UK based university sign MOU with Indian art school]

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Bangalore, Oct 29 (UNI) University of Teesside, one of the top leading universities in multimedia, animation and gaming in the United Kingdom has partnered with Takshaa Academy for the Artist which enables to get International perspective to Indian students.

Speaking after signing MoU with Takshaa Academy for the Artist, a sister concern of the Ittina Group of Companies, Prof Cliff Allan Vice Chancellor of the University informed that tha partnership would offer opportunities to the students of Takshaa to study using the best of the provisions available in the emerging areas of technology to pursue their career.

Mr Allan said that "with the rapidly growing demand for graduates to work in the animation industry, it is important to produce graduates who have had a high quality education in fast emerging areas of Animation". "The cutting edge courses of Takshaa and the University of Teesside provides a real competitive advantage for our students in the employment market" he said.

Under the arrangement, the University would map courses being offered by Takshaa against its degree programmes and would provide appropriate credits, subjects to strong academic audit for students to achieve advanced entry into the University's programme.

Mr Manu Ittina, Chairman Takshaa, who also present on the occasion has informed that Takshaa which places emphasis on harnessing the imagination of the individual was driven by the effort to bring computer Animation back to Art. " It also has the belief that it is not technology that drives creation but the power of the human mind " he said.

Maintaining that India's developing economy, booming Animation and Gamind industry requires qualifications that were tried and tested in the UK market, Mr Ittina said that the United Kingdom was the global hub for these sectors of industry. "The partnership of the University and Takshaa shows a determination to ensure that local workforce has access to education and training which are highly acclaimed qualifications in the industry and are quality assured by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), an organisation responsible for maintaining high quality academics standards in the UK Universities" he said.

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