But the proposal has not gone down well with a group of students who said the administration was trying to earn “profit” and make the institute “commercial”.
“The rationale behind proposing hike in fee structure is that for five years the fees were not increased as they should have been. In fact, in 2010, the fee of acting course, which is self-financing, was Rs 1.75 lakh (per annum) however, the then administration brought it down to Rs 48,000,” said the FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola.
“Ideally, the fee of each course should be increased by 10 per cent every year, however no attempt to revise fees was made in the past and CAG audit p
FTII had studied the fee structures of other institutes such as the National School of Drama and National Institute of Design before finalising the proposal, he said.