CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. MEGHNA GHAI PURI, PRESIDENT, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL ON BEING CONFERRED WITH THE ‘WOMEN OF THE DECADE’ AWARD BY WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF)

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. MEGHNA GHAI PURI, PRESIDENT, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL ON BEING CONFERRED WITH THE ‘WOMEN OF THE DECADE’ AWARD BY WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF)

Meghna Ghai Puri was recognised for her visionary leadership and her role as an educationist in nurturing talent that would become next generation of film, communication & creative arts professional.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN, SUBHASH GHAI SIR FOR BEING CONFERRED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS DIGITAL STUDIO AWARDS 2022 FOR ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDIA EDUCATION & FILMED ENTERTAINMENT’

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN, SUBHASH GHAI SIR FOR BEING CONFERRED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS DIGITAL STUDIO AWARDS 2022 FOR ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDIA EDUCATION & FILMED ENTERTAINMENT’

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL SHORTLISTED BY HIGHER EDUCATION MAGAZINE AS TOP 10 MUST-WATCH DESIGN INSTITUDE IN INDIA 2021

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL SHORTLISTED BY HIGHER EDUCATION MAGAZINE AS TOP 10 MUST-WATCH DESIGN INSTITUDE IN INDIA 2021

Whistling Woods International has been featured among the ‘Top 10 Must-Watch Design Institutes of India’ by the Higher Education Digest magazine.

The feature emphasises on WWI’s cutting-edge programme that aims at achieving visual communication design excellence. It also focuses on nurturing industry-oriented academia, and technology collaborations that enable the students to graduate as industry-ready professionals.

Chaitanya Chinchlikar has been awarded as the Education CTO of the Year 2022 (South Asia) by CEO Monthly Magazine


Chaitanya has had a multi-faceted 2-decade career in the Film & Creative Arts industry. He is currently the Vice President & Business Head at Whistling Woods International – India’s premier Film & Creative Arts institute. He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the institute and heads its Emerging Media initiatives. He has been instrumental in the strengthening of Film & Creative Arts education in India and the evangelising of multiple new & emerging technologies into the industry.

Nauha, Short Film by Whistling Woods International Selected at the Cannes Film Festival

NAUHA, SHORT FILM BY WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL SELECTED AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

~ Only student film from India to be selected at the esteemed film festival this year, amongst a stellar international line up ~

Whistling Woods International’s (WWI) film, Nauha, is the only student film from India this to make it to the esteemed Cannes Film Festival. It is among the 16 selected films in the La Cinef category amongst the 1528 entries received from various film schools across the world.

Nauha, a 26-minute film, written and directed by Pratham Khurana was made during the global pandemic as his final diploma film. Shot on the outskirts of Delhi, the film showcases the story of an ailing elderly person and his caregiver. As the title suggests – ‘Mourning the Loss’, while the film is primarily about the losses suffered, it also deals with urbanisation, class divide, and the restricted use of the term ‘family’. Speaking about the recognition received by the film, Pratham Khurana, Writer-Director and Alumnus, WWI School of Filmmaking said, “It is a huge achievement. Being screened at the Cannes Film Festival has helped us convey the message of the film to a wider audience, internationally.”

This diploma film features the contribution of alumni and students from WWI’s School of Filmmaking, Actors’ Studio, School of Fashion & Costume Design, School of Design and School of Music in various pivotal roles.

Congratulations to our President, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, on being awarded the 'Woman Achiever 2022' award by the Amity University for her contributions towards the growth of Whistling Woods International.

Congratulations to our President, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, on being awarded the ‘Woman Achiever 2022’ award by the Amity University for her contributions towards the growth of Whistling Woods International.

Under her visionary leadership, Whistling Woods International has grown into a premier Institute, taking it to newer heights of achievement with every year that has gone by since it’s launch in 2006. She was also recognised for her efforts to make the Institute a magnet for female employees through her leadership.

She brings to WWI management acuity, perspicacity in strategising and brand building and, a deep sense of compassion that only a woman leader can offer to her every day work.

This Women's Day, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI was honoured as the 'Mid-Day Powerful Women 2022'. She was honoured by Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governer of Maharashtra for her exemplary contribution to 'Film, Communication & Creative Arts Education'.

This Women’s Day, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI was honoured as the ‘Mid-Day Powerful Women 2022’. She was honoured by Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governer of Maharashtra for her exemplary contribution to ‘Film, Communication & Creative Arts Education’.

Meghna Ghai Puri was recognised for forging her path as a educationist who nurtures the talent that would become India’s next generation of film, media, and creative arts professionals.

We congratulate our President on receiving this prestigious award.

Congratulations to our President, Ms Meghna Ghai Puri, for featuring in 'Women Redefining Leadership', an initiative by the Outlook India magazine.

Congratulations to our President, Ms Meghna Ghai Puri, for featuring in ‘Women Redefining Leadership’, an initiative by the Outlook India magazine.

Featuring alongside top women leaders of the nation, Meghna Ghai Puri elaborates on the journey of WWI, her vision to develop WWI into one of the finest thought leaders and how the Institute is creating future leaders in the dynamic world of Media and Entertainment. The feature story further highlights the launch of WWI’s latest venture, the School of Sports & Esports Management.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL SHORTLISTED BY HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW MAGAZINE AS TOP 10 MOST PROMISING MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION COLLEGES IN INDIA 2021

Whistling Woods International has been shortlisted among the ‘Top 10 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Colleges in India 2021’ by the Higher Education Review Magazine.

The magazine has emphasised WWI’s industry-oriented educational environment while recognising the institute’s commitment to placing its students in creative and rewarding areas of employment as industry-ready professionals.

We look forward to continue creating enriched learning platforms for future media and communication aspirants.

PRASHANT NAIK, HOD, SCHOOL OF FILMMAKING, EDITING, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF SOUTH- II PANEL OF THE FEATURE FILM JURY FOR 67TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 2019

WWI’s faculty Prashant Naik, HOD School of Filmmaking, Editing, has served as a member of South- II Panel of the Feature Film Jury for 67th National Film Awards 2019

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL IS HONOURED TO BE A PART OF A LIVE WEBINAR HOSTED BY XR ASIA SUMMIT 2021

As part of the event, Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & CTO, WWI, was the speaker on the panel for the discussion and spoke on the topic, ‘XR Technology in Virtual Film Education.

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WWI’s PRESIDENT, MEGHNA GHAI PURI WAS A PART OF A LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON, ‘YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: BE THE CHANGE’

Women Inspiring Network in association with the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi hosted a live panel discussion on ‘Youth Empowerment: Be the Change,’ and WWI’s President, Meghna Ghai Puri was one of the panellists. The discussion aimed to empower the audience to be the change, get inspired, aim to be an influencer, and make a difference in the community.

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KASHISH, MUMBAI INTERNATIOAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL, SUPPORTED BY WHISTLING WOODS INTERNAIONAL HOSTED A LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING RAHUL PURI AS ONE OF THE PANELISTS

‘Teach Them Young! – Qualitative Queer Narratives Emerging from Indian Film Schools,’ panel discussion at the KASHISH, Mumbai International Queer Film Festival featured, Anupam Barve, Film & Television Institute of India, Madhavi Tangella, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Nirmita Gupta, SC Sophia, Rahul Puri, Whistling Woods International, and Viveck Vaswani, Pearl Academy with Bhagirathi Raman as the moderator.

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SMPTE LAUNCHED ON- SET VIRTUAL PRODUCTION (OSVP) INITIATIVE

With Whistling Woods International as one of the founding Advisory Board members, SMPTE launches On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) initiative. The initiative is a first-of-its-kind Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) activity and WWI is the first-ever and only institute across Asia to be part of this initiative.

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WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, A MEMBER OF THE VR/AR ASSOCIATION

Whistling Woods International is honoured to be a member of the VR/AR Association and to participate in the launch of its Mumbai Chapter. As part of the launch event, Chaitanya Chinchlikar, was also a part of the panel discussion on ‘Future of Immersive Media: Content Trends and Opportunities.’

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL AWARDED AT THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SENATE AWARDS 2021

Whistling Woods International has been recognised for its Enterprise Applications in the Education category at the Digital Technology Senate Awards 2021, hosted by The Indian Express Group. WWI was honoured with the award as it stays ahead of the curve by incorporating the latest and yet-to-launch technological advancements in its pedagogy, a mission upheld by the staff and faculty of WWI.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE ’10 MUST- WATCH FASHION & DESIGN INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA’ BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION DIGEST MAGAZINE

Whistling Woods International has been recognised as one of the ’10 Must-Watch Fashion & Design Institutions in India’ by The Higher Education Digest magazine. The magazine has emphasised WWI’s holistic environment and practical approach towards creating industry-ready professionals. The article further highlights the exposure received by the different schools within WWI, where students can exchange knowledge and skills through common learning practices, giving them in-depth training and experience in their respective fields.

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CHAITANYA CHINCHLIKAR- VICE PRESIDENT & CTO, HONOURED AT THE VFX AND MORE SUMMIT & VAM AWARDS

Chaitanya Chinchlikar, our Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for being honoured as the ‘Pioneer of the Visual Effects Industry’ at VFX and More Summit & VAM Awards, India’s Premium Summit, and Awards celebrating Excellence in Visual Effects Industry presented by AnimationXpress.

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CHAITANYA CHINCHLIKAR- VICE PRESIDENT & CTO, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, ATTENDED THE GLOBAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION ENGINEERS (SMPTE)

Chaitanya Chinchlikar joins the Global Board of Governors of the Society for Motion Pictures & Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is the only Indian to be on the board.

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CHAITANYA CHINCHLIKAR- VICE PRESIDENT & CTO, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, MODERATED THE 9TH EDITION OF THE BIG PICTURE SUMMIT 2020 ON VIRTUAL PLATFORM, THE THEME- BIG TO BIGGER: CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION- RESHAPING CONSUMER EXPERIENCE.

The panel discussion delved into the topic – ‘Preparing Right Talent For Bigger Picture’ along with the panellists Srikant Sinha, CEO, TASK (Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge) Dr. Anil Pant, Managing Director and CEO, Aptech Limited, Sekhar Mukherjee, Director, National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh, Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy.

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#2020ArtistWrapped FOR WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL ON SPOTIFY

#2020ArtistWrapped for Whistling Woods International on Spotify. We at Whistling Woods International, are thankful to our students and alumni for such soulful albums, singles and podcasts that narrate stories with a blend of joy and excitement.

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WWI SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE 10 BEST MUSIC INSTITUTES IN INDIA

Whistling Woods International School of Music is Recognised by the Knowledge Review Magazine as, one of the 10 Best Music Institutes in India.

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GOONJ RANKED SECOND ON SPOTIFY- INDIA’S PODCAST CHARTS IN THE STORIES SECTION

Goonj is an OTT version of audio files that comes in an episodic format where they narrate stories with a blend of joy and anticipation, that absorbs your mind till the end.

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CHAITANYA CHINCHLIKAR- VICE PRESIDENT & CTO, WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, WAS INVITED TO BE A PART OF THE FIRST CII SUMMIT FX 2020- A GLOBAL SUMMIT FOR THE ANIMATION, VFX, GAMES AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES [AVGC] SECTOR

The virtual event took place across four days, from September 1 to 4, 2020, and across multiple tracks. The panel discussion in which Mr. Chinchlikar was a part of delved into the topic – XR – Emerging Technologies – AR/VR.

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WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC COLLABORATION WITH ACCADEMIA COSTUME & MODA

International and Accademia Costume & Moda believe that with a global influence the educational experience will be enhanced, and further strengthen the academic relationship between the two institutions for the benefit of the students. With this fruitful alliance, Whistling Woods

December 25 2021: Whistling Woods International signs affiliation agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth

This association, aimed at mainstreaming Film & Creative Arts education and endowing it with academic excellence, will enable WWI to offer Bachelors & Masters programs in the areas of Filmmaking, Animation, Gaming, Media & Communication, Fashion, Music, Design and Several other Creative & Performing Arts.

Mumbai, January 2021: Since its inception, Whistling Woods International (WWI), Mumbai has distinctly aimed towards providing quality education to the aspirants of the Film, Communication and Creative Arts industry. Taking this philosophy forward, Whistling Woods International has affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) – an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India located in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The Academic Affiliation Agreement was signed between Prof. Sibnath Deb, Director, RGNIYD and Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI in the presence of Shri. Kiren Rijiju, Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India and Mr. Subhash Ghai, Chairman & Founder, Whistling Woods International.

Following a brief interaction with Mr. Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI, and Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, Shri. Kiren Rijiju added, “Whistling Woods International is an international institution in the true sense and I am extremely impressed after visiting the campus. With this alliance, WWI & RGNIYD will aim at working towards adding the right perspective to people’s outlook towards cinema and the world, in addition giving a new definition to it. I extend my sincere gratitude to Whistling Woods International and the team for their efforts in raising the standard of Film & Creative Arts education in India.”

The programs offered by WWI under this association include:

  • B.Sc./B.A. in Filmmaking
  • B.A. in Screenwriting
  • B.A. in Acting
  • Integrated 4-yr program – B.Sc/B.A. + PGD in Animation
  • Integrated 4-yr program – B.Sc./B.A. + PGD in Game Design
  • B.A. in Music Production & Composition
  • B.A. in Fashion Design
  • B.B.A. in Media & Communication
  • B.B.A. in Event Management
  • Integrated 4-yr program – B.A. + PGD in Visual Communication Design
  • PGD in Experience Design (UI/UX Design)
  • MBA in Media & Entertainment
  • MBA in Event Management & Experiential Marketing
  • MA in Filmmaking with specialisation in:
  • MA in Screenwriting
  • Diploma in Screenwriting
  • Advanced Diploma in Acting

About Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development was set up in 1993 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. RGNIYD, which acts as a think-tank for youth-related activities in India, was declared an Institute of National Importance in 2012, by an Act of Parliament No.35/2012.

About Whistling Woods International
Whistling Woods International (WWI) is Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts Institute. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world. The institute was also awarded Excellence in Creative & Performing Arts at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019. With a state-of-the-art campus, eminent faculty body and industry stalwarts as guest faculty, WWI has increasingly contributed to the Indian Film, Creative & Performing Arts industry through its pioneering educational activities and its stellar alumni.

MS. MEGHNA GHAI PURI, PRESIDENT OF WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL, WAS FELICATED FOR HER CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS ‘EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AND CREATIVE ARTS EDUCATION’ AT TIMES LEADING INCONS AWARD, 2021

Congratulations to our President, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri, for being felicitated as a contributor towards ‘Excellence in Media and Creative Arts Education’ at the Times Leading Icons Award, 2021, presented by the Times Group.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATES WITH MUMBAI METRO RAIL CORPORATION FOR AN INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COLLABORATION

Whistling Woods International associates with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation for an industry-academia collaboration to further the cause of Emerging Media content and Cinematic Virtual Reality.

WWI will work with MMRC to produce approximately a dozen short videos documenting the making of Mumbai Metro 3 in 360-degree Virtual Reality.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AUDEUS TRAX - A MUKTA ARTS VENTURE FOUNDED BY OUR CHAIRMAN, SUBHASH GHAI.

Audeus TRAX is a venture that promotes upcoming talent in the field of content creation, acting, and music. The team carefully curates talent, hones their skills, and promotes them through various projects like music videos and audio podcasts. With the help of a strong presence across all social media platforms, they aim to share constant updates regarding upcoming projects. The handpicked team of hardworking and talented individuals at Audeus TRAX is ardently working across achieving the best possible outputs for all the featured artists and talent.

NEETA LULLA- CHIEF MENTOR, WWI SCHOOL OF FASHION INVITED TO JOIN THE JURY OF ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCE (AMPAS).

We congratulate Neeta Lulla – Chief Mentor, WWI School of Fashion on being invited to join the Jury of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Known for her world-renowned contribution to the fashion and film industry, she is widely recognised for her work in films like Jodhaa Akbar and Devdas, among others.

Representing India, she will have the voting rights for the 93rd Academy Awards, officially and popularly known as ‘The Oscars’.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL TO STREAM SHORT FILMS MADE BY ITS STUDENTS ON DISNEY+ HOTSTAR

Mumbai, June 18, 2020: Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication, and Creative Arts institute, announced its collaboration with Disney+ Hotstar, India’s largest OTT streaming platform. With this association, viewers of Disney+ Hotstar can now stream entertaining and thought-provoking short films created by the students of WWI. Over the coming weeks, selected films will be uploaded on the platform on a regular basis and will be available to viewers under the ‘Short Films’ section. Newly uploaded films can also be found in the ‘What’s New’ section.

Through a unique teaching methodology, which combines academic rigour with practical experience, the students of WWI receive an unrivalled education in film, communication, and creative arts. This experience has seen the institute’s students and alumni contribute immensely to India’s media and entertainment domain, and led to the creation of several highly-acclaimed, award-winning films, many of which have been chosen to be featured on the platform.

Covering a wide range of genres and topics, the short films to appear include Alaksha, a fast-paced drama set against the backdrop of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai and winner of The Perfect 10 award at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 2018; Hoop Diaries, a 2014 sports drama centred around the story of a girl overcoming a deeply personal trauma; Manorath, inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s short story ‘The Postmaster’ and winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Pune International Film Festival, 2015, among others…

Commenting on the announcement, Meghna Ghai Puri, President of WWI, said, “Whistling Woods International is extremely proud to announce its association with Disney+ Hotstar. Through this venture, viewers across India can choose inspiring and thought-provoking films created by our talented students. By providing a platform to these aspiring filmmakers, to be able to showcase their work, we hope to inspire future generations of artists to pursue their dreams, and follow the institute’s motto of Do What You Love.”

Other films which have already been featured on Disney+ Hostar include Film City, Kanchey, Aalav and 500 Rupay, which has received 7 awards, 6.5 million YouTube views and a nomination in Filmfare.

Whistling Woods encourages viewers to watch these student made films on Disney+ Hotstar to see what India’s next generation of filmmakers have put out there as part of their filmmaking education.

WWI SCHOOL OF FASHION COLLABORATED WITH JAYA HE GVK NEW MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE THE RICH AND DIVERSE ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF THE NORTH EAST

Congratulations to Ayushi Sharma – Student, School of Fashion, for her featured artworks in ‘Utsar – A Digital Art Festival’ conducted by Jaya He GVK New Museum, Mumbai.
She created these artworks showcasing chic and stylish collection inspired by the motifs from textiles of the North East.

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS ASSOCIATION WITH DISNEY+ HOTSTAR, INDIA’S LARGEST PREMIUM STREAMING PLATFORM


“With this alliance, Disney+ Hotstar viewers can now stream entertaining and thought-provoking short films created by the students of Whistling Woods International.”
The student films that are now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar are as follows:
500 Rupay | A Little Ways Down The Road | Aalav | Aramagal | Arivu | Ekaki | Filmcity | Kanche | Maula Baksh De | Phoolpakharu | Rab da Vaasta | Rendezvous | Sanyog | Summer Cup | Vidhyalaya

MS. MEGHNA GHAI PURI, PRESIDENT, WWI RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN LEADERS IN INDIAN EDUCATION, 2020 BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION DIGEST


The list features women who have not only proved their mettle in life and classrooms but also devoted their lives to the noble task of carving out a tribe of strong youngsters.

10 MUST-WATCH MEDIA & MASS COMMUNICATION INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA, 2019 IN HIGHER EDUCATION DIGEST MAGAZINE

Whistling Woods International has been featured by Higher Education Digest magazine in their list of the ‘10 Must-Watch Media & Mass Communication Institutions in India’. The issue features institutes that have produced generations of students who work in the media and entertainment industry.

The 10 Most Admired Media & Mass Communication Institutes, 2019 in The Knowledge Review Magazine

Whistling Woods International has been listed by The Knowledge Review Magazine in their list of “The 10 Most Admired Media & Mass Communication Institutes, 2019”. The list features institutes that are introducing innovative educational procedures while preparing students for the various challenges of the mass media industry.

Mr. Subhash Ghai awarded the Forever Genuine Award at Teacher’s Golden Thistle Awards 2019

Mr. Subhash Ghai, Founder and Chairman, WWI received Forever Genuine Award at Teacher’s Golden Thistle Awards 2019

Excellence in Creative & Performing Arts at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019

Whistling Woods International has been awarded Excellence in Creative & Performing Arts at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019.

Toon Boon Certified - Jasbinder Singh

Faculty, WWI School of Animation, achieved Professional Level Certification of Toon Boom Harmony 17 Premium which has enabled WWI to become a Centre of Excellence for Teaching Harmony (a 2D animation software).

CILECT Congress Moscow

Anjum Rajabali, renowned screenwriter and Head of Department – Screenwriting, WWI was awarded the prestigious CILECT Teaching Award 2019 – Leading International Pedagogue.

Top Animation Institute with Best Infrastructure in India

Whistling Woods International has been acknowledged and awarded as the Top Animation Institute with Best Infrastructure in India by Image Planet, at the India’s Top Animation Education Institutes Award, 2019.

CILECT World Congress 2018

Whistling Woods International hosted India’s first-ever international congress for world film schools – CILECT World Congress 2018.

Foxconn Media Lab

In 2015, Foxconn: World’s largest electronics manufacturer partnered with Whistling Woods International to set up the Foxconn Media Lab to promote content creation for digital platforms.

The Sony Media Technology Center

The Sony Media Technology Center: set up jointly by Sony & WWI, is located at the WWI, Mumbai. Sony, the world’s largest M&E corporation, has recognised WWI as a leader in the Media & Entertainment sector globally, and chosen to partner with WWI for focusing on new and emerging technology in the fields of Digital Cinematography and 3D Stereoscopic Filmmaking. There are only 3 such centres in the world, the other 2 being in London & LA. The Mumbai SMTC is the only centre that is in partnership, while the other two are stand-alone centres.

Over 20% of the WWI’s students have been international students

Over 20% of the WWI’s students have been international students – from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, France, China, UAE, Holland, Bermuda, Nigeria and several other countries.

Central and state governments consult WWI management to strategies on Film, Media and Entertainment education.

WWI management is regularly called upon to consult with both the Central government and several state governments on what strategy they should adopt for Film, Media & Entertainment education

Whistling Woods International JIO VR Lab

WWI has partnered with Reliance Jio to set up the WWI Jio Virtual Reality Lab to focus on Cinematic VR – education, academic research, industry training and content creation in 360deg Virtual Reality.

Whistling Woods International teams up with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

WWI has partnered with The Tata Institute of Social Sciences – one of India’s most reputed universities – to ratify all its courses with BSc, BA & BBA degrees, Diploma, Advance Diplomas & Post Graduate Diplomas.

Academy-award winning alumni

Academy-awards & alumni – WWI Alumni were part of the Oscar Award winning Animation & VFX team of ‘The Jungle Book’ and the Cinematography & VFX teams for ‘Life of Pi’.

Bradford College, UK, awarded honorary fellowship to Meghna Ghai-Puri

In late 2013, President of Whistling Woods International – Meghna Ghai-Puri was awarded a honorary fellowship from Bradford College, UK for her contribution to global Film & Media education.

2900+ alumni

WWI has graduated over 1900 students till date with over 90% gainfully employed with several leading Film & Media organisations in India & overseas.

WWI Alumni are revitalising regional film industries

WWI Alumni are revitalising regional film industries. Several regional (Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada & Tulu) industries have seen major contributions by WWI alumni.

Scholarships

Whistling Woods International has provided scholarships & fee waivers to less-privileged students of over US $ 1million over the past decade.

Mr. Subhash Ghai honoured as the ‘Education Evangelist of India’ by Skilltree

In early 2014, Mr. Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI, was honoured as the ‘Education Evangelist of India’ by Skilltree Foundation. He was also awarded the Karamveer Chakra, by the International Confederation of NGOs, (ICONGO) a United Nations body, for setting up Whistling Woods International.

Whistling Woods International has designed the curriculum for the Media Studies for the CBSE board

WWI-created Media studies programmes have been rolled out, through the CBSE Board, in hundreds of CBSE schools across the country (in 2010).

Whistling Woods International offers education in key verticals for the first time ever in India

Unique Education – WWI offers education in key verticals for the first time ever in India, namely:

a. India’s first applied-arts degree programmes in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting & Music – launched, in association with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

b. Producing – WWI started India’s first Producing programme in 2006

c. 3D Stereoscopic Filmmaking – the only school to have had a complete 3D stereoscopic filmmaking pipeline, from camera to screen.

d. Content Creation, Audience Development & Monetisation for YouTube – India’s only institute running this Google-certified specialized training, since 2015.

e. Cinematic VR – India’s first (and only) institute to run specialised education in fiction / narrative storytelling in 360 VR. (2018)

Whistling Woods International listed in Forbes

WWI is rated in 2015 by Forbes India as among the ‘Top Institutes of Influence’ globally.

Technology & Innovation Labs

WWI has partnered with several global Film, Media & Technology giants to set up 5 Technology & Innovation Labs on campus:

  • The Sony Media Technology Center – 2010
  • The YouTube Space and The YouTube Educator Lab – 2015
  • The RedEducation Platform – 2015
  • The Foxconn Media Lab – 2016
  • The WWI Jio VR Lab – 2018

WWI is a key contributor & advisor in all the government-launched vocational education programmes

WWI is a key contributor & advisor to both the Media & Entertainment Skills Council (Skill Ministry) & TISS-SVE (Human Resource Development Ministry)

Recognised as one of the ‘Global League - Indian Institutes’ by Skilltree Knowledge Consortium

In June 2014, Whistling Woods was recognised as a ‘Great Place to Study’ by Skilltree Knowledge Consortium and was award as such by the UK House of Commons.

WWI has been rated as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world, in the July 2014, August 2013 and July 2010 issues of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

WWI has been rated as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world, in the July 2014, August 2013 and July 2010 issues of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

Accepted as a full member of CILECT

In 2010, WWI was accepted as a full member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) – a global association of film schools, which lays very high standards on admitting members (of the 3000+ film schools in the world, CILECT has accepted only 160 schools as members).