Veda Extension Center: An Animation and Designing Institute Synonymous to Visual Excellence
Veda Extension Center

The Indian Animation and Media Industry is one of the most high-performed sectors today. It is expected to grow rapidly in the upcoming five years. Likewise, the Indian Gaming Industry is also looking for creative artists. Such developments wouldn’t have been possible without some notable contribution of institutes serving the Animation and Design industry.

Today, The Knowledge Review presents one such institute which has contributed to the industry by rendering out exceptional and quality artists. We would like to present to you the Veda Extension Center (VEC). Located on MG Road, VEC is a preferred name in Pune’s leading animation, media, and VFX training institutes.

VEC is an extension center of India’s leading animation and VFX college P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design, and Art, Pune. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified institute and accredited by the Certiport USA for conducting official exams of Microsoft Certification, Adobe Certification, and Autodesk Certification.

For students, VEC’s animation, media, and designing courses at Pune provide international certifications in the area of media, design, and animation. Besides being a full-animation and media house, the center also calls guest facilities and subject matter experts from the industry for overall students’ exposure.

The Dynamic Duo

VEC is under the able leadership of its Co-founder and Director, Prof. Saleem Sarfani. Mr. Sarfani has completed his media education from India and the USA. Alongside B.Sc. in Animation and an MBA, Mr. Sarfani is also certified from IBM-Institute Germany Berlin for Global Governance. Moreover, he is an Adobe and Autodesk Certified Associate.

Mr. Sarfani keeps his keen eyes on the academic quality of the students and also handles the placements of the institute. He has a very strong connection with the industry and has developed very unique internships and placement programs through industry-institute partnerships.

The second Co-founder and Director, Prof Dr. Rishi Aacharya, is a winner of Mahatma Gandhi International Legacy Award 2018 and Kalidas Award Winner for his excellence in Oratory skills at Kalidas Samaroh Ujjain. He has also received Honors Cause from the ‘National virtual university Bangalore.’

Dr. Aacharya is a living example of leadership skills and multi-dimensional talents. He is a postgraduate in Information Technology (M.Sc. Information Technology) and Bachelor of Media and Animation from Lucknow. Furthermore, he is a Certified Computer Professional by National Computer Science Academy, Texas USA, Google Certified Professional, Autodesk London Certified Professional, Certified Associate in Adobe application, and Microsoft Certified Professional.

All Under One Roof

VEC’s vision is to create world-class animators and designers for the industry. The institute aims to be the biggest human resource supplier in the field of media and design to the industry by the year 2022. The institute focuses on the mission of providing excellent practical training to the students baked with the fundamental knowledge of the art. Because of its unique approach assignment and live project-based studies, the Institute has become the first choice of Media & Animation aspirants in the city.

Some of the popular programs of the institute are:

  • Sc. in Animation affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan University
  • International Media Graphics & Animation Programme with five International Certificates
  • Diploma in 3D Animation and VFX
  • Diploma in 3D animation
  • Diploma in Graphics and Web Designing
  • Certificate in Basic & Advanced Photography

Apart from these career-oriented programs, the institute runs various short-term career certificates to boost the creative quotient of students.

As a result, the alumni of the institute can be found in diverse designing companies, firms, and animation VFX houses. Students have successfully secured their place in Apple Media, PrimeFocus, Deluxe Animation, GreenGold Animation, JumpGames, Reliance Games, and many more. The institute feels proud to say that graduates have worked in various Bollywood and Hollywood film’s VFX shots such as Toilet, Haider, Titanic 3D, Avengers, Jurassic Park 3, Dangal, Raees, etc.

Adding to that, the institute’s placement team constantly stays in touch with reputed multimedia and animation companies on the local and national level. VEC claims to provide 100% placement assistance and campus placement for all its students.

With such glorious options, students can opt to become:

  • Graphics Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Game Designer
  • 2D Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • Digital Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • Post-production Artist
  • Av Editors
  • Film Making, Cinematographer, Set Designer

Going an Extra Mile

In its quest of imparting quality education, VEC has been award with Top Three Animation Institute with Maximum Short-Term Courses by India’s Top animation Education Brands 2019 Image Planet and best training institute by India Excellence Education Award 2019.

Proceeding further, VEC in association with Veda College Pune organizes the city’s biggest Art and Animation festival called Kalotsav. Such a season has witnessed participation from around 100+ Colleges and Jr. Colleges across the city.

Apart from Kalotsav, VEDA MG also contributes to Akhil Bhartiya Kala Gaurav Samman every year. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Art, Animation, and VFX education. Every year, VEC honors four dynamic personalities of art and animation with this award. Legends like Padmashri Ram Mohan Sir, Bheemsen Khurana, VG Samant, Dheemant Vyas, Prosenjit Ganguly, and Shipa Ranade have received this award.

To summarize, VEDA, MG is an all-around animation, media, and VFX institute with diverse industry connections, excellent alumni connect, and provides international certificates under one roof.

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