During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital advertising, OTT, and gaming platforms witnessed massive growth around the globe. Thanks to the global consumers who continue to display a huge appetite for engaging, high-quality, and visually creative content. Owing to this boom, there is a rising demand for gen-next of game designers, VFX, and animation professionals.
Pune, Maharashtra-based CG Eduversity, is fully prepared to address this market demand with its quality education and placement support at affordable pricing. It is a multidisciplinary institute providing courses in Animation, VFX, Gaming and Designing. Operating in the post-pandemic era, the institute’s management has introduced 12 new diploma and certificate programs which can be opted by students under online and offline modes. Moreover, Google Classroom LMS has been initiated where all the essential teaching-learning assets are available just a click away. “We have also created a massive video library on YouTube for the masses who could not afford the high fees of colleges after the economic recession,” reveals Priyanka Aacharya, Director of CG Eduversity.
Extensive Flagship Programs & Facilities
CG Eduversity primarily offers courses in 3D Animation, Gaming, VFX and Graphics Designing. The institute’s PG Diploma and UG Degrees are affiliated with the university, and it also provides NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation) courses in the field of animation and multimedia. Moreover, CG Eduversity’s courses are popular among students looking to make their career in the animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) industry.
In terms of exceptional facilities, CG Eduversity is an Authorized Testing Center for Adobe and Autodesk Certified Exams. It also has set up a dedicated international student welcome centre to look after their comfort. Therefore, there is a great diversity of students making CG Eduversity’s campus truly cosmopolitan by all means.
CG Eduversity’s Edge Over Competitors
Revealing CG Eduversity’s competitive edge over the other institutes, Priyanka says, “Our key focus is to train the student in the art of animation rather than just on software or tools.” She further explains that even though CG Eduversity’s courses are backed with the latest industry software like 3D Max, Maya, Houdini, Golam, Blender, Cinema 4D, Mudbox, etc. The institute primarily focuses on developing the artistic skills of its students. This fantastic initiative was implemented after considering suggestions from various animation and multimedia recruiting companies looking for creative artists rather than software operators.
This is not all. CG Eduversity conducts small batches of classes where UGC approved courses are offered at affordable prices. They also benefit from interacting with industry leaders and seek career support from the institute’s counsellors. These cumulative qualities contribute toward making CG Eduversity unique.
Expert Team of Faculty Members
Regarding staff recruitment and selection, CG Eduversity has a strict criterion where applicants are evaluated on various academic and non-academic skills. Candidates applying for the teaching positions must have 3 years of industry experience in their relevant domain with a minimum PG Diploma or Degree in their subject.
Priyanka further asserts, “We are proud to mention that our faculties are the best in their academic qualifications and possess various international certificates from Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk.”
Taking the Experimental Learning Approach
At CG Eduversity, the faculty members apply the learning by doing method to ignite innovation and creative thinking in students. This pedagogy allows students to look for innovative ways to develop ideas and work on team projects while exploring, discovering, experimenting, applying and reflecting on what has been done.
Through CG Eduversity’s monthly portfolio review sessions, students also get the opportunity to showcase their talent and receive feedback from the panel of industry experts. Priyanka considers this entire process valuable as it gives students the scope for improvement and helps in taking their work to the next level.
Offering a Holistic Environment to Students
Since its inception, CG Eduversity has dedicatedly and devotedly worked towards providing the best learning experience to its students. The entire academic year is very systematically crafted with interesting indoor and outdoor activities to achieve this. Moreover, CG Eduversity also hosts annual programmes, sports and cultural fests, industry visits, guest lectures, and competitions that keep the students alive and in action all the time. Students are also taken on various study tours, giving them real-life experiences beyond the classrooms.
“We also arrange social welfare drives such as tree plantation, blood donation, visit old age homes and orphanages to imbibe the emotional connections with the society in our students,” adds Priyanka.
Impressive Job Placement Rates
Over the last 5 years, CG Eduversity has witnessed an average placement rate of 98 to 99%. Today, most of CG Eduversity’s students work as Lead Animators, Compositors, Set Designers, Graphics Designers, Game artists, 3D modellers, Web Designers and 2D Animators in companies of repute.
Besides, CG Eduversity’s students are also working on outsourced projects from international studios like Walt Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, MPC, DreamWorks etc. “It gives us immense pleasure to see them grow and shine CG Eduversity’s name on a global platform,” smilingly asserts Priyanka. In the previous academic year, the batch was placed by renowned studios like MPC, RedChillies, HMX, Technicolor, and Deluxe at various levels with handsome CTC.
2022 is a milestone year for Priyanka and the entire team as CG Eduversity celebrates its 5th anniversary. “We have already developed a roadmap for the next 10 years where Virtual and Online Education will be the Topmost agenda,” proudly remarks Priyanka. She further reveals that CG Eduversity is set to launch its very own production house where students will get the first priority to work on national and international clients. Moreover, CG Eduversity’s Director Priyanka is also discussing possibilities for future collaborations & signing MoUs with national &international institutes regarding the student exchange program.