The ongoing strike at the Government Film and Television Institute (GFTI) stretched into its 18th day as students demand for better technology among other things.
"There are many irregularities that we want to address. We have had members of the Department of Technical Education visiting us and asking our grievances, but that seems only like a gimmick, because nothing has come out of that. We've been writing to the department for a long time, seeking an upgrade of the syllabus and technology, but there has been no response. We've got all the correspondence on record and we have contacted lawyers to see how we can take this forward." Agin Basanth, President of students' council has told to Times of India.
What more, the students want to make sure the allocated funds meant for the betterment of the institute does not land in the personal bank accounts of college authorities.
"We've heard that there is a stipulated amount allocated to our institute every year, but we've seen no progress. We are called a film institute, but we don't even have a projector room to screen films and learn about the art, leave alone other technologies. We have heard stories of how the funds have been used for other things, but those are just hear say from older batches. An RTI will ensure us learning where and how the funds are being used," Agin has said.
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