The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has nominated current Vice Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Brijendra Pal Singh as the new President of the FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council. Singh will replace former FTII President Anupam Kher, who announced in October that he was stepping down due to his busy schedule.
B.P. Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of block of 3 years starting from 4 March 2017.
Singh is the creator, director and producer of popular television series CID.
Welcoming his appointment, Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII Pune said, “FTII welcomes the appointment of B P Singh as new Chairman. As former Chairperson of FTII Academic Council (2014-2017) and current Vice Chairman of FTII Governing Council, Singh is fully conversant with all issues of the Institute. It is his vision that launched FTII’s countrywide film education outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) in May 2017 which saw nearly 120 short courses conducted in over 24 cities and towns across India touching nearly 5000 learners so far. FTII looks forward to his guidance and support in the times to come. “