Mumbai, January 22, 2020: According to a press release issued by Whistling Woods International, the agreement with the Indian government run youth development association is aimed at mainstreaming Film & Creative Arts education and endowing it with academic excellence. It will also enable WWI to offer Bachelors & Masters programmes in the areas of Filmmaking, Animation, Gaming, Media & Communication, Fashion, Music, Design, Event Management and several other Creative & Performing Arts ~
Since its inception, Whistling Woods International (WWI), Mumbai has aimed towards providing quality education to 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.”
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) 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.
While ‘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.