PG Diploma in Indian Film Studies

Course Overview


The online admission applications portal is launched by Savitribai Phule Pune University at between 6th May to 21st June 2019. 
Please register with your Email ID and Phone Number, and fill the "Profile" column with your Personal and Academic Details. Upload your documents (applicable marksheets), photograph & signature.
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The Entrance Examination will be held offline at the Department of Media and Communication Studies.


The examination pattern will be a combination of two sections including objective (fill in the blank) and subjective questions.

Section A will be objective questions on General Knowledge and Current affairs.

Section B would be descriptive questions on Indian Cinema.

Sample Question Paper of Year 2018


Date of Entrance Examination: 6th July 2019 (Saturday)

Reporting Time: 10:30 AM

Examination Time: 11 AM to 1.30 PM

Duration of Entrance Examination: 3 hours

Venue of Entrance Examination: Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Publication of Results of Examination: To Be Announced


The Post Graduate Diploma in “Indian Film Studies” of Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Savitribai Phule Pune University in collaboration with National Film Archives (NFAI) Pune, is a flexible programme of study, providing students with opportunities to study areas of film theory, Indian Cinema history and culture, as well as research and applied practical knowledge in archiving exclusively in the setting of Indian Cinemas. It caters to students wishing to enhance their professional careers, as well as those seeking to prepare for doctoral study. The course provides opportunities for students who are relatively new to the subject area to establish a foundation in the discipline as well as those who wish to pursue study in films. It may help or prepare students for employment/research in film, screen studies and creative industries, as well as those who wish to employ their knowledge of films to practice in educational, social and community settings.

The PG diploma in ‘Indian Film Studies’ programme offers a foundation in theoretical and critical Indian film studies. The course is designed on staff expertise and specialism from its form and theory to the historical and cultural approaches to ‘cinema’ of India. Also, the course also aims to provide students with the tools to look at classic and contemporary cinema with marketing and distribution strategies. The course will engage with the sociology of cinema in terms of politics of identity, gender, film music as well as practice for students who may wish to pursue the discipline at postgraduate level or for professional development. This involves acquiring practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge, such as film curation / archiving.

(The programme overview is given towards the right side of this page.)

Total Credits for the Course: 40

Duration of the Course: The course will commence from July to May every year spreading to two semesters. August-Dec and Jan-May. The admission will be done in the month of June/ July.

Intake of the Course: The strength of class will be maximum 25 students including foreign nationals.

Medium of Instruction: English will be the medium of Instruction. Students will be taught in seminars, small group tutorials, workshops and screenings offering opportunities for lively and engaged discussion.


Student with any undergraduate/ Bachelors degree is eligible for this course

Admission Process

Admission Process is online at between 6th May to 21st June 2019. 

Fee Structure

Maharashtra Students


Reservation (SC/ST) Students


Out of Maharashtra Students


SAARC Countries Students


Foreign/ PIO Quota


(Fees is charged according to University rules. The fee structure given above is subject to change.)

How to Apply

Admission Process is online at between 6th May to 21st June 2019.