Programming at BBC Worldwide. All through his work life, Pankaj has taken time off to teach Cinema at institutions as diverse as FTII Pune, Asian College of Journalism Chennai and KIIT University Bhubaneswar, among many others. He has also been a major contributor to FTII’s SKIFT initiative travelling over 50,000 miles across India to conduct Film Appreciation Courses in over 25 cities and towns.
Shri. Prasanna Jain
Prasann Jain studied painting and pictorial photography at the College of Art and Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi under Mr. RameshwerBroota and Shri O.P. Sharma. After participating in several national exhibitions of painting and photography, he joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune for the Diploma in Cinema (Motion Picture Photography).
He assisted renowned cinematographer and filmmaker Mr. A.K.Bir. In the career as an independent cinematographer for over two and a half decades he has worked with many established and award-winning filmmakers like Mr. ShyamBenegal, Mr. ArunKhopkar and Mr. Anup Singh Batla. His work in the film “Rasikpriya” won him the national award for best cinematography in the non-fiction category for the year 2000. He has been involved in productions for BBC and Discovery Channel India.
Presently he is working at FTII, Pune as Professor (Cinematography).
Shri. Siddharth Shasta
Professor, Screen Acting
Siddharth Shasta is a graduate from Hindu College (University of Delhi) and an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
His passion for teaching acting is no less. He has worked extensively with schools, institutions and NGO's to cultivate the need of film/ theatre knowledge for people at multiple levels – childhood, youth, adult and Mature. He has also developed and conducted a special programme for the students of National School of Drama(NSD), New Delhi and other theatre students, acting workshopsacross India under the banner of SKIFT, FTII.
He was deputed as the Course Director and faculty for the short course in screen acting at the prestigious Rashtryia Sanskritik Mahotsav, Banaras, International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa and for the "Special Screen Acting Course" for Nepali actors conducted by FTII in association with Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India in 2018. Siddarth, has directed many short films and more than 25 full length plays,
Presently Siddharth Shasta is designated as Professor and Head of the Screen Acting Department at FTII.
Shri. Madhu Apsara
Associate Professor, Sound Recording and Sound Design
Holds 'Bsc in Physics’ from Calicut University and Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Sound Recording and Sound Engineering’ from FTII, Pune in 1991. He has worked with Mani Kaul as his Chief Assistant Director in the films ‘The Cloud Door, The Servant’s Shirt, Light Apparel and Bhoj, during 1992 to 1999.
As a sound designer, he has worked for the feature films like, Dharaviand Hazarom Kwaish Aise by Sudhir Mishra, Throne of Death, Wart (Co-Writer of the film), The Dogs Day, Unni, and Virgin Goat by Murali Nair, Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddar, Agent Vinod and Badlapur by Sriram Raghavan. And many more.He was also associate with Documentaries as a Sound designer.
He has been closely associated with the Dhrupad Gurukul as a student and a Sound Engineer for most of the Gurukul programs.
Ms. Suchitra Sathe
Assistant Professor, Video Editing
Suchitra Sathe is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) where she specialised in Film Editing. She also holds a Masters Degree in Communication Studies from Pune University.
Her Diploma film on which she worked as an editor, won the prestigious Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and National Award for Best Short Fiction Film in 2008. She has edited over 16 feature films, several documentaries and short films. Some of her work includes National Award winning films such as Gabhricha Paus (The Damned Rain), Ringan (The Quest) and Dhappa (Howzzat). She has edited critically acclaimed films like CRD and commercial successes like Time Please, Baapjanma and Gulabjaam among others.
She is teaching in the TV wing of FTII since 2015.
Shri. Prasad Thorat
Assistant Academic Co-ordinator
Has completed a Diploma in printing technology, and done AMSP & AT of Maya from Arena Multimedia and in 3D Modelling & Animation from Digital Asia School of Animation, Bangkok. He joined FTII in 2014.
Dr. Debjani Halder
Dr. Debjani Halder is a national and international award-winning film scholar. She was received Fellowship Award in Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, As president fellow in Shimla, her project was ‘’ Trajectories of Indian Parallel Cinema’. She has 9 years of postdoctoral research experience in the field of film Aesthetics, gender, sociology. She received several national and international research fellowships in India and abroad. She was a Gold Medallist in MA. She received a Ph.D. degree in 2011, in film studies, Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Halder was the European Excellence Fellow of Central European University, Budapest. She was former Charles Wallace fellow. She was the former Dr S. Radhakrishnan Fellow and Faculty of Women’s Studies Research Centre in the University of Calcutta. (2015) She was the former Postdoctoral Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, (Ministry of HRD, and Government of India) in JNU. She is an author of 3 monographs and almost 70 articles