India′s No:1 Design & Media College

15 Reasons why a UG Degree in VISUAL EFFECTS @ ICAT College is the most preferred Program among +2 students in INDIA

  • UG Degree from a reputed Indian University: The UG Degree is offered by Bharathiar University. The University, named after the great National Poet Subramania Bharathi, is enshrined with the motto “Educate to Elevate”.
  • No:1 rated Design & Media College: ICAT was rated by AC Nielsen as the No:1 Design & Media college to study creative courses as part of a survey conducted among employers, professionals and students on the Top 20 careers aspired by Indian students.
  • ICAT College is the first choice of Top Corporates and MNC’s for campus recruitment: ICAT College is a pioneer in offering UG Degree to impart skills in specialized fields like Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, UI Design & Development, Multimedia Technology, Animation, Visual Effects, Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Visual Media. As several of its alumni are holding leading positions in the top companies, the positive word of mouth about ICAT’s alumni among employers is extremely high. Every top company in the country would have 20-30 ICAT alumni working for them. All these have created a formidable leadership position for ICAT College when it comes to UG Degree Programs.
  • Placement-driven program: As a placement-driven program, it aims to satisfy the manpower requirements of MNC’s, Corporates and other leading companies in India who are very particular to recruit Degree holders from a reputed Indian University along with specialization in any one skill.
  • Pioneer in offering Professional Degree Programs in Digital Media in India: ICAT revolutionized Digital Media education in India by introducing Professional full time Degree Courses in 2006. This is one of the important reasons why the college, in the last decade, has continued to attract students from all parts of the country. All the Degree courses start from the fundamentals and moves on gradually to make a student get hands-on-experience in learning the professional techniques used in the industry. The perfect mix of practical training and academic approach enables the students to acquire employable skills along with a University Degree.
  • Successful alumni working in world’s leading Animation & VFX companies – ICAT’s alumni are working in the world’s best companies like ILM (Industrial Light & Magic, Singapore), Framestore (UK), Tai Studios (Malaysia), Technicolor (India) etc. Some of our alumni have also become first generation Entrepreneurs.
  • Industry-oriented training: ICAT College identifies the employable skills expected by the top campus recruiters from time to time and accordingly fine tunes its content, curriculum and training methodologies, in order to stay tuned with the industry’s technical requirements. As today’s employers have started expecting skill-specific showreel, it is important to understand that ICAT College is one of the fewest players in the country that trains students on industry-specific skills. This is one of the reasons why Global giants like MPC, Ogilvy & Mather, Technicolor, UBI Soft, who normally do not recruit freshers from any institution, recruit ICAT’s UG Degree students.
  • Unmatched placement track record in the most reputed companies - ICAT’s campus placement record is unmatched by any college / institute in India. Some of the top campus recruiters are TCS, CTS, HCL, Amazon, Flipkart, Mckinsey & Company, RR Donnelley, EA, UBI Soft, Dhruva Interactive, Gameshastra, Zynga, MPC, Prana studios, Tata Elxsi, Ogilvy & Mather and 50 plus other companies.
  • International projects and other prestigious works by our students: ICAT’s thousand plus students over the last twelve plus years have worked in prestigious international projects in Visual FX & Animation like The Golden Compass (Oscar Winner), The Life of Pi (Oscar Winner), Gravity, Ice Age Collision Course, Wrath of Titans, Batman Begins, Spiderman 2, Alice in Wonderland, The maleficient, Guardians of Galaxy, Warcraft, The exodus Gods & Kings, The independence day, Captain America, The wolf of Wall Street, Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Jungle Book, Ghost Busters, Fantastic Beats and more than 100 Hollywood films. Our students have also played a crucial role in critically-appreciated Indian films like Bahubali (The beginning), Endhiran (Robot), Ra.One, Magadheera, Eega, Kochadaiyaan, Viswaroopam, Dasavatharam, Krissh, Don and 1000’s of Indian films. They will also be playing major roles in the upcoming Bahubali – The conclusion and 2.0 (Enthiran 2) etc.
  • Exhaustive & industry-expected Content developed by an in-house R & D team: A 30-member, highly knowledgeable R & D team comprising academicians with over 10 years of experience in the fields of Animation, Visual FX, Art & Design, Communication Design, Web Development, Information Technology, Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, Multimedia, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization, UI & UX Design & Development, Advertising, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Cinematography, Film making, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Marketing, and Human Resource Development, design the content and curriculum by closely coordinating with the leading employers and campus recruiters of the respective industries, in order to satisfy the industry needs on skilled manpower.
  • Experienced faculty & guest lecturers: ICAT’s UG Degree Programs are taught by staff with over 15 years of production and teaching experience. Apart from the permanent teaching staff, world-renowned professionals from India and abroad share their knowledge with our students through guest lectures. A detailed list of over 100 world-class professionals who have also shared their knowledge through guest lectures and hands-on workshops is available in the College Prospectus.
  • An Exclusive Design & Media College: With ICAT, you get a unique advantage of studying in a dedicated Design & Media College, where you get the exposure to various other interdependent fields like VFX, Animation, Design, Art, Photography, Painting, Film making, Cinematography, Game Testing, Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, UI Design & Development, etc to acquire a broader view and finest skills. ICAT is the only place housing vast specialized departments of digital media, which is not available anywhere else in India.
  • Campuses at Strategic Cosmopolitan Locations: Situated at the best locations in the country: Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad that house many of the top companies in Design & Media. All the 3 cities also have phenomenal opportunities in the fields of Design, Media, Game, UI/UX Design, UI/UX Development, Entertainment, Fine Arts, IT, ITES etc. Though all the campuses are in South India, 40% of the ICAT students hail from other parts of the country proving ICAT as the first choice for students throughout India.
  • Pioneer & Managed by Experienced Corporate: ICAT College is managed and administered by Image Infotainment Ltd, which is a pioneer in starting a full-time Media College and pioneer in introducing full-time education in Digital Media. ISO Certified: ICAT is the first Media College in India to obtain ISO 9001:2008 Certification. Today, Image Infotainment Ltd. is one of the fewest Digital Media Companies in India with over 20 years of experience.
  • Value for money: The Cost Per Hour of Training is as low as Rs. 166, considering the 2000 plus hours of training and excluding the additional lab hours, guest lectures, access to library, project work etc. When we compare it with institutes, where the per hour cost is Rs. 300 to 400, ICAT teaches 2 and a half times more content than a part-time institute but charges lesser fee and above all it’s one of the fewest colleges in India which offers M.Sc Degree from a reputed Indian University.

For Whom (Eligibility)

  • Plus Two / Inter Final / PU Final Students from any stream and from any Board (CBSE, ICSE, State Board) who will be writing their Final Board Exam (Public Exam) in 2017 March - May (OR) those who have already completed Plus Two in 2016 or earlier.
  • Those who have completed Three Year Polytechnic Diploma after studying 10th Standard (OR) would be writing their Final University/Board Exam in 2017.
  • Students who have discontinued their Under Graduation Course (OR) planning to discontinue from any University/College and are keen to get a fresh Graduation in order to become a Design & Media Professional and have passed their Plus Two (OR) equivalent.