Admission Detail

Programme Specifications
Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Awarded By: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)


The Media & Entertainment Industry in India is not only rapidly growing but is also undergoing major transformations in the manner in which it reaches and communicates with its audience.

The growth and development of new digital technology, its accessibility to large segments of the Indian population specially the youth have created new patterns and expectations in the manner in which they engage with digital content.

In recognition of the proliferation of new media such as comics, graphic novels, video games and virtual and augmented reality, the programmes offered by the School of Animation and Video Games include the design and production of video games.

The objective of the course is to educate and train students to develop content across the digital platform in these areas for diverse applications in entertainment, education, medicine, architecture, e-commerce and other areas.

This is a unique multi-dimensional course. The first year focuses on creating a strong foundation in the art and technique of 2D and 3D animation; graphic novel design; and video game design, art and development.

This intensive 4-year, 8-semester course in Game Design covers areas of design, development, 2D and 3D Digital art for games and courses in coding.

In addition, it provides courses in the history of games; Board Game Design; study of significant and path breaking games, game design documentation; enquiry into alternative and emerging technology.

The course informs students about art in various cultures, music, production design, film and digital art as part of its contextual studies or general education programme.

The core subjects include a strong foundation in drawing and digital art; design; development and production of games; gameplay, prototyping and testing.

Students receive instruction through a powerful integration of projects, classroom theoretical instruction, screenings and analyses, workshops and interaction with industry professionals.

They receive intensive theory and practical instruction in video game design. They are taken through the process of developing projects, writing scripts, storyboarding and the entire preproduction, production and postproduction pipeline of their chosen area of concentration.

Students are encouraged to formulate and develop their own approach, style, perspective and vision. The course also promotes individual professional conduct, communication skills and leadership qualities.

Course Structure

This is a unique multi-dimensional 3-year, 6-semester course in Game Design. This intensive course focuses on creating a strong foundation in the art and technique of 2D and 3D animation; stopmotion animation; motion graphics; graphic novel design; and video game design, art and development in the first year.

The second and third years provide an intensive project-oriented programme. This provides a framework in which students acquire skillsets that are unique and suited to their interests and strengths.

There are four types of courses.

  1. General Education – These offer a context to students learning, enabling them to understand historical developments in their specific areas of interest as well as allied areas such as classical and folk art, cinema, photography, urban mythology and digital art etc. These are 30 credits overall during the 4 year programme.
  2. Theory Courses – These are courses that provide a theoretical framework and understanding of the core elements of each stream. Students need to choose these as per their interest in the second and third years of the programme. These are 28 credits in total during the programme.
  3. Practical Courses – These provide students a hands-on skill development that enables them to execute their ideas. These are a mix of introduction to various digital tools, their application, the design process and production pipeline. Demonstrations by faculty and hands-on learning and practice through exercises and assignments form the major part of the course. These are 48 credits in total of which 24 are obtained during the first year Foundation. Students’ need to complete 24 credits in all – 12 credits in semester 3 and 12 credits in semester 5.
  4. Projects – There are a number of short projects in each semester leading to the capstone project in semester 6. These are simulated real-world situations where students work individually or in teams to conceptualize, write proposals and design documents and execute (within given constraints of time and resources) a project of their choosing. Faculty and resource persons mentor these projects.

The Curriculum in each of the years of the programme is a mix of general education and skill development components.

General Education and Theory Component:

The general education and theory component emphasises and offers courses that provide holistic development. However, it will not exceed 40% of the total curriculum.

Skill Development Components:

(i) The focus of skill development components shall be to equip students with appropriate knowledge; practice and attitude, so as to become work ready. The skill development components should be relevant to the industry as per its requirements.

(ii) The curriculum will necessarily embed within itself, National Occupational Standards (NOSs) of specific job roles within the industry. This would enable the students to meet the learning outcomes specified in the NOSs.

(iii) The overall design of the skill development component along with the job roles selected will be such that it leads to a comprehensive specialization in one or two domains.

(iv) The curriculum will focus on work-readiness skills in each of the three years.

Adequate attention will be given in curriculum design to practical work, on the job training, development of student portfolios and project work.

The curriculum will be designed in a manner that at the end of year-

1, year-2 and year-3, students are able to meet below mentioned level descriptors for level 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF, respectively:


Level Process required  


Professional knowledge  


Professional skill  


Core skill Responsibility


Job that requires well developed skill, with clear choice of procedures in familiar context Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study A range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools materials and information Desired mathematical skill, understanding of social, political and some skill of collecting and organizing information, communication. Responsibility for own work and learning and some responsibility for other’s works and learning


Demands wide range of specialized technical skill, clarity of knowledge and practice in broad range of activity involving standard/

non-standard practices

Factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study A range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study Reasonably good in mathematical calculation, understanding of social, political and, reasonably good in data collecting organizing information, and logical communication Responsibility for own work and learning and full responsibility for other’s works and learning



Requires a command of wide ranging specialized theoretical and practical skill, involving variable routine and non-routine context Wide ranging, factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study Wide range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in

a field of work or study

Good logical and mathematical skill understanding of social political and natural environment good in collecting and organizing information, communication and presentation skill      Full responsibility    for output of group and development


  1. Professional knowledge is what a learner should know and understand with reference to the subject.
  2. Professional skills are what a learner should be able to do.
  3. Core skills refer to basic skills involving dexterity and use of methods, materials, tools and instruments used to perform the job including IT skills needed for that job.
  4. Responsibility aspect determines the (i) nature of working relationship, (ii) level of responsibility for self and others, (iii) managing change and (iv) accountability for actions.
Examination and Assessment

Assessment of students will be done both on a continuous basis as well as at the end of the semester.

Continuous Assessment

Theory courses will be assessed through given assignments and exercises given to the students during the course of the semester.

Practical courses will be assessed on students demonstration of the required skill in the practical exercises given by concerned faculty.

End of Term Assessment

Theory courses may be assessed by means of a written exam or a written submission and viva.

Practical courses will be on the submission of the student project and presentation of student learning in a viva conducted by at least 2 faculty members.

  1. Semester-wise distribution of Credits
Sem Theory Credits Hours Practical Credits Hours GE Credits Hours Total Credits Total Hours
1 6 90 15 450 2 30 23 570
2 4 60 15 450 4 60 23 570
3 4 60 16 480 4 60 24 600
4 4 60 17 510 2 30 23 600
5 2 30 17 510 4 60 23 600
6 4 60 15 450 4 60 23 570
7 0 0 18 540 4 60 22 600
8 0 0 20 600 0 0 20 600
TOTAL 24 360 133 3990 24 360 181 4710


Theory             1 credit = 15 hours

Practical           1 credit = 30 hours

Syllabus for B. Des in Animation

Semester I

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 3201 GE Folk Art of India 2 0 30
Total GE 2 0 30
ANBC 1102 Core Introduction to Sequential Art 2 0 30
ANBC 1202 Core Character Design 2 0 30
ANBC 1203 Core Imaginary World of the Story 2 0 30
ANBC 1113 Core Drawing and Character Fundamentals 0 4 120
ANBC 1111 Core Introduction to Motion Graphics 0 3 90
ANBC 1106 Core Introduction to 2D Animation 0 3 90
ANBC 1112 Core Comic Book Design 0 3 90
ANBD 1101 Core Designing Board Games 0 2 60
Elective Total 6 15 540
Semester Total 8 15 570

Semester II

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 2201 GE Classical Indian Art 2 0 30
ANGE 1204 GE Art of Colour 2 0 30
Total GE 4 0 60
ANBC 1101 Core Screenwriting for Animators 1 2 0 30
ANBC 1103 Core Introduction to Game Design 2 0 30
ANBC 1204 Core Stop Motion Animation 0 4 120
ANBC 1205 Core Introduction to 3D Animation 0 3 90
ANBD 1201 Core Introduction to Game Engines 0 3 90
ANBC 1211 Core Foundation Project 0 5 150
Total Core 4 15 510
Semester Total 8 15 570

Semester III

Course Code Type Course Name Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 2102 GE Western Art 2 0 30
ANGE 2103 GE The Philosophy of Aesthetics 2 0 30
Total GE 4 0 60
ANBD 2101 Core Study of Video Games 2 0 30
ANBD 2121 Core Creating Game Design Documents 2 0 30
ANBD 2122 Core Game Programming Basics 0 0 0
Practical Electives: Any 2 of the following 0 4 120
ANBA 2105 Elective Character Concept Art 0 0 0
ANBP 2102 Elective Previs for Animation and Games 1 0 0 0
ANBA 2104 Core Sound and Music Design 0 2 60
ANBD 2103 Core Game Design and Development Studio 201 0 10 300
Elective Total 4 16 540
Semester Total 8 16 600

Semester IV

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 2202 GE Superhero 2 0 30
Total GE 2 0 30
ANBC 2102 Core World Building 4 0 60
Practical Electives: Any 2 of the following 0 4 120
ANBA 2201 Elective Environment Concept Art
ANBP 2102 Elective Previs for Animation and Games II
ANBD 2206 Elective Game Programming Intermediate
ANBD 2205 Core Game Design and Development Studio 202
Elective Total 4 17 570
Semester Total 6 17 600

Semester V

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 3102 GE Japanese and Chinese Art 2 0 30
ANGE 3103 GE Digital Art 2 0 30
Total GE 4 0 60
ANBD 3103 Core Writing Game Narratives 2 0 30
ANBC 3103 Core Studio 301 0 17 510
Elective Total 2 17 540
Semester Total 6 17 600

Semester VI

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 2203 GE Still Photography 2 0 30
FMGE 1105 GE Culture Studies I 2 0 30
Total GE 4 0 60
ANBD 3101 Core Alternative Technologies and Platforms 2 0 30
ANBD 3201 Core Business of Games 2 0 30
ANBD 3104 Core Game Design and Development Studio 302 0 15 450
Elective Total 4 15 510
Semester Total 8 15 570

Semester VII

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANGE 4104 GE 20th Century and Contemporary Art 2 0 30
FMGE 1109 GE Culture Studies II 2 0 30
Total GE 4 0 60
ANBC 4101 Core Graduation Project Development 0 8 240
ANBD 4101 Core Game Design and Development Studio 401 0 10 300
Elective Total 0 18 540
Semester Total 4 18 600

Semester VIII

Course Code Type Course Theory Credits Practical Credits Total Hours
ANBC 4201 Core Graduation Project 0 20 600
Elective Total 0 20 600
Semester Total 0 20 600

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Academic qualification: 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized Board.

Entrance Process:

  • MECAT (Media And Entertainment Common Aptitude Test) – MECAT, an online General Aptitude Test by Media And Entertainment Skills Council, assesses students’ logical reasoning, language skills, and knowledge of Media and Entertainment businesses, covering Film, Broadcasting, Advertising, Marketing, Animation etc. Candidates can appear for this test at a time of their choosing from a venue of their choice. This score needs to be attached to their application.
  • CAT (Creative Ability Test) – The Creative Ability Test evaluates course-specific skills by faculty of the program the candidate has applied to. Admission Counsellors will provide test details, including any requirements such as materials to bring, technical preparation etc.
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose) – The SOP for college admission should introduce your personal motivation for choosing the program and institute while telling us a little about yourself. It is essential to highlight your academic and professional interests, if applicable. Please highlight your fit with the institute and convey personal qualities that make you a valuable candidate to the institute. Your SOP, in text format, must ensure clarity, interest, and a personal approach to align with your chosen course and institution. The SOP must be submitted on the platform at least 72 hours before the date of the on-campus interview. For some courses, a portfolio could be a component of the SOP and will be specified to the candidate in advance.
  • PI (Personal Interview) – The personal interview will cover academic achievements, motivation and goals, strengths and weaknesses, extracurricular interests, individual experiences, and problem-solving capabilities of the candidate. For specific courses, their work experience and portfolio will be a topic of discussion. It offers applicants a chance to demonstrate their character, experiences, and alignment with the college’s culture and values. The interviews will also provide an opportunity for candidate to ask questions about their academic suitability.


*All the content of this website are subject to change at the discretion of the management.

Admission Policy – 2024 Intake

Programme offered in association with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Programmes Offered & Seats:

The Programmes offered & Available Seats are mentioned in the table below:

U4 BDes in Game Design | (4 Years) 50 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized Board.

Seats mentioned above are inclusive of Reserved Seats for SC, ST, OBC – percentages as per govt. regulations.

Application Process:

  • Candidates to apply through the ONLINE Application process only.
  • APPLY HERE and follow the process.
  • Application Fee of INR 3500/- all-inclusive to be paid through the Online Payment Gateway only.

Admission Open

Entrance Exam 4th June 2024

Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria is as given in the table below:

 No. Component 1 (MCQs) Weightage % Component 2 Weightage % Component 3 Weightage % Component 4 Weightage %
U4 MECAT 10 CAT + Submission 30 SOP 30 P.I 30

MECAT: Media & Entertainment Common Aptitude Test

CAT: Creative Aptitude Test

SOP: Statement of Purpose

P.I: Personal Interview

For each admission round, there will be certain dates to remember which will be updated on a regular basis on the Whistling Woods International website

Will be mentioned in the Selection Intimation Emails sent to Selected Candidates.

Mob. Nos.: +91 8454886604 / +91 8828022630 / 022-62716070 (Mon to Sat: 10.30 am – 6.30 pm).

As per Government of India norms, 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation is available to Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) respectively, for each of the programs. In addition, supernumerary seats are allocated to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) {3%}, Kashmiri migrants {1%} and children of the Armed Forces Employees {5%}


  • Merit list will be prepared for each program based on the aggregate scores of all four components of the Selection Criteria, in accordance with the Reservation Policy of the Institute.
  • Individual Selection Intimation letters will be sent by email to all selected candidates.
  • Waitlisted or denied candidates shall not receive any communication from the institution. They must get in touch with the admissions counsellor and take an update.
  • In the event that a candidate is upgraded to the Selected List, individual Selection Letters will be sent to the candidates.



  • The entrance exam results will be declared within a week of completion.
  • Selected candidates shall be receiving a ‘Selection Intimation’ email.
  • Waitlisted or denied candidates shall not receive any communication from the institution. They must get in touch with the admissions counsellor and take an update.
  • In the event that a candidate is upgraded to the ‘Selected list’, individual selection letters will be sent to the candidates.


    1. Canvassing in any manner, for securing admission, shall render a candidate disqualified.
    2. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstances. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all general and specific eligibility criteria listed for admission under each of the programmes are fulfilled.
    3. Candidates awaiting results of qualifying examinations may also apply for admission with the clear understanding that their selection will be conditional, subject to fulfilling all eligibility requirements of the concerned course of study at the time of admission.
    4. Changes, if any, made in the admission rules and / or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission to Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) even after this notification.
    5. Application form shall not be transferred from one course of study to another under any circumstances.
    6. A candidate whose qualifying examination is not recognised by TISS shall not be eligible for admission. All such application forms / admissions shall be rejected / cancelled.
    7. Application forms may be rejected if in case of the following:
      • Incomplete Application.
      • Received without requisite fee.
      • Received after the last date.
      • Received with invalid documents.

      No correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. No relaxation in the last date shall be granted.

    8. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) assumes no responsibility whatsoever in the event of failure to report on the due date and time by the candidate for appearing in the Admission Test.
    9. The medium of all Tests shall be English only.
    10. Special arrangements for students with disabilities and special needs are available on campus, but requests must be submitted by email to the concerned admissions counsellor at least 7 days in advance.
    11. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and WWI reserves the right to make changes in the notified admission test schedule.
    12. In case a candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria prescribed for a specific course of study, appears for the Admission Test, he/she shall be doing so at his/her own risk and cost. If at any stage it is found that the candidate does not fulfil the eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted, shall be cancelled.
    13. Application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances (Candidate unable to take the entrance exam | Waitlisted | Denied | Ineligible etc.) For all other refunds, please refer the fee policy 2024 Read Here.
    14. Selected candidates shall be allotted the course on merit and as per their preference indicated in the application form.
    15. All admissions shall be provisional.
    16. Selected candidates shall not be allowed to complete admission formalities in absentia.
    17. Candidates not reporting for admission on the stipulated date and time, shall forfeit their claim for admission. The offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
    18. No candidate shall be admitted unless they have completed all the eligibility requirements at the time of admission. Candidates awaiting results of their Supplementary / Improvement examination shall be considered provisionally for admission. They must submit their final documents to the Administration office at the earliest to secure their seat.
    19. Marksheet / Grade sheets / Certificates downloaded from the Internet shall not be accepted at the time of admission.
    20. Candidates selected for admission must deposit the attested photocopy of qualifying examination in the Administration Office at the time of Admission.
    21. No candidate shall be eligible to pursue a full-time course of study if they are already admitted to any full–time course of study in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) or any other University.
    22. Candidates pursuing any full-time course of study is required to get their name removed from the rolls of the University / College / Institution where already admitted and submit a certificate to this effect from the concerned authority at the time of reporting for admission to the course (including evening Courses and Professional Courses under Centre for Professional courses) for which they may have been provisionally selected.
    23. The candidate selected for admission shall have to submit the Original Migration Certificate from the Head of the Institution / University last attended at the time of admission. Candidate who is not in the position to submit the Migration certificate at the time of admission, shall give an undertaking on prescribed Proforma to submit the same within six months from the date of admission, failing which the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) reserves the right to cancel their admission.
    24. The university reserves the right to ask for student’s medical history records. If a candidate is found to be medically unfit to continue their education, then for the wellbeing of the student the admission will be cancelled.
    25. If any error / omission in the processing / verification of certificates / documents of a candidate is detected after the candidate is admitted to a course in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), then Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has the right to cancel such admission at any stage at which error / omission is detected.
    26. If it is found, at any stage, that a candidate:
      • Does not fulfil the eligibility requirements.
      • Has used fraudulent means to secure admission including but not limited to plagiarism, copying, or passing off someone else’s work as their own.
      • Has made false or incorrect statements in the application form.
      • Has not signed / marked thumb impression on the application form or somebody else has done so on their behalf.

      They shall not be allowed to complete the admission formalities. In case they are already admitted, the admission shall be cancelled, ipso facto.

    27. Answer sheets and other relevant material pertaining to the Admission Test of all candidates and Application Forms of all the non–admitted candidates will be removed from records 3 months after the closing date of Admissions. Therefore, in case of any dispute regarding admissions, the matter must be filed within 3 months of the closing date of admission. After this time period the relevant records will not be made available.
    28. The closing date for all admission in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will be as per the notification on the website and be final. Except those courses / categories for which separate notification will be made on the website. Any vacancy arising after the date of enrolment of the candidate in any course shall not be filled.

Tuition Fees & Security Deposit

Programme Duration (Yrs) Programme Fees (₹) Fees Breakup Security Deposit (₹) Total
Infra Cost Equipment & Material Project Cost Tuition Fees
BDes in Game Design 4 18,00,000 7,00,000 4,00,000 4,60,000 2,40,000 1,00,000 19,00,000

* GST as applicable (currently 18%) would be additional and is not reflected in the above-mentioned amounts.

Payment Installments**

Course Payments Installments
Acceptance Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8 Total
Other Fees Total Sec Dep TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Total TF OF Sec Dep
BDes in Game Design | (4 Years) 2,00,000 3,00,000 1,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 2,00,000 30,000 170,000 2,00,000 30,000 1,70,000 19,00,000 2,40,000 15,60,000 1,00,000

** Security Deposit & Taxes (subject to changes based on Taxation norms) are included in the above installment amounts.


  • All Graduate & Post-graduate Degrees and Diplomas are awarded by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • All amounts are payable to are payable through the WWI online payment portal through its fee collection partner. The link to the same will be mentioned in each invoice that the student receives. Students can pay by NEFT / RTGS / electronic transfer.
  • GST has not been levied on any of the Programs based on prevalent taxation rules / guidelines for educational institutions. However, these are subject to change. Any taxes levied by the government / taxation authorities would be additional & intimated to students with appropriate notice.
  • All amounts are listed & payable in Indian Rupees, for both Indian and International students.
  • All payments made by Indian nationals must be accompanied by the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the payee, without which fees will not be accepted.
  • All fees are as mentioned are for the program as a whole, and are being collected over instalments to reduce the burden of paying large amounts on the student. The semester-wise payments are not reflective of the value of the program completed till then or the value charged specifically for that semester.
  • The Semester 1 instalment includes security deposit. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on program completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions, if any.
  • The ‘Acceptance’ payment is payable within two weeks of being accepted into a program. If a student is accepted within two weeks of program commencement, then it is payable on registration day.
  • The ‘Acceptance’ payment is non-refundable, although it can be carried forward for a maximum of 2 intakes, subject to management approval. The Fee policy applicable to students who push forward their admission will be the one that is active when the student does join the program. WWI refunds the ‘Acceptance’ instalment to students only in case they withdraw under exceptional circumstances involving health issues or ineligibility to join said program. An amount of Rs 50,000/- (+ taxes as applicable) will be retained by WWI as Application processing & Admission Costs.
  • Semester 1 fees are payable on Registration day, which may be a few days prior to program commencement. All other instalments are payable 1 week before the commencement of each Semester, except for the final Semester. All payments listed under the Final Semester of each program have to be paid before the penultimate semester is completed.
  • Once a Semester has commenced, all fees paid / payable upto the end of that semester are non-refundable. Should a student leave his/her program mid semester, all fees paid / payable are non-refundable but any fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded, with the security deposit, subject to deductions
  • Transfer of fees across / between programs is subject to management approval, on a case-by-case basis, and will involve a re-calculation of fees based on the fees of the new program & the amount already paid by the student and the fee difference, on a retrospective basis, is to be paid by the student before commencement of the next Semester.
  • If a student changes specialisation mid-program from a program with a higher fee to a program with a lower fee, no refunds will be made retrospectively for fee differences, if any in the Semesters already completed, and, irrespective of such differences, fees payable for future Semesters have to be paid as per the fee policy.
  • If a student wishes to withdraw from the program between 2 semesters, he / she has to convey the same in writing to the Dean and the Administration Manager atleast 2 weeks prior to Semester commencement. After such date, entire fees payable for that semester will be applicable.
  • The institute undertakes all refunds of fees & security deposits only twice a year – in the months of September and March. So all refund requests processed during the year are disbursed only in these months.
  • In case of refunds or claims sought, the student will hold Whistling Woods International alone responsible for the same as it is the institution that is delivering the education as the implementation partner of TISS. Whistling Woods International has indemnified TISS of the same.
  • Any scholarship / fee waiver / fee adjustment extended to a student will be used to reduce the fees payable for the ultimate (final) Semester of his/her program. If scholarship / fee waiver amounts are higher than those payable for the final semester, then the balance over & above that will be used to reduce the amount payable for the penultimate semester, and so on.
  • A delay in Fee Payment will attract a penalty of Rs 5,000/- per week. Each act of cheque bouncing / dishonour of cheque will attract a penalty of Rs 5,000/-.
  • Examination Fees, payable on an annual or semi-annual basis, are additional. You will be intimated of the same.
  • Program Fees do not include any additional study tour costs. While such costs are rare, they will need to be borne additionally as and when required. Due notice will be given to students for the same.
  • Students of specific programmes would need to acquire some hardware / software / supplies, as under:
    • All students being accepted into Animation & Gaming programs need to acquire a high-end windows laptop of specifications: i9 (or better) processor with high processing core number, a high-end graphic card on par with NVIDIA RTX 4080 (or higher) and a minimum of 32gb DDR4 RAM (or higher). Exact specifications or recommendations of brands / models will be given to students in March or April 2024, based on the prevailing models available in the market.
    • Students being accepted into the Direction & Producing specialisations of MA Filmmaking need to acquire a MacBook Pro laptop [MacBook Pro M2 & 8 Gb RAM (16Gb recommended)] & a good quality headphone. WWI will provide exact specifications to the students towards the end of their 1st semester, based on new models being launched. WWI also has student discounted pricing, details of which will be made available to the student.
    • All students being accepted into the Producing specialisation of Filmmaking need to acquire Movie Magic Budgeting & Movie Magic Scheduling softwares, which will be made available to them at a special cost allocated for WWI students.
    • All students of the Music Production & Composition programs will need to acquire a MacBook Pro laptop with specifications: MacBook Pro M2 Processor, 32GB RAM (higher is better), a good quality headphone, a MIDI controller keyboard, a license of ProTools software, Sibelius software and a license of the Apple Logic Pro X sequencing software. Changes to the same, if any, will be intimated at the time of admission.
    • All students will need to subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud software via annual subscription. Mandatory to all. They will be allotted 1 Adobe CC subscription license which they can use both on & off campus on a maximum of 2 devices. The same is being made available to them at a heavily discounted rate of Rs 12,000/- p.a. (subject to an annual increase). This will reflect in the Sem 1/3/5/7 invoice, as applicable. Further, all students would need to acquire good quality headphones. We do not recommend sharing of headphones between students.
    • Students other than for the above-mentioned programs need not acquire their own laptops and can use the computing assets available on campus, but it is recommended that they acquire one after their 1st year, preferably a Macbook to use and get comfortable with off-campus as well. WWI is happy to assist students in selection of their laptops so that it serves them even after program completion.
  • Health Insurance is mandatory for all students. Whistling Woods International provides a group health insurance policy, the cost of which is already built into the fees. There is no additional payment needed for the same. However, it is incumbent on students and parents to provide accurate health information, especially historical health insurance, else the insurance company may reject claims based on ‘undeclared existing condition’ rules, at which point, the cost of the medical treatment will have to be borne by the student / parent.
  • Norms under the New Education Policy allow a student to take a 3-yr break during the official tenure of a degree program to complete their program. This includes term repeat on account of failure or attendance norms. So, a 3-yr UG degree program needs to be completed within 6 years & a 4-yr UG degree program within 7 years. Fees will be payable as applicable for each repeat semester that the student attends based on the current fees prevailing for that semester for the batch that the student joins into. If multiple breaks cause the students to cross the 5/6/7 year threshold, they will need to re-register as a new student. The same is also applicable in case of credit transfers from other universities.
  • Whistling Woods is facing litigation with respect to its campus in Filmcity, Mumbai. WWI has secured relief through interim orders passed by both the Hon. Supreme Court of India on September 22, 2014 and the Hon. Bombay High Court on July 30, 2014, on WWI’s Review Petition challenging the Hon. Bombay High Court’s February 2012 decision on the matter. In its order of July 30, 2014, the Hon. Bombay High Court has allowed WWI to continue its educational activities unhindered until the Review Petition is finally disposed off and in its order of September 22, 2014, the Hon. Supreme Court of India has reaffirmed that decision. The Maharashtra State government, through its Cabinet has taken a decision, in late 2018, to allot the land on which the campus is situated to WWI on a long-term lease subject to High Court clearance. The Cabinet Note for the same is available in the Maharashtra government public documents section. The lease agreement finalisation currently underway and will be presented before the High Court soon. In case there is any update on this matter, adequate intimation / notice will be given.
  • Fee Policies as above are subject to change at Management’s discretion. Appropriate notification of the same will be given to all students. Excessively delayed fee payments may be cause for cancellation of enrolment of student.

*All the content of this website are subject to change at the discretion of the management.