Toonz Webel Academy, Kolkata, India

The TOONZ WEBEL ACADEMY is an initiative of the Government of West Bengal implemented through its nodal agency West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (WEBEL) – responsible for the promotion of IT and ITeS industries in the state.



Block BP, Plot 5, Sector V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Phone: 91-33-23674871 / 23674872
Fax: 91-33-23571708

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Our Aims

To harness and showcase the creative talent of India on the global Animation map and to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of professionally trained talents. And to accomplish this objective, the academy is relentless in its mission to select, train and develop students to compete successfully in the global Animation market as the Complete Animation Professionals.  

Sample Student Art Work (4)

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Location and Getting there

Located at Salt Lake, Kolkata, India. Well connected by international and domestic flights to all domestic destinations and key destinations worldwide. Kolkata is a city of love and warmth, sorrow and despair, dreams and hopes, poverty and squalor, grandeur and glory. Kolkata is compelling, effervescent, teeming with life and traditions - a medley of moods, styles, cultures, politics, industry and commerce.  

Department and information about the department

Last year the academy participated for the first-time in the FICCI-FRAMES , the ‘Global Convention on the Business of Entertainment’ organized every year in Mumbai. In order to recognize excellence in the Animation industry, FICCI instituted the BAF (Best Animated FRAMES) Awards at FRAMES 2004. For the first time such awards were instituted in India to recognize excellence in the Animation Sector. In 2006 15 countries participated in the event and the number of entries received was 312, Toonz Webel Academy had been able to bag the Special Jury Award in ‘FICCI BAF Awards 2006’ for the film ‘Dried Up’ developed by a group of first batch of students under the category ‘Short Film – Students’, competing with Vancouver Film School, Canada and other animation schools from Australia and France.  

Academic Staff and Description

The state-of-the-art academy has an international faculty comprising veterans from the animation industry. Throughout the programme, students get the personal attention of experienced faculty and the resources needed to immerse oneself in projects and assignments. The strong industry linkages help the academy upgrade the curriculum as per the current trends and requirements of the industry. The faculty members are active professionals who can teach both the craft and the business realities of the specialized fields of study. Guidance is imparted through the process of creation, critique, production and presentation. The support and sight needed to succeed in a career at a major studio or as a self-employed animation professional, lies here in the heart of this programme.

Information For  Undergraduates

The Toonz-WEBEL academy offers
1) One year Diploma course in 2D Animation
2) One year Diploma course in 3D Animation

The academy believes that it is very important to train in the basics of 2D classical animation with its principles at the first semester to strengthen the foundation and to understand the benefit it brings once the students are ready for specialization in their selected fields i.e. advanced 2D and 3D animation. The course offers an extravagant curriculum in progressive type of methods and techniques based entirely on the requirements of the industry here and abroad. Acting is an integral part of animation and emotions and feelings are the very essence of acting. The key to do a good animation lies within an individual i.e. how effectively an individual can put himself/herself to a particular animated character.


One Year Full-time Diploma Course in 2D or 3D Animation
1st semester (Common for one year 2D and 3D animation)

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How To Apply

The basic qualification for the 1 year diploma course is 10+2. Students who are appearing for the 12th standard exams may also apply. Students with a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in the arts or at least 3 years of experience in commercial art, fine arts or applied arts, preferably in cartoon or animation are likely to get preference. There are no age restrictions.

The selection is done on scrutiny of portfolio and through admission tests. The core faculty and selection committee determine the test process.

For the animation selection process, thrust is given on drafting skills and and the understanding of posing, staging and movement. The basic elements of an animation protfolio should include quick action sketches of humans and animals which show the potential for movement.

Application forms may be downloaded from the website

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Phone : 91-33-23674871 / 23674872