With the animation industry in India witnessing unparalleled growth rate in recent times, the financial capital of India, Mumbai, will soon come up with training institution for visual effects, animation, gaming and comics.
Recently, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cabinet approved the establishment of a world-class training centre.
More on the upcoming training institute:
- As per reports, Fadnavis cabinet has allotted 20 acre land in the premises of Goregaon Film City
- The institute will be named as ‘National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics’
- This institute is being established in collaboration with the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
- The total cost expected cost for the institute is upto Rs 200 crore
- Once the institute is established, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and research positions would be offered
Commenting on the project, a professor at Mumbai University said, “This is an encouraging step by the Centre and the state. I hope this will encourage the youngsters to take up career in these emerging sectors.”
Meanwhile, reports suggested that Devendra Fadnavis had spoken about this project a year ago.
While speaking about this institute, the concerned official in a recent DNA report said, “Digital technology is now integral part of almost all movies, short films, documentaries, TV shows and other emerging media platforms. Such a Centre is the need of the hour.”