Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will soon set up Asia’s biggest audio-visual training centre in Mumbai’s film city. IIMC’s Director General KG Suresh revealed the same while speaking at IFFCO Connections 2017-IIMC’s alumni meet. He said that the centre will be established in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and expected to be operational within two years.
According to media reports, Rs 200 crore has been allocated for the project. The audio-visual centre will be named as “National Centre for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics”.
Announcing the project, Suresh said, the centre will train 1600 professionals annually. He also said that various IIMC campuses will now work as regional centres. Jammu will be the centre for north India while Kottayam, Dhenkanal, Amravati and Aizwal will be the centres in south, east, west and north-east respectively.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) has scheduled 12 alumni meets this year – beginning in Delhi from February 19 and culminating on April 23 in Kolkata.