Foundation Course in Fiction Writing for TV,Chandigarh


Foundation Course in Fiction Writing for TV at Chandigarh from 03rd to 15th Dec 2018

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, in association with Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, announces Foundation Course in Fiction Writing for Television at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Following are the details in this regard;

(1) Dates & Duration: 03rd to 15th Dec 2018 (excluding Sunday 09th Dec 2018

(2) Timings: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

(3) No. of participants: 20 – 25 (Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 20 is reached)

(4) Age: Participants must be 18 years or above in age as on 01st Dec 2018

(5) Nationality: Indian

(6) Venue: Department of English & Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

(7) Course Fees: Rs 20,000/- per participant (Course fee is inclusive of GST)

(8) Mode of payment: Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, Film & TV Institute of India, Pune”, and must be payable at Pune)

(9) Last date to apply: 20th Nov 2018 by 4 pm

(10) MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Participants must have Laptop having facility of MS Word.

(11) Faculty: Mr. Vinod Ranganathan (Course Director – Main Faculty) and Mr. Gaurav Aashari
Vinod Ranganath is having over 25 years experience in TV & Film writing. Known for writing famous shows such as Swabhimaan, Sea Hawks, Kittie Party, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Mere Angane Mein and others. He has also written films like ‘Mast' & 'Ishq Vishq'
He is visiting faculty at FTII Pune & Usha Pravin Gandhi College Mumbai. He is of member Academic Council of SNDT Mumbai and Course Director of TV writing Course at FTII.

(12) Course Contents: It will be intense 12 day workshop wherein participants will be taught basic fundamentals of TV writing. Participants will be mentored individually. Screenings and discussions will he held each day. By the end of the 12 day workshop participants will have a 10 page treatment note with character sketches and A pitch note.

(13) How to apply: Download application form from websites of FTII or Panjab University. Fill – in all details, attach required Demand Draft and send it by speed post/ courier or deliver it in person to

Prof. Deepti Gupta,
Department of English and Cultural Studies,
Arts Block I,
Panjab University,
Chandigarh – 160 014

so as to reach on or before 20th Nov 2018 by 4 pm.”

On envelope of application at top left, write “Application for Foundation Course in Fiction Writing for TV”. Incomplete applications, applications without required Demand Draft, applications received after due date & time etc will be rejected.

(14) Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be mainly English and partly Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.

(15) Selection Criteria: First – Come – First – Served basis. However, course will be conducted only if the minimum strength of 20 participants is reached. Selected candidates would be communicated by email. Course fees of the selected candidates will be non – refundable under any circumstances. Demand Drafts of non–selected candidates would be returned within 07 days.

(16) Certificates: All participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.

(17) Queries: For queries email to or call 09923242654 (Prof. Sandeep Shahare) preferably on weekdays between 10 am to 6 pm.

Application Form