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AnimationXpress :: Takshaa gets Edexcel accreditation for indigenously created program

Posted in Press by takshaa on June 10, 2009

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Having taken a pure and classical approach to animation education, Bangalore based ‘TAKSHAA – Academy of the Artist’ has achieved a first of sorts, with its indigenously developed program receiving the internationally renowned Edexcel accreditation. TAKSHAA is now an independent BTEC center and now offers the Accredited by Edexcel certification to all its students. In addition, TAKSHAA is planning to offer the prestigious HNC (Higher National Certificate) in the future.

“At Takshaa, we have always put in 100% effort to ensure that our students have access to the best resources that we can provide. From the best faculty, infrastructure and training to now the accreditation we have made sure that our students are always on the cutting edge. The Edexcel accreditation to our program validates our approach and training methodology. We can now ensure that our students have a qualification accredited by an awarding body that is recognized in over 110 countries including the US and UK. This makes Takshaa currently the only college in the country to offer such a qualification.” Shared Takshaa Founder Manu Ittina.

“We had to go through some very extensive processes and quality checks for this accreditation. Edexcel went through every single aspect of our program through a fine toothed comb and ensured that the training we provide is at par with the best in the world. This process which took almost a year and half was worth it as there are now many advantages that we can offer to our students. Getting bank loans and scholarships is now a breeze. Also this accreditation has made it more conducive for our International partners as it validates our approach. Most importantly it highlights the past success we have had with our students. ” he added.

Manu further shared that Takshaa did not import curriculum from the UK but got its own originally designed program accredited. This is another first for India. “This was due to the incredible efforts of our Principal and teachers who always ensured that students had always access to professional training on par with the rest of world.”

Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

“We are indeed pleased to be working with Takshaa- Academy of the Artist by accrediting their program. Edexcel’s accreditation service is extended to training organisations that combine excellent course structure with a rigorous delivery process. Edexcel’s accreditation is a mark of quality benchmarking a program to international standards. Takshaa is the first animation school anywhere in the world to get our accreditation for their program and we were actually surprised at how little they had to change to pass our stringent quality audit,” shared Jason Gregory, International Commercial Development Manager, Edexcel.

“It was on the basis of the strength of their program and the reputation that they have built, that we decided to accredit Takshaa’s course in animation. Edexcel as an awarding body is held in high esteem world-wide and quality assurance of a program through accreditation denotes its international structure. Accreditation of a program is based on strict audit processes and students can be assured of sound education and a quality stamp from an internationally recognised brand upon undertaking this course,” added Sami Baig, Regional Director- Indian Subcontinent, Edexcel.

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