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VEDA presents a seminar on “Annual Graphics and Animation Films Awards (AGAFA) 2014″ in association with Society for Animation in Delhi (SAID).

AGAFA is an annual award system to recognize excellence among animators, graphic designers and related artists’ community in India. The seminar will be conducted by president of SAID, Mr. Madan Pania and joint-secretary of SAID, Subhash Siddhu.

Following are the details of the workshop:
Topic: AGAFA 2014
Guests: Mr. Madan Pania and Mr. Subhash Siddhu
Venue: PAI Hi Tech Hall
Timing: 12.30 PM 01.30 PM
Date: 21st January 2014
Note: Punctuality will be highly appreciated.
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Are you fascinated by the tales of the superheroes flying all around and saving the human race from destruction? Do you impersonate or try to become one of them and perform their deeds in your dream land? Did you spent spent your childhood doodling these characters all over your notebook?

If the reply to all these above questions are positive, then read on.

Animation is an art form which is still in its growing stage for the Indian market. It is still considered as an hobby but there is a huge scope of making an entertaining career out of it. India is rich in art and animation is considered as the most modern art form in the world.

According to KPMG analysis, “The Indian Animation & VFX industry is expected to grow at the rate of 18.5% and reach the market value od around Rupees 55.9 billion by the year 2015, whereas Post-production activities will increase by 24%.”image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDA

Here is a list of the best modern animators from our country, who have shaped the present Indian animation industry.


Ram Mohan: He is regarded as the “Godfather of Indian animation”. He is credited to have one of the earliest exponents of animation content in India when the market was in its nascent stage. He worked in films like “Ek Anek Aur Ekta”, along with that many mainstream hindi films had animation sequences done by the master like “Pati Patni aur Woh”, “Shatranj Ke Khiladi”, “Bhuvan Shome”,etc.


Dhimant Vyas: Known as the “king of clay”, he is credited to bring the clay animation art in to the Indian mainstream industry. Being an alumni of National Institute of Design, he worked in many projects at Aardaman Studios. He has contributed to films like “Taare Zameen Par” and has done commercials for BBC, UNICEF, Zee TV, MTV, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and more.


Gayatri Rao: “The queen of Indian animation”, she had done her internship at Walt Disney Studios. She developed a new medium in animation used as alternative learning methods. She has made pioneering films as “Raju & I” and “Calls Of Animals” along with that, she has been part of numerous commercials and short film projects throughout her career.


Kireet Khurana: Called as “The Indian animation hero”, he directed India’s first live-action and 3D animation film “Toonpor Kar Superhero”. An alumni of Sheridan College, he also won national award for his film “Mahagiri”. He has also worked in many short films like “Chotta Birbal”, “Shaadi Ka Laddoo” and “Sand Castle”, etc.


Rajiv Chilaka: “The creator of Choota Bheem”, he founded the famous Green Gold Animation Studios and has studied animation from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He personally was part of animation and various projects and single handedly spearheaded the studio in becoming one of the most famous animation studios in Asian subcontinent.

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How many of you know that Animation is going to be the largest industry in the 21st century? There are many facts to prove that as NASSCOM report states that by the end of 2050, the Indian animation industry will grow towards US $ 5 billion. It will be the largest outsourcing hub in Asia in this sector. The entertainment industry in India is already one of the biggest in the world and will grow in both scale and variety in the coming years.



UG & PG Animation DegreeHyderabad is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi), along the banks of the Musi River, it has a population of 6.8 million and a metropolitan population of 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India. At an average altitude of 542 metres (1,778 ft), much of Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar—predating the city’s founding—north of the city centre.



Pune is the eighth largest metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. It is situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the right bank of the Mutha river. Pune city is the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire.Our College College of Visual Effects,Design & Art is also situated in Pune. Students  from all over India come to VEDA to join various courses like B.Sc. Animation and Media , MA Multimedia ( Animation ) and many other courses like Game Designing Courses , VFX Courses etc. Pune is becoming first choice of learners.



Mumbai previously known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million. Along with the neighboring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world.[8] Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an alpha world city.[9] It is also the wealthiest city in India,[10] and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia.

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Delhi also known as the National Capital Territory of India) is a metropolitan region in India. by area. With a population of 22 million in 2011, it is the world’s second most populous city and the largest city in India in terms of area. The NCT and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India’s 69th amendment act of 1991. The NCR includes the neighbouring cities of Baghpat, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and other nearby towns, and has nearly 22.2 million residents.



M.A. in Multimedia Animation Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi.As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.

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UG & PG Animation DegreeAn intern gets the opportunity to don two hats of a professional and student. For an animation intern, the environment is fun and challenging at the same time as they get hands-on experience in the live projects of the company in which he/she is working.

To know more, read this blog.



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VFXThe government of India will be setting up a gaming college in collaboration with the country of Japan. The “National Centre for Animation, VFX and Gaming” is slated to come up in a cost of around 52 crores at Mohali in Punjab. The college will be presenting garduation and post-graduation courses in gaming, animation and visual effects.

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Minister visits VEDA

The Minority Minister of India Shri K. Rahman Khan visits VEDA campus, one of the best animation & multimedia colleges in India. In the picture you can see our college director, Shri Rishi Aacharya explaining the minister the “magic of animation”. The minister along with other state dignitaries spoke to several students in their visit. The UG & PG Animation Degreewhole team was impressed by the technical infrastructure available which includes several computer labs, Chroma labs, convention halls etc.

The minster and the team were also impressed on hearing that VEDA students get trained in open source animation & multimedia softwares along with proprietary softwares.

Before leaving the campus he didn’t hesitate in mentioning that how AMAZED he was visiting our campus and thanked the entire staff & management for giving quality technical education to animation students.

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Animation Park

The state of Hyderabad is all set to get animated to the core. Animation is everywhere, used in every sector. Today is the world of internet. Now animation effects are used in every Bollywood, Hollywood, Tollywood movie. Animation advertisements are the new trend in advertisement world.

Understanding the potential of Animation & its related fields, Hyderabad State government is planning to give a special thrust to the animation and gaming sector as part of its initiative to give a boost to the Information Technology sector in the state.UG & PG Animation Degree

Recognizing animation and gaming, visual/special effects and digital entertainment as a sunrise industry, the government is planning to set up a gaming and Animation Park spread over 30 acres at Raidurg on the outskirts of the city.
The animation park would have be of international standards having incubation space, shared studios, visual effects labs, processing labs, media centre, conference halls, transit office, business centre and other such amenities.
A gaming and animation academy will also be set up to prepare students for employment in the sector in the Animation Park. It is likely that, it will include degree program of animation like B.Sc in animation & M.Sc. in animation & other creative animation & graphic designing courses.

Hyderabad government leads the way & sets the example for other governments to get animated too..

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hunaman wins the award

Delhi is high with the Hanuman fever.. With Maha Shivaratri celebrations still going on, animation-based feature film “Hanuman – The Immortal-2”, an animated feature film has won the Infocom-Assocham EME Award. The Excellence in Media and Entertainment (EME) Awards, an International Competition, recognises the highest talent in animation and VFX (Visual Effects).

Nuke The award has given a huge boost to its creators who are aiming big now. The award is also an appreciation for the companies who make original Indian based content in India. Roadside Romeo, Delhi Safari, Chota Bheem etc are some of the recent movies which made good name in the recent times & also won some awards.

The director of the film-Hanuman, U.K. Prakashan received the award in the Best Indian Animated Feature Film category organised in the Indian Habitat Centre in the capital on Saturday.

“These recognitions and awards will also help us to promote our Indian superhero Hanuman in the global animation arena and place him alongside the world’s loved superheroes like Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, He-Man,” said the one of the directors of the movie.

Kudos to the Indian animation companies & animators, who have given a new life to history, culture of India in this fast moving world.

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Steven Spielberg appreciates Indian animation studentAnimation student from Bangalore






A 19-year-old Bengaluru student was paid the ultimate compliment of his student life when on Wednesday when his hero Steven Spielberg wrote him a letter of appreciation after his own animated work caught the legendary film maker’s eye.

The handwritten letter of appreciation from Spiel¬berg sees him use the word ‘impress’ not once, but twice and calling his short film ”sweet” and “respectful”.
“Getting this letter from my childhood hero was such a shock,” said an super excited Krishna Bala Shenoi, second year student of Animation, who couldn’t contain his excitement.Video-Editing-Course

“Getting this letter from my hero was such a shock, I was shivering. My knees were wobbly. I am so thankful to Steven Spielberg for being gracious enough to have taken the time to write me such a kind letter. I am convinced that his goodness isn’t restricted to just his films,” says Krishna Bala Shenoi, Second year animation student.

The letter of Steven & the work of Krishna will motivate thousands of Indian animators & especially students studying animation as a career, to continue work with enthusiasm & make India proud on every creative platform.


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Pune was called as “The Oxford of the east” by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister due to the well-known academic and research institutions in the city and its popularity amongst students. Pune attracts students from all over the world. The city is home to some world class colleges & universities. Pune has a huge chunk of students studying different courses in these good colleges.

Speaking about Animation & Multimedia, Pune has been a pioneer since last some decades. In India, Pune is ranked the top city for Animation studies & there are a number of good institutes which have left a mark in the minds of Animation Gurus & Animation producing companies. Pune has always left the pioneer’s stamp in the animation industry.

Very recently, the stunning visual effects in the movie ‘Life of Pi’, which recently won an Oscar in the VFX category, have a Pune stamp on them. Five Puneites contributed in the making of those cutting edge storm sequences, the lifelike animals, and the backbone of the film – the lifeboat, among other animations.

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDATill today, as Punekars and more importantly animation enthusiastic in Pune, we may have only enjoyed those stunning visual effects in ‘Life of Pi’ which just won an Oscar in the VFX category, but now, take pride in them too. These five artists represent the fast-growing hub of animation and gaming that Pune is. This is not only it, remember recently Krayon Pictures launching the movie ‘Delhi Safari’ and thousands other Bollywood/ Hollywood movies in which VFX and other animation techniques were used and were produced by the professionals or companies based in Pune or from Pune.

Times of India & other animation forums like Animation Society of India have always considered Pune as the preferred location for animation studies and for producing animation content.

In nutshell, if you have anything about Animation, VFX or Gaming in your mind, PUNE is the home for you. Pune – home to the animation colleges & animation companies in India.

So what has changed market dynamics, making India, and especially Pune, the preferred destination for creation of animation, visual effects & gaming??

Please post your comments!!

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