Animation colleges in India……
A very interesting though challenging subject to think of it, given that India is now an acknowledged leader in this sphere.
Not everything that shines is gold and everything that is black as coal….and hence the list below!
After quite some research, we have finally compiled a list of Animation colleges in India which we think have the ability to be called teachers.
PA Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design and Art (VEDA), Pune
Pune’s leading entry to the list of Animation colleges in India known as VEDA till a while back, it is the most distinct of the whole list as its very idea of being around is to teach…and only teach. With a 24 acre campus, this may be the only institute in this list which has a full-fledged cricket ground and sports facility in the entire list. A treat to the eye, this place feel energetic yet cosy and homely as compared to the others which though equally competent, are hard, dry professionals. If it is about art, it is about VEDA. Its staff are the kind of stuff you only get to hear but rarely ever see! Nuker Award winners, solid working professionals with years of experience, they impart solid education on the right kind of software in the technically most advanced studios you ever see. Do a 3-year degree here and you get a Solid Govt and AICTE-affiliated educational degree from the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and of course, a job instantly! VEDA with all these stars is ranking on top as the best animation college in India.
Animaster Academy, Bangalore
If you happen to be in Bangalore or want to study Animation there, be informed that you are at the right place. Animation colleges in India have a special place for Bangalore given that it is India’s own answer to the Silicon Valley of the US! Animaster Academy is a leading animation college in India which too has a proper infrastructure spread over 10000 sqft with state-of-the-art facilities with high-end computers and latest software. Their labs are equipped with high-end workstations, render farms, light boxes, Dunkey chairs, Wacom pen-tablets, Scanners, Printers and other latest animation through the campus is nowhere near VEDA, the Animation college of Pune!! It boasts of close to 100 UG and PG courses some of which are recognized by the Karnataka State Open University. They have a strong presence in the Animation scene in Bangalore with a whole host of companies such as Tata Elexi and Big entertainment taking in their students.
The Indian Institute of Digital Art & Animation, Kolkata.
Kolkata seems to have lost the first time around but has come back with a bang and IIDAA is proof of that! IIDAA’s very elaborate website maintains that “ West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, Govt. of West Bengal for Diploma courses and Gulbarga University, Govt. of Karnataka, for regular full-time Degree courses. All degree programs offered at IIDAA are approved under the board of UGC-AICTE and Association of Indian Universities.” There you are, another Govt-approved amongst the Animation colleges in India and that too from Kolkata. They hold regular courses in B Sc Animation and Filmmaking besides Masters in the same. And if you thought they were novices, think again! NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD by LOKMAT and STAR GROUP, Mumbai was awarded to them in 2014 collected in person by our Principal Prof. Arghya Roy in Mumbai on the 13th February 2014! Its student works are prominently shown on its website and which seems quite impressive! Also, it boasts of having placed students in companies like Red Chillies Entertainment, TATA ELXSI, ABP and PAPRIKA STUDIOS
ICAT Design & Media College, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad:
Part of the Image Infotainment Limited, it offers a whole range of UG, PG & MScs in Animation and is affiliated with names like Bharathiar University and Birmingham City University. Unlike others like VEDA, ICAT awards a BA Degree in Animation and not a B Sc Degree in Animation. Spread over three cities, they are predominantly in the south of India in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Their Advisory board of this animation college includes Oscar-winners + industry specialists. For infrastructure, they have spacious classrooms air-conditioned Labs where every student works on an independent cutting edge PC, library, electronic sources including databases, and a host of global resources in the library. They have own studio floor with Green/Blue Matte equipped with latest digital HD Camera, studio lights and accessories. The college has post-production studio as well. Placements today include TATA Elxsi (Visual Computing Labs), Paprikaas, SONY Pictures, Cognizant Chennai, Lintas London, Tata Interactive
International College of Design, Bangalore:
A very shiny exterior with a beautiful, lively website, ICD is in the Animation capital of India, Bangalore.
Their website mentions that they have an accomplished faculty though not seem too known from the industry. Placements, on the other hand, are in known companies lime TATA Elxsi (Visual Computing Labs), Paprikaas, SONY Pictures, Cognizant Chennai, Lintas London, Tata Interactive.
Like ICAT, here too you have a mix of BA and B Sc in their degrees given to Animation and allied studies. The BA Degree is from Bangalore Univ whereas the B Sc is from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Both UGC recognized! And if you still want a qualification, you can always go for the ELIA short for European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).
As regards their infrastructure, they have a spacious facility with Art studio, Prototyping laboratory
Auditorium, Digital design laboratory, 3D rendering and editing laboratory, Photo-studio, Library. Their USP could be an attached hostel facility hardly a distance from the main animation institute. As per our review expert, you can consider this animation college as one of the good choices for visual and animation courses.
National Institute of Learning and Academics (NILA), Gurgaon
The new kid off the block, NILA is a brainchild of the Batras of Delhi, otherwise into various industrial activities. Being an autonomous institute, they provide an independent qualification, a B.Sc in Animation and Visual Effects. The added advantage of this animation institute is that being a comprehensive facility for hotel management and allied services, students in addition to their basic qualifications get the right exposure to etiquettes, social skills and grooming which takes them to the next level in employment in good organizations.
As regards infrastructure of this animation college in India, they have a Fully air-conditioned campus with wifi, computer labs and the right Animation labs and a Croma room on a 28000 sq ft covered campus in Gurgaon in Haryana near Delhi
Faculty too seems good though no known names seem to be on the list. As re their USP, if you are in Delhi or its environs, this place is quite well located with the metro station close by. Same goes for other essentials such as eating joints, hotels, hospitals and market
They have been placing people in places such as Media Vision and Infusion Design Pvt. Ltd.
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