Indian animation industry set to grow to $2.9 bn by 2015
Mumbai: The fastest growing animation industry is set to grow to USD 2.9 billion by 2015 from the present USD 1.8 billion.
"India's animation industry has immense potential to grow and it is estimated to grow to USD 2.9 billion by 2015 from the present USD 1.8 billion," St. Angelo's Computer Education CMD Agnelorajesh Athaide said in a statement here.
The country also requires fresh talent for this growing industry.
There are about 300 animation and 40 VFX companies in India. Animation industry needs more than 40,000 animators from India. The industry currently employs about 12,000 people with nearly 3,000 working as freelance animators, Athaide said.
The industry provides various career options like, 2D / 3D animators, visualisers, 2D / 3D designers, graphic designers, multimedia, programmers, 3D modelers, web designers, content developers, compositors, technical trainers, AV editors, pre & post-production executive, image retouch specialist, ovie reviewer / critic, virtual merchandiser, drawing specialist and creative designer. A student who begins his career with salary of Rs 10,000 per month can easily be earning Rs 30,000-35000 per month within 2-3 years, Athaide said.
Today many universities offer a degree in animation which is three-year government recognised degree programme offered by UGC universities which implies that this degree is on part with other degrees offered by every college. There is a immense opportunity for animators in areas like advertising, entertainment both films /television, architecture, medicine, education, aeronautics, engineering, printing, communication, to mobile application and gaming.