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Toonz Animation Academy declared 'Centre of Excellence'

Our Bureau THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | Updated on September 06, 2018 Published on September 06, 2018

The Media and Entertainment Skills Council under the National Skills Development Mission has recognised the Thiruvananthapuram-based Toonz Animation Academy as a Centre of Excellence.

Toonz Academy boasts a unique model of education where students not only graduate but pass out with studio experience in the Toonz Animation Studio. The recognition from the Council has opened the doors for international collaboration with universities, studios and governments for consistent skill and technology transfer, a spokesman said.

The Council is the highest recognised body in animation, visual effects and gaming. The recognition follows a detailed review of infrastructure, performance and quality assurance at the Toonz facility.

P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media, said both the Council and Toonz strive to identify, nurture and empower skillsets of students, provide the finest in education and render them industry-ready.

Mohit Soni, Chief Operating Officer of the Council, said the Academy has been recognised for outstanding contribution and dedication in providing learners consistently high standards of training as also support extended to the Skill India Mission.

Given the increasing demand for exceptionally skilled individuals in media and entertainment, he hoped that the Academy would be able to create a prime category of skilled workforce in the industry.

Published on September 06, 2018
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