Admission notice for Bachelors in Visual Arts at Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Khallikote

July 9th, 2009

Zee Institute of Creative Arts opens its second campus (after Mumbai) in Bhubaneswar

The web page of ZEE Institute of Creative Arts is head office is Mumbai and as per their "Contact Us" page it currently has two campuses in Mumbai and Bhubaneswar. Following is an excerpt from a news Item in Express Buzz about the opening of their Bhubaneswar Campus.

Adding another feather to Capital’s list of institutions offering career-oriented professional courses, Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA) today opened its centre here at Niladri Vihar.

With animation industry in India poised to grow at 27 per cent to reach a 1,163 million dollar mark by 2012, the institute hopes to provide affordable animation courses to cater to the manpower demands when Bollywood alone plans to make another 12 feature films based on animation and special effects. Also the gaming industry is all set to grow rapidly with a huge demand of professionals.

Addressing mediapersons, Head, Youth Business, Zee Learn, Subhadarshi Tripathy said as traditionally Orissa has many well-known animation artists engaged at the national level, ZICA thought it appropriate to open its second centre outside Mumbai here so that students from the entire Eastern Indian states can be given an opportunity to learn the art and equip themselves to take various career opportunities in film making, visual effects, television production and advertising industry.

‘‘ZICA, which first started in Hyderabad way back in 1995, was later shifted to the Esselworld campus in Mumbai and has become the pioneer animation institute with its distinct training style and approach towards industry-oriented curriculum’’, he said adding, however, to maintain quality it never ‘‘opened branches elsewhere outside the city of dreams’’.

The local centre will impart a two-year diploma in animation film making and one-year course in digital arts, but later would also introduce short-term courses. ‘‘While the two-year course would need an investment of around Rs 3 lakh, the short-term ones may vary from Rs 40-75,000’’, he said adding, compared to Mumbai, the local centre will be more affordable with the same standard of teaching and infrastructure facilities.

‘‘For each course there would be a six-faculty team apart from industry professionals as guest faculty and the teacher-student ratio would be around 1:4’’, he pointed out. …

2 comments April 25th, 2009

Institute of Digital Media Technology, Bhubaneswar is making animation movies with its students

The Institute of Digital Media Technology in Bhubaneswar has postgraduate, diploma and certificate programs in animation and digital media technology. Currently they have a special offer on "Learning the art of Digital Technology with working on a live project on "DHARMAPADA" the first animated oriya feature film." 


The following youtube video is a 4 minute clip of their 20+ minute short film titled “Chatura Kau.”

2 comments April 18th, 2008

Sand art school in Balasore

Following is an excerpt on this from a report in New Indian Express.

a group of artists from Balasore has embarked upon a mission to give sand art a fillip in this district.

"Our main aim is to make people more inclined towards sand art and create new artists and train them," said Kesudas, executive director of Baleswari Kala Kendra (BKK), a local organisation working for the development of ancient art form.

"There are number of artists in the district who want to show their talent in sand art. We have decided to give them scope so that they can excel," he added.

With this idea, a platform to showcase talents of local sand artists has been set up in front of the Gopabandhu park near Gandhismruti Bhavan and BKK School of Sand Art has been opened here.

"Local artists have been creating sand art works here daily and teaching other interested artists. Besides, 10 students who have taken admission in the school are being imparted training," said Kesudas.

1 comment April 11th, 2008

Odissi schools in every district

Following is an excerpt from a report in Statesman.

The state government has decided to open Odissi schools in every district in the State and outside for promotion of art and Odissi culture said Mr Gopinath Mohanty, secretary of culture department on Saturday evening at the closing ceremony of Dhenkanal Mahotsav.

He also told that the government would also open Sunday art schools from 14 November in Bhubaneswar and subsequently in the other districts also.

November 5th, 2007

Vikram Dev School of Art to be made a degree college

Daily Pioneer reports on this. Following are some excerpts.

The State Government is working on a proposal to upgrade the six-decade-old Vikram Dev School of Art and Craft at Jeypore as a degree college from the current academic session. From now on, the school will be known as Vikram Dev College of Art and Craft, sources in the Culture Department said…

Culture Secretary Gopinath Mohanty set up a committee comprising Orissa Lalit Kala Akadami secretary Chandramani Biwal, Utkal University of Culture’s officer on special duty Bhawani Charan Biswal and BK College of Art and Craft (BKAC) principal AC Sahoo, to have an on-the-spot assessment of the situation. …

It has recommended introduction of Bachelor’s Degree programme in visual art under the Utkal University of Culture from the current academic year.

The students, who pass out of the institution, would be directly admitted to degree courses while those who were intermediates would be considered for admission after an aptitude test, the committee has observed.

… the students of the Vikram Dev College should be provided stipend, it has suggested.

The committee has advised the faculty members of the institution to run Government-affiliated Sunday Art Schools at Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Jeypore immediately to prepare the students of the KBK region for admission in the institution.

It has also recommended posting of an experienced lecturer of the Government College of Art and Craft of Khallikote as the principal of the proposed degree college to look after teaching and administration in an effective manner. …

The abandoned office of the Irrigation Department in Jeypore town could be allotted to the institution till a permanent campus comes up, the committee has stated.

1 comment July 28th, 2007

Institutions with Nontraditional programs – a dated list

Following is a list of institutions with non-traditional programs that I compiled earlier. They are categorized as follows: Arts and Crafts, Design, Teachers training, Diploma in Engineering, ITIs, Film and TV, Homeopathy and Ayurveda, Hotel management, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Performance arts, Physical Education, Sanskrit and Social work.

Continue Reading 6 comments June 8th, 2007


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