Toonz Academy Trivandrum, division of the award winning Toonz Animation studio based in Technopark, has entered in to an agreement with Bharathiar University, Coimbatore that entitles Toonz Academy to offer BSc (Animation) degree course of the university from academic year 2010-11. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between Dr P Thirumanavalan, Registrar of the university and Mr RK Nair, President, Toonz Academy.
Apart from BSc (Animation) the MOU also covers Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation, Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation and many certificate programs. The curriculum for these courses, designed and developed by Toonz, and the infrastructure at the Academy has been approved by the university. Students undergoing these programs at Toonz Academy will get degrees and diplomas of the university, on successful completion of the course requirements.
'With this tie up with a State University we are giving the students the twin advantages of an industry designed and endorsed curriculum delivered in a studio environment and a formal degree from the university. It will now be easier for students to find jobs in the booming animation and multimedia industry and also pursue higher studies in India and abroad' said RK Nair. Toonz Academy will start taking admissions for the BSc(Animation) degree course for the academic year 2010-11 from 19th July 2010.