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New horizons: IT Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna hands over admission letter to a student at the opening of the Chennai Centre of Toonz Academy on Wednesday. Member of Parliament Kanimozhi is in the picture.
New horizons: IT Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna hands over admission letter to a student at the opening of the Chennai Centre of Toonz Academy on Wednesday. Member of Parliament Kanimozhi is in the picture.

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Toonz Academy, the animation training unit of Toonz Animation India Ltd. opened a training centre in the city on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the facility, State Information Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna said that the State government has introduced various schemes to promote and support IT and communication industry. The government supports young entrepreneurs and aim to take the State to the forefront in the field of IT, she said.

Member of Parliament Kanimozhi participated in the function and distributed admission letters to the students.

Toonz Animation’s Chennai centre, in Mylapore, is its 12th franchise in the country and first in the State. It will open a franchise in Bhopal and has planned to expand its presence to tier-II cities. “We see a lot of artistic talent in the city. Our training will equip them with the necessary skills to emerge as a competitive professional. The placements through the academy are attractive as animation is becoming one of the key areas in film industry,” said Acrolinks Business Solutions Chief Executive Officer J. Varadarajan. Acrolinks has joined hands with the academy to establish the centre in Chennai.

The academy offers a 12-month advanced diploma course in Animation and Digital Arts, certified by European Carolus Magnus University, Brussels. The course will train students on character modelling, background, organic character texturing, lighting, character rigging, character animation and particle effects, dynamics and compositing. On completion, the students will be given an opportunity to do their internship with Toonz Animation Studio.

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