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DSK-IC City students shine at BAFTA 2014

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DSK-IC City students shine at BAFTA 2014

Pune, 13th February 2014 - DSK International Campus, the pre-eminent destination for creative careers such as Video Game, Animation, and Industrial Design in India, celebrates the nomination of the students' at the internationally acclaimed BAFTA 2014 awards. The concept of project Heera from the DSKIC game design team revolved around a diamond heists; a multiplayer game developed to provide a high entertainment value to the audience. The faculty and management of DSKIC are ecstatic and thrilled to announce the nomination of the Team ‘Mazhlele' which consists of both Indian and French students.

With the consistent efforts towards promoting application based learning DSKIC has been instrumental towards encouraging students to participate at international competitions. This initiative saw team Mazhele participating and winning the Dare to be Digital competition held at Scotland. It was a ten weeks programme for designing a fully functioning video game prototype, ‘Project Heera'. This particular prototype got showcased and judged by the industry experts and as a result project Heera got nominated for the BAFTA 2014 for the 'A Ones to Watch' category.

Speaking on this news, thrilled Tanvi Kulkarni, Joint Managing Director, DSK International Campus, said, "It is encouraging for the students but also the management and faculty as we envisage towards creating a niche industry in India for video game design. Such projects are growingly important for carving opportunities; for the students and for companies tapping young talent. With the radical developments in the global gaming industry and the explosion in the number of new games landing, it is becoming important to understand the technical aspects in terms of need and offering of customised platforms, designs tactics with global appeal. We are consistently working towards providing live industry projects to our students, as this will create boundless possibilities for them in terms of exposure and career growth."

Such initiatives by the institute have added immense value to the quality of education provided to the students thereby preparing them to meet the needs and challenges of the industry. These kind of dynamic projects have allowed them to explore global visibility and have led to create and understand real time market value of their hard work. Apart from this, the domestic team of DSKIC's Video game design have also bagged the major awards at the prestigious NASSCOM BYOG 2013 Pune.

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