Create Professionals for the Digital Age, who can WRITE, SHOOT and EDIT cost effective films


Create the right environment for free and fearless expressions of human spirit in life and art.


Facilitate effective interventions in favour of justice, peace and harmony through media Instruction-Production-Interaction


CHETANA, the media ministry network of CMI Fathers of Devamatha Province, Thrissur, aims to enhance educational, technological, artistic and the integral development of the human person using the advancement in media technology and praxis. Our sister concerns are: Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts (Chiyyaram), Chetana Sound Studio and Instructions (Chiyyaram), Chetana Music Academy (Thrissur), Chetana Sangeet Natya Academy & Chetana Music College and National Institute of Vocology (Mailippadam, Thrissur) and Chetana Shooting Floor (Olari, Thrissur).

Who We Are

With opportunities in audio visual media increasing day by day, we are witnessing a mushrooming of film/media schools across Kerala. Numerous players have entered the arena of media training, realising the high potential of the media education industry. Today, though there are many film schools, for name sake, there are very few genuine and professional centres of learning.

Chetana Media Institute, Thrissur, an initiative of FTII & SRFTII graduates, under the aegis of CMI Devamatha Province, stands apart for its quality of training and clarity of professional orientation.

We offer a versatile stream of courses in Digital Filmmaking, through a scientific training package, namely, INSTRUCTION, PRODUCTION and INTERACTION. Our comprehensive media training programme is thoroughly practical and production-oriented and has a single focus: Create Professionals for the Digital Age, who can WRITE, SHOOT and EDIT cost effective films.

Chetana Institute was inaugurated by renowned Director and Cameraman Govind Nihalani on August 02, 2002. Ever since its inception, we have trained 19 batches of Full time Diploma (One year) students and more than 100 batches of Part time Certificate course students (Editing/Photography/Videography), who have found placement and proved themselves in the industry in India or abroad.

Get in Touch

Call: 9447000830, 9995617764, 8592828292


Locate Us
Chetana Media Institute
Kalliyath Royal Square, 3rd Floor,
Palace Rd, Opp. YMCA, Thrissur,
Kerala 680020