Fortune Group Sets Up TV Institute

New Delhi | Updated: Aug 4 2004, 04:53am hrs
To cater to the growing manpower needs of the electronic media industry, the Fortune Group has invested Rs 30 crore in setting up the Fortune Institute of Communication and Television (FICT).

The size of the total TV industry (entertainment and news) was estimated at Rs 12,900 crore last year, the third largest after US and China and is projected to touch Rs 28,000 crore in the next five years. This has also increased the demand for new skills in line with emerging technologies.

Says FICT Advisory Board chairman and former Secy-I&B and DG-DD Bhaskar Ghose: Through a continuous dialogue with the industry, we hope to tailor our courses to meet their needs. In effect, we will endeavour to replace the in-house training that they were forced to undertake earlier.

It is in talks with channels and production houses to provide internships.

The courses, ranging from three months to one year, include PG diplomas in TV Studio Production, Corporate Video Production, Presentation and News Reading, besides diplomas in Videography, Video Editing, Videographics and Animation and Professional Still Photography.