Mumbai University gets its Film Academy

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Mr. Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated Ramesh Sippy Academy Of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE) at Mumbai University hall. The Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, and many film and academic veterans and students were present on this momentous occasion. Mr. Bachchan expressed his happiness on Film Course being recognised as educational curriculum by Mumbai university.

Mr. Ramesh Sippy will be imparting cinema knowledge through his Ramesh Sippy Academy Of Cinema and Entertainment. The veteran filmmaker of ‘Sholay’ fame says the new venture is his way of ‘contributing to the future of the film industry’.

Sippy has introduced a graduation programme at Mumbai University in association with Garware Institute. Ramesh Sippy Academy Of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE) has a tie-up with Mumbai University, wherein the students will be getting comprehensive knowledge and graduating with a degree in various aspects of film production and entertainment.

The graduation programme is in five different streams — B.A. in Film Art (three years), B.Sc. in Film Technology and Production (three years), B.Sc. in Screenwriting (three years), B.Sc. in Animation (three years) and B.Sc. in VFX (three years).

Sippy says it is a ‘place where degrees are going to be given to deserving students who perform well in their class’.The 70-year-old says actor Kamal Haasan is already on board.

Admissions will start from July 2017. Initially the course will run at Garvare Institute till the Academy building gets ready.

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