National Institute of Film and Fine Arts(NIFFA) was founded by Late Dhiresh Ghosh, former head of the Department of Direction, FTII, Pune. NIFFA is a registered non-profit making society devoted to career development programmes in the film industry and allied fields. Currently, the reigns of NIFFA are in the able hands of a few resourceful and respected personalities from the film and allied industries. They include Bijon Sensarma (President), Samiran Dutta (Principal), Raja Sen (Vice Principal) and at last but not the least, Sudipta De ( General Secretary).
At present the institute runs courses in a wide range of subjects like acting, direction, videography, non-linear editing, dance, modelling, news reading & anchoring, journalism, etc. to name a few. NIFFA has also started courses in multimedia, 2d and 3d animation among other things.