Asian Academy of Film & Television: Asia's Leading Media Education Centre Nurturing Talents Through Its Persistence Efforts

By shares Sandeep Marwah, Founder & President
shares Sandeep Marwah,Founder & President

shares Sandeep Marwah

Founder & President

Committed to excellence in film and television education and training, the Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT) has emerged as a global pioneer in imparting industry-oriented education in the domains of media and arts. The Group was founded in 1993 by Mr. Sandeep Marwah (President) and is co-headed by Akshay Marwah (CEO). What started as a journey in pursuit of excellence more than 25 years ago, has now attained the flagship of Asia's leading media education center through its persistent efforts in nurturing talents.

With a vision to produce global leaders of the highest intellectual and ethical caliber, the mission of AAFT is to inspire, inform, engage, empower today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders in the field of media and entertainment. Continuously working towards the motto of `Education with Growth', AAFT has not only been offering the best professional education but is also actively contributing towards building human capital for the nation.

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AAFT offers a wide range of UG/PG diploma and degree courses in the field of Mass Communication and Journalism, Cinema, Fashion, Animation, Advertising, Music, Photography, Data Science, Management, Health & Wellness, Hospitality and more. Its steadfast commitment has made it the largest education hub in Asia which has trained more than 20,000 professionals till date. Enjoying a global status with the right blend of education and research, it also has many international collaborations to provide students the requisite global awareness and perspective.

The institute boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure with an in-house radio station, news and PR agency, film studios, Film Production companies, research
centers and publication divisions which enables students to gain first-hand industry experience. Events and International Festivals of Film, Journalism, Literary, Fashion, etc. are the precious elements blended in to educate the masses.

Under the roofs of different schools at AAFT, education is not just limited to paper. The institute believes in persistent evolution to meet the challenges of the new millennium, further empowering its education system to make it more responsive to the market realities. "We believe that education is the transformation of an individual and making them able to add value in the society is our primary goal as an institution. AAFT has a very strong linkage with the media industry, both national and international. This is proved by the impressive and notable attendance of national and international level media personalities in all our events, especially the four Global events that we hold every year.

“Group with great vision to give the best to the right people, interested to do the Journalism”

Our students get to interact with top media and film personalities, Ambassadors of various countries, as also eminent persons from the Government, industry, and associations. We can claim with confidence that no other institute in India would boast of such credentials. Students develop a sense of deep confidence when they find themselves interacting with such high-level personalities. Many of these personalities have helped our students get absorbed in suitable jobs", shares Sandeep Marwah, Founder & President, AAFT.

An Illustrious Journey
AAFT maintains close liaison with the industry through regular guest lectures, industry visits, holding of national and international level events, extracurricular activities, and so on. AAFT is affiliated with two renowned universities, the Noida International University, and Shobhit University Saharanpur. These two universities also keep updating their syllabi regularly to ensure that the curriculum is always up to date with the industry requirements and student's expectations. "Experienced media, film, and
other personalities are invited to give talks to students periodically, related to their experience and specialization.

This gives the latest inputs to our students who pass out armed with all the current industry knowledge and happenings in the outside world. Such talks are a great help to our students in securing suitable jobs in their related industry. Some of the top companies that have hired our students in the past are India News, Dainik Bhaskar, Zee Shopping, IMRB International, ITC Fortune, Make My Trip, Satya Paul, Marks & Spencer, DNA, Zee Media, Radisson, AajTak, and others," shares Sandeep Marwah.

With more than 17,000 alumni presently, many of the ex-students of AAFT have excelled in their careers and the institute displays large photos of some of our alumni on the walls of its studios. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Union Minister, Arjun Kapoor - noted film actor, Mohit Marwah - film Raag Desh fame, Srishti Rana - Miss Asia Pacific World 2013, Ajay Kumar - TV News presenter, Luv Ranjan - Bollywood film director, and Aradhana Jagota - film actress, are some of the notable alumni of AAFT. Many of these alumni take pride in coming back to AAFT and interact with the students giving them useful tips about rising in their respective careers. The Alumni also provide vital networks and linkages to AAFT for facilitating education, industrial visits, internships, and job openings in the industry.

"We are on our way to achieving a university status and look forward to becoming the first `Film University' in the world. We have reached this far because of our consistent educational performance during the past 25 years along with excellent teaching standards achieved and maintained, constant updating of our syllabi in consonance with the industry, regular interaction with the outside world, extracurricular activities for all our students, practical training as a predominant part of our teaching, and other such activities. We shall ensure our continued and persistent efforts to ensure that our students achieve the highest levels of professional competence before they graduate out of AAFT," signs off Sandeep Marwah.
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