Updated on Dec 1, 2021 04:20 IST
Ritika Srivastava

Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial

Film and television are one of the most important mediums of entertainment. To produce a film or television program, audio and video are combined in such a way that they turn into an understandable and entertaining scene. Talking about history, people enjoyed watching TV programs for the first time in the 1950s. Then gradually the TV changed from black and white to color and by the 20th century, TV became the need of every household.

At the same time, films started in the 19th century and gradually with the development of technology, there were many changes in the way of filming this art. People became so obsessed with movies and TV shows that they were glued to the television screen and hence TV was also called as 'couch potato' and 'idiot box'.

Several departments work together to produce film and television programs. Therefore, to make a career in this field, you need to specialize in one or several departments. These departments include sound recording, script-writing, production, set designing, direction, audio-visual effects, video editor, editing, cinematography, production, choreography, action direction etc. Many renowned universities/colleges/institutes offer admission in courses related to film and television. Some full-time courses include subjects related to film and TV as a part, while others focus entirely on separate departments of film and TV.

Required Skills for Film and TV

Good Communication Skills

Understanding

Practical

Logical

Reasonable

Helpful

Enthusiastic

Hard Working

Interpretative

Observant

Pragmatic

Interested

Dedicated

Influential

Creative

Innovative

Focused

Committed

Determined

Strong Minded

Courses offered in Film and TV

Course

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

BJMC

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

BA in Journalism and Mass Communication

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

BMM

3-Years

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

MJMC

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate.

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate.

PG Diploma in Film and TV

1-Year

The candidate should have done their BJMC/BMM/BA in Journalism and Mass Communication or any similar discipline from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

Diploma in Film Production

1-Year

The candidate should have done their Class 12 in any stream from a recognized University and should have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate.

Film and TV Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses in Film and TV. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission after getting to know the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

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Colleges Offering Film and TV

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India (SRFTI)

IIMC - Indian Institute of Mass Communication

St. Xavier’s College

University of Mumbai

Asian Academy of Film and Television

Film and Television Institute of Hyderabad

Jamia Millia Islamia

ICE Balaji Telefilms

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FAQs on FIlm and Television

Q. What is Film and TV course about?

A. Film and TV course provides education regarding fundamentals of shooting a film or a television programme. It helps in understanding the all three phases of production process i.e. pre-production, production and post production and the working modalities of various departments associated with it.

Q. What are some courses in Film and TV?

A. There are various courses offered in FiIm and TV including, short-term courses, diploma courses, undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses. Candidates can pursue courses like BJMC, MJMC, BMM,  PG Diploma in Film and TV,  Diploma in Film Production etc.

Q. What is the eligibility for Film and TV courses?

A. Candidates seeking admissions to UG and Diploma courses should have passed at least class 12th from a recognised institute. For PG diploma courses in FIlm and TV, candidates should hold a bachelor degree in Mass Media or Mass Communication or a similar discipline from a recognised college or university.

Q. What are the skills required for Film and TV courses?

A. One should posses skills g ood communication skills, creativity, innovative skills, determination, dedication, practical, laborious etc to make a successful career in this field. 

Q. What is the course curriculum for Film and TV courses?

A. The course curriculum is vast and vary according to the degree being offered. Some courses focuses on a particular department of Film and TV production like script writing, set designing, direction, cinematography, sound recording, anchoring, acting etc. Whereas some courses focus on TV production or Film production separately.

Q. What are the job opportunities available after completing Film and TV courses?

A. Those who complete the degree or diploma courses can make their career as - Film producer, director, actor, set designer, sound recordist, editor, cinematographer, action director etc.

Q. What are some good colleges for Film and TV courses?

A. Candidates can pursue  Film and TV courses from: Film and Television Institute of India, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia, Asian Academy of Film and Television etc.

Q, Are there master level courses in Film and TV?

A. Yes, candidates can pursue Masters in Mass Communication and Film & TV production after completing their graduation in any stream.

Q. Which are the top recruiters in this field?

A. After completing a course in Film and TV one can work for production houses like Yashraj Productions, Dharma Productions, UTV movies, Balaji Telefilms Ltd, Eros International Media Ltd etc.

Q. How can I secure admission in a Film and TV course?

A.  Many colleges conduct an entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in courses offered by them. Students can secure admission in a Film and TV course if they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the course in which they want to secure admission.

Q. How much is the course fee for Film and TV courses?

A.  The course fee for various Film and TV colleges ranges from INR 20,000 to INR 5 LPA.

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Comments

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Shifan Mohammed

2022-03-02 13:39:13

What is the latest cutoff for Diploma in Film Editing and Television Production at MGR Government Film and Television Institute?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

Check 12 Courses & their Fees at MGR Government Film and Television Institute. Find Fee Structure along with Course Reviews, Cutoff & Eligibility.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/mgr-government-film-and-television-institute-taramani-chennai-23618/courses

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Devanshu Nath

2021-12-28 11:05:00

Is LPUs film and TV production course better for getting placements?

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Navneet Kaur

Guide-Level 14

6 days ago

LPU is well known for Journalism and film production tooIn such a field demanding varied activities, exposures, discipline, an updated curriculum and good links, LPU is not behind. It is leading its students of journalism to their best with an experienced faculty who provides proper scrutiny over...LPU is well known for Journalism and film production tooIn such a field demanding varied activities, exposures, discipline, an updated curriculum and good links, LPU is not behind. It is leading its students of journalism to their best with an experienced faculty who provides proper scrutiny over each of their student performances. In my opinion you can definitely go for LPU. LPU with its curriculum, skills, technology and exposure to live projects, seeks to harness the creativity and passion to generate work that endures. Beyond the class room:
Learn through multitasking: The School, with its curriculum, skills, technology and exposure to live projects, seeks to harness the creativity and passion to generate work that endures. Students avail numerous opportunities to participate in intra-university and inter-university competitions and festivals of theatre and music around the country. Workshops By Eminent Artistes
Live coverage of events, managing campus TV and Newspaper Lovely World provides practical learning to students. Film Festival Visits, Live Projects, Industry Exposure. Etc. Placements: LPU Students are working with media companies like Asian News International, Vistara, News-X, Radio Mirchi, Zee Media, Indian Express, Book my show, Thomson Digital, Xentrix Studio, Code Brew labs, Cube Digital and various other super brands.

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Puneet Singh

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Dear Aspirant, Yes, the Film and TV production course at LPU is better for getting placements. In fact, a lot me alumni are working in reputed production companies and have a good career in acting. One of my friends also completed the same from LPU and is now working in a magazine as a model numb...Dear Aspirant, Yes, the Film and TV production course at LPU is better for getting placements. In fact, a lot me alumni are working in reputed production companies and have a good career in acting. One of my friends also completed the same from LPU and is now working in a magazine as a model number busy with other assignments also. LPU offers the following programmes in Film and TV production:
1) B.Sc. (Film and TV Production)
2) B. Design (Film and TV Production)
3) M.Sc. (Film and TV Production)
LPU has its own in campus media channel- Y TV, where the students work and have hands-on experience of the real-life media channel scenario. Apart from this, there are many other events like Coke Studio, YouthVibe, etc. Taking place where the students are made part of it to give them the field experience. Most of these things are part of their curriculum. Regular educational trips to various newspapers, channels, etc. Are arranged for students. LPU realizes that paradigm changes are happening around the world. Rapidly changing business landscape requires young leaders to not only understand developing economies but also develop a global perspective at the same time in order to be an integral part of the growth of the economy
ACADEMICS: The courses are recognised by UGC. The curriculum meets the industry requirements. The School, with its curriculum, skills, technology and exposure to live projects, seeks to harness the creativity and passion to generate work that endures. Capstone Projects: Documentary, Short Films, Newspaper Design, Websites
ACHIEVEMENTS: Successful completion of TVS Zest Music Anthem shoot sponsored by TVS Motors with a grant of rupees 2.5 Lacs. Sajan Kataria, a student of M.Sc. Film & TV Production brought laurels to the University as his short film was selected in Pocket Films Production
India's most prestigious film festival-Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival recognizes the enlightening, entertaining, and progressive new age cinema created by youth and experienced filmmakers every year. Students also get the opportunity to cover academic, cultural, co-curricular and sports events on a university campus for the in-house TV channel and newspaper through live project-based courses. There will be more practical exposure to students through field visits and interaction with industry experts. Students are exposed to industry professionals to interact through workshops and seminars also students go for industry internships. I hope this helps.

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Hizana abdulla

2022-02-28 21:55:30

I need to know about diplomas available in translation and content writing in ernakulam Kerala. ?

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Esha Gulati

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

You can go for Post Graduate programme in Technical Writing in Ernakulam at Henry Harvin Education. Some of the universities which offer diplomas in translation are the University of Rajasthan, the University of Assam, DCAC, CCS University etc.

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Blue Lemons

2022-02-23 16:57:05

I want to know about the fee structure at Zee Institute of Creative Art, Pune for B.Sc. in Visual Effects Film Making.

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tisnasilvester

2022-02-16 12:49:01

Please provide information about acting and animation offered at WIFT.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 8

2 weeks ago

Hi,
Please visit the link for complete details: https://www.shiksha.com/college/westford-institute-of-film-technology-Kochi-48670
Thank You!

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Devanshu Nath

2022-02-14 11:41:33

What is a good college for someone looking into like sports broadcast or general film production?

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preeti gogna

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

It seems you are interested in becoming a journalist. The journalism programme equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills that you need in the field of journalism. Rest it depends on you whether you want to become a sports journalist or film journalist. In addition to that, the university...It seems you are interested in becoming a journalist. The journalism programme equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills that you need in the field of journalism. Rest it depends on you whether you want to become a sports journalist or film journalist. In addition to that, the university also offers film and TV production programs. You can check the website. I am giving you the details of the journalism programme. The journalism programs are designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic, and New Age Media. Focus on enhancing technical skills of reporting, news design software, video editing, photography, etc. Which are necessary for the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. The faculty comprises former journalists and academicians. They have good links, knowledge to equip their students with the necessary skills to be successful in their respective fields. The LPU has state-of-the-art labs and studios for journalism and film production courses. The curriculum is designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic, and New Age Media. This course offers an overview of what graphic design is and the immense professional opportunities it provides. Students will be inspired and enlightened whilst being taken on a journey to the great works of past and present iconic graphic designers. This course is an examination of the effect and impact of mass media on contemporary life and society. The courses focus on teaching skills like photography and its technique, enhancing the overall style of the writing, elements of designing in the print media and Industry needs students who can design for print as well as online media utilizing various tools and technologies. Other modules give an insight into the press laws and ethics, constitutional laws governing the mass media, constitution and government, leadership and governance process, newspaper managerial aspects of newspapers, and structure of newspaper organization. LPU Students are working with media companies like Asian News International, Vistara, News-X, Radio Mirchi, Zee Media, Indian Express, Book my show, Thomson Digital, Xentrix Studio, Code Brew Labs, Cube Digital, and various other super brands. There are guest lectures by eminent tv personalities, journalists, workshops, seminars to widen the horizons of the students.

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Puneet Singh

Scholar-Level 17

3 weeks ago

Dear Aspirant, There are many good institutes for film production programme in India, Being alumni of LPU I would recommend LPU for the B.Sc. Or B. Design in Film and TV Production. As my friend completed this programme from LPU and is now working in a production company. He is also doing modelin...Dear Aspirant, There are many good institutes for film production programme in India, Being alumni of LPU I would recommend LPU for the B.Sc. Or B. Design in Film and TV Production. As my friend completed this programme from LPU and is now working in a production company. He is also doing modeling in magazines as a freelancer. The following are the salient features of the programme:
Skill Development
Interactions with Industry experience
well-equipped Studios and Labs
State of the Art Labs
Projects
Holistic Development
Application orientation
Field Visits
Workshops
Cultivating creativity
Exposure to various genres
Software Skills
For more details, you may refer to the LPU website. Hope this helps.

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Mrunali Dahale

2022-02-12 20:23:12

I am 4th year architecture student. Am I eligible to give JET for art direction course?

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Arpit SIngh

Beginner-Level 4

3 weeks ago

Yes, you are eligible.

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Tharun Chandra

2022-01-21 12:39:25

I want to know about the fee structure at Shaft Academy of Media Arts for Diploma in Film and TV Production.

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RAKESH NARU

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

There has been some revisions going on fees hence it is not visible anywhere.
Official website : http://shaftanimations.org

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Deepika

2022-01-19 13:36:31

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Certificate in Film Acting at Annapurna College of Film and Media.

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear Deepika Annapurna College of Film and Media offers UG, PG and certificate courses in fields, including Films & Media and Visual Arts. In terms of infrastructure, the campus is spread in an area of 22 acre, it provides a production area, recording studio, edit studio and photography s...Dear Deepika
Annapurna College of Film and Media offers UG, PG and certificate courses in fields, including Films & Media and Visual Arts. In terms of infrastructure, the campus is spread in an area of 22 acre, it provides a production area, recording studio, edit studio and photography studio.
Please go through link for more details: https://www.shiksha.com/college/annapurna-college-of-film-and-media-banjara-hills-hyderabad-34232
Thank You!

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Ishan watts

2022-01-19 02:15:20

I want to know about the fee structure at Kreating Charakters Acting Institute for Certificate in Acting.

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

It's a 1 year course and its fee is Rs 3 lakh.

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Shruthi

2021-12-09 23:28:37

I want to do Diploma in arts and design for modelling but I have done B.Pharma then what should I do?

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

There is no issue you can do in you want to do creative field but it more different from pharma and you should have good drawing skills with you already. You have already completed your B.Pharma you will still be eligible but it may be possible that no credit is given to the Bachelors degree that...There is no issue you can do in you want to do creative field but it more different from pharma and you should have good drawing skills with you already. You have already completed your B.Pharma you will still be eligible but it may be possible that no credit is given to the Bachelors degree that you have done.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-01-08 15:40:19

Is it good to join journalism and film production at LPU?

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preeti gogna

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

The programmes in journalism are designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic and New Age Media. Focus on enhancing technical skills of reporting, news design software, video editing, photography etc. Which are necessary in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. The...The programmes in journalism are designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic and New Age Media. Focus on enhancing technical skills of reporting, news design software, video editing, photography etc. Which are necessary in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. The faculty comprises former journalists and academicians. They have good links, knowledge to equip their students with necessary skills to be successful in their respective fields. The LPU has state of the art labs and studios for journalism and film production courses. Curriculum is designed to expose students to all dimensions of Print, Electronic and New Age Media. This course offers an overview of what graphic design is and the immense professional opportunities it provides. Students will be inspired and enlightened whilst being taken on a journey to the great works of past and present iconic graphic designers. This course is an examination of the effect and impact of mass media on contemporary life and society. Impart knowledge about various models and theories of mass communication and their impact on the society. This course will benefit the students on different aspects of photography and its technique. Enhance the overall style of the writing and make writing more academic. Course deals with the various elements of designing in the print media and Industry needs students who can design for print as well as online media utilizing various tools and technologies. The module gives an insight into the press laws and ethics, constitutional laws governing the mass media, constitution and government, leadership and governance process, newspaper managerial aspects of newspaper and structure of newspaper organisation. This course will be practical oriented for the students on different aspects of photography and its technique, newspaper writing and publishing techniques for both in print and in an online version. LPU Students are working with media companies like Asian News International, Vistara, News-X, Radio Mirchi, Zee Media, Indian Express, Book my show, Thomson Digital, Xentrix Studio, Code Brew labs, Cube Digital and various other super brands. There are guest lectures by eminent tv personalities, journalists, workshops, seminars to widen the horizons of the students.

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Amit Sharma

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

Yes it's a good option to take admission in journalism in Film production at LPU.

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Pavan Kumar

2021-12-17 19:58:08

I'm searching for art and craft college in Jaipur?

Reply to Pavan Kumar

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear Pavan
Please click on link for more details:
https://www.shiksha.com/college/indian-institute-of-crafts-and-design-Jaipur-20180
Thank You!

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Indian institute of craft and design (IICD) located at jhalana doongri Side at Jaipur.

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RACHNA BISHT

2021-12-31 12:40:15

I need admission in Ph.D. in Theatre Arts Dramatics arts. What should I do?

Reply to RACHNA BISHT

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MALLIKARJUNASWAMY S

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

Top Ph.D. in Performance Arts Universities in India 2022Pondicherry universityLPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University. REVA University, Bangalore. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. JNU Delhi - Jawaharlal Nehru University. Panjab University, Chandigarh. Jain University, Bangalore. Univers...Top Ph.D. in Performance Arts Universities in India 2022
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LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University. REVA University, Bangalore. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. JNU Delhi - Jawaharlal Nehru University. Panjab University, Chandigarh. Jain University, Bangalore. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

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Shubham Arora

2021-12-28 16:12:21

For Bachelors degree in acting, provide the cheapest college in India.

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and Sharda University, Greater Noida are two reasonable colleges for doing B.A. In acting stream.

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Devanshu Nath

2021-12-28 13:03:01

Can you tell me about M.A. course in theatre and TV course in LPU?

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Puneet Singh

Scholar-Level 17

2 months ago

Dear Aspirant, Yes, being alumni of LPU I can tell you about the M.A. In Theatre and TV as one of my friends did the same programme from LPU and now working with a production company. This programme at LPU offers rigorous practical training in Acting, Direction, and Stage Craft for Theatre and Fi...Dear Aspirant, Yes, being alumni of LPU I can tell you about the M.A. In Theatre and TV as one of my friends did the same programme from LPU and now working with a production company. This programme at LPU offers rigorous practical training in Acting, Direction, and Stage Craft for Theatre and Film productions with a solid theoretical knowledge base and enhanced research skills in history, theories, and literature of Theatre, Television, and films. Elective courses from within the discipline, to give more depth or breadth to a student's core competencies. CINEMATOGRAPHY
DIRECTION STUDIO
SCRIPTWRITING AND SCREENPLAY
VIDEO EDITING
For more details, kindly refer to the LPU website. I hope this helps
Thanks!

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Aditi Pandey

2021-12-21 21:53:34

I want to know about the fee structure at MAAC, Preet Vihar for Diploma in Animation and Film Making.

Reply to Aditi Pandey

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Vipin Bihari Yadav

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

Hii Aditi, you go for this site (https://www.shiksha.com/college/maac-preet-vihar-preet-vihar-Delhi-29847/courses) and I think your doubt is clear. Thank.

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