Ministry of Information and Broadcasting sets up task force to promote animation, visual effects and games industry

In a bid to promote the Animation, Visual Effects, Games and Comics (AVGC) industry in India, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has set up a task force on Friday, which will recommend a national curriculum framework for graduate studies in these segments.

India has the potential to capture five percent ($40 billion (about 3,03,125 rupees)) of the global market share by 2025, growing at about 25 to 30 percent annually and creating more than 1,60,000 jobs a year, the ministry said. .

The AVGC Promotion Working Group responsible for providing postgraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses will be headed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and will have secretaries from the Ministry of Human Development Skills and Entrepreneurship, Higher Education Department under the Ministry of Education. , Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Department of Promotion of Industry and Domestic Trade.

It will also include the governments of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana, heads of education bodies such as the Indian Council of Technical Education, the National Council of Educational Research and Training, and representatives from industry bodies – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Confederation of Indian Industry.

“The establishment of a Task Force on Promoting AVGC with the participation of Government of India, State Governments and major industry players will provide a targeted boost to the growth of the sector by spurring institutional efforts to guiding policies, setting standards for AVGC education in India, actively collaborating with international AVGC industry and institutes and improving the global positioning of the Indian AVGC industry,” the ministry said.

The task force will submit its first action plan within 90 days and will also be tasked with developing a national AVGC policy.

It will facilitate initiatives aimed at imparting skills in collaboration with academic institutions, vocational training centers, stimulate employment opportunities and facilitate promotion and market development activities to expand the global reach of the industry. Indian AVGC.

It will also strengthen exports and recommend incentives to attract foreign direct investment in the AVGC sector.

The announcement of the establishment of this Task Force was made in the Union Budget 2022-23 to recommend ways to achieve and enhance national capabilities to serve Indian markets and global demand.


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