Interviews - Training Schools

Asadul Islam is one of the bright new entrants in animation arena. Possessing a Master’s Degree in Digital Direction and 3D Animation, this talented youngster has received guidance from some of the most experienced stalwarts in animation. With internship stints in Big Animation and ToonzEra Studios, Asadul Islam has had experience in matte painting, texturing, lighting, rendering, visual effects, compositing as well as animation. Having learnt and honed his skills at the prestigious DSK Supinfocom institute, Asadul is destined to scale greater heights in this field.

An Interview with Asadul IslamCG Today : Hello Asadul, our heartiest welcome to you. We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to interact with you.

Asadul : It is my honour to be interviewed by the prestigious CG News channel.  It's one of the biggest achievements in my life, which I believe I got by hard work, patience, dedication, motivation and destiny. Through your channel, I am glad to express my on-going journey in CG.

Arun Suryawanshi is Academic Director of CANMAS - Contemporary and New Media Art School in Pune, India. He has also worked for, among other companies, Toonz, India, Jadoo Works, and Toonskool. Mr. Suryawanshi was educated at North Maharashtra University. Arun is a well known Indian artist.

Arun SuryawanshiCG Today : Welcome, Arun, to CG Today.

Arun : Thankyou.

Santhosh KG is the Business Operations Head at Clusters college for media & Design. Prior to attaining this position he has also served as Business Head of TST Pvt Ltd, Business Head of Keltron Animation Campus; Academic Head at Arena Multi-Media.

Santhosh. KGCG Today : Santhosh, we are delighted to be able to speak to you today. Thank you for being with us.

Santhosh : Thankyou.

B K Kalia is the Technical Head and VFX Head at Global School of Animation and Games. With his specialization as well as area of interest aligned in addressing technical bottlenecks and challenges faced by the digital entertainment industry, Kalia is also heading Interactive Design Course in Augmented Reality Technologies at Global School. Mr. Kalia has also functioned as technical head at the Academy of Animation and Gaming in the past.

KaliaCG Today : Mr. Kalia, we extend you a very warm welcome and happy New Year. Thanks for agreeing to speak to us.

Kalia : It’s my pleasure being with you at CG TODAY platform.

Shajan Samuel is currently the Divisional Head of IIJT Education, a venture of India’s leading staffing company team Lease. He has also been the Business Head of Learning and Training at Ikya Human Capital Solutions, Sales Head of media and entertainment programs at Manipal Education, Zonal head of N-Power / Regional Head of Aptech and Arena, Head at Aptech, Ltd., State Head at JK Tyre, Mid level Manager at MRF, Ltd. and started his career as Sales Executive at Kelvinator. Shajan Completed his Advanced Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and graduated in commerce from St. Xavier’s College Kolkata. He has completed his MBA in Marketing.

Shajan SamuelCG Today : Mr. Samuel, welcome to CG Today, and thank you for speaking with us.

Shajan : Thank you.

CG Today : You now find yourself in the vocational education business. How is this assignment going?

Shajan : Vocational education is a very challenging industry, candidates who come to us are predominantly the ones who realize that that there is a significant gap between college curriculum and industry needs and understand the significance of polishing their skills in specific areas to get jobs. We cater to the bottom of the pyramid; therefore, we need to be delicate in handling our students. Should we take job to the candidate or candidate to the jobs is an important reflection point. Managing students and providing wholesome and rounded education is central to the success of the students who come to us. Needless to say, providing training which is evolving and centric to industry requirements is an important aspect of the value which a vocational training Institute can provide. We have identified seven strategic Priorities for IIJT (sales, marketing, IT, Customer Service/ Operations, Placements, Institutional Partnerships and Academics) and our effort is to ensure that we execute these chosen index well.