Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (Pathshala) started its operations in 1998 with its Department of Photography which is recognised as an institution offering the highest quality education in photography currently available in Bangladesh.
On 22 March 2010, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute launched its Department of Film and Television (OFT). This department offers a wide range of professional courses in TV Production, TV Reporting, TV Program Presentation, Video Editing, Cinematography and Camera Operation, Filmmaking, Graphics and Animation, Film and Television Acting and a yearlong course for a Diploma in Film and Television.
Drik is a sister concern of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Established in 1989, its major areas of expertise are advocacy, awareness campaigns and the production of communication material.