Admission Detail
Programme Specification

Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent from any Recognized Board/University
Awarded By: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (Institution of National Importance by Act of Parliament No.35/2012)
Entrance Process: General Aptitude Test, Creative Ability Test, Statement of Purpose & Interview


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 2D and 3D animation, stopmotion animation, motion graphics, previsualization, comics and graphic novels, as well as video games.

The objective of these courses 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 Animation offers concentrations in

  1. 2D Animation
  2. 3D Animation
  3. Stopmotion Animation
  4. Comics
  5. Game Design
  6. Motion Graphics and
  7. Previsualisation

In addition it provides a flexible, elective based programme in which students are enabled to choose courses of interest to them across these areas. This provides a framework in which students acquire skillsets that are unique and suited to their interests and strengths.

Ranging from the history of art and animation to the latest techniques of photorealistic computer generated imagery; from the history of comic books to the latest developments in digital publishing and transmedia content; from the history of games to the latest developments in VR and AR

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 and writing for animation; design and writing for comics; gameplay, prototyping and testing.

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

They receive intensive theory and practical instruction in digital 2D and 3D animation, previsualisation techniques, comics and game design. They are taken through the process of developing projects, writing scripts, storyboarding and preparing 2D and 3D animatics (previz) as well as 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 4-year, 8-semester course in Animation. 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 a flexible, elective based programme in which students are enabled to choose their own courses of interest. This provides a framework in which students acquire skillsets that are unique and suited to their individual 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, photography, urban mythology and digital art etc. These are 24 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 24 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 82 credits in total of which 25 are obtained during the first year Foundation and 57 credits need to be obtained in semesters 3, 4,6 and 7.
  4. Projects – There is a project in semester 5 leading to the capstone project in semester 7 and 8. These are simulated real-world situations where students work individually or in teams to conceptualise, 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:


LevelProcess required 


Professional knowledge 


Professional skill 


Core skillResponsibility


Job that requires well developed skill, with clear choice of procedures in familiar contextKnowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or studyA range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools materials and informationDesired 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 studyA range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or studyReasonably good in mathematical calculation, understanding of social, political and, reasonably good in data collecting organizing information, and logical communicationResponsibility 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 contextWide ranging, factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or studyWide 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.


Semester-wise distribution of Credits


SemTheory CreditsHoursPractical CreditsHoursGE CreditsHoursTotal CreditsTotal Hours


Theory             1 credit = 15 hours

Practical           1 credit = 30 hours


Programme Syllabus

Semester I Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 3201GEFolk Art of India2030
Total GE2030
ANBC 1102CoreIntroduction to Sequential Art2030
ANBC 1202CoreCharacter Design2030
ANBC 1203CoreImaginary World of the Story2030
ANBC 1113CoreDrawing and Character Fundamentals04120
ANBC 1111CoreIntroduction to Motion Graphics0390
ANBC 1106CoreIntroduction to 2D Animation0390
ANBC 1112CoreComic Book Design0390
ANBD 1101CoreDesigning Board Games0260
Elective Total615540
Semester Total815570

Semester II Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 2201GEClassical Indian Art2030
ANGE 1204GEArt of Colour2030
Total GE4060
ANBC 1101CoreScreenwriting for Animators 12030
ANBC 1103CoreIntroduction to Game Design2030
ANBC 1204CoreStop Motion Animation04120
ANBC 1205CoreIntroduction to 3D Animation0390
ANBD 1201CoreIntroduction to Game Engines0390
ANBC 1211CoreFoundation Project05150
Total Core415510
Semester Total815570

Semester III Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourse NameTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 2102GEWestern Art2030
ANGE 2103GEThe Philosophy of Aesthetics2030
Total GE4060
Theory Elective: Any one of the following2030
ANBA 2202ElectiveProject Management for Animation Films
ANBD 2101ElectiveStudy of Video Games
ANBN 2202ElectiveComics and Reality
Theory Elective: Any one of the following2030
ANBA 2101ElectiveWriting for Animation
ANBN 2101ElectiveWriting for Comics
ANBD 2121ElectiveCreating Game Design Documents
Practical Electives: Any 2 of the following04120
ANBA 2105ElectiveCharacter Concept Art
ANBP 2102ElectivePrevis for Animation and Games 1
ANBD 2122ElectiveGame Programming Basics
Practical Electives: Any one of the following0260
ANBN 2105ElectiveTypography (PSP/Illustrator)
ANBA 2104ElectiveSound and Music Design
Practical Electives: Any one of the following010300
ANB2 2114Elective2D Animation Studio 201
ANB3 2112Elective3D Animation Studio 201
ANBS 2101ElectiveStopmotion Studio 201
ANBN 2114ElectiveComic Book Design Studio 201
ANBP 2101ElectivePrevisualization Studio 201
ANBD 2103ElectiveGame Design and Development Studio 201
ANBD 2121ElectiveMotion Graphics Studio 201
ANBI 2101ElectiveInterdisciplinary Studio 201
Elective Total416540
Semester Total816600

Semester IV Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 2202GESuperhero2030
Total GE2030
ANBC 2102CoreWorld Building4060
Practical Electives: Any 2 of the following04120
ANBA 2201ElectiveEnvironment Concept Art
ANBP 2102ElectivePrevis for Animation and Games II
ANBD 2206ElectiveGame Programming Intermediate
Practical Electives: Any one of the following013390
ANB2 2201Elective2D Animation Studio 202
ANB3 2201Elective3D Animation Studio 202
ANBS 2201ElectiveStopmotion Studio 202
ANBN 2201ElectiveComic Book Design Studio 202
ANBP 2201ElectivePrevisualization Studio 202
ANBD 2205ElectiveGame Design and Development Studio 202
ANBM 2201ElectiveMotion Graphics Studio 202
ANBI 2201ElectiveInterdisciplinary Studio 202
Elective Total417570
Semester Total617600

Semester V Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 3102GEJapanese and Chinese Art2030
ANGE 3103GEDigital Art2030
Total GE4060
Theory Elective: Any one of the following2030
ANBA 2201ElectiveAnimation Development000
ANBN 3101ElectiveComics and Cinema000
ANBD 3103ElectiveWriting Game Narratives000
ANBC 3103CoreStudio 301017510
Elective Total217540
Semester Total617600

Semester VI Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 2203GEStill Photography2030
FMGE 1105GECulture Studies I2030
Total GE4060
ANBD 3101CoreAlternative Technologies and Platforms2030
Theory Elective: Any one of the following2030
ANBD 3201ElectiveBusiness of Games
ANBA 3201ElectiveBusiness of Animation
Practical Electives: Any one of the following015450
ANB2 3103Elective2D Animation Studio 302
ANB3 3102Elective3D Animation Studio 302
ANBS 3101ElectiveStopmotion Studio 302
ANBN 3101ElectiveComic Book Design Studio 302
ANBP 3101ElectivePrevisualization Studio 302
ANBD 3104ElectiveGame Design and Development Studio 302
ANBM 3101ElectiveMotion Graphics Studio 302
ANBI 3101ElectiveInterdisciplinary Studio 302
Elective Total415510
Semester Total815570

Semester VII Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANGE 4101GE20th Century and Contemporary Art2030
FMGE 1109GECulture Studies II2030
Total GE4060
ANBC 4101CoreGraduation Project Development08240
Practical Electives: Any one of the following010300
ANB2 4101Elective2D Animation Studio 401000
ANB3 4101Elective3D Animation Studio 401000
ANBS 4101ElectiveStopmotion Studio 401000
ANBN 4101ElectiveComic Book Design Studio 401000
ANBP 4101ElectivePrevisualization Studio 401000
ANBd 4101ElectiveGame Design and Development Studio 401000
ANBM 4101ElectiveMotion Graphics Studio 401000
ANBI 4101ElectiveInterdisciplinary Studio 401000
Elective Total018540
Semester Total418600

Semester VIII Course Structure

Course CodeTypeCourseTheory CreditsPractical CreditsTotal Hours
ANBC 4201CoreGraduation Project020600
Elective Total020600
Semester Total020600

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Admission Policy – 2023 Intake

(Programme offered under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development- an Institute of National Importance)

Programmes Offered & Seats:

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

U4BDes in Animation | (4 Years)6010+2 or equivalent from any recognised Board / University.

Application Process:

Candidates to apply through the ONLINE Application process only. Click here to apply and follow the self-explanatory process. Application Fee of Rs. 3000 to be paid through the Online Payment Gateway only.

Entrance Exam20rd April

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 %

GAT: General Aptitude Test

CAT: Creative Ability Test

SOP: Personal Statement of Purpose

P.I: Personal Interview

Points to note:

  • Due to the unprecedented times, as per the rules and guidelines suggested by the Government of Maharashtra, all the entrance exams will be conducted online, until further notice.

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 8451803851 / +91 8451803852 / 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 Lists will be prepared for each Program according to the Aggregate Scores of all the three Components of the Selection Criteria, according to the Reservation Policy of the Institute.
  • Individual Selection Intimation Letters along with the Scores Obtained in each of the Components of the Selection Criteria will be sent by Email to all Selected Candidates.
  • Waiting List Candidates will not be sent any intimation, they can check their status with their respective Admission Advisors. In an event that they are upgraded to Selected List, only then they will be sent individual Selection Letters.


  1. Canvassing in any matter 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. Candidate should satisfy himself / herself that he / she fulfil the eligibility requirements prescribed for the admission to the concerned course of the study.
  3. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear understanding that their selection will be entitled to admission only if they fulfil all eligibility requirements of 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 in the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development even after 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 this university 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. And no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. No relaxation in the last date shall be granted.
  8. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development assumes no responsibility what so ever 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 Test Shall be English only. Visually challenged candidates appearing for test must bring their writers along with them.
  10. PWD candidates must submit a written request for the same at least seven days before the scheduled date of the Test in the Office where they submitted their Application Form.
  11. PWD candidates who have been provided with a writer may be given an additional time of 30 minutes of the Test duration.
  12. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development-WWI reserves the right to make changes in the notified Admission Test Schedule.
  13. In case, any candidate who does not meet the eligibility criteria prescribed for the concerned course of the study appears in the Admission Test, he / she shall be doing so at his / her own risk and cost, and if at any stages, it is found that the candidate do not fulfil the eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted, shall be cancelled.
  14. No separate intimation letters will be sent to the candidates wait-listed.
  15. No correspondence shall be made to candidate not selected for admission. Similarly, the Application fee shall not be refunded.
  16. Selected candidate shall be allotted course / Branch / Main Subject / Specialization on merit as per their preference indicated in the application Form.
  17. All admission shall be provisional.
  18. Selected Candidates shall not be allowed to complete admission formalities in absentia.
  19. Candidates not reporting for admission on the stipulated date and time, shall forfeit his / her claim for admission. The offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  20. No candidate shall be admitted unless he / she has completed all the eligibility requirements at the time of admission. Candidates awaiting results of their Supplementary / Improvement examination shall not be considered for admission.
  21. Candidate is required to produce the original Mark sheets / Certificates, including the statement of the marks qualifying examinations with the requisite percentage of marks at the time of reporting for admission, failing which he / she shall not be allowed to complete the admission, and the offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no further correspondence in the matter shall be entertained.
  22. Mark sheet / Grade sheets / certificates downloaded from the Internet shall not be accepted at the time of admission.
  23. The candidate selected for admission shall have to deposit the attested photo copy of qualifying examination in the Office at the time of Admission.
  24. No candidate shall be eligible to peruse a full time course of study if he / she is already admitted to any full – time course of study in Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development.
  25. Candidates perusing any full time course of study is required to get his/ her 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 he / she may have been provisionally selected.
  26. Candidates enjoying employed status and selected for admission to any full – time course of study in the university, are required to produce leave sanction / relieving order at the of admission from their employer for the duration of the course permitting them to peruse their studies at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, failing which the offer of admission shall stand withdrawn.
  27. 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 anundertaking on prescribed Proforma to submit the same within six months from the date of admission, failing which the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development reserves the right to cancel his / her admission.
  28. The university reserves the right to get any student medically examined and if found medically unfit, the admission of such students will be cancelled.
  29. 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 the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development has the right to cancel such admission at any stage at which error / omission is deducted.
  30. If it is found, at the stage, that a candidates,
    • does not fulfil the eligibility requirements
    • has used fraudulent means to secure admission
    • has made false or incorrect statements in the application form.
    • has not singed / marked thumb impression on the application form or somebody else has done so on his / her behalf.He / She shall not be allowed to complete the admission formalities, or in case already admitted, his / her admission shall be cancelled, ipso, fact
  31. In case, of cancellation of admission by a candidate, after the closing date of admissions, the Application fee paid by him/ her will not be refunded.
  32. 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 weeded out after 3 months of the Closing Date of Admissions. Therefore, in case of any dispute regarding admission, the matter must be filed within 3 months of the closing date of admission after which the relevant records may not be made available.
  33. The closing date for all admission in the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, except those courses / categories for which separate notification will be made. Any vacancy arising after the date of enrolment of the candidate in any course shall not be filled.

Tuition Fees & Security Deposit

ProgramDuration (Yrs)Program Fees (₹)Fees Breakup Security Deposit (₹)Total
Infra CostEquipment & MaterialProject CostTuition Fees
BDes in Animation417,00,0005,50,0005,25,0004,25,0002,00,0001,00,00018,00,000

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

Payment Installments**

CoursePayments Installments
AcceptanceSem 1Sem 2Sem 3Sem 4Sem 5Sem 6Sem 7Sem 8Total
Other FeesTotalSec DepTFOFTotalTFOFTotalTFOFTotalTFOFTotalTFOFTotalTFOFTotalTFOFSec DepTFOFTotalTFOFSec Dep
BDes in Animation | (4 Years)2,00,0003,00,0001,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,0001,75,0002,00,00025,000175,0001,00,00025,00075,00018,00,0002,00,00015,00,0001,00,000

** 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 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), which is an Institution of National Importance by Act of Parliament No.35/2012
  • All amounts are payable to are payable through the WWI online payment portal. The link to the same will be mentioned in each invoice that the student receives. Students can pay by NEFT / RTGS / online electronic transfer. Details for online transfer of funds are available with the Accounts Office.
  • Examination Fees, payable on an annual or semi-annual basis, are additional. You will be intimated of the same.
  • 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 installments 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 installment includes a security deposit. This is non-interest bearing and refundable on program completion or withdrawal, subject to deductions.
  • 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’ installment to students only in case they withdraw under exceptional circumstances 45 days before program commencement. An amount of Rs 75,000/- (+ 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 installments 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 existing fees in the new program & the amount already paid by the student and where in the program (which semester) the student chooses to transfer:
  • If a student changes specialisation mid-program from a program with a lower fee to a program with a higher fee, the fee difference, on a retrospective basis (for the semesters already completed), 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 RGNIYD. Whistling Woods International has indemnified RGNIYD 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/-.
  • 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.
  • Program Fees do not include any additional study tour costs. While such additional 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 programs would need to acquire some hardware / software / supplies, as under:
    • All students being accepted into the Animation & Gaming programs need to acquire a high-end windows laptop of specifications – 8-core 2.5Ghz i9 processor, a high-end graphic card on par with NVIDIA RTX 3080 and a minimum of 32gb DDR4 RAM). This is needed to be acquired before their 2nd year commences. Exact specifications will be given to students in their 2nd semester based on the prevailing requirements base on the software that they will need to deploy.
    • Students being accepted into the Direction & Producing specialisations of MA Filmmaking need to acquire a MacBook Pro laptop [MacBook Pro i7 Processor (m1 chip recommended) & 8 Gb RAM (16Gb recommended)] & a good quality headphone. WWI will provide exact specifications to the students in April 2022, 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 software, which will be made available to them at a reduced cost (currently the amount is 149US$ each, but may change going forward).
    • All students of the Music Production & Composition programs will need to acquire MacBook Pro laptop with minimum specifications: MacBook Pro i7 or i9 Processor (m1 recommended), 32GB RAM, 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 being accepted to the Fashion Design program will need to acquire an Art Material Kit, a Sewing Kit, a Trend Forecasting WGSN subscription and some fashion reference books. The cost of the WGSN subscription is Rs 10,000/- + GST per year as of now. However, it is subject to change each year. Additional details will be provided on admission.
    • Students other than 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.
    • All students would need to acquire good quality headphones. Given health concerns, we do not recommend sharing of headphones between students.
    • All students will need to subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud software annual subscription. They will be allotted an Adobe CC subscription license which they can use both on & off campus. The same will be made available at a heavily discounted rate of Rs 6,500/- per yr. This will reflect separately in the invoice for Sem 1, 3, 5 & 7, as applicable.
  • University norms mandate that a student needs to complete his / her undergraduate degree within 5 years of program commencement, irrespective of breaks taken for medical matters or term repeat requirements. If multiple breaks cause the students to cross the 5-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, or for students who have taken a break and are looking at re-commencing their education at WWI.
  • 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 enrollment of student.

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