Top actor Tom Alter has resigned from his post as head of the acting department in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Reason behind this is believed Gajendra Chauhan. FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola told that he has emailed his resignation and he said he is resigning becuase of inability to devote time for academic activities. Kainthola said that he has not accepted his resignation. Kainthola said, 'I will try to expain Tom to take his resignation back.' According to sources in the premiere institute which has witnessed unrest on the campus on various issues during the last one year, a strained relationship with the students also contributed to Alter's decision to resign.