The institute aims to create world class animators and designers for the media industry.
VEDA Extension Center, situated at MG Road, is Pune’s leading animation, media, and VFX training institute. It is an extension center of India’s renowned animation and VFX institution, P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design and Art Pune. VEDA is an ISO 9001-2008 certified institute and affiliated with Yashwant Rao Chavan University. The Institute is also accredited by the Certiport USA for conducting official exams of Microsoft Certification, Adobe Certification, and Autodesk Certification. The institute invites guest faculties and subject matter experts from the industry to conduct animation classes. All their animation, media, and designing courses in Pune provide international certifications in the area of media, design, and animation.
Offering Career Oriented Programs
The institute aims to be the biggest human resource supplier in the field of media, design and animation to the industry by Year 2022. It focuses on 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 most popular programs that the institute offers are mentioned below:
- Diploma in Film Making and VFX – in association with ND Studio
- International Media Graphics & Animation Program – with five international certificates
- Diploma in Game Designing
4.Diploma in 3D Animation and VFX
5.Diploma in 3D Animation
6.Diploma in Graphics and Web Designing
Apart from these career oriented programs, the institute runs various short-term career certificates to boost the creative quotient of students.
The Co-Founder and Director of the institute is Saleem Sarfani. He completed his media education from India & USA. He has a B.Sc in animation and is an MBA. He is an Adobe and Autodesk Certified Associate. He has worked with top production houses of media and animation. Saleem keeps keen eyes on the academic quality of the students and also handles placements of the institute. He has very strong connection with the industry and has developed very unique internships and placement programs through industry-institute partnership.
Prof. Rishi Aacharya is also the Co-Founder and Director of the institute. He is the winner of Mahatma Gandhi International Legacy Award 2018 and has also won Kalidas Award for his excellence in oratory skills at Kalidas Samaroh, Ujjain. He is also a certified computer professional by National Computer Science Academy, Texas USA. He is a Google Certified Professional, Certified Professional from Autodesk and a Certified Associate in Adobe applications.
Many students of the institute have been successfully placed in various designing companies, firms, and animation VFX houses. They have effectively secured their place in Apple Media, PrimeFocus, Delux Animation, Green Gold Animation, Jump Games, Reliance Games and many more. Many VEDA alumni have worked in various Bollywood and Hollywood film’s VFX shots like Toilet, Haider, Titanic 3D, Avengers, Jurassic Park 3, Dangal, Raees, etc.
Achievements and Collaborations
Throughout its illustrious journey, VEDA has achieved many notable landmarks. It is Official Academic Partner of India’s legendary art director and production designer Nitin Desai’s Film World. They are the only institute which provides 9 month course designed and developed by ND’s academic team.
The institute is an authorized academic partner of BitDefender, world’s leading antivirus and e-security brand. They are also Certiport Authorized Testing Center where students can avail international examination opportunities for Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Autodesk related applications.
The institute not only provides quality education, but also conducts a variety of extra-curricular activities for the overall development of the students. VEDA Extension Center in association with Veda College Pune organizes the city’s biggest art and animation contest called Kalotsav from last 6 years. Each of these seasons has witnessed participation from around 100+ colleges and junior colleges across the city. Being one of very few design, animation, and VFX festivals in India, Kalotsav draws a lot of media coverage and social buzz.
Apart from that, VEDA also contributes to Akhil Bhartiya Kala Gaurav Sampan, every year. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of art, animation, and VFX education. Every year, VEDA honors four dynamic personalities of art and animation with this award. Legends like Padmashri Ram Mohan, Bheemsen Khurana, VG Samant, Dheemant Vyas, Prosenjit Ganguly, and Shipa Ranade have received this award.
Career Opportunities and Exposures
Courses provided by VEDA Extension Center MG Road are an entry door for visual design industry which consists of graphics design, web, animation, and visual effects. The institute provides coaching and certifications for various domains like: graphics designing; web designing; multimedia art; game designing; 2D and 3D animation; digital and VFX art; post-production; AV editing; film making; cinematography; set designing; and so on.
The institute’s placement team is constantly in touch with reputed multimedia and animation companies on the local and national level. VEDA provides 100% placement assistance and campus recruitment opportunities to all the students taking admission for the animation course.