Moople Institute opens its new centre in City

Hitech Animation Studio – the largest animation production house of Eastern India, which creates majority of the animation content for Indian television and OTT industry, today announced the launch of its flagship centre in Chowringhee, Kolkata under their education wing Moople Institute of Animation and Design.

Moople unveiled its newest centre in Chowringhee, Kolkata beside Chatterjee International building. With Park Street metro within 2 minutes walking distance and multiple direct buses from Howrah and Sealdah stations and other parts of the state, Chowringhee centre offers easy connectivity to the students coming from South Kolkata, North Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Bardhaman, Durgapur and other surrounding areas.

Moople offers a wide range of job-oriented certificate courses in 3D Animation, 2D animation, VFX, Graphics, Motion Graphics and Web Designing, other than their degree courses. With easy EMI options, students are easily able to enrol in such courses to pursue their passion and become employment ready. Moople provides 100% placement assistance to all its students. Presently, their students are working in top companies across the country like Amazon, Technicolor, Red Chilies, PWC, Zee Bangla, SVF, Surinder Films to name a few. Freshers are offered a maximum starting salary of Rs. 41,000/-, after successful completion of the course.

Mr. Subrata Roy, Director, Moople Academy Pvt. Ltd. said, “It is a moment of immense pride for us on inaugurating our Chowringhee center. It’s an incredible journey which started 20 years ago from a small centre at Kudghat. The remarkable achievements of our students in these years further elevate the joy of the launch of this new center. We are very pleased with the kind of response we have been receiving from our students and also from different companies across India. It also gives us immense pleasure to nurture budding talents and transform them to industry ready professionals.” Mr. Roy further added, “There has been a steady rise in interest from Indian and global companies visiting our campus/ centre for placements. Our students have continued to find opportunities with some of the best organizations in India. It’s a very positive sign that the companies have started understanding the importance of AVGCXR professionals in the changing scenario (with the advent of OTT platforms). Our placement team is working relentlessly in this regard and we expect the numbers will further go up in the next season with the participation of more and more companies from India.”

Commenting at the launch, Mrs. Payal Chopra, Director, Moople Academy Pvt Ltd said, “We are extremely excited and optimistic to open our Chowringhee centre. Kolkata is the cultural hub of India. People here have a creative bent of mind. Our Chowringhee centre is centrally located so that students from not just Kolkata but also from suburban areas can easily reach our centre. Easy accessibility will help the students to spend extra time practising in the lab and improving their skills. We constantly work to improve our education quality by regularly updating our syllabus to include the latest techniques. We try to provide the latest infrastructure to our students with the hope to provide them with the best learning experience.”

India is a prime animation outsourcing partner for Hollywood. A large number of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated animated elements in films were actually created in India. According to various industry estimates, India’s animation and VFX industry was valued at around 107 billion Indian Rupees in 2022, despite the lapse in market value in the previous year owed to the pandemic’s adverse effects. The animation, VFX, and post-production industries are estimated to generate 180 billion Indian Rupees by 2024.

The Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, Comics and Extended Reality (together termed the AVGCXR Sector) has shown year on year growth giving the youth a profitable career option to pursue. The Government through its AVGC policy and task force is working on bringing graduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. Their ‘Create in India’ campaign puts emphasis and special focus on creating Indian content for both national and international market. There is also suggestion to develop such courses at the school level. Traditional courses are reaching saturation with regards to employability post course completion. Therefore students are now looking at skill based education options that can get them faster employment opportunities.

Colleges across the state are looking to add these new age courses to their offering mix. Given the technical nature of such courses, Moople is working with institutions as their industry partner and uses its expertise to admit, train and place the students in this sector. Being the education wing of Hi-Tech Animation which is one of the leading animation production houses in India, Moople has the advantage of designing a curriculum that is industry relevant and helps the students become employable. By using the existing infrastructure, the colleges are able to offer these courses to the students in affordable rates and helps generate additional revenue for the college.

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