Post Date: 07 Mar, 2019


Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will celebrate International Women's Day in the campus on 8th March with a lecture by Maj. Gen.Madhuri Kanitkar, Dean and Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC),Pune.

She will be addressing FTII community on the topic  MY LIFE, MY JOURNEY AND INDIAN ARMY. This will be followed by cultural programmes.

Maj. Gen. Madhuri Kanitkar, AVSM, VSM, MBBS, MD (Paediatrics),DNB (Paediatrics) is  AFMC alumnus of 1978 batch.She was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps in 1982 and is a Paediatric Nephrologist trained in AIIMS New Delhi followed by fellowships at NUH Singapore and GOS London. Her area of special interest is Voiding and Bladder Disorders in children.She is credited with having set up the first Pediatric Nephrology service in the Army Medical Corps.
She was awarded the GOC-in-C (Southern Command) Commendation in 2004 and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Commendations on five occasions.

"The valour of India's armed forces have taken centre stage in public discourse in recent times. FTII thought it befitting to bring the spotlight on a crucial institution of the forces----AFMC----in which incidentally a woman of distinguished achievements currently holds a leadership position.It is indeed creditable that she was awarded the VSM in 2014 and AVSM in 2018 for her exemplary service and dedication to scientific research. Maj.Gen.Kanitkar's narration of her life journey and challenges faced in the Indian Army will be very inspiring to the FTII community, particularly it's women members" said Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII  announcing the Women's Day event in the campus