Academic council

Academic Council

Our programmes meet the highest possible academic standards and have a firm grounding in the current and future needs of the industry. To achieve this, we are proud of the contributions of our academic council, who advise and guide us on all aspects of our programmes.

Ashish S K
Founder Punnaryug Art Vision Pvt Ltd

Ashish S.K. is known to be the most dedicated and colorful personality in the animation industry. Over the past 19 years, he has set up world-class animation studios in India, created the finest original Indian animated contents and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood. He was recently awarded “The Creative Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2015 by Entrepreneur magazine.

Hanif Mohammed Marakkarackayil
CEO at Asian Institute of Design - Edulink Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Highly skilled at Corporate Finance Business Development Strategic Planning, he has been serving industry bodies like FICCI and have also helped the Govt. of Karnataka in many AVGC related projects like ‘Train the Trainer’ and ‘ Digital Art Academy’. He played a key role in setting up of Sports management company focusing more on Football development
in the region.

Ninad Chhaya
COO – WITS Interactive / Co-Founder and COO - GoPhygital

An entrepreneur and an avid gamer at heart, Mr, Ninad with over 20 years of experience in gaming, and the interactive media space is focused on providing immersive, experiential solutions to its client-partners using Augmented Reality,Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Game Development as the four core offerings. Ninad’s foray into gaming began when he co-founded Indiagames Ltd.

Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee
Sound designer, Sound editor and Audio mixer in Indian Film(Title)

National Award winner (for the films Madras Café and BajiraoMastani) and a Member of The Oscar Academy’s Class of 2018, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee is a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, in Sound Recording and Sound Engineering.Having a career span of over 3 decades, he has virtually worked in every department of
Sound for Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Television serials,Advertising films and Music Albums. He has been known to introduce and bring in a fresh approach in recording methods.

Ritesh Takshande
Course Director - SKIFT at Film and Television Institute of India

Working in the media industry for the past 10 years as Director, Cinematographer,Film-Maker and Media Educator he is currently the program director at MYFIRSTFILM. ORG. His “My First Film” is a unique film school for those who want to learn Basic Film Making. He is Course Director for Film Orientation and Film Making Course at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.