Pioneering UG Degree Programs
A survey among high school students has revealed the students’ awareness of Digital Media as an exciting career option .Their eagerness to pursue a career in Digital Media and the desire for a full time level Degree Program has given rise to this kind of professional programs. In order to address this need, EXIN has launched various programmes in the arena of creative arts like Animation, Visual FX, Game Design and Game Development.
It is the first private ITI in India with legacy of more than 30 years.The primary objective is to provide excellent and comprehensive education in the field of creative arts like Interior Designing, Fashion Designing, Multimedia and Mass Communication, Vaastu Basic, Auto cad, Rhinoceros etc. The Board of Academic Advisors is headed by renowned professionals from different walks of life. They are responsible for continuously monitoring and reviewing the quality of the courses.
The Institute also follows an annual process of Course monitoring for its diverse courses. This brings out, how well the course has been delivered in the previous year/semesters and what are the steps that can be taken for its improvement. EXIN being a pioneering creative institute spreads creative intelligence in digital media to diverse audience.
EXIN has pan-India presence and has even spread its wings in the international sphere. It has trained over 5 lakh students till date. It is the leader in providing vocational training in Interior Designing, Fashion designing and other creative fields.
Facilities & Infrastructure
At EXIN, we provide an optimal environment, which enables students to accomplish the objectives of their course of study. We provide a wealth of industry-standard equipments, software, tools and machines and with the right amount of industry exposure, the students prepare themselves for their career.
EXIN has large spacious classrooms that can comfortably accommodate between 30 to 60 students. A digital projector is also available in every classroom with Digital Lab.
It has PC with high-end graphic cards, large hard drives and it is equipped with all necessary software. The labs also offer numerous general-purpose software packages and tools for the practical exposure of the students.
The library offers a variety of information sources from textbooks and periodicals to international database and access to the Internet. Students access information from electronic sources, databases, full text journals and newspapers.
The seminar hall is spacious and can accommodate approximately 200 – 250 students. This is fully air conditioned. It is equipped with projector, sound system and internet connection.
Chroma Key Studio
The college has its own studio floor equipped with latest digital HD Camera, studio lights and accessories. The studio also has an adjoining Post Production Lab.
Post – Production facilities
College has post production studio fitted with editing suit with digitizing facilities.
The college has number of art studios with drawing tables, facilities for live modeling and abundance of natural light essential for a holistic experience.
Design Studio consists of big tables, cutting mats and plenty of lights and space.
This is another essential learning environment for the students of EXIN, who are pursuing design or Digital media. Here, they can use all sorts of materials to create miniature models, sets, prototype, mock ups, with natural lights all around.
Students get a space to relax and socialize over break and play for fun with access to latest gaming consoles, home theatre, board games and also some place to seat and work together with friends.
Canteen is the place, where students meet in groups and talk about creative activities. Canteen is not only for refreshment, it also is used to sit and write assignments. People gather to talk, and take peers’ opinion about a project.
6th Convocation Ceremony, 2016
EXIN organized its sixth convocation on 4th December, 2016 at Pearson Hotel, Kolkata.The convocation ceremony was attended by 160 students, which included students from different branches of EXIN. They received their awards like BA (Hons) in Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design and BA (Hons) in Digital media, Animation from the Chief guests. They thanked the luminaries of EXIN, and thanked everyone, who made this feat possible. Three graduates Mr. Ashwin Gupta, Mr. Sourav Mishra, Ms. Saswati Nag and Ms. Priyanka Sarkar were awarded with gold medal for their stupendous academic excellence.
One of the most important days of EXIN is the day of convocation. It is the day, when the students are certified and awarded for their entire hardwork and dedication. The Chief Guests this year included Prof. Suranjan Das, Prof. Suchandra Bardhan, Arch Geeta Balakrishnan and Arch J.P. Agrawal. Skipper was the main sponsor for this year’s event, while Jaquar and HDFC Bank were the co-sponsorers. Starting with the lighting ceremony and the felicitation of our chief guests, an interactive talk show was organized for the students with the delegates being Mr. Sundeep Chadha, Mr. Ajit Jain, Mr. Sanjay Kacha, Mr. Kallol Barui, Mr. Brijen Joshi and Mr. Ritesh Jain on the topic “Traditional & Contemporary style of Interior Design” and “Future prospect of upcoming Interior Designers ”. This was followed by the cultural programme, where our students put together some of the most colorful and vibrant performances of the day.
The event ended with the prize distribution ceremony, where among others, the winners of the Exhibition at Camac Street branch were awarded.
The complete list of Chief Guests is as follows:
Chief Guest (4 members)
1. Mr. (Arch) J P Agarwal, CEO, M/s. Agrawal & Agrawal
2. Smt. (Arch) Geeta Balakrisnan, Chairperson, Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), West Bengal Chapter
3. Dr. Suchandra Bardhan, HOD, Architecture Department. Jadavpur University
5. Aloke Sen, Interior Designer
The complete list of alumni members include the followings :
1. Mr. Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, M/s. Rangoli
2. Mr. Indranil Dey, CEO,M/s. Irony Furnitures
3. Mr. Vinod Menon, M/s. Asapcon Interiors Pvt. Ltd.
4. Mr. Siddhartha Bose, Asst. BDM, Jaquar Ltd.
5. Mr. Pravir Agarwal, CEO, M/s. Innovation
6. Mr. Sk. Md. Sabir, CEO, M/s. Space Interiors
7. Mr. Debasish Saha, Interior Designer
8. Mr. Krishnan Ramaswami, CEO, M/s. Space Frame
9. Mr. Debabrata Bose, CEO, Aesthetics
10 .Mr. Archit Sarogi, CEO, M/s. Third I Design
11. Mr. Dulal Paul, M/s. Alaka Interiors
12. Mrs. Aditi Basu, Sr. Faculty, EXIN / Interior Consultant)
13. Mrs. Subhra Ghosh, Sr. Faculty, EXIN
The program was concluded with graduates throw their caps in the air followed by photo sessions and refreshments. The event was a memorable one with inspiring messages from our guests and our honorees.
Photography Tour to Rajasthan
A Photography tour to Rajasthan was organized in 2015. Rajasthan is a state full of ancient forts, enthusiastic culture and uneven desert dunes .This kind of site visit provides students exposure to the outside world. During the ten day trip, the students enjoyed photographing the architectures of Udaipur. The students had an exciting experience, taking this opportunity to explore the culture of Rajasthan.
The students interacted with people on streets to capture their portraits. The students gained knowledge about preparing for Street, Travel and Landscape photography. They learnt, how to interact with people to get the best portrait shots and got hands-on experience about landscape photography.
EXIN Students’ Visit to Singapore
We, at EXIN, integrate adventure with knowledge in our trip to Singapore, which enhances our experience of learning. 40 students from Animation, Visual Effects, & Game Design departments along with 2 staff reached Singapore .The touring around the city was started on 5 April, 2016 through visiting the Universal Studios.
The park exhibited various themes like Hollywood, Ancient Egypt and Madagascar .This gave a tremendous experience to the students. The next day, some students opted for local sightseeing and some stayed back to enjoy in peace .Overall, it was the most memorable days for our students and EXIN is proud to have arranged an enjoyable and knowledgeable trip.
EXIN Students at Himalayas
EXIN organized a photography tour to the Himalayan region, along with an enthralling Himalayan Winter Trekking. During the ten day trip (14 to 25 December, 2015), the students enjoyed photographing the landscapes of snow mountain, and street portraits of Sankri village. They relished the break of the day and afternoon mountain trekking and the marvels at the frozen Juda lake.
The students had an exciting experience. Along with capturing the beauty of mountain landscapes, the students interacted with the people from various other states, who were part of the same trekking group. The most challenging and highlighting part of the trekking was to reach the Kedharkanth summit (12500 ft), amidst the snow, wind and rugged mountain paths. Viewing the landscape from the summit was mesmerizing, and it gave the best shots to the students.
Trekking down from the Kedharkanth summit to Hargaon camp was an unforgettable experience for the students. The students had their best learning about preparing for travel photography and landscape photography. They understood, how to influence people to get the best portrait shots, and got hands-on-experience, using the equipments for landscape photography. Overall, it was a great experience for the Photography students. It was a perfect break from their routine, and was a great learning to support their academics.
Interior Students’ visit to a Construction Site at Mahabalipuram
On 7 March, 2015, students of EXIN visited a site at Chennai, and Mahabalipuram to get a real-time view of the learning in Design and Architectural History under Building Construction module. The site visit was aimed to explore the low cost construction techniques- trap bond wall, Concrete block walling, Soil cement block technology, Doors and windows, Lintels and Chajjas, Jack arch roof/floor, Ferro cement channel/shell unit and mud walls .At the site, the students got a clear picture about masonry construction techniques, construction of mud walls and the use of jack arch roofing systems.
After the site visit, the students along with the accompanied staff visited Mahabalipuram. They explored the Architectural History that was also a part of the Design and Architectural History. They got to know about monumental scale, the history behind the monument and the rock cut architectural style of Pallava dynasty.
The students sketched few perspectives of the shore temple. They also explored the monument construction. They also got an idea about the semiotics behind the rock-cut structure. During both the visits, the students showed great enthusiasm, as they learned the architectural style and the pattern of the constructions. The understanding of historic styles is sure to act as an inspirational factor for the students to carry out the design process.
Exquisite Sand Sculptures Form
At EXIN, a sand sculpture show for students was exhibited as a part of the Independence Day celebration. Students, with the help of sand artists, exhibited their talent by creating sand sculptures, and exhibiting different themes. They showed their patriotism by carving national flag on sand. It took students nearly three hours to prepare the sculptures. It provided a great opportunity for the students to appease their creativity energies.
International Animation Day (IAD), 2009
International Animation Day inspires young minds about their future careers and widening their future choices. There were screenings of a lot of projects, done by different companies in India. They were outsourced to major motion pictures in Hollywood. The whole auditorium was filled with awe ridden faces of little children.
EXIN Salutes the Police Force
On Police Day, the staff and students of the Media Department of EXIN, Rashbehari Branch visited a Deputy Commissioner of Police’s Office. The students interacted for about half-an-hour with the police officials and thanked them for their invaluable service for the country .The DCP addressed the students, and said that it was a very pleasant gesture. He was happy to have the students over at the Police Station to interact with his staff. He also mentioned that it was imperative for more such interactions to take place. This would change the public’s perception of the police force, and that the students must work more closely with them.
Short Film Festival Programme
EXIN hosted a showcase of short films made by students . They depict various contemporary social issues through experimental narrative techniques at 3.30PM at the Academy of Fine Arts on Saturday, the 18th May, 2015. The primary objective was to create an awareness about the student’s films and celebrate the art of film making with the young film enthusiasts.
An assortment of films in different categories like 3D animation, Live-action, Stop-motion and Visual Effects were screened at this gala event. The themes touched upon various social issues . The causes addressed were Dowry, human trafficking to Women’s struggle in a male dominated society, World Hunger etc.
Some films beautifully depicted inspiring thoughts of brotherhood and awareness to quit smoking etc. The audience was struck by the screening. The auditorium was packed with over 200 people. It comprised mostly of friends, parents and a discerning film loving mature audience.
As the festival reached its mid-point over the evening, the event was beginning to show vital signs after an exciting start. After the screening, the chief guest, Mr. Pannaga Bharana shared his thoughts, and showered appreciation on various films screened at the show. He was spellbound and specifically mentioned that among the various amateur film festivals he had attended so far, this was the best. The event proved to be a great success in terms of boosting the morale of the students and Faculty. It gave them a good exposure to the different medium of film making. The films screened proved to be an enriching experience for all the film enthusiasts present.
EXIN has India’s largest Global network of Fashion and Design Institutes with a legacy of 31 Years. It’s pan Asia presence has increased its reputation. The institute stands testimony to half million pass outs and 25000 students successfully complete the course every year. It’s international collaborations provide a new perspective on Interior and Fashion design.
EXIN offers programs in Fashion Styling, Interior Design, Styling, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Marketing and Entrepreneurship. The institute provides a Lifetime Opportunity and a golden Chance to EXINIANs’ to upgrade their skill. EXIN is now Level Next for Gen Next.
EXINIANs have now travelled the globe from Lakme Fashion Week in India to Fashion Week in London. EXINIANs are selected on basis of their designing and creativity from centres across pan India will now show case their Collection on ramp at EXIN Gen next show @ Bangalore.
EXIN is the first educational institute in the world to completely digitize education to change the learning landscape for thousands of students across India. EXIN has launched MYEXIN – an online platform for innovative learning for students pan India.
The exclusively dedicated student portal, which, besides the regular curriculum, introduces students to the all-new world of Fashion, Design, lifestyle, trends, updates, shows, events to keep students updated 24/7 anytime, anywhere by accessing web .EXIN aims to take education in fashion and design to the common man in India by providing quality design education at affordable fees right at their doorstep.