Karnataka– Emerging jobs & opportunities in animation, gaming, visual effects.

Would you want to be a part of the development team of the next Zynga? Or are you one of those inspired by the animation and special visual effects of Hollywood movies and some of our very own Bollywood movies, Ra.One, for a quick recollection? Then, here is some news for you!!!

Karnataka government is doing its bit to promote the industry, create opportunities and also promote education to develop the talent pool to support this emerging as well as growing industry of animation, gaming and visual effects.

Good news by the BJP government in Karnataka, which has approved a policy – Karnataka Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (KAVGC) Policy 2011. This policy is aimed at promoting – Karnataka as the favored destination for investment in animation , visual effects, gaming and comics.

Viewing animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) as an upcoming and high-growth potential industry in the state, the state cabinet approved the policy on Tuesday. “This policy will also lead to the economic uplift of large strata of economically backward sections of society in rural areas,” higher education minister V S Acharya told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

The objectives of the policy are — to encourage and support appropriate manpower, infrastructure and business development; attract global players; facilitate a legal framework for IP creation and protection; promote indigenous ‘digital content ‘ education and entertainment for the masses; to set up a centre of excellence with state-of-the-art facilities to act as a catalyst for the AVGC industry; to set up multiple AVGC parks on the SEZ model.

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