India’s Animation Capital – Pune

animation capital of India

animation capital of India

First, it was information technology, then came biotechnology and now Pune’s heavyweights want to make a mark in the animation sector.

Pune seeks to become India’s animation capital

The fifth Hi Tech Pune-Maharashtra 2008 conference scheduled June 18-20 has brought into its ambit animation and gaming along with IT and biotechnology.

At a press conference here Saturday evening, Suresh Kalmadi, MP and chairman of Pune Vyaspeeth, the initiator of this annual event, said: “This time we thought we will go a step further. We are happy to inform you that this year we are presenting the sunrise industry of animation and gaming under this banner.”

According to experts one of the reason for Pune to be chosen as a natural hub for animation industry is because is its proximity to Bollywood. Another is the large student base the city has to offer.

According to Ashish Kulkarni, the of CEO Big Animation, a part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group: “Creativity is completely lost when one has to travel three hours in a crowded local for work. Pune offers peace of mind. Besides, music directors and artists are more than ready to come and visit us at Pune.”

The conference will be held under the guidance of R.A. Mashalkar, president of Global Research Alliance. He has set innovation-led inclusive growth as the theme of the conference.

Mashalkar said innovation was the new global mantra and Indians should aim at becoming world leaders in it. “Innovation takes the idea into the marketplace, making nations wealthier. World over now ministers are being designated science, technology and innovation ministers. The benefits of innovation should come down to the masses.”

The conference will be inaugurated by Minister for State for Communications and Information Technology Jyotiraditya Scindia. The winners of the Lifetime Achievement awards will be Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies, N.R Narayana Murthy and Managing Director, Shantha Biotechnics, Vardhaprasad Reddy, for their outstanding contributions to industry and society.

Animation Courses in Pune

Animation Courses in Pune
Name of Institute Address Ph&Email
AMBITIOUS ENTERAINMENT Bungalow No-24/1,
Nehru Road, Khadki,
Pune-411003(Maha.)
Ph: 9822284489
Email:avinas.dubey@gmail.com
Website:www.ambitious-g.com
CREATIVE-I COLLEGE Ganga Dham Comm Phase 1,
Lullanagar Bibvewadi Road, Market Yard,
Pune-411037(Maha.)
Ph: 020-24209166,
Fax: 020-24209188
Email:info@creativei.info
Website:www.creativei.info
CREATIVE BURIST 1st Flr. Opp. Fergussion College Main Gate,
Above Savera Restaurant,
F.C. Road, Pune 411004 (Maha.)
Email: contact@creativeburts.co.in
Website:www.creativeburst.co.in
DIGKORE STUDIOS LIMITED 410/2, Bombay-Pune Road, Dapodi,
Pune-411012(Maha.)
Ph:020-7147321
Fax:020-401755
Email:abhishek@digikore.com
Website:www.digikore.com
MAEER MIT INSTITUTE OF DESIGN “Rajbaug”,Loni-Kalbhor,
Pune-41722011 (Maha.)
Ph:020-39506224
Email:design@mitpune.com
MAYA ACADEMY OF ADVANCED CINEMATICS 303, 3rd Floor, Choice Arcade,
Opp. Ruby Hall Clinic,
Dhole Patil Road, Pune – 411001(Maha.)
Ph: 020-32544171,32544181
Email:dholepati@maacindia.com
MAYA ACADEMY OF ADVANCED CINEMATICS 207-210, 2nd Floor, Kamla Arcade,
Opp. Bal Gandharva Natyagraha
Jangli Maharaj Road,
Pune – 411005 (Maha.)
Ph: 020-32544151/161
Email:jmroad@maacindia.com