Who we are

ICAT is a part of IMAGE groups, a finest creative company that spreads creative intelligence in digital media to diverse audience, including school children, college students, juvenile minds ready for employment and corporate employees.

In the Company of Knowledge

ICAT is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Knowledge Powerhouse that has been fueling the growth of Digital Media in India for the past 12 years. IMAGE Group is a pioneer in the field of Digital Media Education and has remained steadfast in its focus ever since its establishment in 2004.

Experience in Digital Media training

IMAGE group launched India's first professionally managed Multimedia training institute, Image Creative Education in 1996. Image Creative Education has 40 Digital Media training centers in India. It has trained over 50,000 students till date and is the leader in South India in providing vocational training in Animation & Graphics.

Milestones and Achievements

  • 2020

    2020 - State of the Art ICAT Campus

    Opened a state-of-the-art ICAT campus at Hyderabad

  • 2019

    2019 - Collaborated Alagappa University

    Obtained institution collaboration with Alagappa University to offer UG and Masters Degree programs

  • 2019

    2019 - Affiliated Jawaharlal Nehru University

    Obtained affiliation from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

  • 2019

    2019 - Won EduTech Asia Awards

    Imageminds won the prideful “Most Inclusive Educational Programme - Gold” award at the EduTech Asia Awards 2019, Singapore

  • 2018

    2018 - Launched C-Tech AR & VR Tech

    Launched C-Tech AR & VR Technologies Programme — a course on futuristic technology

  • 2017

    2017 - Affiliation from Bangalore University

    Obtained affiliation from Bangalore University

  • 2016

    2016 - Celebrating 20 Years

    Celebrating 20 Years Excellence in Creative Education

  • 2015

    2015 - Launched PMKVY

    Affiliated as Training Partners with PMKVY (iInitiative by the Government of India)

  • 2014

    2014 - Partnered with the NSDC

    Partnered with NSDC, an initiative taken by the Government of India to offer skill improvement training to millions of young minds across India

  • 2014

    2014 - Launched C-TECH

    Launched C-TECH - A unique program combining creativity and technology

  • 2013

    2013 - Launched imediajobs.in

    Launched imediajobs.in, India's first Digital Media Job portal

  • 2013

    2013 - Collaboration with Bharathiar University

    Established a strategic technical collaboration with Bharathiar University to offer B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs

  • 2012

    2012 - Launched IALS

    Launched IALS (Image Advanced Learning Systems) training modules for iPads

  • 2011

    2011 - Launched IMINDS

    Launched IMINDS (creative education for school children)

  • 2010

    2010 - MoU with VIT University

    Signed MoU with VIT University for content & delivery of B.Sc. Multimedia and Animation programs

  • 2009

    2009 - Collaboration with Annamalai University

    Established a strategic technical collaboration with Annamalai University to offer B.Sc. Multimedia

    Rated as India's No.1 Institute for Animation training (The Week-AC Nielsen)

  • 2008

    2008 - Became India's Largest Digital Media College

    Became India's Largest Digital Media College by establishing state-of-the-art college campuses at Hyderabad and Bangalore

  • 2007

    2007 - Won NASSCOM Super Pitch Award

    Won NASSCOM Super Pitch Award for Original Animated Content

  • 2006

    2006 - launched India's First Under Graduate Degree Courses in Digital Media

    Obtained Validation for Degree Courses in Animation, Visual FX, Game Design & Game Development from The University of Wales, UK for Chennai and launched India's First Under Graduate Degree courses in Digital Media

  • 2005

    2005 - Became an ISO 9001: 2000 Company

  • 2004

    2004 - Launched ICAT

    Launched India's first Digital Media College: Image College of Arts, Animation and Technology (ICAT) at Chennai

  • 2003

    2003 - Launched IMUST

    Launched speciality Animation Curriculum (IMUST) that incorporated Art and IT Skills

  • 2002

    2002 - Hindustan Unilever

    Developed and deployed Knowledge Management system for Hindustan Unilever

  • 2001

    2001 - Released French Version of Ramayan

    Released French Version of Ramayan, the interactive Epic CD - ROM and content digitization for HMV-RPG

  • 2000

    2000 - Launched WAM Curriculum

    Launched India's first specialized curriculum for Web & Multimedia (WAM Curriculum)

  • 1999

    1999 - Ramayan The Interactive Epic

    Released Interactive Animated Storybook on CD ROM - "Ramayan The Interactive Epic"

  • 1998

    1998 - Developed Virtual 3D Cricket

    Developed real-time, virtual 3D Cricket Simulation game & Web Games for "Sify.com"

  • 1997

    1997 - Nadhanubhava

    Developed World's first Interactive Encyclopedia title on Carnatic Music â "Nadhanubhava"

  • 1996

    1996 - Launched Image Creative Education

    Launched India's first professional Multimedia Training Institute: "Image Creative Education"

  • 1996

    1996 - "ETV" network

    Developed & delivered cutting-edge, real-time 3D visualization project for "GEM Granites"

    Deployed video transmission system for "ETV" network

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