T-Series, India’s largest music label and production house, with up to 35% share of the Indian music market has set up T-Series Stage Works Academy (an academy of performing arts and film making) in Guwahati with the prime focus to promote the dynamic and vibrant talent of the North East.
Talking to the media persons more about the institute here at Hotel Saramati on Thursday, the PRO of the Academy Piyush Sharma revealed that the institute is providing with a roster of courses in singing, acting, modeling and dancing, cinematography, film making, VFX, editing, sound designing and script writing and added that the fee structure has been designed specifically for the students of North East and falls between the bracket of Rs 30,000 and Rs 2,50,000, which is to the extent of 75% less comparing to other institutes in the country.
The CEO of the Institute, Subhadip Raha, mentioned that the infrastructure of the institute is of international standard, with continuous emphasis given on keeping the technologies used up to date, and all the students are entitled to make use of the infra and tools to create their individual projects without paying a dime. Further, he said, in the projects of the T-Series, the students will get to be involved and be a part as part of the courses they choose.
He said that North East has a huge potential in the music industry and if these talents are properly groomed they can dominate the Indian industry within a few years, and T-Series is here to give a platform to those talents.
He revealed that the academy has plans to conduct ‘talent hunts’ in the interior parts of the region and give scholarships to the candidates selected as well as collaborate with different institutes. For now, it is collaborating with Don Bosco College, Senapati and Kaziranga University.
Raha mentioned that T-Series has projects in pipeline to produce short movies in Nagaland and students from Nagaland will get to be a part of those as first priority. Similar projects are also there for other states and students from those states will get the priority in them.
Musician and state coordinator of the academy Clement Imsong on the occasion said that to facilitate the students and dispel information, an information centre has been set up at Walford, Dimapur and one can call 7005293846 (Nagaland) and 7005010982 (North Manipur) to get more details about the institute and courses.
For now, the academy is offering 15 different courses, of which two are for children under 15 years of age, while the rest are open for anyone from the age of 15 years to 55 years. The admission process in the academy happens thrice a year and in each batch for each course, there can be a maximum of 15-25 students.