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06-26-2012, 02:31 PM #1
Ekta Kapoor's ICE sets up campus in DelhiEkta Kapoor has launched the campus of her media school Institute of Creative Excellence (ICE) at South Extension Delhi today (26 June 2012). The school is headquartered in Mumbai.
Setting up an institute in the national capitol stems from the belief of Kapoor for creating a benchmark in the field of education and to bequeath power to the dreams of young aspirants whilst imparting the right kind of knowledge.
Nestled in the heart of Delhi, the Institute promises to give to its student’s world-class education accumulated with wisdom to shine as the future stars of the industry. The ICE Delhi facility initially will conduct training of acting, modeling, animation and VFX, dance and young filmmaker program for kids in the South Extension area.
In addition, the Delhi unit of ICE, that happens to be the regional office of the media school for North Zone will continue to market and send shortlisted students for other major specializations such as cinematography, direction, editing, production, scriptwriting, sound recording etc to Mumbai. Students of ICE will have the flexibility of learning as per their convenience as various courses would be available in two modes (full time and part time).
Talking about expanding in Delhi joint managing director Balaji Telefilms and Member of ICE Academic Council, Ekta Kapoor said, “There is plenty of talent in our country today and it just needs to handpicked and channelized correctly. I want to reach out to masses from all over our country and provide them with the right kind of expertise that will help them go a long way. Looking at the kind and amount of talent that comes from Delhi, we felt it was best we set up an institute in their home city. All doors are open at ICE Delhi for those with the right kind of grit, eagerness and enthusiasm.”
ICE CEO Anurag Gupta averred, “Setting up a campus in Delhi is just the beginning and have many more in the offering in the national arena. To cater to the industry’s growing demands for trained actors; ICE will ensure that they take those extra measures to make certain that they churn out the most superior quality talent in the country.”
Earlier this month, an ICE wing was set up in Bangalore on 9 June.