Bringing over 800+ student’s participation & 80+ industry stalwarts together
Lamp lighting ceremony at the beginning of MAAC Manifest
During the seminar, students were privileged to receive firsthand insights from prominent industry experts. Sudhir Kamath, Chief Operating Officer of Nazara Technologies, shared his thoughts on the “Future of Gaming“, providing a comprehensive view of the industry’s evolving landscape. Kabir Verma, CG Supervisor at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), engaged the audience with a seminar on “Introduction to Film VFX,” offering a glimpse into the world of cinematic visual effects. These sessions not only enrich students’ understanding but also inspire them to explore new horizons in animation and VFX.
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The high point of the event was the felicitation of about 70+ alumni of MAAC who are today working in India’s leading studios and production houses. These ex-students of MAAC were extremely thrilled to come back to their alma mater and share their wonderful journey from being students at MAAC to now being industry professionals.
Talking about MAAC Manifest, Mr. Pravir Arora, Chief Marketing Officer, Aptech Ltd., said, “MAAC Manifest holds significant importance as it facilitates student interaction with industry experts, providing firsthand insights and an opportunity to connect with alumni for career guidance. Our emphasis on industry interaction stands as a pivotal aspect of the life skills we impart to our students. In the ever-expanding AVGC industry, talent demand surges, and events like this are tailor-made to keep our students aligned with industry trends and ahead in their careers.”
According to the “Realizing AVGC-XR Sector Potential in India” report by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 2022, the AVGC sector currently engages nearly 185,000 professionals directly and an additional 30,000 indirectly. Nonetheless, in order to sustain its expansion, the industry is anticipated to necessitate approximately 2 million additional skilled workers by 2030. The animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics (AVGC) sector has witnessed remarkable acceleration, underscoring the imperative for a nurturing ecosystem to propel its advancement across the nation.
While regularly training students in various aspects of the media and entertainment industry, viz., 3D animation, VFX, gaming, multimedia, and broadcast, MAAC believes that initiatives and platforms such as MAAC Manifest play a crucial role in not just skilling the youth but also preparing them for a successful career in the AVGC industry.
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