“In the next decade, the Indian media and entertainment industry will require an additional 3 million trained staff.”
National Skill Development Corporation (2008)
“75% of India’s technical graduates and more than 85% of general graduates are unemployable by India’s high growth global industries.”
The Wall Street Journal (2010)
“The acute shortage of good institutes for higher education in India is costing the country both in terms of money and skilled manpower.”
India Today (2009)
“India has fallen behind in the ‘media revolution’ because of the lack of excellent film institutes.”
Dev Benegal (2010)
The Annapurna International School of Film and Media, with Annapurna Studio’s and the Akkineni family’s extraordinary philanthropic backing, is attacking these problems head on. But we need your help.
Our school seeks your partnership in an exciting and unrivaled effort, the establishment of the first private, non-profit school offering degree programs in filmmaking and media in India. Help us in fundraising, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.
Having a hard time finding trained talent for your news channel? Set up a news training studio at our facility – named after your organization – and we’ll deliver you world-class talent. Want to do more to support the art of cinematography in India? Sponsor a faculty chair and we’ll name the position after your company. Interested in helping an under-privileged child realize their dreams? Contact us and we can design a scholarship that pays for one student for one year, or one student in perpetuity.
There are hundreds of different ways you can get involved with our institute, and in the process, help India to fill an extraordinary gap in education. And we’re here to make the process as easy and as much of a win-win as possible. Please, reach out to us…we’re here!