Pune, Jan. 11 -- The proposal for Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) to be converted into a deemed university are still under considerations, said Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (retd), Union minister of state (independent charge) for information and broadcasting during his interview to HT.

The minister's remarks came days after the government issued a letter of intent to India Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) to grant it deemed university status. The earlier plan was to make FTII an institution of excellence and put under IIMC, which will be a deemed university.

"The ministry thought that FTII under IIMC would not be fruitful and therefore it was kept out. However, it (proposal to turn FTII into deemed university) is sti...