AIFSM signs MoU with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
Hyderabad, June 20, 2012: Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM), India's premier film school has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jawaharlal
Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) today.
The signing ceremony was graced by celebrated South Indian actor Mr. Akkineni Nagarjuna, President of AISFM, Sri R.M. Dobriyal, Vice Chancellor, JNAFAU, Mr. Chris
Higgins, Vice-President, Admissions &. Marketing, AISFM.
The purpose of the MOU is to offer India's first Degree &. Masters courses in Film and media. Until today, film and media students only had access to certificate and diploma
courses. Now, they can earn a government recognised degree, while receiving technical training in various aspects of film and media including Editing, Cinematography, Directing, Scriptwriting and Producing as well as Animation and Visual Effects (VFX).The MoU is for a period of 4 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Nagarjuna, President of AISFM said "The Indian film industry has been pursuing a dream for decades -that students can gain technical film and
media skills as part of a tecognised degree. This partnership between AISFM and JNAFAU brings that dream to life."
Chris Higgins, VP of AISFM, said "This represents a groundbreaking step forward for Indian film and media education. Indian students can, for the first time, access degree•
and-master's courses in media that match the standards of the world's best film schools."
Sri R.M.Dobriyal, Vice Chancel/or, JNAFAU, commented 'This MOU paves the way for exciting developments in the Film Making Industry in India. Currently India is facing a
dearth of quality education options for students who want to study technical aspects of film and media. We are happy to partner with AISFM, India's top film school, as an
important step towards broadening the creative and fine art options available to youngsters ."
AISFM is associated with popular filmmakers, actors and directors such as Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Hema Malini, Maniratnam, Kamal Hassan, Sonu Sood, Tabu and Anurag
Kashyap. These eminent personalities will be a part of the academic advisory council and provide their valuable guidance in designing the academic curriculum, recommendations
on faculty and curriculum content.