An MoU was signed between UPES School of Design and Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd. to provide experiential learning in the areas of Game Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design
No matter how many recipes you are aware of, unless you try them out in the kitchen, you will struggle to serve the best dish on the table. The same goes for industry and work. While textbook knowledge and academic excellence are important when it comes to application, there is nothing better than the effectiveness of experiential learning. This is where industry connect comes into the picture. Students should be provided with relevant industry connection at the college level itself. Academic collaboration helps to enrich young minds with real-life knowledge as well as textbook information.
UPES understands the importance of industry connect for ambitious young minds, and therefore, has always maintained a strong industry connection. The university lays emphasis on keeping the curriculum progressive, thereby grooming the students for the professional world.
Recently, an MoU was signed between UPES School of Design and Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd. in the areas of Game Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design.
Lakshya Digital is the premier provider of Art, Animation and VFX services for the gaming industry. They are known to deliver consistent unmatched quality and value to their clients. Lakshya has development studios in cities such as Gurugram, Pune and Seattle and business offices in Gurugram, Seattle and Tokyo. With over 500 employees and contributions to more than 150 AAA titles across all major platforms and genres, Lakshya is one of the largest Game Art and Animation service providers in the world. Being part of Keywords Group, Lakshya has access to vast resources that provide it flexibility and scalability. They work with some of the largest game publishers and developers in the US, Japan as well as Europe.
Some of the salient features of the MoU are:
- Industry-academia connect to facilitate students’ skill development and industry experience
- Lakshya Digital shall approve the game design curriculum at UPES. The curriculum will be reviewed every year to ensure industry sustainability and adaptability
- Experts from Lakshya Digital shall conduct a three-four-day workshop in specialised areas at a specific period
According to Manisha Mohan, Dean, UPES School of Design, “Industry collaboration provides students with real workplace experience and soft skills. This also makes students job ready, placing them ahead of others in the job market for future opportunities. The partnership between UPES and Lakshya Digital will benefit the students in terms of experiential training and recruitment. Industry experts will organise workshops for lectures and student interaction.”