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Government of Odisha has established an autonomous Institute in the name and style of Biju Pattnaik Film & Television Institute of Orissa (BPFTIO) under World Bank assisted scheme to meet the emerging demand of well trained technical manpower in the field of television network and film production activities. Situated on the bank of river Mahanadi, BPFTIO occupies an independent space in the sprawling campus of Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE), Cuttack the oldest Engineering School of the State. Funded by Government of Odisha, Department of Employment and Technical Education & Training, the institute offers diploma courses in 3 disciplines such as Cinematography, Sound & Tv. Engineering and Film & Video Editing.

BPFTIO has some of the most advanced and sophisticated equipments in the Eastern Region and all the three disciplines are managed by experienced faculties. Fourteen batches of students in Cinematography, Eleven batches both in Sound & TV. Engineering and Film & Video Editing have successfully completed their course till date. Almost all the diploma holders of the institute have found gainful employment in Government and Private sector,Media channels,Television & Film industry .

Cinematography :

The Department of Cinematography is well equipped with 16mm & 35mm film cameras, analogue and digital video cameras. Besides there is an air-conditioned shooting floor with multi camera set up for online recording. After completion of the course the students get opportunity to be absorbed as Cameraperson in various television channels, Doordarshan and other Government organisations. Besides they have openings in the field of feature film production, documentaries, corporate films, tele-films, tele-serials & advertisement film productions.

Sound & Television Engineering :

The Department has two sound studios equipped with a number of analogue and digital equipment alongwith audio workstation. The course offered is an amalgamation of technology and aesthetics. During the specialisation the students go through the complexities of recording systems and get hands-on experience in studio & location recording both in film & video format. After passing out from the institution, they get opportunity to work as recordist in music, dubbing, re-recording studios, film and video production houses, media channels, All India Radio & Doordarshan Kendras.

Film & Video Editing :

The Department is well equipped with analogue and digital, professional and broadcast quality video and film editing equipments. Besides, theoretical inputs, students are provided with hands-on-practice in liner and non-linear modes of editing both in film & video format which helps them to understand the craft and creative dimension of film making. After completion of studies, students are absorbed in Private Editing set ups, Television channels & Doordarshan.