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New Delhi, July 10: FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata, the two premium film institutes in the country, would be accorded the status of institutes of national importance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Thursday. Also Read - BCCI AGM: Members Question Financial Decisions During CoA Tenure

“Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata are proposed to be accorded status of institutes of national importance,” said Jaitley while presenting the general budget for 2014-15. Also Read - Arun Jaitley's Family Declines Pension, Offers It To ‘Most Needy’ Staff in Rajya Sabha

“And a national centre for excellence in animation, gaming and special effects will be set up,” he further said.

The minister did not specify where the national centre would be located.