Animation market of India is a huge expanding market, thereby leading to the establishment of various institutes offering animation courses in the country. Large number of institutes are there, that have animation scholarships program to promote talented individuals to prove their skills and contribute to the creative world of animation and design. In some colleges as well as universities in India and abroad, animation students can apply for research opportunity grants to help sponsor their thesis work. Students with financial needs may also be given Student Fellowships for travel to the various national conferences and seminars on film and animation. At present there are few institutes in India offering animation scholarships in order to develop and encourage as well as motivate bright talent to make it big in this ever growing industry.
Institutes offering Animation Scholarships
Students can apply for Animation Scholarships in numerous institutes in India. Among the top animation institutions, Arena Animation has started the Kala Srishti Scholarships program. This is a special scholarship program offered at all the Arena centers in Kolkata, Bardhaman, Siliguri, Patna, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Shillong. Arena is a world wide leader in Animation education and offers industry related Animation & Multimedia courses to students who aspire for careers in this industry. The first and foremost objective of Kala Srishti scholarships by Arena is to provide opportunities to meritorious students who wanted to pursue their career in animation.
The UD School of Animation, Hyderabad is another institute in India that offers Animation Scholarships for meritorious students. This institute offers a general scholarship program that covers 2d, 3d, VFX courses only. The other scholarship program offered by UD School of Animation, Hyderabad is DiiA (Diversity in Indian Animators). The program aims at encouraging and supporting more women to pursue animation and gaming as career options.
Another animation institute that has announced an animation scholarship program is Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC). This is the academic division of Maya Entertainment Limited (MEL). The scholarship program by MAAC is known as Creative Reward Scholarship 2008. It aims to help meritorious students to pursue animation studies. Creative Reward Scholarship is a yearly award given to students, based on a creativity test and an interview.
As the animation industry offers great career prospects, various institutes are now coming forward to motivate talented individuals to pursue courses in animation and related subjects by offering scholarships.